Fictionwise offers eBooks in a variety of PDA and Desktop formats:
When you purchase a MultiFormat eBook, you can download it in any or all of these 13 formats:
Palm Doc [.PDB]
Sony Reader [.LRF]
OEBFF Full VGA [.IMP]
OEBFF Half VGA [.IMP]
Here are some common questions and answers about these three types of eBooks you may purchase at Fictionwise:
eBooks marked [MultiFormat] are available in as many as 12 different file formats, and are not encrypted. These formats include: Adobe [.PDF], Microsoft [.LIT], Palm Doc [.PDB], Rocket/REB1100 [.RB], Franklin [.FUB], Hiebook [.KML], Sony Reader [.LRF], Isilo [-IS.PDB], Mobipocket [.PRC], Kindle [.MOBI], OEBFF Full VGA [.IMP], OEBFF Half VGA [.IMP]. Note that although these files are not encrypted, you are still bound by copyright law and you may not distribute these eBooks to other people.
EBooks marked [Secure Microsoft Reader], [Secure Adobe Reader] or [eReader] are available in that format as an encrypted file. Secure Microsoft Reader files can be read on PCs with Microsoft Reader 2.0, or on Pocket PC 2002 handheld devices. Secure Adobe Reader 7.0 files can be read on on PCs or Macs with the Adobe Reader 7.0 software, or on handheld devices running the PalmOS v3.0 or later with the Adobe Reader 7.0 software installed. eReader files can be read on PC or Macs with the Palm Reader software, or on handheld devices running the PalmOS or Pocket PC software. These Secure Formats use encryption technology, preventing copying. Top
The MultiFormat eBooks cover a wider variety of reading devices and platforms, but because they are not encrypted, many large trade publishers will not allow their eBooks to be sold in these formats.
While we prefer to offer eBooks in MultiFormat, we need to support secure formats that prevent unauthorized copying to give our members the widest possible selection, including national best-selling authors. Top
EBooks marked [MultiFormat] are available in as many as 12 different file formats, and are not encrypted. The great majority of our offerings are MultiFormat.
Important note: Even though these files are not encrypted, you are still bound by copyright law and may not distribute them to other people. EBooks you purchase are for your own personal use. Please do not violate copyright law.
12 formats are included for MultiFormat titles:
For information on downloading eBook reading software for these formats (all are free downloads or are included with their respective devices) see our Reading Devices FAQ. Top
In most cases, yes, but there are some exceptions:
Yes! When you purchase a MultiFormat eBook, you are allowed to download it in any format(s) you need for your own personal use. If you have two different devices you commonly read on (perhaps a PC as well as a Palm device) you are within your rights to download two different copies of the eBook for reading on those devices. If you change to a different device in the future, you can download your eBooks again for the new device. MultiFormat eBooks protect your investment in eBooks you buy from Fictionwise. Fictionwise is committed to supporting new formats that gain reasonable market share in the future, ensuring you will be able to read your eBooks no matter how standards change down the road. Top
Reader software either comes with the device or is a free download. See our Reading Devices FAQ for information and links to download eBook reading application software, information on how to upload eBook files to your device, and other important information that is specific to one format or one reading device. Top