Microsoft Press eBook Formats

We offer many of our books in the EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats. EPUB is a format compatible with many smartphones and eReader devices. MOBI is the native format for all Kindle eReaders and tablets. PDFs can be opened on any Mac or PC, as well as on many smartphones. If you download the eBook file to your computer, you can then copy it to a portable eReader, Kindle, NOOK, Windows Phone, Android phone or tablet, iPhone or iPad, or another smartphone.

Purchasing and downloading eBooks

After completing your purchase, the eBook files will be available on your Account page for downloading to your computer's hard drive.

Choosing the right file format

  • PC or Mac — EPUB or PDF
  • iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch — EPUB or PDF
  • Kindle and Kindle Fire — MOBI or PDF
  • Android — EPUB
  • NOOK, NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet — EPUB
  • Sony Reader and Other eReaders — EPUB

If page fidelity is important to you, choose the PDF version of a book; it exactly reproduces the original printed page. The EPUB and MOBI formats reflow the content to fit the screen, which can be better for smaller screens, and allow the user to control font type, font size, and other layout settings.

There are many popular eBook reader apps available online and in the major app stores. Follow the instructions within the apps for transferring and opening your eBook files.