E-Books

All UC Press e-books sold through this site are sold in either Adobe PDF or EPUB formats, and must be downloaded and read using Adobe Digital Editions, or reader software that is compatible with Adobe DRM. A charge will appear on your credit card from Bookmasters, BMI. Any UC Press e-book will come with the following restrictions in order to prevent the unintended duplication of purchased content.

  • The provided link may be used on 6 different devices at different times. This link is accessible from the original e-mail.
  • The e-book must be downloaded within 14 days of purchase.
  • After the e-book is downloaded, the file may not be moved to a different computer.
  • The e-book may not be lent or given away to another user.
  • The e-book file may not be copied.
  • Text from the book may not be copied/pasted or printed.

Customer Service & Support

All e-book purchases are nonrefundable and nonreturnable. UC Press provides customer support by email as well as by phone. You may contact orders@bookmasters.com or 800.266.5564. In general, someone will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

In case of trouble installing or working with Adobe Digital Editions, please visit Adobe's support site at: www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/. If you would like to read your PDF or EPUB e-book on an iOS device (iPad or iPhone), your best option is to use the Bluefire Reader (http://www.bluefirereader.com). On Android-based devices, the Aldiko e-book reader is an option (http://www.aldiko.com). Neither UC Press nor Bookmasters officially supports the Bluefire Reader or Aldiko, but information on how to use it is available at the following location: http://www.bluefirereader.com/help/index.html (Bluefire) or http://aldiko.zendesk.com/home (Aldiko)

Some of our e-book titles may have territorial distribution restrictions that prevent a customer from purchasing an e-book.

Other Places to Find UC Press E-books

UC Press has been a leader in working with wholesale and retail e-booksellers to make its catalog of e-book titles widely available on a variety of different platforms. Find a list of our e-bookselling partners on our About UC Press FAQ page.