LDS E-books from the Church

by Larry Richman on May 10, 2013

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In the USA, e-books made up nearly a quarter (22.55%) of trade publishers’ book sales in 2012. That’s up from 17% in 2011 and only 3% in 2009.

The Church began publishing e-books back in 2011. Many people enjoy having books on a mobile device so they can carry them easily and always have them available to read anywhere, anytime. Learn more about e-books.

The Media Library on LDS.org (lds.org/media-library) now has a page for PDFs and E-Books where you can discover and download digital versions of most Church publications, including scriptures, general conference, and lesson manuals in various formats in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Below is a description of the various formats:


PDF Files

Files in the .pdf format can be viewed on most mobile devices. These files show the full graphic layout of the publication, but they may not always be as comfortable to read as .epub or .mobi files because you can’t re-size the text.

Almost every Church publication is available in PDF format. When you are on the table of contents page for a publication, notice the far right column labeled “Download.” Click the download icon for the entire publication on the first row or click the icon on any other row for an individual chapter or article. In the pop-up window, choose “Text” and it will open the PDF which you can view on screen or save to read later.


EPUB

Books in .epub format can be read on Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, and Adobe Digital Editions.

Find LDS books in the iTunes iBookstore.


kindle mobi iconKindle MOBI

Books in the Kindle .mobi format can be read on Amazon Kindle devices and Kindle apps.

Amazon Kindle Store: You can find Church materials in the Kindle .mobi format at the Amazon Kindle store. Some of them are free and others are available for Amazon’s minimum price.

LDS.org: All items are available for free from LDS.org Media Library.


lds-mobile-app-gospel-libraryGospel Library app

Rather than manage individual files on your mobile device, you can also get Church publications within the Gospel Library mobile app. The mobile app lets you study the scriptures, general conference, magazines, manuals, and other publications. You can highlight, link, take notes, and add your own subject tags, and all this syncs regardless of the device you use.


 

Side Loading

If you download the files above from a site other than the store available on your device, you may have additional steps to get the files on to your device. This process is known as “side loading.”

For additional information on upcoming test projects or other e-books that are being released, visit the LDS Tech Wiki page Interactive Books and Magazines.

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Paul S. May 11, 2013 at 12:24 am

Just so you know, LDSKindleMobi.blogspot.com is in the process of being shut down:

“FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

Closing

After some recent family issues, trouble updating the blog, and a general lack of attention towards this project, I’m shutting it down. All of the documents can be found on the source site for a number of days (I will be removing them 5 a day) and they have been sent to another project, specifically http://lds-docs-on-kindle.blogspot.com. They may repost the documents here, but if not, then oh well. 30 days after all the documents have been removed, this blog address will be open and this blog will no longer exist. If you know a specific document you need, you can always email me at [email protected].

Thank you for your understanding.
(check on ensigntokindle.com for another reason why I’m shutting it down)”

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