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Reading eBooks on a Mobile Device

Until recently Word has provided its own custom eBook apps for iOS and Android as a convenience for our customers, however recent changes to the operating systems have made it much easier to use third-party alternatives, which provide an equally good reading experience.

Any eBook app compatible with the EPUB format and Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM) can be used with our eBooks - these include Adobe Digital Editions, Bluefire Reader and Overdrive Media Console, all of which can be found in the Apple and Google Play stores. For links to these, see eBook Reading Options (click here).

Note that there are many different reader apps available that are compatible with EPUB files, but most are not comptatible with Adobe DRM, and will not be able to open EPUBs from Word.

The following steps will allow you to read an eBook using the Adobe Digital Editions app:

  1. In the Apple or Google Play Store, search for Adobe Digital Editions (NOT Adobe Reader!) and install it.
  2. Open the app - you will need to authorize the device with an Adobe ID. Find the Settings screen in the menu, look for a button marked "Authorize" and tap it. If you already have an Adobe ID, enter it in the box provided, along with your password, then tap "Authorize". If you don't have one, tap "Create an Adobe ID" and follow the steps provided.
  3. Go to your My Library page (click here) on this site using the web browser on your device, such as Safari on iOS or Chrome on Android. If you're not already logged in with your Word account, you'll need to do that first using the "Log In" link at the top of the page.
  4. Tap on the eBook you want to download, then click the Download button.
  5. On an Apple device Safari will display an icon in the middle of the screen labelled "URLLink.ascm". Underneath it you will see options for how to option the file. For example, it may say "Open in 'Adobe Digital Editions'" - if so, tap the link and go to the next step. If not, tap "More..." and a window will pop up with other options. Tap "Copy to Adobe Digital Editions".
    On an Android device, you may be asked if you want to download the file, so agree to this. Once downloaded, click on the file, and a box will appear, allowing you to choose the app you wish to open it with. Select "Open with Adobe Digital Editions" - if Adobe Digital Editions is already set up and authorized, the book should open almost immediately.
  6. Enjoy your new eBook!

If you're having trouble with this process, send us an eBook Enquiry from the "Contact Us" link in the header of this page, and we'll try to help.