How to Get Your Parable.com eBook:

(For First Time Downloading)

This will only take a few minutes. The next time you purchase an eBook, you won't need to repeat these steps.

Choose your e-reading device below to get started!

mac + pc

PC or Mac:

Step 1: Get an Adobe® ID >
(What's this?)

Step 2:Get Adobe® digital editions

Download and activate Adobe® Digital Editions before making an eBook purchase from our website. This is a free, one-time download and will enabled you to read all the eBooks from our site on your PC or Mac.

Step 3: Select the eBook you wish to purchase, download and enjoy!

Apple ios + Android

iPhone, iPad or iPod:

Step 1: Get an Adobe® ID >
(What's this?)

Step 2:

Bluefire Reader Download the Bluefire Reader App through your app store. Once installed go to "settings" and enter your Adobe® ID information.

Step 3: Select the eBook you wish to purchase, download and enjoy!

Apple ios + Android

Android:

Step 1: Get an Adobe® ID >
(What's this?)

Step 2:

Aldiko Download the Aldiko Reader App through your app store. Once installed go to "settings" and enter your Adobe® ID information.

Step 3: Select the eBook you wish to purchase, download and enjoy!

other devices

Nook, Sony, and Kobo + more!

For a complete list of devices from Adobe
Click here >

Step 1: Follow the directions for downloading Adobe® Digital Editions onto your computer.

Step 2: Transfer to your device and start reading.

Step 3: Select the eBook you wish to purchase, download and enjoy!

FAQs

Adobe® ID

Q. What is an Adobe® ID, and why do I need it?

A. Some digital content contains digital rights management (DRM) protection that prevents the items from being shared with others. Your Adobe® ID will "authorize" your purchases, so they can be read on your computer or device. The Adobe® ID is free and easy to get (click here to create an Adobe® ID now). In order to read eBooks purchased from our site you must either download the Adobe® Digital Editions program, or use an Adobe® Digital Editions compatible application (we recommend the Bluefire or Aldiko reader) on your handheld device. EBooks authorized using your Adobe® ID can be read on any device that uses the same Adobe® ID information.

Adobe® Digital editions

Q. What is Adobe® Digital Editions?

A. Adobe® Digital Editions software for PC and Mac offers an engaging way to view and manage eBooks and other digital publications. Use it to download digital content, which can be read both online and offline. Transfer copy-protected eBooks from your personal computer to other devices. Organize your eBooks into a custom library and annotate pages.

Q. Why might I need Adobe® Digital Editions?

A. Adobe® Digital Editions is our recommended reader if you plan to read eBooks on your PC or Mac.  It is also required to transfer content to some devices such as Sony and Kobo readers.

Bluefire App for iPad and iPhone devices

Q. How do I use Bluefire to read eBooks from Parable?

A. Once Bluefire is installed and configured with your Adobe® ID it will automatically open and display your eBook upon purchase. To read the eBook on multiple devices install BlueFire and use the same Adobe® ID on each device. Use the link provided in your receipt email to download and automatically open the eBook.

Q. If I already have a different eBook reader on my device can I use that?

A. Yes, however, the reader must support Adobe® DRM-protected eBooks.

Aldiko App for Android-based devices

Q. How do I use Aldiko to read eBooks from Parable?

A. Once Aldiko is installed and configured with your Adobe® ID it will automatically add purchased eBooks to your bookshelf after you click on the downloaded file. You add the book to other devices with Aldiko installed by clicking on the link in your receipt email - you will need to use the same Adobe® ID on each device.

Other Devices FAQs

Q. What devices can I read my eBook on?

A. You can read your eBooks on your Nook, Sony, and Kobo Readers, among many others. The eBooks can be transferred from your computer to the device via a USB connection to the computer running Adobe® Digital Editions. Click here for a complete list of devices from Adobe®: blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices. See your specific devices instructions for moving eBooks from your computer to your device.

Q. Can I transfer and read books from Parable.com on my Nook, Sony Reader or Kobo Reader?

A. ABSOLUTELY! After you download your new book onto your computer, plug your reader into that computer and open Adobe® Digital Editions (ADE). You will see your books listed on the right-hand side of ADE, and your device will appear on the left-hand side. Just click and drag the book from the right side onto your icon for your device. This will copy the book onto your device. Give yourself a pat on the back and have fun reading!

Q. Can I read your eBooks on my Kindle?

A. No. The Amazon Kindle does not currently support eBooks purchased from Parable.com.

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