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
What is Adobe® Digital Editions?
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
Why might I need Adobe® Digital Editions?
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 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
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 (or any other online ePub vendor).