eBooks Instructions for downloading eBooks onto iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

eBooks Instructions for downloading eBooks onto iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Follow these instructions on how use a combination of Adobe Digital Editions and iTunes
File Transfer to transfer library books to Bluefire Reader onto your iPhone, iPad
or iPod touch.

1. Getting Started

First you need to have Bluefire Reader version 1.2 or higher installed on your
iOS Apple device. Bluefire Reader is a free application that can be found on the
Download Bluefire Reader

You will also need:
Apple iTunes 10.0 (or higher) and iOS 3.2 (or higher) on Apple devices

Adobe Digital Editions
This is free software that runs on your desktop or laptop (OSX, Windows or Linux)

Important Note: Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire Reader must both be
authorized with the same Adobe ID. You can check the Adobe ID that
Bluefire Reader is authorized with from the Info Screen of the Library View.
It should say 'Adobe eBooks are Enabled' and show you the ID.
In Digital Editions you can check the authorization by choosing 'Authorize Computer...'
from the Library Menu.

2. Purchasing the eBook

Browse to the eBook that you would like to purchase.

Add your eBook to My Cart and then Proceed to Checkout. You will then be asked
if you would like to make your payment with credit card or EFT .

Once you have done the payment for the eBook and payment has been received
by us, you will receive an email that contains a download file for the
eBook that you have purchased.


You are now ready to download your eBook.

3. Downloading with Adobe Digital Editions

When you click the download link from email you have received, what you are
really downloading is an .acsm file. Please note that the  .acsm is not your actual eBook.
It is just a link to your eBook that allows a program like Digital Editions to download you
the actual ebook file.


When you download the .acsm file you will get the option to
save the file or open it with Adobe Digital Editions.
Choose Open with Digital Editions.

When Digital Editions recognizes the .acsm file, it will automatically download the PDF
or ePUB file, which is the actual eBook, and then unlock the file's DRM so that it
becomes readable. At this point you should be able to read the purchased book
in Digital Editions.

4. Transfering eBooks to Bluefire Reader

Now that you have the book downloaded to Digital Editions you should be able
to find the .epub or .pdf file and transfer it to Bluefire Reader. First you have to
find the eBook file. Again, this is a .pdf or .epub file,not the .acsm file.

Also remember that Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire Reader must both be
authorized with the same Adobe ID. You can always check the Info Screen of
Bluefire Reader to authorize the reader or to see what Adobe ID you used to
authorize it.

Digital Edition stores the eBooks it downloads in a default location:

On OSX: your-home-directory/Documents/Digital Editions
On Windows: your-home-directory/Documents/My Digital Editions

Once you have located the file you can use iTunes to transfer the eBook to
Bluefire Reader. Use the following steps to do this:

  1. Connect your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with Bluefire Reader v1.2 or
    higher to the computer that has iTunes and Digital Editions installed on it.
  2. You should see the device appear under Devices on the left side of
  3.  Click on it.
  4. With your device selected in the left panel, click on the Apps tab button at
    the top of the main iTunes window.
  5. Underneath the Sync Apps panel you should see the File Sharing panel.
  6. Click on Bluefire or Bluefire Reader under Apps in the File Sharing Panel.
  7. You should then see the eBooks you have in Bluefire Reader appear in the
    Documents list to the right.
  8. At the bottom of the Documents list click the Add... button and browse to your
    purchased book in the Digital Editions default documents directory and then
    choose the file.
  9. iTunes should then transfer the file to your device and Bluefire Reader will
    then automatically add this item to your Bluefire Reader Library.

10.  You can then open and enjoy your purchased eBook in Bluefire Reader.

5. Deauthorizing and Reauthorizing

   On the main library screen of Bluefire reader select the info option.


   This will then open the page that will show you if you Bluefire reader is authorized.
   If  an adobe account is already authorized in Bluefire reader, can just click it.

   The Deauthorize button it will then prompt you and ask if you are sure that you want
   to Deauthorize the account if you are sure then just select Deauthorize.

   If you want to Authorize a new account, just click on the Authorize button,
   you will then be prompted to enter your adobe ID details, then after  click Authorize.

   It will now state that Adobe books are enabled , this means that you will
   now be able to view the purchased book on your ipad or iphone .

   This concludes the article on transferring library books onto Bluefire Reader.
   We hope that you will enjoy your purchased eBook!