eBooks

CMPs, Course Notes and Flashcards are now available in eBook format, enabling them to be downloaded and read on your PC or laptop. They can also be transferred to a compatible portable device (eg your iPhone, iPad or Android-based device) so that you can study on the move. ActEd eBooks are compatible with the newer Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, but NOT Kindle dedicated e-readers.

This exciting new option is:

  • Portable - enabling you to study on the move
  • Space saving
  • Easy to navigate - for example you can search an eBook for words or phrases
  • Easy to annotate with your own comments.

It may also have additional appeal for those who live outside the UK, where paper CMP despatch costs are higher and delivery times longer.

eBooks can be ordered separately or as an addition to the paper copy.

ActEd eBooks are in rights-protected PDF format and are read using the free Adobe Digital Editions software.

You can access an ActEd eBook on up to 6 authorised devices, including for example your work computer, your personal computer and an iPad.

If using a company computer, check you have permission to install the required software.

When you order an ActEd eBook you will receive an electronic "token" which will enable you to download your eBook to your PC or laptop. More details can be found at http://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions.html and in the Technical Information and Frequently Asked Questions document.


Prices

CMPs/Course Notes
Prices of printed CMPs/Course Notes and eBooks are the same except that VAT is added for orders of eBooks from within the EU and South Africa. If the eBook is ordered in addition to the same version of the paper product, the additional charge is £23 + VAT for each subject.

Flashcards
Flashcards in eBook format cost the same as the equivalent paper Flashcards (+ VAT as appropriate). However, if the eBook Flashcards are ordered as an addition to the same version of the paper Flashcards in a subject in the same academic year, the additional charge is £13 (for each subject) + VAT (in the EU and South Africa).


Ordering

Once you have purchased your eBook and we have processed your order; you will then receive two emails: one confirming your order and a second containing your electronic “token” enabling you to download your eBook. These emails should be sent within 24 hours, assuming the relevant eBook is available. This may be slightly longer during our busy periods.

Before you click on the electronic “token” please ensure you have completed the following steps:

  1. Download and install Adobe Digital Editions
  2. Create / log in with your Adobe ID and authorise your computer
  3. Click the electronic “token” link in the email to download your eBook
    Failure to follow these steps and the instructions may result in a lost/corrupt eBook token. We reserve the right to charge for a new token.

Expected availability dates for study material.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Technical Information and Frequently Asked Questions document provides more details about ActEd eBooks, instructions on how to use them and contains the questions asked most frequently by students.


 

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