Most LAG books are available as eBooks
in ePub format. This popular and widely-used format is compatible with many devices and eReading apps and programs.
Please check that you have the means to open and read ePub files before buying a LAG eBook. We cannot take responsibility for customers finding that they cannot use an eBook if it has been successfully downloaded. We suggest that you download (or check that you have) appropriate software installed on the device on which you will read the eBook before making a purchase.
The eBook for Austerity Justice
is free to download - you can download this book to test that you have the appropriate software: click here
Opening LAG eBooks
EPub format eBooks can be read on computers, tablets, smartphones, many eReaders, and directly in some web browsers using extensions. Please ensure that you are able to open ePub files before purchasing a LAG eBook.
Adobe Digital Editions
, available for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android, is an example of a free eReading program compatible with LAG eBooks. Note that Digital Editions is a different program from either Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat, neither of which support ePub files. If you have installed Digital Editions on a computer, you can open your eBooks either by going to ‘Add to Library’ in the ‘File’ menu, and select downloaded ePubs from your directory, or by dragging and dropping the files into the program. Using Digital Editions on a tablet or mobile device may vary according to the device, but if you locate a downloaded ePub file on the device, you will most likely be given the option to open it in Digital Editions once the app is installed.
On Apple devices, you may find that the Apple Books app, which can open ePub files, is preinstalled. A number of other eReaders can be found for both iOS and Android devices by searching in the App Store/Google Play.
If you wish to view a LAG eBook on a computer, but are unable to install software such as Digital Editions, you may be able to use an add-on or extension for your web browser that will enable you to open ePub files. EPUBReader is available for Firefox
for free, and similar extensions are available for Internet Explorer. Once you have added EPUBReader to Firefox or Chrome, an icon will appear in the top right-hand corner of your browser to open the extension. Once you’ve clicked the icon, a button will appear enabling you to add downloaded eBooks from your file directory. Once added, these books will appear in your EPUBReader ‘library’, and can be opened by clicking on them. Again, please ensure that the software that you are using is capable of opening ePub files before purchasing a LAG eBook.
Downloading LAG eBooks
Once you have bought an eBook title through the LAG bookshop, the webpage of that title will include an option to download your eBook. The button that previously said ‘Add to basket’ on a green background will now say ‘Download eBook’ on a red background. Clicking this button will download the eBook you have purchased. If you can’t see the red download button, make sure that you are logged into your LAG account and are on the webpage of the eBook version of the relevant title, not the overview page, or the print or bundle version, unless you have bought a bundle, in which case, your download button will appear on the bundle page. Once you have purchased an eBook, the download button will remain on the webpage for that eBook title permanently (when you are logged into your account). This enables you to download the eBook multiple times and on multiple devices. However, only the individual purchaser is licensed to use the eBook. Please see the important details below on use of LAG eBooks.
Once you have bought an Bundle title through the LAG bookshop, the webpage of that title will include an option to download your digital version. The button that previously said ‘Add to basket’ on a green background will now say ‘Download eBook’ on a red background. Clicking this button will download the eBook you have purchased. If you can’t see the red download button, make sure that you are logged into your LAG account and are on the webpage of the Bundle version of the relevant title, not the overview page, or the print or eBook page. The download button will remain on the webpage for that title permanently (when you are logged into your account). This enables you to download the digital version multiple times and on multiple devices. However, only the individual purchaser is licensed to use the eBook. Please see the important details below on use of LAG eBooks.
Use of LAG eBooks and licensing
In order to allow purchasers to read their eBooks on multiple devices, LAG does not impose technological restrictions on the way in which its eBook files can be handled. However, sharing an eBook is not the same as sharing a copy of a physical book. ‘Sharing’ a digital file involves creating and distributing a copy of the original file and this breaches copyright restrictions. When you buy an eBook, you are purchasing an individual licence to access the data, which is not the same as buying a book in print. When you download an eBook, it is electronically watermarked for use by the customer who made the purchase, and only that customer is permitted to use it. If you would like to purchase a multi-user licence for an eBook, please contact LAG
to arrange a suitable licence.
Unfortunately, as eBooks cannot be physically returned, we are unable to offer refunds on successfully downloaded eBooks. Please check the title is what you want and the format is suitable for your device/browser before completing your purchase. If you have purchased an eBook, but not downloaded it, you have 28 days in which to cancel the purchase, and we will issue a full refund (note that downloads are tracked). Please see our conditions of sale
for full details.
LAG eBooks for Kindle
As well as those sold from our website
, LAG eBooks are available in the Kindle format, sold through the Amazon Kindle Store. You don't need to have a Kindle reader to be able to use this format – you can download free Kindle Apps for your desktop (both Windows and Mac operating systems), your iPad/iPhone or your Android device, though the ePub eBooks sold from our website will work just as well on these devices! Kindle downloads can be found here
. Read a review
of one of our Kindle books.