eBook FAQs

Many of our books are available as digital eBooks. For this purpose, we use secure PDFs that offer content identical to the print version. You’ll be able to:

  • Highlight
  • Take notes
  • Add bookmarks
  • Search
  • Navigate instantly with one click

Do these PDFs require a special reader?

Yes. Our eBooks require the free Javelin Reader. They are not compatible with Adobe Reader. Javelin Reader has robust highlighting and note-taking features. It also offers bookmarking and search functions, in addition to clickable shortcuts that allow lightning-fast access to all the content in the print edition. Javelin is a free download.

Are your eBooks readable on all devices?

With a few minor exceptions, yes! Our Javelin eBooks are compatible with Windows and Mac OSX, and on phones and tablets that run iOS or Android. They are also supported by Kindle Fire tablets, but not Kindle Reader. See a full list of compatible devices.

How do I receive my eBook?

You will receive an email ("Your Downloads are Ready") with a download link. This will be followed by an email ("Product Activation Code from Eastland Press") containing links to the Javelin Reader, and a code that enables the eBook. Note: Before downloading, it can be helpful to forward these emails to your desired eBook device (if they are not already there).

How does the Product Activation Code work?

As a security measure Javelin Reader asks for a short code the first time you open your eBook (it will not ask for the code after that). Please keep your code safe. If you transfer your eBook to new device, the code will be needed for the first opening only. You may use up to three devices.

How do I begin reading?

Once it is downloaded to your device, launch Javelin Reader, navigate to and open your eBook, and insert the code. Note: it is best to manually type it instead of copy-n-paste. The code is case-sensitive.

What permissions and limits come with my eBook?

Your eBook offers unlimited viewing on up to three of your personal electronic devices, with no expiration date. If you like, you may also print up to one full copy of your eBook for your personal use. For security purposes, screen captures are not allowed.

What if I need more devices?

While access to your secure eBook is initially set to three devices, should you replace one of your devices with a new one in the future, as a registered user you may simply contact us at that time to add your new device. A small fee will be charged for this purpose.