If you have purchased a book that must be downloaded, you can read more information here. In the following section, you can read more about what to do, if your book must be read via Vital Source (Bookshelf):
Get access to your e-book
When you have purchased your e-book, you will get access to the book through an e-book reader from Vital Source. You have the opportunity to read the book online (in a web browser) or download a Vital Source app for your computer, tablet or iPhone/Android-smartphone.
You can register yourself as a user on Vital Source (which we recommend) and then you will be able to log in to Vital Source from multiple devices (though only 2 devices at a time).
If you choose not to register yourself as a user, you will be able to access the e-book later by clicking the activation link you received, when you purchased the book. This activation link is a one-off link, and you will therefore be redirected to a page, where you have to enter the e-mail you used to purchase the book. Hereafter, you will receive a new activation link (though only if the e-mail matches the e-mail used to purchase the book).
Please note: the activation link will expire after 6 weeks.
Get the complete reading experience
You will only be able to make notes and highlight words in the e-book once you have registered yourself as a user with a password. As a registered user, you will also be able to download the Vital Source e-book reader to your computer, tablet or iPhone/Android smartphone.
We therefore always recommend that you register yourself as a user in order to get the complete reading experience as well as easier access to the e-book.
Please note: The access to a Vital Source e-book via a web browser is limited to 365 days, but if you download the app (and download the e-book into the app), it will be available for a longer time. The longest duration of availability is infinite (which means that you have bough the e-book and own it forever), which is the most common. Some e-books you can rent for shorter durations of time, for example 180 days (about 6 months).
Please note, that you will not be able to buy more copies of the same e-book, as we are dealing with a license attached to one user.