Help / FAQ / eBooks

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What is an eBook?
How do I buy an eBook through QBD?
Where do you get your eBooks?
What do I need to buy an eBook from QBD?
How do i purchase an eBook?
Can I share, gift or print the eBooks I have bought?
Why is a certain book not available as an eBook?
Do our eBooks work on Amazon Kindle devices?


QBD Online contact information
Our Online Store is open between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday to Friday (AEST). During these hours you can call us on (07) 3291 7444, or alternatively you can email us at onlinestore@qbd.com.au with any queries you may have.
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 TopWhat is an eBook?
An eBook is a digital version of a physical book. eBooks can be viewed on a variety of different platforms such as web browsers, smart phones, and various other devices specifically for reading eBooks. List of supported platforms.

Currently eBooks through QBD are only able to be purchased from within Australia.

 
 TopHow do I buy an eBook through QBD?
Firstly, you need to be a member of QBD's website. Information on how to sign up is available here.

The next step is to download the application to your device. At present, you can use the app on any PC or Macintosh, any android device, and iOS device. More devices may be able to be used in future.

Then, complete the purchase process on QBD's website for any ebook(s).

Then open the app. Log in using your same QBD log in email address and password. Your purchased eBooks will appear. Click on the book to download it. Click again to open and you're away. (If they do not instantly appear, please click the sync button, which should enable them).

If you experience any problems, please call us on (07) 3291 7444 Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00 pm AEST and we can talk you though the process.

 
 TopWhere do you get your eBooks?
QBD The Bookshop has partnered with Copia. Copia currently has hundreds of thousands of titles that are ready for purchase within Australia, with more titles being made available regularly.

 
 TopWhat do I need to buy an eBook from QBD?
The only thing you will need to view an eBook purchased through QBD is a compatible eReader. To download our free eReader.

 
 TopHow do i purchase an eBook?
The ordering process is almost identical to our current cart/checkout system, with one difference. If your order also contains physical books, the order will be split into two with the eBook portion being charged automatically. At this point in time we only accept Credit Card payment for eBook purchases, so if you have opted for another payment method you will be prompted to put in Credit Card details. These details will only be used for the eBook order.

 
 TopCan I share, gift or print the eBooks I have bought?
Purchased eBooks are limited to the account they were purchased with. Currently there is no way to give an eBook to someone as a gift, but you could send them a Gift Voucher for them to use to purchase an eBook. At this point in Copia eBook are unable to be printed.

 
 TopWhy is a certain book not available as an eBook?
Unfortunately not every physical book that we display on our site has an eBook equivalent. Copia is adding more and more books on a regular basis, so there is a chance that the book that you were looking for might become available.

 
 TopDo our eBooks work on Amazon Kindle devices?
Unfortunately they will not work on Kindle devices. At this point in time we are unsure if, or when Amazon will add support to read Copia eBooks.



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