TAN Books/Saint Benedict Press eBooks are available in MOBI (.prc) and EPUB (.epub) format. Both formats can be read on your personal desktop or laptop computer using one of several free applications. For MOBI files, the Kindle desktop app is available for both PC and Mac. For EPUB files, Adobe Digital Editions is also available for both PC and Mac. Finally, one popular application that can read both MOBI and EPUB formats on either PC or Mac, is Calibre.
Additionally, there are many ways to read eBook files on eReader devices. The process of transferring eBook files to your particular device is called "sideloading". Different devices and applications have different requirements for sideloading eBook files, and it is difficult to address all potential issues here. The information below is provided to help with the majority of eReader devices. This information is not exhaustive, and more options do exist. If you need further information, please refer to the User Manual that came with your device or one of the many online help forums available to address the unique eBook or eReader issue you may be experiencing.
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There are two ways to access and download your eBook files purchased from TANBooks.com or SaintBenedictPress.com:
1. Order Confirmation Email
After you complete your order, you will receive an email at the address associated with your account (or indicated by you during checkout), confirming that your order was placed successfully. In this email, there will be a download link listed next to your eBook title. If you are still signed into your site account, your download will begin automatically. If not, you may need to sign in and try again, or follow Option 2 below. Be sure to note where your file is being saved. You will need this file to load onto your eBook device.
2. Your "My Account" Page
After you complete your order, you can access your downloads through your website account at any time. There is no expiration. Simply visit TANBooks.com or SaintBenedictPress.com. Click "Sign In" to access your account using your account email address and password. After successfully signing in, Click "My Account" which present you with options to view your order history. Click "My Downloads". Finally, right-click the eBook file you wish to download and select the "Save Asâ€¦" option (sometimes listed as "Save File As", "Save Target As" or "Save Link As"). Be sure to note where your file is being saved. You will need this file to load onto your eBook device.
Note: The following instructions are for Kindle device owners. If you use the free Kindle app on any other reading device (iPad, Smartphone, etc), you will only be able to read books purchased through the Amazon Kindle Store. If you do not own a Kindle, please look for your specific device below for instructions on sideloading and reading your TAN Books/Saint Benedict Press eBook.
MOBI (.prc) eBook files can be transferred onto your Kindle in one of two ways:
1. Wireless Transfer
Your Kindle account comes with a dedicated Kindle email address, which can be found on the "Manage Your Kindle" page at Amazon.com. Download the MOBI eBook file to your computer. Email the MOBI (.prc) file to your dedicated Kindle email address, as an attachment. Amazon will wirelessly deliver the file to your Kindle device.
2. Using Your Kindle USB Cable
You may also use your Kindle's supplied USB cable to sideload the MOBI file onto your Kindle. You may find this to be faster than Kindle's Wireless Transfer option. When you connect your Kindle to your computer, your computer will treat it the same as an external USB "flash" drive. For Windows PC's, this could be "Windows Explorer", "My Computer" or "Computer", depending on your version of Windows. For Mac computers, this could be on your desktop or in the Finder app.
Note: Your computer may identify your EPUB download as a ZIP file. If so, do not try to open the .zip file. You need to change the extension first. You can change the extension by renaming the file and replacing the .zip with .epub.
The EPUB file format is the industry standard for eBooks and is the most widely-supported among different eReader devices. If you do not have a Kindle, you probably want to download the EPUB format for your eBook.
Note: You can open your eBook file on your Apple device by logging into your TANBooks.com/SaintBenedictPress.com account using Safari, clicking "My Account", then "My Downloads". Here, you can locate your eBook file download link. Tap the link and Safari should give you the option to open your eBook in various applications. If the file is EPUB, the standard Apple application is the iBooks app, which is available for free in the App Store. If the file is MOBI, because you use the Kindle app on your Apple device, you can select to open the file with your Kindle app.
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