Digital FAQs & Help (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.

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

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

See the full list of 85+ devices and applications here

Adobe Digital Editions includes a “Getting Started” guide. The complete Adobe Digital Editions help file can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/digital-editions.html