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An eBook (short for ‘electronic book’) is a digital version of a traditional print book. LexisNexis eBooks can be read on a variety of devices. These devices include:
The LexisNexis eBook experience requires two elements: the LexisNexis eBook file itself and a software programme or eReader device that can display that file. LexisNexis offers its eBooks in the most commonly used file format: ePub.
Reading functionality—your ability to search, highlight or take notes for instance, depends on the device and eReader software, not the eBook. Refer to your device and software documentation for more details.
Unfortunately, LexisNexis eBooks are not returnable.
Once your secure payment has been authorised (which typically takes a few seconds), your eBook purchase will be fulfilled through our system and you will receive an email notification once the eBook(s) become available for download. Please note that this can take up to 48hrs to process.
Your hard copy order will be processed by our Customer Services team, and your order will be dispatched shortly thereafter, usually within three to five working days but will depend on your location.
Regardless of what device you will use to read your eBook, we recommend you download it first to your computer and then upload it to your device.
Your eBook is available immediately after your purchase via the emailed download link and is available on your Downloads page for 30 days from the date of purchase. We advise you to make reasonable backup copies as necessary for your personal use (within the terms of your licence).
Once you’ve purchased an eBook, you can gain access as many times as you like. Your license to download an eBook from the LexisNexis download centre, however, covers five downloads per title.
No. LexisNexis eBooks as copyright works cannot be shared. LexisNexis eBooks are electronic publications licensed for your personal use only. If you would like to purchase a multiple-user licence, please contact your Account Manager or our Customer Service Department.
eBooks bought directly from LexisNexis are not restricted with ‘hard DRM’ i.e. they are not time-bombed (the book does not become inactive after a period of time). You can copy and paste and print for your reasonable personal use insofar as copyright law and your licence from us permits. Our eBooks feature ‘social DRM’ which enables us to track licence and copyright violations without inhibiting the users’ experience of the eBook.
LexisNexis eBooks are not updated automatically. Your purchase of an eBook entitles you to a download which is available offline; it is therefore physically impossible for LexisNexis to push updates out to the eBook. One benefit of this is that you can keep a library of old editions, e.g. statutory handbooks.
We will email you when the new edition of your eBook is available so that you can update your library by buying the new edition.
You are now ready to upload your ebook to your device as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
You can generate a new unique link to your purchased ebooks here.
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Yes, but only within the terms of copyright law and your licence (i.e. not substantial amounts and only for your reasonable, personal use).
Currently there is no ‘page fidelity’ between the hard copy book and the eBook version. This is something the industry as a whole is grappling with and eBook reader manufacturers and application developers are, we understand, investigating ways to resolve this. However, LexisNexis titles are navigable by paragraph number, which will usually replicate the hard copy. This, together with detailed table of contents and index, as well as keyword search, should remedy the lack of consistent page numbering.
When you download an eBook, it’s typically placed in My Library, My Downloads or in My eBooks (all of which are found in My Computer/My Documents…). You can usually find your eBooks by browsing to My Documents, then opening the applicable folder. LexisNexis epub files contain the unique ISBN in the file name, so you can easily search your hard drive using the eBook ISBN number (find this on the LexisNexis eBooks home page LexisNexis eBooks home page).
In some instances, your firewall/virus software may block your ability to download the eReader software. Since the download uses ‘pop-up’ technology, be sure that pop-ups are not blocked and that you aren’t using any type of internet ‘accelerator’. If you are still having trouble you may need to speak to your helpdesk or IT support to customise your firewall settings.
More information coming soon…
External links in your eBook in Adobe Digital Editions for Mac are only supported by the Safari browser. You will need to make Safari your default browser or alternatively copy/paste any links you wish to access into your browser address.
If the link is not displaying for any other reason, please contact us.
Please email suggestions and feedback to email@example.com.