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UOP now sells ebooks directly from our website. All new titles are available in PDF and most are available as EPUB. Many of UOP’s backlist titles are also available in both PDF and EPUB. To purchase an ebook simply search for the title you would like to buy and select the format. After entering your credit card information you will be able to download your ebook file immediately.UOP ebooks are DRM free, which means once you purchase a UOP ebook you are able to move it freely from your computer to the e-reading device of your choice. UOP ebooks are still protected by copyright, meaning you are not allowed to make multiple copies or share the file. For more information regarding UOP ebooks please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which format should I buy?
UOP publishes ebooks in PDF and EPUB. Most people are already familiar with PDF and can easily download and open a PDF on their computer or device. PDFs are generally best for those who want an exact replica of the print book with a bookmarked table of contents, linked footnotes and endnotes, and hyperlinks. A PDF is especially useful for research or any other work that requires a page number reference.
EPUB is an open ebook standard managed by the International Digital Publishing Forum. EPUB files are ‘reflowable’ so they can fit varying display screen sizes. EPUBs work best for text-heavy books and often have difficulty in displaying tables, images and figures accurately. Because they are ‘reflowable’ EPUB page numbers are often not referenced back to the print edition of the book. EPUB files display best if you are reading on a device such as the iPad or Kobo e-reader (there are many different devices out there and EPUB files work on most). It is also possible to read EPUBs on your computer screen by downloading Adobe Digital Editions.
Does UOP use DRM (Digital Rights Management) on ebooks?
No. UOP does not support digital rights management. We want our customers to have the flexibility to access their UOP ebooks on all their devices or computers and to benefit from the flexibility and longevity an ebook provides. We want to encourage purchases rather than discourage use by blocking paying customers from a permissible activity (such as moving a file from one device to another). We trust our customers to abide by the law and not engage in file sharing or illegal copying of ebooks and we hope that our customers will join us in rejecting the notion that DRM-free files will result in lost revenues.
Why are some books available only in PDF?
PDF is currently the most popular format for scholarly and academic ebooks and we strive to make all our titles available in this format. PDF also works best for books that display information in graphs, charts, figures or tables. Some content is just not appropriate for the EPUB format.
What if I want to purchase an ebook of a particular title but it doesn’t seem to be available?
All of our frontlist is available as PDF or EPUB or both. We have also digitized much of our backlist. If you are interested in buying an ebook that isn’t available let us know at email@example.com and we’ll contact you if the title becomes available. If you are a professor and would like to assign course readings of an ebook that is not available please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whom should I contact if I can’t load my ebook on my e-reader?
While we are happy to help with UOP ebook issues we can’t troubleshoot for all the e-readers available. If you are having trouble with a particular e-reader please contact their customer service directly.
Whom should I contact if I’m a librarian and I would like to purchase an ebook as part of my library’s collection?
We work hard to make our ebooks available to both individual consumers and institutions. While we sell ebooks direct from our website we also participate in academic ebook collections such as the Canadian Electronic Library, Ebrary and the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC). For more information please contact Rebecca Ross.
Is it possible to assign an ebook as course reading?
We are happy to work with professors and faculties to help make assigning digital content easier and less expensive for students. Contact us directly at email@example.com to discuss.
Whom should I contact if I’m having problems downloading my ebook?
After you purchase an ebook you should have access to a link to download your book. If you’ve purchased an ebook and you are having trouble downloading the file please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the difference between an ebook available for purchase and an ebook available through open access?
Open access ebooks are available as PDF only and are available without purchase. These ebooks can be freely downloaded, printed and shared. Ebooks available for purchase continue to be protected under copyright legislation.
Where else can I purchase UOP ebooks?
UOP has ebook distribution agreements with several online retailers. We appreciate and understand that many ebook customers prefer purchasing from their favourite vendor.
For individual consumers UOP ebooks can be found at:
Paper C http://paperc.de/
L’entrepôt de livre numérique http://vitrine.entrepotnumerique.com/editeurs/113-les-presses-de-l-unive... (French books only)
For institutional purchases UOP ebooks can be found at:
Canadian Electronic Library/Ebrary http://site.ebrary.com/lib/celtitles/home.action
Ebook Library http://www.public.j.eblib.com/EBLWeb/choice/?mode=publiccatalog
UPCC Project Muse http://muse.jhu.edu/