About Our Digital Publications
With the rise of the mobile computing era, digital publishing has become a common means for distributing books, magazines, and newspapers to consumers through devices such as tablets, eReaders, and smartphones.What started as a niche market quickly became a major platform for distribution with the rapid adoption of these devices.
There are many benefits to publishing digitally. Electronic publications can be distributed virtually anywhere in unlimited quantities. These books, magazines, and other publications are easily accessible on a wide variety of devices and can be distributed through our store as well as other online distributers. Additionally, what took our parent’s bookshelves and hours to search through can be easily carried in our pockets and quickly accessed.
What Digital Formats Are Available?
Digital publications are provided in two formats. Books are published in ePub format. Magazines and newsletters are published in PDF format. Individual documents such as committee reports, event programs, etc. may be provided in either or both formats.
What is an ePub?
ePub is the standard eBook format, which makes it possible to optimize and customize text and images for both large displays such as a desktop and small screens like a smartphone. It provides the user the ability to make adjustments according to personal preference and reading styles.
How Do I Open Digital Publications On My Computer?
Windows: PC users can open magazines and newsletters using Adobe Reader which is the free global standard for viewing PDF documents. Electronic books can be opened with Adobe Digital Editions, a free eBook reader that is used to read ePub files and can transfer these files from your computer to dedicated eBook devices such as Sony Readers, Nook, and other popular devices.
Macintosh: Users of Apple’s Macintosh OS X operating system are able to open digital publications with Apple’s iBooks software which comes pre-installed on all versions of OS X 10.9 or newer. Users of Macintosh operating systems prior to OS X 10.9 can open the ePub files with Adobe Digital Editions. PDF files can be opened using Preview which comes pre-installed on all version of Macintosh OS X.
How Do I Open Digital Publications On Mobile Devices?
Apple iOS: ePub and PDF files can be opened on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices by downloading iBooks from the App Store.
Google Android: ePub and PDF files can be opened with Google Play Books which is available for download on the Google Play Store.
Where Can I Find Digital Publications?
Digital magazine subscriptions as well as eBooks can be purchased through our online store.