How do I get my eBook onto my device to read it?

To access your eBooks on any device you need to create an Adobe ID first. Create your Adobe ID now.

Tip: You need to do this first, irrespective of which device you want to use to read your eBook. Once you have an Adobe ID you can use it for all devices, and you do not need to do this again.

Smartphone/Tablet (Apple or Android)

  1. You will need to download the eReader app
    GooglePlay AppStore
  2. Login with your Adobe ID
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  3. If you do not have an Adobe ID, create one now.
  4. Login to the eReader app with your Takealot login details to access your eBooks
  5. Once logged in you will need to download your purchased eBook onto your eReader by clicking the “Purchased eBooks” icon in the bottom right corner.
  6. Then click download
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  7. Then click on the “Library” icon in the bottom left hand corner within the eReader app and click on the eBook you’d like to begin reading
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Computer (Mac or Windows)

  1. You will need to download Adobe Digital Editions for Mac or Adobe Digital Editions for Windows.
  2. Once the Adobe Digital Editions file has downloaded double click the downloaded file to run the installer. Follow the default instructions to install the application. The program will place an icon on your desktop as well as an item on your start menu to help you find the program.
  3. Once installed, open Adobe Digital Editions
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  4. Now select Help from the top menu bar in the window. From the dropdown list, select the first option “Authorize Computer”.
  5. A window will open that will ask for your Adobe ID and Password. If you do not have an Adobe ID, create one now.
  6. Fill in your Adobe ID and password in the Authorize Your Computer screen. Note: Your Adobe ID is the email address that you registered with. Use the “I forgot my password” link if needed.
    TIP:Do NOT tick the box that says “I want to authorize my computer without an ID” in the bottom left hand corner – this will prevent you from reading your eBooks on any other device in the future.
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  7. Now click “Authorize”.
  8. The window will display a message to confirm that your computer has been authorised.
  9. You now need to download your eBook from your Digital Library on the website, to your PC/Mac computer.
  10. Login to the website, navigate to your Digital Library which can be found under My Account.
  11. Click the download button alongside the book you’d like to download.
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  12. Once the eBook is downloaded, you will need to copy the file from your download folder into Adobe Digital Editions by selecting “Add to library” in the Adobe Digital Editions program and selecting the file you just downloaded.

Your eBook is now ready to be read in Adobe Digital Editions. Double click on the eBook you would like to read.

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Other compatible eReader devices

  1. You will need to download Adobe Digital Editions for Mac or Adobe Digital Editions for Windows
  2. Once the Adobe Digital Editions file has downloaded double click the downloaded file to run the installer. Follow the default instructions to install the application. The program will place an icon on your desktop as well as an item on your start menu to help you find the program.
  3. Once installed, open Adobe Digital Editions.
  4. Now select Help from the top menu bar in the window. From the dropdown list, select the first option “Authorize Computer”.
    ADE_Help_Authorize_Computer
  5. A window will open that will ask for your Adobe ID and Password. If you do not have an Adobe ID, create one now.
  6. Fill in your Adobe ID and password in the Authorize Your Computer screen. Note: Your Adobe ID is the email address that you registered with. Use the “I forgot my password” link if needed. TIP: Do NOT tick the box that says “I want to authorize my computer without an ID” in the bottom left hand corner – this will prevent you from reading your eBooks on any other device in the future.
    ADE-Authorize_Computer
  7. Now click “Authorize”.
  8. The window will display a message to confirm that your computer has been authorised.
  9. You now need to download your eBook from your Digital Library on the website, to your PC/Mac computer.
  10. Login to the website, navigate to your Digital Library which can be found under My Account.
  11. Click the download button alongside the book you’d like to download
    Digital-Library
  12. Once the eBook is downloaded, you will need to copy the file from your download folder into Adobe Digital Editions by selecting “Add to library” in Adobe Digital Editions program and selecting the file you just downloaded.
  13. Connect your eReader device to your PC. Adobe Digital Editions will detect the eReader and you will see a link to your eReader in the left hand column.
  14. Click on the settings icon next to the device & select “Authorise Device”.
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  15. Once complete, you are ready to transfer your eBook to your device. Click on “All product” in the column on the left. Products will be listed in the right window. Select the desired product to be transferred. Drag and drop the selected item into the eReader’s Drive located on the left menu, under “Devices”.
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You should now be able to eject the eReader device from your computer and start reading the eBooks that were transferred to the device using the device’s own software.