HOW DO I GET AN eBOOK AND READ IT?

System Requirements

  • Adobe Reader
    To read the e-book on your computer, use the latest version Adobe Reader. If you don't have Adobe Reader, or don't know if you have it, click below to download the latest version for free.
    Adobe Reader for PCs
    Adobe Reader for MACs

  • Storage Space on Your Hard Drive
    An e-book can be anywhere from 2 to 6 mb (with the exception of the Microbial Balancing Program Manual which is 20 mb and The Perelandra Garden Workbook which is 27mb), and you'll need at least that much free space on your hard drive in order to download the e-book to your computer.
    We understand that this "free space on your hard drive" lingo might not make a lick of sense to you. If that's the case, give us a call. Our numbers are at the bottom of the page.


How to Download an eBook to your Computer

When you've completed your purchase, your "Order Summary" will appear.
Below the order details will be a section titled "Digital Goods."

    • Click and read the "Download Instructions." Another smaller window will appear ("pop up"). If it doesn't appear, see "Helpful Answer" 2 below.

    • When you're ready to download, go back to the "Digital Goods" list and click on the globe image to the right of the downloadable item.

    • Your computer will most likely* bring up another window asking you whether to "Open with: ___" or "Save to Disk."
      * If it doesn't look like what we're describing and you don't know what to do, call us at 800-960-8806.

    • You must choose "Save to Disk." (See "Helpful Answers" 1, 3 & 4 below.)

    • The file will then download onto your computer. The file size can vary from 2mb to 20mb. Downloading will just take a few minutes on broadband or cable. Dial-up will take a bit longer — about 30 minutes for 2mb. If you're on dial-up, you may want to consider going to a different computer/device or connection to download.

    • When the download process is complete and the e-book is saved, you can open and read it. If you don't know how to do this, give us a call at 800-960-8806 and we'll talk you through it.

    • If you decide to print a copy at home, remember to choose color if you have a color printer. You'll appreciate the help the color gives when reading and using this book.

      If you decide you want to download an e-book, take it to a copy store to have them print it (because you just can't wait for the bound version to get here), be forewarned: Tell them to print in black and white (you'll pay a fortune for the color) and know that most copy stores are going to require you to have us sign a copyright permissions form before they print it. We're happy to do that if this is the way you want to go — just email or fax your request to us along with the form and we'll get it back to you.

  • To download our e-books to your Kindle®:
    Your Kindle 2nd Generation device can display PDF documents without losing the formatting of the original file. Send PDF documents directly to your Kindle device (via your Send-to-Kindle address), or drag and drop PDF files from your computer to your Kindle device via USB. You can also magnify PDFs by viewing them in landscape mode. The links within our e-books will not work on Kindle or Kindle Fire. (NOTE: It looks like older Kindles no longer will support PDF files like The Perelandra Garden Workbook. Please forward all complaints to Amazon!)

 

Helpful Answers to Frequent Questions About Downloading

    1. What does "Save to Disk" actually mean?
      By clicking Save to Disk, your computer should open yet another window — this one will show where your files are in your computer (like "My Documents"). If you would like to view the file more than once, you should put it in one of those folders (and remember which folder you put it in!).

    1. Does your computer use a "pop-up" blocker?
      If it does, make sure that's deactivated before you try to download the e-book. (If you don't know how to do this, you'll have to call your web browser's [Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.] tech support.)

    1. Why can't I just open it?
      If you choose to open the file (without saving it), you'll only be able to see it once. And when you close the program, it will be gone, gone, gone.

    1. Can I save it to a CD instead of my hard drive?
      No. The file is too large. It will "time out" and you'll lose the file.

  1. Can I view this on my Mac?
    We recommend you use Adobe Reader, but you can view the e-book with Preview if you wish (the interactive menu on The Perelandra Garden Workbook CD-ROM works best with Adobe Reader.

