What is an eBook?
An eBook is a book in digital format. It contains the same story and, usually, the same images as a printed book. Your eBook can be purchased and downloaded from the Middle-earth Network Store and is then immediately available to read on your computer, eReader, mobile device or tablet.
What is an eReader?
An eReader is a portable reading device for your eBooks. You can download, store and read the digital format of all of your favourite books. There are many eReaders available, including Kobo Touch and Vox, Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble NOOK, among many others. Most tablets also offer an eReader application so that you can enjoy your books on them.
How are our eBooks formatted?
Our eBooks are supplied in the EPUB format. EPUB is an open eBook standard – the most popular in the world – which can be read on most computers, eReaders, and mobile devices. Because of certain formatting issues, for our heavily illustrated books, we offer a standard EPUB file and an EPUB file created specifically for iPad.
How big is an EPUB file?
EPUB file sizes vary depending on their content. The average text-only EPUB file is between 1 and 2 MB, but some of our eBooks are much larger as they contain many illustrations.
Are Oloris’ eBooks compatible with any device?
Since our eBooks are provided in EPUB format, they are compatible with the majority of computers and devices.
Here is a selection of the popular devices that can be used to read our eBooks:
- Sony Reader (PRS—505 & PRS—700)
- Sony Reader WiFi (PRS—T1)
- Sony Tablet S & Sony Tablet P (SGPT1XX & SGPT212)
- Kobo eReader (including Kobo eReader wireless, Kobo Touch, and Kobo Vox)
- Barnes & Noble Nook (including NookCOLOR and Nook Touch)
- Daily Edition (PRS—900BC & PRS 950SC)
- Pocket Edition (PRS—300SC & PRS—350SC)
- Touch Edition (PRS—600BC & PRS 650BC)
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- Samsung Galaxy S
- HTC EVO
- Motorola Droid
- Samsung Galaxy Tab
- Asus Transformer
- Acer Iconia Tab
- Motorola Xoom
- Toshiba Thrive
- Other mobile and tablet devices running Android v1.5 or higher (i.e. PanDigital Novel)
- iPhone running iOS v4.2 or newer
- iPad running iOS v4.2 or newer
- iPod touch running iOS v4.2 or newer
Most devices that offer an eReading application support the EPUB format. For a comprehensive list, visit http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices or check the manufacturer’s guidelines for your particular device to ensure that your device is compatible with the EPUB format.
Will my computer support EPUB eBooks?
To read EPUB eBooks on your computer, you will need software that supports the EPUB format. You can download Adobe Digital Editions free and install it on your computer to enjoy your eBooks.
Will my mobile phone support EPUB eBooks?
EPUB eBooks can be downloaded to mobile phones which have EPUB eBook applications installed. Please check with the manufacturer’s guidelines for your device to see if these are available.
Why do I need Adobe Digital Editions to read my eBook on my computer?
Adobe Digital Editions (free) or a similar eReading program is necessary to open and display the EPUB format on your computer. EPUB files cannot be opened in a web browser, in Adobe Acrobat or in Microsoft Word. ADE will also store and create a library for your eBooks, making it easy for you to acces and enjoy them. There is also a function to transfer eBooks to your eReader or mobile device.
Can I test a sample before I purchase an eBook?
Yes, you definitely can! We offer a sample chapter of each eBook that you can download to your computer where you will be able to check that the EPUB file displays properly. If there is an iPad version available, you will be able to test the chapter on your iPad to verify that you are buying the version you want.