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We do not sell books made from dead trees. All of our easy readers and parallel texts for foreign language learners are e-books. See our shop for details of the available formats.
Usually .pdf e-books are readable on just about any computer, tablet, smartphone or e-book reader. Other formats are likely to be device specific.
It’s always a good idea to download the free sample chapter for the e-book that interests you, so as to verify that the format is compatible with the device you want to use it on (BEFORE you purchase the full version, obviously!)
You sent me a zipped/compressed folder. How do I open it?
Most of our ebooks come as a single .pdf file. To open it, just download it and click on it. Your device’s .pdf reader should do the rest.
But some of our older ebooks come with .mp3 audio files, so we’ll send you a zipped/compressed folder containing multiple files.
We also zip/compress ‘bundles’ of ebooks, for your and our convenience.
In either case you need to download the attachment as normal, but then ‘unzip’ it, just like opening a bag to get at what’s inside!
This SHOULD be easy, but like most things that are easy only if you know how, it can trip you up.
There’s no need to buy any extra software to do this. As I said, it should be easy…
If you’re using a Windows PC here’s what Microsoft advises:
Locate the zipped folder that you want to unzip (extract) files or folders from.
Do one of the following:
To unzip a single file or folder, open the zipped folder, then drag the file or folder from the zipped folder to a new location.
To unzip all the contents of the zipped folder, press and hold (or right-click) the folder, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions.
For Mac users, the Lifewire site explains that…
Unzipping a file or folder couldn’t be easier. Double-click the zip file and the file or folder will be decompressed into the same folder the compressed file is in.
And if you’re using a smartphone or tablet?
Then honestly, I have no idea.
However, whatever the device you’re using, if you encounter any difficulties, just write to me and I’ll send you the files again, this time with no ‘bag’, so all you have to do is download them and open them as usual.
For help of this type, my email is at the bottom of every page on our website. Expect a reply within 24 hours, usually much sooner!
Parallel Texts – How To View The Chapters Side-By-Side!
Viewing the chapters of your parallel text ebook side by side (so as to compare the different languages) is not hard, but probably won’t happen automatically.
There are a few simple, free things you’ll need to do first.
The file is a .pdf so will open with whatever the default .pdf reader on your device is.
These can vary and will probably NOT show the chapters side-by-side, as intended.
For this reason, we recommend the free Adobe Reader, which is installed on many computers in any case.
If you don’t have it, download it here (though I’d suggest un-checking the ‘Optional Offers’…)
Once you have Adobe Reader installed, this is what you do:
- Download the file
- Don’t just click on it or it will open in a browser, which probably works differently
- Instead, view it in your device’s downloads file
- Open with Adobe Reader (right click on the file, choose ‘Open with’, select Adobe Reader)
- In Adobe Reader…
- Look in the menu (at the top) for ‘View’, then choose ‘Page display’
- Choose ‘two page view’ (for the parallel text) or ‘single page view’ for normal documents
- Use ‘View’ / ‘Read mode’ to make the text larger or smaller so that it fits your screen
- Use the ‘zoom’ and ‘page up/down’ buttons to navigate through the book
N.B. iPad users report that the Adobe Reader mobile app for iOS doesn’t have a two-page view option. However, iPad users can apparently read the parallel readers in 2 page view using the SideBooks app, which is a free download.
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We send e-books via e-mail, to the address you specify in your order form. When you’re completing the order form, please check that you have typed the correct address!
E-books are sent within 24 hours, usually much sooner.
“Where’s my e-book?”
If, after 24 hours, you have not received your e-book, feel free to write to us. Our e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
But first, be sure to check the email account for the address you gave us (some people have multiple e-mail accounts and may not remember which address they gave.)
It’s also worth checking the spam and promotions folders, where e-mails can sometimes end up.
You’ll find the following information about refunds in the footer of the ‘order confirmation’ and ‘receipt’ e-mails sent out by our system when we receive your order:
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But if there’s a problem with your purchase, write and let us know what the issue is and how we can resolve it for you!