 

How to Get the eBook PDF onto Your iPad

Using your iPad browser

  • Step 1: On your iPad, use your web browser and go to the Perelandra website. Sign in and then click on "my account" (both the "sign in" and "my account" links are at the top, center of the page).

  • Step 2: Find the order that includes your e-book and click on "View Order." When the order is open, find and click on the globe to download the e-book.

  • Step 3: The book will open and in the right-hand corner of the screen, there will be an option to open in iBooks. Select this and the PDF will open in iBooks and automatically save a copy into your iBooks PDF library.

Using your iPad e-mail

  • Step 1: Download the PDF to your computer.

  • Step 2: Using your e-mail account, send an e-mail to yourself with the PDF as an attachment.

  • Step 3: On your iPad, log in to your e-mail account on your web browser, open the e-mail and tap on the attachment to open it.

  • Step 4: In the right hand corner there will be an option to open in iBooks. Select this and the PDF will open in iBooks and automatically save a copy into your PDF iBooks library.

Or if you use the mail client built into your iPad, follow step 1 & 2 and skip to these steps instead.

  • Step 3: If you have your e-mail linked to the mail icon on your iPad, tap on the mail button to open your e-mail.

  • Step 4: Open the e-mail you sent yourself and tap on the attachment to open it.

  • Step 5: This will open the PDF and at the top right hand corner of the screen there will be a box with an arrow coming out of it. Tap on that button.

  • Step 6: An options dialogue will pop up. Select Open in iBooks and it will open the PDF in iBooks and automatically save a copy to your iBooks PDF library.

 

How to Get the eBook PDF onto Your Kindle Fire

  • Step 1: After you have downloaded the PDF to your computer. Plug your Kindle Fire into your computer with the USB Kindle cord.

  • Step 2: Automatically, a window will pop up. Open the folder that says documents.

  • Step 3: Drag and drop the PDF into this folder and then eject your Kindle Fire. The PDF is now on your Kindle Fire.

 

Extra iPad viewing tips:

  • You can rearrange your books in iBooks. When you have iBooks open, tap on Edit in the upper right hand corner, and then tap on Move in the left hand corner. You can then tap, hold and drag the book to the position you want it to be amongst your books. Tap Done in the upper right hand corner when you are done.

  • You can make a folder just for your charts. Tap on Collections in the top left side of iBooks. It will show you a drop down menu and at the end of the menu there are the options New and Edit. Tap on New, name the folder and then click Done. Then, tap on Edit in the right hand corner again and then select Move. This time, just tap on the files you would like to move, when you have selected them all tap Move again and select the destination you would like to move these files to.

  • When you're viewing the e-book and want to jump from one section of the book to another, you have a few options. If you tap in the middle of the screen once, little thumbnails appear across the bottom and you can scroll to the page you'd like.

  • You can add a bookmark to any page by clicking the Bookmark button at the top right. Then, when you Click on the List button that's next to the Library button at the top left, you'll see those pages you've bookmarked.

 

Technical Support &#151 "Geek Girl" To the Rescue!

For those of you out there struggling with the technology of downloading — know that some of us on staff feel your pain! So, we tried to word our instructions to help people at all levels of computer use. Our sweet and savvy Geek Girl, who was a whiz at setting this e-book up for downloading, asked for help from us not-the-computer-whiz types to put the instructions in as plain English as we could. If it still doesn't make a lick of sense, we suggest calling on that totally computer savvy 8-year-old grandchild, niece, nephew, etc. (The youngin's can do this blindfolded, with one hand.) If you've got no kids nearby, just give our order line a call. We know that all computers are set up differently, and you could hit a glitch we haven't covered here. Really, don't hesitate to call us! We will do all we can to help you get your e-book.

1-800-960-8806 (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. eastern)
You can also call our Question Hot Line for help on
Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., eastern, at 1-540-937-3679.

 

If you're still wondering about the "newfangled" e-book things, see
What the Heck Is An eBook and What Does It Offer? for more information.