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eBook FAQ

 

AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS EBOOKS 

You can purchase eBooks directly from this website. eBooks from the Australian Foreign Affairs website will work on any device. When you purchase an eBook, you can download it for Amazon's Kindle (as a MOBI file), or for any other device (as an EPUB file).

 

DOWNLOADING YOUR EBOOKS

After purchasing an eBook from our website, you will be emailed with a download link. Your device or internet browser may ask you what program it should use to open the eBook file, or where it should save it. If you do not get this message, check the default ‘Downloads’ folder on your computer or device – the file may have been saved there automatically.

Alternatively, if you are on a desktop computer, right-click the download link in your email, and select ‘Save Link As …’ or ‘Save Target As …’. Save the eBook to your preferred location. Once you have saved the eBook file, you can open it in your preferred reading app.

 

READING YOUR EBOOK

You will need an eBook reading application on your device or computer in order to open your eBook. We recommend some popular – and free – eBook reading apps below. Install an app, download your eBook, and then open the eBook in your reading app.

iBooks for iOS (i.e.: iPhone, iPad, iMac only)
Google Play Books for iOS
Google Play Books for Android
Amazon Kindle
Kobo
eBook Reader for Windows
Adobe Digital Editions

 

READING YOUR EBOOK ON A COMPUTER (PC and iMAC)

You will need an eBook reading application on your device or computer in order to open your eBook. We recommend some popular – and free – eBook reading apps in the list above. Install an app, download your eBook, and then open the eBook in your reading app.

 

iPHONE, iPAD, iMAC, MACBOOK (iOS)

Click on the download link for the EPUB file and select “Open in iBooks”.

If you are using an iMac or MacBook and don’t receive an “Open in iBooks” prompt, save the EPUB file locally to your computer, and then open your eBook in the iBooks app.

If you are using the Mail or Gmail app on an iPhone or iPad and don’t receive an “Open in iBooks” prompt, you will need to open the link in Safari (or another browser), and then select “Open in iBooks”.

If you still don’t receive an “Open in iBooks” prompt, save the EPUB file locally to your computer, and then open your eBook in the iBooks app. Connect your device to the computer with a USB cable. Open the iTunes app on your computer, and sync your device with iTunes. Your eBook will now be available in the iBooks app on your device.

To read the book on another iOS device, you can use Sync Collections in iBooks. Download the iBooks app for free. For further support with iBooks, please see https://www.apple.com/support/ios/ibooks.

 

ANDROID

For Android phones and devices, download the EPUB file and open your eBook your chosen eBook reading application. Popular eBook reading apps for Android include Google Play Books for Android and Kobo. It is also possible to read the MOBI file with the popular Amazon Kindle app for Android.

Google Play Books for Android

You can read EPUB documents with Google Play Books. You may find it easier to upload files to your library from computer, rather than from a device. Click on the download link for the EPUB file. Your device or internet browser may ask you what program it should use to open the eBook file, or where it should save it. If you do not get this message, check the default ‘Downloads’ folder on your computer or device – the file may have been saved there automatically.

1. On your computer, visit Google Play Books.

2. Login and click 'My Books'.

3. Near the top right of your screen, click Upload files.

4. Find the EPUB file you want to upload and click Select.

5. Files will appear in your library under 'All Books, 'My Books' and/or 'Uploads'.

6. You can now start reading your eBook.

To read you eBook on another device, simply login to the same Google account on that device, and then open Google Play Books.

 

Kobo app for Android

Click on the download link for the EPUB file. Your device may ask you what program it should use to open the eBook file, or where it should save it. If you do not get this message, check the default ‘Downloads’ folder – the file may have been saved there automatically.

1. Open the Kobo app on your device. In the main menu of the app, select ‘Import Items’.

2. The Kobo app will scan your device and prompt you to import any eBooks saved on your device.

3. Browse to your Library in the Kobo app, you can now open and read your eBook.

 

Amazon Kindle app for Android

Click on the download link for the MOBI file. Your device or internet browser may ask you what program it should use to open the eBook, or where it should save it. If you do not get this message, check the default ‘Downloads’ folder on your computer or device – the file may have been saved there automatically. To read an eBook in the Kindle app on an Android device, you will need to email the MOBI file to your unique ‘Send to Kindle Email Address’ that Amazon assigns the Kindle app on your device. To locate this email address, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Kindle app on your device.

2. Open the Main Menu.

3. Under the heading of ‘Your Account’, select ‘Settings’.

4. Under the heading of ‘Personal Documents’, make a note of the email address listed under ‘Send to Kindle Email Address’ – e.g.: ‘[email protected]’.

5. Send an email with the eBook (mobi) file attached, from your own email account, to your unique ‘Send to Kindle Email Address’ – e.g.: [email protected].

6. Your eBook will now be added to your Kindle Library on this device – please note that it may take several minutes for the eBook to sync to your Library. In the Kindle app on your device, under the heading of ‘Library’, select ‘All Items’. Your eBook should now be available to open and read in the Kindle app on your device.

 

AMAZON KINDLE

If you're using an Amazon Kindle device, save the MOBI file locally to your computer, connect the Kindle with the USB cable, and open the program that lists your drives and folders (Finder, File Manager or Windows Explorer). You'll see a new device on the left called something like 'Kindle'. Inside 'Kindle' there should be a My Files or Documents folder: copy your MOBI file into this folder. Eject your device, and browse to the library on your Kindle – you should now see the book in your collection and be able to begin reading. For further support with your Kindle, please see www.amazon.com/kindlesupport.

 

NOOK, KOBO, ETC

Download the EPUB file to your computer, connect your Nook (or other device) with the USB cable, and you should see a new drive or device called something like MyNookColor. If you have an SDCARD in your Nook, you'll also see an SDCARD. Copy the EPUB file to the MyNookColor/my files/books folder. You should now see the book in your collection and be able to begin reading.

 

GOOGLE PLAY BOOKS

You can read EPUB documents with Google Play Books. You may find it easier to upload files to your library from a computer, rather than from a device.

  1. Go to Google Play Books.
  2. Login and click 'My Books'.
  3. Near the top right of your screen, click Upload files.
  4. Find the EPUB file you want to upload and click Select.
  5. Files will appear in your library under 'All Books, 'My Books' and/or 'Uploads'.
  6. You can now start reading your eBook.

To read you eBook on another device, simply login to the same Google account on that device, and then open Google Play Books.

 

OTHER EBOOK RETAILERS

If you buy Australian Foreign Affairs eBooks for your device directly from Amazon, Apple, Google Play, JB Hi-Fi Now, or Kobo, they will be delivered to you in the usual way, with Digital Rights Management (DRM) applied.


STILL HAVING PROBLEMS?

We’ve made every effort to ensure that our eBooks are readable on any device or computer. If you're still having problems, please contact us at [email protected] or telephone: +61 3 9486 0288.


EBOOK LICENCE

Australian Foreign Affairs eBooks are subject to the terms of a single-user licence, which grants you (or the intended recipient) an individual licence to read the eBook. You are not permitted to share the eBook you have purchased with another individual, or upload it to any website or file-sharing network, or in any other way to distribute it or make it available for distribution. Australian Foreign Affairs eBooks have visible and invisible watermarks, which contain your name and email address. You own the file once you have downloaded it, and you can use it on any of your devices in perpetuity. Please contact us if you have any questions about the licence or what it entails.


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