An eBook (short for ‘electronic book’) is a digital version of a printed book, optimised for on-screen reading. While many eBooks do indeed start off as conventional printed books, more and more eBooks are now starting life as an eBook, rather than as a version of a conventional printed book.
The eBooks on this site are available in PDF and/or ePUB formats. You should make sure you have chosen the format you require before confirming your order. Both formats include digital rights management (DRM) protection. They can be read on a range of reading devices, including computers, smartphones and tablets. Once you have purchased your eBook(s), you will be given the option to download Adobe Digital Editions to read your eBook(s) in. See eBook usage and download to find out which reader is best for your device. THE DRM PROTECTION ON THESE EBOOKS MEANS THEY CANNOT BE READ WITHOUT USING ADOBE DIGITAL EDITIONS OR BLUEFIRE, AND THEY CANNOT BE COPIED OR PRINTED.
You can purchase online from this website using a credit card. We use a secure online payment system from Sage Pay and never store credit card or payment details. For the eBooks(s) you would like to buy, select your required eBook format option (if shown), and click the 'Add to basket' button. Then click the shopping basket icon to go to your shopping basket, and then click the 'Proceed to checkout' button. On the checkout page, enter the required fields and click the 'Place order' button. Then enter your payment card details and click 'Proceed' to complete your purchase.
If you have purchased an eBook, after making sure you have the right eReader app installed and activated on you device, you can download your eBook(s) from the My Account page on this website here, https://www.lewismasonicdigital.com/my-account/. (You might need to log in first with the user name and password you used on this site - please note, this is not the same as www.lewismasonic.com).
The accounts on www.lewismasonicdigital.com are different to accounts on www.lewismasonicdigital.com, so when logging in to download your eBook please make sure you are using your email address and password from www.lewismasonicdigital.com.
To make a purchase, add the title(s) you would like to buy to your shopping basket, and when you have added all the titles you need, click 'Proceed to checkout'. On the Checkout page, you will need to enter your billing address details and your email address and a password, and click 'Place order' to enter your credit/debit card details. An account will be created for you on this site using the email address and password you specified.
Adobe Digital Editions is a free desktop reading application for PCs and Macs that enables you to download eBooks in ePub or web PDF format. With Adobe Digital Editions, you can open the eBook on your computer and transfer it to other reading devices. At present Adobe Digital Editions supports more than 50 eReaders. As eBook technology is constantly changing, we strongly recommend that you check with the manufacturer to see if your device is compatible before buying an eBook from Lewis Masonic Digital.
You can install Adobe Digital Editions on your system in several ways. The simplest is to visit the installer page on the Adobe Digital Editions site, from which you can install the software. To install Adobe Digital Editions go to http://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html and select the correct download for you, depending on whether you are using a Mac or PC machine. After installation, you’ll be asked to activate Adobe Digital Editions. During activation, you’ll have the option to create an Adobe User ID. An Adobe ID enables you to transfer DRM-protected eBooks between multiple reading devices and restore them after a data loss or system reinstallation. If you don’t create an Adobe ID, the software will still download but you will not be able to open any eBooks until the Adobe ID is created. For further guidance on installing and authorising Adobe Digital Editions, and how to download and read your eBooks, see our Help Videos section.
No, the digital rights management (DRM) system used to protect the copyright of the eBooks on this site means our PDFs (and ePubs) cannot be opened on standard PDF readers, such as Adobe Reader. If you do try to open the eBook in Adobe Reader, you will see an error such as ''Adobe Acrobat Reader DC could not open URLLink(x).acsm' or 'Adobe Reader could not open "
.acsm' because it is either not supported file type or because the file has been damaged'.
No, the digital rights management (DRM) system used to protect the copyright of the eBooks on this site does not work with Kindles, so you will not be able to read any eBooks purchased from this site on a Kindle.
Yes, you can use the eReader’s WiFi connection to upload the eBook or you can ‘drag’ it across via a USB cable from your desktop/laptop to your device running the Adobe Digital Editions app. You will need to authorise your eReader with your Adobe ID when prompted.
You can buy eBooks from Lewis Masonic Digital from most countries.
You have unlimited access to free resources and can download these as many times as you like. For content that needs to be purchased, you have the option to download to a maximum of five devices, including a laptop, a tablet and a smartphone.
No, you cannot print eBooks bought from this website. Due to the copyright rules to the eBooks sold on this website, the digital rights management (DRM) protection prevents you from printing our eBooks, but if you would like to buy a printed copy of any of our books, please go to www.lewismasonic.com.
No, you can’t copy eBooks from your device onto a CD.
No. You need to be online to install your eReader software and purchase eBooks. After you install your eReader and download your eBook(s), you can use your eReader offline.
If you are asked to select an eBook Vendor when you authorise Adobe Digital Editions, please select 'Adobe ID' from the drop-down list.
This error means you tried to open the eBook in Adobe Reader instead of Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire. You need to download, and authorise Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire in order to open our eBook. Please see our Help Videos for details of how to do this.
If you try to open the eBook file downloaded from our site in Adobe Reader instead of Adobe Digital Editions (or Bluefire) you will see this error. You should download, and authorise Adobe Digital Editions in order to open the eBook file.
Firsty Group are specialists in ecommerce websites for book publishers and eBooks, and manage this website on behalf of Lewis Masonic. Please see firstygroup.com for more information about Firsty and what we do, and to see the announcement from Lewis Masonic about the launch of the Lewis Masonic Digital website, please click here to see the blog post from Lewis Masonic.
All eBook titles bought from Lewis Masonic Digital are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged or returned, unless covered by the The Consumer Rights Act 2015. If you are experiencing technical difficulties buying or downloading an eBook, please review the review the pages under the Support menu, see our Help Videos section or contact us.