Downloading and Reading eBooks from SimonandSchuster.com

It's easy to buy and enjoy eBooks from SimonandSchuster.com.  

Our eBooks can be read on both Mac and PC, copied from your Mac or PC to select reading devices, as well as downloaded directly to iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and a variety of Android devices.

Click below to navigate to the appropriate instructions:

   

Reading on a Mac or PC using Adobe(R) Digital Editions return to top

1. 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 to restore them after a data loss).

2. Download the eBook to Your Computer

Find the eBook you want on SimonandSchuster.com, then click on the link to download it. When prompted, click "Open." After the eBook finishes downloading, you will see it displayed in the "All Items" bookshelf in your ADE software.
   
 

Which eBook reading devices can I use? return to top

Simon & Schuster eBooks are compatible with devices such as Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, Android and others. (We currently do not offer eBooks for the Kindle device on SimonandSchuster.com.  However, you can purchase Simon & Schuster published Kindle eBooks on Amazon.com.)

NOTE: Simon & Schuster eBooks use Adobe(R) Digital Editions (ADE) reader software. Click the following link for a complete list of devices supported by ADE.


How do I get eBooks purchased on SimonandSchuster.com onto my reading device?

In a few easy steps, you can start enjoying Simon & Schuster eBooks on your handheld reading device. Select your device to continue.


Don't see your device listed above? Follow the instructions from your device manufacturer to transfer or import eBooks from your computer to your device.


Downloading and reading an eBook directly to an iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone or Android device using Bluefire appreturn to top

 

Bluefire Reader is a reading application for ePUB and PDF content, including ebooks from Simon & Schuster, 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 Simon & Schuster.



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




Nook Instructions return to top


1. Install Adobe Digital Editions Reader Software on Your Computer

Click the following link to begin installing Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) reader software on your computer. (ADE is not compatible with the Safari browser.)

NOTE: You must create an Adobe ID and complete the ADE activation and authorization process in order to access your eBooks on multiple computers and reading devices (and to restore them after a data loss).


2. Download the eBook to Your Computer

Find the eBook you want on SimonandSchuster.com, then click on the link to download it. When prompted, click "Open." After the eBook finishes downloading, you will see it displayed in the "All Items" bookshelf in your ADE software.

3. Transfer the eBook to Your Device and Enjoy!

  • 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," click "Check for New Content" and enjoy your eBook.


iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Instructions return to top

1. Install Adobe Digital Editions Reader Software on Your Computer

Click the following link to begin installing Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) reader software on your computer. (ADE is not compatible with the Safari browser.)

NOTE: You must create an Adobe ID and complete the ADE activation and authorization process in order to access your eBooks on multiple computers and reading devices (and to restore them after a data loss).

(Also please be sure your device has a book reader app such as "Bluefire", which can be found in the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch App Store.)


2. Download the eBook to Your Computer

Find the eBook you want on SimonandSchuster.com, then click on the link to download it. When prompted, click "Open". After the eBook finishes downloading, you will see it displayed in the "All Items" bookshelf in your ADE software.


3. Transfer the eBook to Your Device and Enjoy!

Transfer your eBook to your iPhone/iPad using iTunes, via e-mail or using the Dropbox application (free).  You can then read the eBook using the Bluefire app.

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 Synch 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 iPhone/iPad email application
  • Select "Bluefire" in the "Open With" window.

 

Transfer via Dropbox

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


Android Instructions return to top

1. Install Adobe Digital Editions Reader Software on Your Computer

Click the following link to begin installing Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) reader software on your computer. (ADE is not compatible with the Safari browser.)

NOTE: You must create an Adobe ID and complete the ADE activation and authorization process in order to access your eBooks on multiple computers and reading devices (and to restore them after a data loss).

(Also be sure you have a book reader application on your device such as Aldiko Book Reader 2.0.)

2. Download the eBook to Your Computer

Find the eBook you want on SimonandSchuster.com, then click on the link to download it. When prompted, click "Open". After the eBook finishes downloading, you will see it displayed in the "All Items" bookshelf in your ADE software.

3. Transfer the eBook to Your Device and Enjoy!

  • Connect your Android device to your computer (make sure you have authorized your device with the ADE software, and that you have installed book reader software 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, you book will be located on the Aldiko bookshelf.

 


Sony Reader(TM) Instructions return to top

1. Install Adobe Digital Editions Reader Software on Your Computer

Click the following link to begin installing Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) reader software on your computer. (ADE is not compatible with the Safari browser.)

NOTE: You must create an Adobe ID and complete the ADE activation and authorization process in order to access your eBooks on multiple computers and reading devices (and to restore them after a data loss).

2. Download the eBook to Your Computer

Find the eBook you want on SimonandSchuster.com, then click on the link to download it. When prompted, click "Open". After the eBook finishes downloading, you will see it displayed in the "All Items" bookshelf in your ADE software.

3. Transfer the eBook to Your Device and Enjoy!

  • Connect your Sony Reader(TM) device to your computer (make sure you have installed the latest version of Reader™ Library and authorized your Sony Reader(TM) device.)
  • Open the Reader(TM) 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)