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To give a Record Research eBook as a gift, you will need to create a new account by clicking on "Login" on the top right of the screen.
IMPORTANT: If you already have an account under which you have purchased Record Research eBooks, you will still need to create a new account that you will transfer to the recipient of your gift.
Under "Login," you will see the option to "Create a new account." Choose a username and password that you can share with your eBook's recipient. If you already have a Record Research account, you will need to enter an email address that is not tied to your account.
Purchase the eBook(s) that you would like to give. When you are ready to "deliver" your eBook gift, share the following information with your gift's recipient:
this site's url, http://recordresearch.directfrompublisher.com/
Once your recipient logs into the account, they can change the account's username, password and email address.
IMPORTANT: The first user to download the eBook will be the only one to access the eBook as the eBook's DRM certificate will be tied to their Adobe Digital Editons (ADE) account. Do not download the eBook to your computer or other device if you intend to give the eBook as a gift. If you do so, then, when your gift recipient logs into their account, they will be blocked from downloading their eBook.
Your recipient will need to have installed the following free applications to read their eBook on their:
- computer, need Adobe Digital Editions,
- iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, need Bluefire,
- Android device, need Aldiko,
- other devices, see the Softward and Hardware Guides on our Support page.
IMPORTANT: Record Research eBooks cannot be read by Kindle devices.
After your recipient logs into their account, they will need to:
- Click on "My account" at the top right of their screen.
Click on "My eLibrary" and they will see the dowload for the eBook you purchased listed there.
Finally, click on Download.
Click on the "Login" link on the top right of the eBookstore home page to get to the login screen. Type your credentials into the username and password fields and click the "Login" button to access your account.
After logging in, click on My Account. Click on the edit tab (upper right, under My Account). Type your new password into the "password" and "confirm password" fields and save.
No. You must create another account to purchase eBooks. The purchase histories of both accounts will not be linked. You may use the same username and password for both accounts, for ease of memory.
Purchasing and reading our eBooks online requires a live Internet connection and an Internet browser. Offline content can be read using any compatible device.
To download the eBook to your computer, you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions software installed on your computer. You can get this free program here.
Log into the new account you created on this site at the time of your purchase by clicking on 'Login' at the upper right corner of the screen.
Click on "My account" at the top right of the page.
Click on "My eLibrary" and you will see your eBook download listed there.
Click on Download and it will download to your computer.
You can also access your download from the email that you received from us after you purchased the eBook.
This error occurs when you have multiple Adobe accounts and you try to open your eBook from an account other than the one with which you purchased your eBook. To remedy, log into the Adobe account from which you initially purchased your eBook, prior to opening your eBook.
eBooks sold by Record Research are copy-protected and must be downloaded and read using Adobe Digital Editions or software that is compatible with Adobe DRM. Adobe® Digital Editions software offers an engaging way to view and manage eBooks and other digital publications. Use it to download and purchase digital content, which can be read both online and offline. You must register your Adobe Digital Editions account in order to read our DRM protected content. To dowload or read more about Adobe Digital Editions click here.
You will need to download the Aldiko Book Reader app, available here.
Yes, you can view your eBook on up to six authorized devices.
First, open Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your old computer and de-authorize it by hitting Ctrl+Shift+D.
Next, install ADE on your new computer and authorize it from the ADE menu.
Kindle requires that book content conform to a flowable text format. The table structure of our books renders this impossible, as our columns of data would run together.
Our eBooks can be viewed on any computer or hand-held device that is equipped with Adobe Digital Editions.
A charge will immediately appear on your bank statement under the name "Direct from Publisher" for the purchase of your eBooks at recordresearch.directfrompublisher.com.
Go to www.recordresearch.com where you’ll find the vast catalog of Joel Whitburn’s Record Research books. You’ll get the facts and stats on every artist and recording that made the Pop, Country, R&B, Rock and Adult Contemporary singles and albums charts.
New titles are added to our eBook program on a regular basis. If you don't see the title you're looking for now, it may be available soon, so stay tuned. Keep informed by signing up as a Record Research email subscriber here. You can also email us with your requests.
Please e-mail email@example.com for all technical-related questions. A representative will respond to your question within 48 hours.
No. Please confirm all purchases before you complete them as all sales are final. There are no refunds for digital content.
Intro to ePub
The term eBook refers to an electronic version of a printed book. eBooks can be read on a variety of devices in addition to eReader software on devices such as mobile phones and personal computers. The most important consideration when purchasing an eBook is what device you intend to purchase the eBook for. eBooks in ePUB and PDF format may be read on several eReader devices (Sony Reader, B&N Nook for example). The Amazon Kindle uses the MobiPocket file format. All Apple devices with the Stanza app installed will automatically download eStorefiles.
eReader devices are hardware devices that function primarily to display eBooks.
eReader software is a program that allows the reading of eBooks (or non-native eBook formats) on additional hardware devices, such as personal computers or mobile phones. An example of eReader software is the free Stanza app which is designed to read ePUB format books on Apple devices. Stanza 3.0.3 will also read eBook PDF files, but PDFs are not optimized for small screens, so the reading experience on handhelds may be inferior to the experience with ePUB. For more information see our eReader Software Guide.
The eBook format you choose must be compatible with your eReader device or the eReader software you wish to use. For further instructions by device, please see our eReader Device Hardware Guide.
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- Record Research DRM-protected ePDF eBooks can viewed on a PC or Mac using Adobe Digital Editions.
- Record Research DRM-protected ePDF eBooks can viewed on an iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod®touch using the free Bluefire Reader App.
- Record Research DRM-protected ePDF eBooks can viewed on an Android device using the free Aldiko App.
Reader Apps Compatible with iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod®touch
Bluefire Reader App - Is a free app compatible with iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod®touch that supports DRM free and Adobe eBook DRM protected PDF formats.
Reader Apps Compatible with Android
Aldiko - Is a free app compatible with the Android that supports Adobe eBook DRM protected PDF formats.
Computer and Handheld Based Readers
PDF - is readable on computers and handheld devices using Adobe Digital Editions (download for free).
Offline content may also be read using any eReader compatible device, see Hardware Guide.
Record Research DRM-protected ePDF eBooks can viewed on a PC or Mac using Adobe Digital Editions.
Record Research DRM-protected ePDF eBooks can viewed on an iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod®touch using the free Bluefire Reader App.
Record Research DRM-protected ePDF eBooks can viewed on an Android device using the free Aldiko App.
Click here for a detailed list of eBook PDF supported devices.
For more information on what software is required to view your purchased book on a computer, eReader, or handheld device see our Software Guide.
eBooks with DRM
eBooks sold by Record Research are copy-protected and must be downloaded and read using Adobe Digital Editions or software that is compatible with Adobe DRM. These books have the following restrictions to prevent the content from being posted or shared:
- The provided link may be used on 6 different devices at different times. This link is accessible from the original email.
- Access may be restricted to use by a single consumer with authentication through an Adobe ID.
- The downloaded file may not be transferred to a different device.
- The eBook may not be shared with another user.
- The eBook file may not be copied.
For more information on Adobe Digital Editions and DRM compatibility, follow these links:
iPad and iPhone Users
To read an ePub or PDF on an iOS device (e.g. iPhone, iPad) you must download the Bluefire Reader app.
- How to Install and Authorize Bluefire Reader App
- How to Purchase & Download an eBook with Adobe DRM for your iPad
Nook users will be able to open DRM protected files directly onto their Nook device.
Kindle users will not be able to read files with DRM on a Kindle device.