FAQ – Downloading to an E-reader
We’re back with our FAQ blog post series, where we spotlight questions we’ve received from you, and try to clear up any confusion or misunderstandings.
We’ve been getting quite a few comments about the possibility of downloading manuscripts to the e-reader of your choice. I’m afraid the answer to that is no. Here’s why:
- Legally we don’t own these manuscripts. Think of them as being on loan to us from the authors.
- Also, we promised to do our best to protect the author’s work from plagiarism and many of those safeguards are built into our e-reader.
- And if you finish the manuscript on your e-reader, you might forget to come back to the site to rate and comment on it!
This is also why you can’t print the manuscripts out.
But we did try to make the reading experience as easy as possible for you with our built in e-reader. Once the e-reader has opened, you can easily change the font size, see where you are in the manuscript, and skip back and forth with the slider on the toolbar. And did you know that if you’re reading on a mobile device, the manuscript downloads completely to the e-reader, allowing you to continue reading on the go without a wi-fi connection? Also, our e-reader is designed to automatically offer you the option to sync across all your devices, so you can start reading on your desktop and then switch to your smartphone or iPad without losing your spot!
Please keep sending us your questions and comments. We love hearing from you!