Download FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Downloading Ebook Formats

 

 

Of the four different formats that you can choose from to read Tor.com original content, two require the download of a free reader to your desktop / reading device. Following are instructions on how to download and access each of these formats.

To read the PDF version: 

  1. Simply click on the PDF option that appears when you place your cursor over the DOWNLOAD selection. Once PDF has been selected, the ebook will appear in your browser as a PDF file.

  2. FOR AMAZON KINDLE USERS: Email the PDF to your Kindle account to read on your Amazon Kindle (consult your Kindle User’s Guide for instructions on emailing documents to your reading device).

 

To read the Mobipocket version: 

  1. Go to the Mobipocket website and download the Mobipocket ebook reader software for free. Supported platforms for reading ebooks in the Mobipocket format include PC, Palm OS, Windows Mobile (PocketPC, Smartphone), SymbianOs (Series60, UIQ, Series 80, Series 90), Blackberry, and a number of dedicated reading devices (Cybook, iLiad, Pepper-Pad).

  2. Click on the MOBIPOCKET option that appears when you place your cursor over the DOWNLOAD selection.

  3. You will be asked to OPEN or SAVE the Mobipocket file.

  4. Clicking OPEN will activate the Mobipocket reader and the file will open immediately.

  5. Clicking on SAVE will allow you to save the file (file extension=.prc) to your desktop / reading device, and you will be able to open the file at your convenience.

  6. FOR AMAZON KINDLE USERS: Email the .prc file to your Kindle account to read on your Amazon Kindle (consult your Kindle User’s Guide for instructions on emailing documents to your reading device).

 

To read the HTML version: 

  1. Click on the HTML option that appears when you place your cursor over the DOWNLOAD selection.

  2. You will be asked to OPEN or SAVE the HTML file.

  3. Clicking OPEN will open the html folder. Open the folder and select the file with the .html file extension. Please note that any embedded images will not appear if accessing the ebook in this manner.

  4. Clicking on SAVE will allow you to save the file (file extension=.zip) to your desktop / reading device, and you will be able to open the file at your convenience. To view all images embedded within the body of the text, unzip the file, and select the file with the .html file extension.

  5. FOR AMAZON KINDLE USERS: Email the .html file to your Kindle account to read on your Amazon Kindle (consult your Kindle User’s Guide for instructions on emailing documents to your reading device).

 

To read the Sony version:

  1. Go to the Sony eBookstore website and download the Sony ebook library software for free. The Sony ebook reader only functions on Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows XP operating systems.

  2. Click on the SONY option that appears when you place your cursor over the DOWNLOAD selection.

  3. You will be asked to OPEN or SAVE the Sony file.

  4. Clicking OPEN will activate the Sony reader and the file will open immediately.

  5. Clicking on SAVE will allow you to save the file (file extension=.lrf) to your desktop / reading device, and you will be able to open the file at your convenience.