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ePub Files Available from Concordia Publishing House: Nook and Sony Reader Folks – Rejoice!

June 29th, 2010
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I know trying to keep the alphabet soup of options for e-books these days is confusing, but I’ve got good news for owners of the Barnes and Noble Nook and Sony Reader . . . you can now purchase ePub files from Concordia Publishing House and read them on your readers. We have a listing of the ePub files available on our web site, and you can see them all by clicking here.

CPH ePub Editions must be used with Adobe Digital Editions software. If desired, you may then transfer the ePub Edition to any of the compatible devices using a USB connection. You can get the Adobe Digital Edition software, for free, here.

ePub files are for those folks NOT using an Amazon Kindle, or a Kindle app on any of their smartphone device, etc. Amazon Kindle files may now be read on all desktop, laptop, netbook computers. On all Apple iPhone/iTouch/iPads. On all Blackberries. On all Android devices.

If you do not have any of those devices, or choose not to use the Amazon Kindle app or device, and you do own a Sony Reader or a Nook, you can now get our various e-books as ePub files directly from us and away you go. There are scads of other devices on which you can read ePub files. You can see all the various devices here.

Will we also be offering books for direct purchase on/in the Apple iBookstore? Yes, we are still working through some contractual issues with Apple, but that’s coming too.

Here is a brief overview of how you can use ePub files:

What are ePub Editions?
The ePub Editions is a type of eBook offered by Concordia Publishing House that requires the use of Adobe Digital Edition Software to view.  The software is available free of charge through Adobe and can be downloaded here.

If you have any questions or need assistance installing this software please refer to the help documentation on the right.

What are eBooks?
eBooks (electronic books) are digital versions of printed books which can be read on a personal computer or other electronic devices. eBooks are a great alternative reading choice for people of all walks of life.

Features of eBooks:
•    Find what you’re looking for with easy word and phrase search options
•    Customize text size to fit your needs
•    Keep your spot with digital bookmarks
•    Enjoy your book NOW with instantaneous delivery

For more details and explanations, please be sure to visit this web page and read the support files there.

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  1. Michael Schuermann
    June 29th, 2010 at 09:42 | #1

    You might want to remove the iPhone from all the ePub version artwork on cph.org, since there is no iPhone software that I know of (or apparently that Adobe knows of) that works with Adobe Digital Editions ePub files.

  2. June 29th, 2010 at 13:51 | #3

    Still a bit baffled. ePub file is $5 more than Libronix version. Correct? Why? Since I have Libronix, is there an advantage to the ePub version?
    What are the differences between the two? There’s very little info on these matters on the CPH website. Please elaborate. Thanks

    • June 29th, 2010 at 14:27 | #4

      Tim, I know it can be confusing. The best thing I can say simply is that if you have an e-book reading device that can not use Amazon Kindle files, ePub is your best bet. You can read a list of devices that use ePub in the links above. If you need ePub files and can’t use any other format, then we have those available for you. Hope that helps. I’d go with Kindle format if I were you, since it so multi-purpose.

  3. June 29th, 2010 at 16:27 | #5

    This is great! However, the ePub delivery is a bit strange, and not well documented on the CPH site. When you attempt to download the ePub, you don’t get an ePub. You get a special file that only Adobe Digital Editions can understand. Digital Editions then downloads the ePub to its local library. Then you have to find the downloaded file to copy it to your device. Not at all what most people with readers expect.

  4. June 29th, 2010 at 17:39 | #7

    Ah. That explains it. Thank you, it worked!

    I think what confused me is that it says you need Adobe Digital Editions to view the ePub, but it doesn’t say that you also need the Digital Editions software to transfer the books to your devices. Thank you for the pointer. It’s actually easier than trying to move files yourself.

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