Icon Ebooks FAQ
We’d like you to know about all the ways in which you can get hold of Icon’s books, so we’ve put together a short practical intro and some FAQs that might help.
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Where can I buy Icon’s ebooks?
You can buy Icon’s ebooks in the UK at Amazon in the Kindle store, through Overdrive.com for Libraries, for your Kobo ereader, for your Sony ereader, through Google Books, in the iBookstore, through Gardners Hive, Tesco ebookstore, and through www.ebooks.com. For Europe and the rest of the world, where we have rights, see the bottom of this page.
What is an ebook?
In its simplest sense, an ebook is just a term to describe a piece of text that you read in digital rather than physical form (on a screen rather than by turning a page). We publish almost all our new titles in EPUB, PDF and for Amazon Kindle. We’ve also published enhanced ebooks with added video and sound, and you can buy some of our Introducing books in app form (see below for more details).
What forms do Icon ebooks come in and how do they differ?
The two main formats are EPUB and PDF files. The differences between them are largely technical, affecting which device they can be read on. Some of Icon’s backlist titles are currently only available as PDFs, but new titles are available in both formats, meaning you can read them on almost every ereader and device.
What are the different types of ereader?
There are several different types of ereader. Wiley ereader resource provides a quick reference guide to those on the market at the moment, or for more indepth reviews check out The Digital Reader blog.
What are the different devices I can read an Icon ebook on?
All of Icon’s ebooks are available as PDFs, which you can download and read on your computer using the free Adobe Digital Editions software. You can find Icon’s ebooks on Android phones, Blackberries, iphones and tablets through all of the ereading apps and our new books are available on almost all ereaders currently in the market.
How will my e-book be delivered?
Depending on what kind of ereader you have, your ebooks will either be delivered over your wi-fi direct to your reader, downloaded to your computer over the internet and then via USB to your reader, or direct to your device (for example with tablets or an iphone).
Are all Icon books available in e-book form?
No. We aim to make as many new titles as possible available in ebook formats by the end of this year, but we’re still working on our backlist. We currently have about 150 ebooks. You can find a list of these on the ebooks page of our website.
Does Icon have any books available in app form?
Icon have just launched an Introducing Ethics iphone and ipad app which is available in Apple’s app store. Introducing Ethics will be followed over the next three months by Introducing Quantum Theory, Capitalism, Psychology and Philosophy and each app will be available on Android devices shortly.
I’m not in the UK. Where can I get hold of Icon’s ebooks?
Barnes & Noble
Angus & Robertson