Ebooks

Many University Press of Kentucky books are available in electronic form from our own website or through selected distributors of ebooks to libraries and individuals.

From our website you can download our ebooks directly to your computer or handheld device and read them using various applications including AdobeĀ® Digital Editions, Bookworm, Epubreader, iBooks, Mobipocket, and Stanza as well as dedicated ebook readers such as the Barnes & Noble Nook, the Kobo eReader, or the Sony E-reader. Third-party apps are available for reading Adobe Digital Editions on Apple and Android devices: the Bluefire reader is one popular option for the iPad and the Aldiko ebook reader for Android systems. Follow this link for a list of compatible devices. Some other devices, however, including Amazon's Kindle devices, are locked to proprietary stores that may restrict your loading ebooks bought at our site (follow this link for information about using Kindle devices to read documents not purchased on Amazon).

You will be given an opportunity to choose your preferred format--PDF or EPUB--before checking out. After you complete the purchase of an ebook through the UPK shopping cart, you will receive via email an order confirmation and a link to download your ebook, as well as a link to Adobe's Digital Editions software. For further information on using Adobe's Digital Editions software, please consult Adobe's Digital Editions FAQ.

Which UPK Press titles are available in ebook form?
Most of our recently published books are available as well as many older titles. Look for the web pdf or epub purchase option on the main book page.

Other ebook options
Many UPK Press titles are available through third-party distributors of electronic books to libraries and individuals. These include:

Each vendor has its own pricing, delivery system, and terms. Please follow the links for more information.

Customer service and support
All ebook purchases through our website are nonrefundable and nonreturnable. University Press of Kentucky ebook offerings are powered by HFS Digital, which provides digital file storage, management, distribution, and customer service. For assistance, you may contact hfscustserv@press.jhu.edu or 1-800-537-5487.

In case of trouble installing or working with Adobe Digital Editions, please visit Adobe's support site at www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/.