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13-12-2013, 09:59
Hi, I have never doing shopping at black library.
So I wonder if is there any way to buy digital editions as a PDF or in other readable/printable format (without having any kindle/iPhone/any other smarphone)?

Black Library customer service is probably busy at the moment (they have not responded for my email for few days).

13-12-2013, 11:01
I don't think so.

But you can get software such as


which will let you read/open the ebooks/similar they do sell.

13-12-2013, 15:58
Adobe Digital Editions 2.0 (http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html) is able to open acsm and epub formats. Thanks for a link!

13-12-2013, 18:58
You can also get apps for smartphones that can open such documents, so don't let the lack of a kindle or some such put you off.

17-12-2013, 09:56
Thanks for answers.

Right after entering credit card number these documents are available to download in: epub and mobi format.
Mentioned software handles first one - all works.

30-12-2013, 15:01

Without sounding REALLY THINK, which app.... as I have tried two and no luck on phone, as it sits in my "downloads" under internet downloads and when I try to open it, it reads "Cannot open file".. :?

Thankyou anyone for a response.


30-12-2013, 16:11
Personally I use EBookReader.

30-12-2013, 19:09
Thankyou Tymell.

Managed to get it to work (just cant find it on my phone now... )

31-12-2013, 01:18
You can get their eBooks as .epub or .mobi. The .epub works great with Adobe Digital Editions, which is a fairly standard (and good) s/w to use on computers. For .mobi I use Mobipocket (generally I just convert any .mobi to .epub with Calibre).

If you want to transfer to a smartphone or a tablet, the best way I've found is to use Dropbox. Upload the files to Dropbox from your laptop, open the app on your device of choice, select the file and that's pretty much it. Dropbox will give you a list of apps on your device that can open said file. For apple devices, iBooks is pretty much standard (the new iOS has given it a really horrible visual look though). On my Samsung phone I use Adobe Bluefire since it preserves the formatting (especially italics and bolds etc) which Aldiko doesn't.

03-01-2014, 10:17
On my Samsung phone I use Adobe Bluefire since it preserves the formatting (especially italics and bolds etc) which Aldiko doesn't.

Just got myself an HTC one and i noticed Aldiko did that last night. Thanks for the heads up about bluefire. i'll try that in my lunch break.