Downloading and Reading eBooks

Our eBooks can be read on both Mac and PC, and are compatible with reading devices such as Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone/iPad, Kindle Fire, a variety of Android devices, and others. Our eBooks use Adobe(R) Digital Editions (ADE) reader software. Click the following link for a complete list of devices supported by ADE.

We highly recommend that you download the eBook on to your computer before transferring to your eReader device. Once you complete the Adobe Digital Editions authorization process you can access your eBook on multiple computers and reading devices (and restore them after a data loss). Alternatively, you can also download straight to a single device.

In a few steps, you can start enjoying Policy Press eBooks on your handheld reading device. See directions below for:
Don't see your device listed? Follow the instructions from your device manufacturer to transfer or import eBooks from your computer to your device.

Downloading to a Mac or PC using Adobe Digital Editions

We recommend that you download the eBook on to your computer and then access from other linked devices. Once you complete the Adobe(R) Digital Editions authorization process you can access your eBook on multiple computers and reading devices (and restore them after a data loss). You can also download straight to a single device.

Install Adobe(R) Digital Editions Reader Software on Your Computer
  • Click the following link to begin installing Adobe(R) Digital Editions (ADE) reader software on your computer. (ADE is not compatible with the Safari browser.)
  • NOTE: You must create an Adobe(R) ID and complete the ADE activation and authorization process in order to access your eBooks on multiple computers and reading devices (and restore them after a data loss).

Authorize your computer and create an Adobe ID.
  • After creating the ID on the Adobe website, close that browser window, return to ADE software, and enter the newly created Adobe ID.
  • If you later open the eBook on another computer, simply supply the same ID.

Download your eBook to Your Computer
  • Check your email used during the checkout process for the link to download your eBook. After the eBook finishes downloading, open the file and you will see it displayed in the bookshelf—in your ADE software—under "All Items".

Downloading and Reading using the Bluefire app

Bluefire Reader is a reading application for ePUB and PDF content, including ebooks from Policy Press, used by most online book stores and leading libraries around the world. Bluefire Reader includes support for eBooks protected by Adobe(R) Content Server such as those sold by Policy Press.

Bluefire Reader Free Download

Bluefire Reader Help & Support (provided by www.bluefirereader.com)

Kindle Fire Instructions

Download to your Mac or PC using Adobe(R) Digital Editions (see instructions above).

The instructions below are from Bluefire Reader and will guide you through the steps for installing Bluefire Reader for Android on your Kindle Fire. Note that you should open this page in the browser on your Kindle Fire before you begin.
  • Tap “Settings” on your Kindle Fire (it’s the icon that looks like a gear)
  • Tap “More”
  • Scroll down until you see “Device”
  • In the Device tab, set “Allow installation of Applications” to ON, and tap OK when you see the Warning prompt
  • Tap here to download the Bluefire Reader APK (the Android app)
  • Once the app has finished downloading, tap the Menu icon at the bottom of the screen and tap Downloads
  • Tap on the file named “BluefireReader.apk”
  • The Fire will ask if you are sure you want to install the app…
  • Tap “Yes” The installation process will start… 
  • After the installation is complete, look for Bluefire Reader in your Apps collection

The latest version of Bluefire Reader will be installed on your Kindle Fire. However, the app is not automatically updated. You will need to check back here from time to time to see if there’s an updated version of Bluefire Reader for Android available.

Transfer your eBook to your device via USB or via E-Mail

Transfer via E-Mail
  • Save the .acsm (MAC) or .epub (PC) eBook file to your computer.
  • Send yourself the eBook file as an email attachment (the .acsm file should be less than 2 KB).
  • Click on the attachment in your email application
  • Select "Bluefire" in the "Open With" window.
  • Alternatively, you can download the eBook from the download link in the email you recieved after purchase (recommended that you download to your computer first)

iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Instructions

Download to your Mac or PC using Adobe(R) Digital Editions (see instructions above)

To Transfer the eBook to Your Device...
  • Transfer your eBook to your iPhone/iPad using iTunes, via e-mail or using the Dropbox application (free).
  • Alternatively, you can download the eBook from the download link in the email you recieved after purchase (recommended that you download to your computer first)
  • You can then read the eBook using the Bluefire app (see the instructions on downloading Bluefire Reader)

Transfer via iTunes
  • Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes.
  • Select your device in the "Devices" list, then click on the "Apps" tab at the top of the main iTunes window.
  • Underneath the Sync Apps panel you should see the File Sharing panel. Click on Bluefire Reader under Apps in the File Sharing Panel. You should then see your eBooks in the Documents list to the right.
  • At the bottom of the Documents list click the "Add…" button and choose the desired book. Make sure you add the .epub file and not the .acsm file. The .epub file is usually found in the "My Digital Editions" folder and only appears if the eBook has been opened in the ADE software.
  • iTunes should then transfer the book to your device and Bluefire Reader will then automatically add it to your Bluefire Reader Library. You can then open and enjoy your book in Bluefire Reader.

Transfer via E-Mail
  • Save the .acsm (MAC) or .epub (PC) eBook file to your computer.
  • Send yourself the eBook file as an email attachment (the .acsm file should be less than 2 KB).
  • Click on the attachment in your email application
  • Select "Bluefire" in the "Open With" window.
  • Alternatively, you can download the eBook from the download link in the email you recieved after purchase (recommended that you download to your computer first)

Transfer via Dropbox
  • Make sure you have the Dropbox application (free) installed on both your computer and your device
  • After downloading the book on your computer, save it in your Dropbox folder.
  • Open the Dropbox app on your device and navigate to the book you just downloaded.
  • Click "Open with…" and select "Bluefire" to enjoy your eBook.


Android Instructions

Download to your Mac or PC using Adobe(R) Digital Editions (see instructions above)

To Transfer the eBook to Your Device...
  • Connect your Android device to your computer (make sure you have authorized your device with the ADE software, and that you have installed an eBook reader such as Aldiko.)
  • Pull down the status bar of your phone and then select "USB connected."
  • Select "Mount" in the context menu.
  • On your computer, open the "eBooks" folder, then open the "Import" folder.
  • Copy your ePub files into the "Import" folder. Make sure your ePub file ends with .epub extension
  • On your Android device, select "Turn off USB storage".
  • Select the "Import" option on the Aldiko application's home screen and follow the import instructions to complete the import process.
  • After the import process, your book will be located on the Aldiko bookshelf.


Nook Instructions

Download to your Mac or PC using Adobe(R) Digital Editions (see instructions above)

To Transfer the eBook to Your Device...
  • Connect your Nook device to your computer and (if you haven't already) start the ADE software (make sure you have authorized your device with the ADE software).
  • Your Nook device should appear in the list of bookshelves. If it does not, close and reopen the ADE software.
  • Transfer the eBook to your Nook device by dragging the book from the "All Items" bookshelf onto the "Nook" bookshelf.
  • On your Nook device, go to "My Documents" and click "Check for New Content" and enjoy your eBook.


Sony Reader Instructions

Download to your Mac or PC using Adobe Digital Editions (see instructions above)

To Transfer the eBook to Your Device...
  • Connect your Sony Reader device to your computer (make sure you have installed the latest version of Reader Library and authorized your Sony Reader device.)
  • Open the Reader Library Software on your computer. If the Sony Reader device does not appear in the left-hand pane, then close and reopen the Reader software.
  • Click on Library in the left-hand pane and select the eBook(s)