E-books Info & FAQ

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This article presents a few tips related to E-books. If you are uncertain about how to transfer and read E-book files you purchased from Fantasy Scroll Magazine, this tutorial is going to be useful to you.

What Are E-book Files?

Currently, Fantasy Scroll magazine can be read on any device that accepts EPUB, MOBI, or PDF files.

E-book File Type Crash Course

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• EPUB (short for Electronic Publication) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Files have the extension .epub. EPUB is designed for reflowable content, meaning that an EPUB reader can optimize text for a particular display device.
 
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• MOBI (also known as Mobipocket) was a file originally developed by a French company, later acquired by Amazon. Now, MOBI is known in the industry as the “Amazon” format. The most recent version of the MOBI file is called KF8. These files can be found with .mobi, .kf8, .azw3, or .azw extensions.
 
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• PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it.
 

How Can You Read Fantasy Scroll Magazine?

There are three ways to read Fantasy Scroll Magazine:

  • On a computer (PC or Mac)
  • On a specialized mobile device (E-Reader)
  • On a mobile device in an App (smartphones, tablets, etc)

Reading E-books On a Computer

If you purchase the PDF file, you will be able to read the magazine on any computer that can open PDF files. All you need is Adobe Reader, free software available for both PC and Mac.

If you purchase the EPUB file, you can download a free EPUB reader, such as Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, FBReader, EPUBReader Firefox extension, Blio. Choose the one that works best for you.

If you purchase the MOBI file, you can download the Kindle for PC or Kindle for Mac applications. Once you install these applications, you can open the MOBI file (by double-clicking) and reading it inside the app.

Reading E-books On E-Readers

E-Readers are special mobile devices designed specifically for reading E-Books. You’ve probably heard of many, including the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, and others. Wikipedia has a thorough comparison of all E-Reader devices, in case you want to go a little deeper.

We are currently selling our magazine through various retailers including Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook), Kobo, Smashwords, Apple, Google, Sony, among others. When you purchase from these retailers, they will typically send the files directly to your device.

However, if you purchase the E-book directly from our site, you will have to save the file to your device yourself.

Kindle: The simplest way to add the file to your Kindle is to email the MOBI file to your Kindle email address. This is an email address you established when you purchased and registered your Kindle. (it ends with @kindle.com). Learn more about how this works on Amazon’s support page.

Kobo Device: You should use EPUB or PDF files with Kobo devices. Simply connect your Kobo to your PC or Mac. The Kobo device will appear as a browsable device. You can drag-and-drop the file into Kobo’s window. When you open your Kobo device, the EPUB files will be in the “Ebooks” area and the PDF files in the “Documents” area.

Nook Device: You should use EPUB or PDF files with a Nook device. Simply connect your Nook to your PC or Mac and turn it on. The Nook device will appear as a browsable device. You can drag-and-drop the file into Nook’s window.

Reading an E-Book on a Tablet or Smartphone

Tablets include iPads, Android Tablets, Kindle Fire, and others. Smartphones include cellular phones that perform many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded applications. Whereas most tablets and smartphones will natively support PDF files, you probably want to install a specialized reading app that can handle E-Books. Below we are describing some of those.

Kindle App: You can download Kindle for iPad and Kindle for Android devices, which are specific apps designed to interact with your Kindle account. In fact, you don’t even need to own Kindle to use these apps. The method used to add your files to the app is exactly the same as above, only that you will be reading the magazine on the Kindle App on the device of your choice, instead of reading it directly on a Kindle device.

iPad / iPhone: To add a file to your iPad or iPhone you must email the PDF or EPUB to yourself. Then, open the email on the device and tap and hold the EPUB/PDF attachment. After a few seconds you will be asked what to do. Select: Open in iBooks (you must have the free iBooks App installed). There are other EPUB reading apps for Apple; you can find them in the App Store.

Android Tablets: For an Android device you should use the EPUB file with one of the following apps: Aldiko, Nook, FBReader.

Reading Fantasy Scroll Magazine as an App

Besides all the methods above, we have also partnered with PressPad to create our own app for both iOS and Android devices. If you install these free apps, you will be able to purchase or subscribe from within the app and new issues will be delivered to you automatically. Just a word of warning: these apps work well on large devices, such as tables. They won’t work well on small devices, such as smartphones.

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