Digital Download & Installation Instructions (Adobe eBooks)

NEW! Adobe Digital Editions 4.5 allows seamless fulfillment of books across devices: With this new feature, when a consumer fulfills a book on one device, the book will be automatically downloaded to all the other devices that belong to this consumer (activated using the same user ID). More information on how to use the application is provided in the Getting Started eBook included in the application download. After you download, install and run the application, the Getting Started eBook will be listed.

Adobe Digital Editions is quite simple — just download the free Adobe D.E. software, create an Adobe login, and then click on the link on our website to download/install your eBook. We recommend you do this first on your PRIMARY HOME/PERSONAL computer, perhaps your personal laptop (as opposed to a work computer), because then you’ll always have the base eBook file for future transfers/installs.

1. Digital SMARTbook (Adobe Digital Editions eBook) Download and Installation

You will need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions version 4.5 and sign-in with an Adobe ID (free registration) before you can download and install our eBooks. We recommend you do this on your PRIMARY HOME/PERSONAL computer, perhaps your personal laptop (as opposed to a work computer), because then you’ll always have the base eBook file for future transfers/installs! (Our digital SMARTbooks are authorized to a user’s Adobe ID and can be transferred to up to six devices and six computers via Adobe Digital Editions.)

  1. Install Adobe Digital Editions (and login with your Adobe ID, below). The link for the Adobe Digital Editions software is: https://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html
  2. Once you install Adobe Digital Editions, select “Authorize Computer” under the help menu and sign-in with your Adobe ID (if you don’t already have one, you can create one at this point). Adobe Digital Editions includes a “Getting Started” guide. The Adobe Digital Editions help file can be found at: https://helpx.adobe.com/digital-editions.html
  3. AFTER YOU HAVE YOUR ADOBE ID and ADOBE DIGITAL EDITIONS installed, return to our website. Under the “Account” icon in the top right corner, select “Downloads” and click the download link to “open” your Digital SMARTbook (eBook) files  (the *.acsm file is the link to the Adobe Content Server which delivers the eBooks to your computer via Adobe Digital Editions)!

** We are close to releasing our own dedicated “SMARTbooks” Ipad application to directly sync and use your SMARTbooks on your Ipad. The SMARTbooks App is going to have many more features than you would just find in a standard eBook reader or through Adobe Digital Editions. For example, it is going to have a “SMARTsearch” feature to lookup Doctrinal Keywords through a cross-referenced relational database across our entire SMARTbook library. It’s also going to include both PDF and ePUB versions of your purchased SMARTbooks in the app, and automatically sync all eBooks with your TLP account and purchases with us online! **

2. Transferring/copying eBooks between computers (i.e., PC/MAC) and supported devices (iPad, Android Tablets & Phone, Nook and 85+ other devices)

Adobe Digital Editions 4.5 allows seamless fulfillment of books across devices: With this new feature, when a consumer fulfills a book on one device, the book will be automatically downloaded to all the other devices that belong to this consumer (activated using the same user ID).

You only use the download links on our website for the original (first time) eBook download and fulfillment. After that, everything happens automatically — using the ADOBE DIGITAL EDITIONS SOFTWARE on your multiple devices/computers via an internet connection through Adobe online servers — with verification through your same (original) Adobe ID username and password.

You don’t copy/transfer the base files any longer (as with previous editions of Adobe Digital Edition), nor do you re-download the files from our website again. Instead, Adobe D.E. automatically syncs your previously downloaded eBooks from the Adobe servers to your new/subsequent device. Just make sure you have the latest version of the Adobe Digital Editions software installed and sign-in with the same Adobe ID you used previously.

*As a note, you may have to shut-down and restart your computer/device and/or Adobe Digital Editions software to begin the sync and also allow adequate time to re-download (sync) the books via your WiFi/internet connection from the Adobe servers.

3. See the Full List of Adobe Digital Editions 85+ Additional Devices and Operating Systems

The link for the Adobe Digital Editions software is: www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html

See the full list of 85+ devices and applications here.

Adobe Digital Editions includes a “Getting Started” guide. More information on how to use the application is provided in the Getting Started eBook included in the application download. After you download, install and run the application, the Getting Started eBook will be listed. The complete Adobe Digital Editions help file can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/digital-editions.html