E-books at Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Please note that we do not accept orders on our Web site from customers outside of the U.S. and Canada. Check here for information on ordering from other countries.
WLU Press printed books and e-books are sold online through University of Toronto Press Distribution via Moneris Solutions. The final credit card screen will take you to the UTP Distribution / Moneris Solutions page, which is a secure site for credit card processing.
You will receive an online receipt and an e-mail receipt for your credit card payment. Canadian orders are billed in Canadian dollars and all other orders are billed in U.S. dollars.
If your order includes one or more e-books, the download(s) will appear on the receipt page, following the credit card payment.
ePubs that are purchased on the WLU Press website contain digital rights management (DRM) protection that restricts items from being shared with others. The DRM for WLU Press epubs is handled by Adobe Digital Editions. To view purchased epubs through our site you must first install Adobe Digital Editions and activate an Adobe ID. There is no charge to do so.
Adobe Digital Editions ensures that your epubs are not locked on one computer or device. They are assigned to you through an Adobe ID and can be viewed on any compatible device activated with your Adobe ID. This means your purchased epub can be viewed on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device but only if your Adobe ID is activated before purchase. Note your Adobe ID (email address and password).
Click here for Adobe Digital Editions FAQ.
Once you have an Adobe ID, you still need a reading application if you are using a tablet or mobile phone. We recommend BlueFire Reader, which also uses Adobe ID. Click here for instructions on using BlueFire Reader.
Device specific instructions follow.
Device Specific Instructions
Desktops and laptops:
Once you have purchased the book and have the download link, open the e-book with Adobe Digital Editions.
E-book readers such as Kobo, Nook, and Sony:
Once you have purchased the book and have the download link, download the epub to Adobe Digital Editions. Connect your e-book reader to your computer. When the e-book reader registers in the left-hand side, drag the book from the ADE library to the e-book reader.
Android Tablets and Phones:
Download BlueFire Reader and authorize it with your Adobe ID. Once you have purchased the book and have the download link, it will appear on your Bluefire Reader.
Download BlueFire Reader. Open iTunes and connect your phone or tablet. Click on the phone the left-hand side, then click on Apps in the top menu. Scroll down until you see File Sharing, and click on BlueFire. To add a file, click on Add in the bottom left and find the epub file wherever you stored it. That will transfer the epub to your phone or tablet.
Open Safari as your browser. Chrome will not work. Download BlueFire Reader and authorize it with your Adobe ID. Once you have purchased the book and have the download link, it will appear on your Bluefire Reader.
Other E-book Vendors
In addition to the epubs available on our website, Wilfrid Laurier University Press has more than 300 epubs available for purchase through several e-book vendors including the following:
- Amazon Kindle
- Apple iBooks
- Barnes & Noble’s Nook
- Baker & Taylor’s Blio
- Ebooks Corporation
- Google Play
- PaperC GMB
E-book Access for and through Libraries
Over 350 e-books and chapters are available to university and public libraries and library patrons through a variety of distributors with varying platforms as follows:
- Baker & Taylor
- Canadian Electronic Library
- Scholar’s Portal
- University Press Content Consortium (Project Muse)