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Digital and Print Books Information

About Your Digital Book (eBook)

You can choose to download your ASM Press ebook purchases in one of two file formats: ePub or PDF. The price is the same whether you buy an ePub, PDF, or print book, but there is no wait to begin reading your ebook. After you buy a digital book, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to download your ebook. When you log into ASMscience to get your ebook, you will need to choose which format (ePub or PDF) to download. Note that you have 48 hours to download your ebook from the time you received your purchase confirmation. After that time, access to download ends. So, be sure to follow the instructions in your purchase confirmation email and download your purchase right away.

All ebook purchases are final; ebooks are nonreturnable and nonrefundable.

About the ePub file

The ePub file format is optimized for reading on the iPad and most ebook readers. This format enables you to adjust type size, search within the book or chapter, highlight text, and add bookmarks. If you download your ePub file using a device that runs iOS, your device will store the ebook in the iBooks app. There are other free readers for ePub files:

EPUBReader Firefox Extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/epubreader/

Adobe Digital Editions: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/

Calibre: http://calibre-ebook.com/

The Barnes &Noble Nook and Sony Reader devices will read ePub files. The ePub file cannot be read on Kindle without converting it first into another format.

About the PDF file

The PDF file format can be read by computers or devices that run the Adobe Acrobat Reader program. This file format is generally meant for reading on desktop and laptop computers. This format enables you to search within the book or chapter and highlight text.

About Your eBook Chapter

Your ebook chapter purchase is a downloadable PDF file.The PDF file format can be read by computers or devices that run the Adobe Acrobat Reader program. This file format is generally meant for reading on desktop and laptop computers. This format enables you to search within the book or chapter and highlight text. All ebook chapter purchases are final; ebook chapters are nonreturnable and nonrefundable.

About Your Print Book

This product is a printed book that will be shipped to the address you supply. We print certain books as hardback books and other books as paperback, so we will ship you the print format that is in stock. Shipping and handling charges will be added to your purchase price and are based on how much the book weighs and how far we need to ship it from the warehouse in Virginia. Shipping time depends on the shipping method chosen and ship-to location. You can choose how fast you want to receive it: standard shipping, 2-3 day shipping, or overnight shipping.

If you are not satisfied with your print book purchase, return it within 30 days to the address below. Books in salable condition may be returned for a full refund or charge card credit when accompanied by a copy of the original invoice or the original invoice information. Shipping and handling charges are not refundable.

Address for print books returns:
ASM Press
PO Box 605
Herndon, VA  20172
USA

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