How our eBooks work

  1. Choose > Choose a publication or bundle from our catalogue and click “Buy now”
  2. Pay > Click “Pay with card”, enter the details of the card you wish to use and click “Pay” in order to make a payment via our secure credit card gateway
  3. Download > Download your publications in the formats of your choice (you will also receive an email with the download links)
  4. Register (optional) > Register an account to access download links and updates for your publications at any time.

Frequently asked questions

Is your site secure and / or do you store my credit card details?

Our site uses industry standard 128-bit encryption to protect your information. Furthermore, we do not ever store your card details on our servers or have direct access to them as these are handled directly by Stripe which is our state of the art payments gateway.

What formats and / or devices are supported?

We endeavour to provide our publications in as many formats as possible in order to give our customers the choice of which device(s) they would like to use. Most eBooks are in downloadable formats suitable for viewing on a range of devices such as computers, tablets, mobile phones and eReaders. Study Editions are all in Adobe PDF format which is widely supported for viewing and printing on most devices. More information on formats is available here.

What if I already have an Online Academy account?

If you are logged-in then any purchases you make will automatically be added to your account. Alternatively, if you aren’t logged in then all you need to do is ensure that you use the same email which you use to log-in when making an eBook purchase and the purchases will also be added to your account. If you don’t have an account then you can register one at any time using the email address which you used to make your purchase.

How are your eBooks protected and are there any DRM restrictions?

Our eBooks come in a range of standard formats and do not have any DRM restrictions. This gives you the freedom to view them on your choice of compatible devices and the peace of mind knowing that you cannot be denied access to files you’ve downloaded at a later stage. In order to protect the work of our authors, we use a novel system called Custos which allows us to detect piracy without impeding upon a legitimate customer’s enjoyment of their eBooks. Click here if you’d like to find out more about how this works.


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