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Buying an eBook

To buy from Pearson, find the relevant ePub eBook or PDF eBook format title you want to read on our website and complete the payment process. A download link for the eBook will be sent to your registered email address and can also be found within the order details in the MyAccount area of this website. Before you purchase, please make sure that you have an authorised copy of Adobe Digital Editions on your PC or an authorised Digital Editions Supported Device, as you will need this in order to read the eBook.

Downloading your eBooks on a Reading Device

The first time that you access your new eBook on your device, you will need to download it so that it is available in the future for offline reading.

Your eBook
download link
Your eBooks download link can be found in the email we send you when you purchased your eBook or within the order details in the MyAccount area of this website.

Your supported Digital Editions Supported Device.
You can read your eBook on a PC or mac using Vitalsource or on an authorised Vitalsource Supported Device, such as the iOS/Android Apps, or the Kindle Fire Reader.

Once you have your download link, supported device and login ready, you can download your eBook. The exact steps you need to follow vary slightly depending on your device. You can find detailed instructions on how to download the eBook for the most popular devices below:

Other eBook questions

To make using Pearson eBooks as straightforward as possible we've put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you don't find answers to your questions here or have any problems with the ordering of eBooks please contact: customerservices@pearsoneducationbooks.com

  1. What is an eBook?
  2. What is so good about eBooks?
  3. How can I find eBooks
  4. Do I need a Kindle or iPad to read an eBook?
  5. With which devices are ePubs compatible?
  6. How do I download my ebook once I have purchased it?
  7. Can I read my ebook on more than one device?
  8. Is it safe to download eBook readers and eBooks?
  9. Can I order eBooks over the phone?
  10. Can I pay for an eBook with a cheque?
  11. Do I have to pay delivery charges for eBooks? What about taxes?
  12. Can I order multiple copies of an eBooks at once?
  13. Can I purchase an eBook as a gift?
  14. What if I delete the email with my download link in it?
  15. How long will it take to download an eBook?
  16. What is the return policy for eBooks?
  17. Do I have to be connected to the internet to read my eBook?
  18. Can I print my eBook?
  19. Are the eBooks in colour or black and white?

1. What is an eBook?
eBooks are digital files of books specially designed to be read on screens. They contain all of the same content as the print edition.

2. What is so good about eBooks?
eBooks are a quick and convenient way to buy, read and keep the books you want. They can be downloaded in a matter of seconds and you can store thousands of eBooks on a single device. eBooks are also interactive, allowing you to search for text, make notes or look up words in built-in dictionaries.

3. How can I find eBooks?
Our eBooks appear on the site and in search results alongside print editions. The ePub/PDF icon in the bottom right hand corner indicates the product is an eBook. Where a product is available in multiple formats, the available formats for are highlighted on the product page, allowing you to navigate between alternative formats. A list of our most popular eBooks is available at www.pearson-books.com/ebooks.

4. Do I need a Kindle or iPad to read an eBook?
No, you can read eBooks on all kinds of eReaders as well as on your PC, Mac, tablet, iPhone and iPod touch.

Please note that the eBooks available for download through Pearsoned.co.uk, are only compatible with Vitalsource supported devices, as listed here.

5. With which devices are Pearson's epubs compatible?
Click here for a list of compatible eReaders.

6. How do I download my ebook once I have purchased it?
When you have completed your order on our website, you will be sent an email which contains the link to enable you to download your purchased eBook. Alternately, you can login to your 'MyAccount', where you will find the download link listed next to the relevant item within your order.

7. Can I read my ebook on more than one device?
Yes. You can download our ebooks onto more than one device. Please note that you are able to activate a maximum of 2 Windows/Mac computers and two mobile devices at any one time.

8. Is it safe to download eBooks?
Yes. You will not download a computer virus or any other malicious file when you download eBooks from Pearson. Additionally, our eBooks have built-in security and encryption features to protect against copyright violations.

9. Can I order eBooks over the phone?
Because these are digital products, they can only be ordered online.

10. Can I pay for an eBook with a cheque?
No. eBooks can only be purchased with a credit or debit card at this time.

11. Do I have to pay delivery charges for eBooks? What about taxes?
You do not have to pay delivery charges for eBooks. However VAT is payable on digitally downloaded products and is already included in the price shown on the site.

12. Can I order multiple copies of the same eBook at once?
Yes. You will be send a separate download link email for each copy you purchase.

13. Can I purchase an eBook as a gift?
At this time, eBooks can only be sent to the email address associated to your MyAccount login.

14. What if I delete the email with my download link in it?
You can access the eBook download link again either by following the instructions on the confirmation email you receive from Pearson or by clicking the 'My Account' link on Pearson-Books.com.

15. How long will it take to download an eBook?
The download time depends on the size of the eBook you order and the speed of your Internet connection. Download times for an average-sized eBook vary between 10 seconds and 2 minutes.

16. What is the return policy for eBooks?
All eBooks are non-returnable. For more information please read the Purchase Terms & Conditions. Therefore please ensure that you have a compatible reading device before you make your purchase.

17. Do I have to be connected to the Internet to read my eBook?
No. You will need to be online to order and downloaded your eBook, but once it's been downloaded into your reader you can read it offline without being connected to the Internet.

18. Can I print my eBook?
No, at this time Pearson eBooks cannot be printed.

19. Are the eBooks in colour or black and white?
Our ePub eBooks are in black and white, apart from graphics (images) which are in colour.

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