Our eBooks are delivered via digital download after you check out. On the final checkout page, there is a DOWNLOAD link next to the each title you purchase. A complete list of all of the eBooks you’ve purchased is also available to you at the bottom or your Account screen. You may also download your files from this screen. In the event that you upgrade your device or have a hard-drive crash, files can be re-downloaded from your account page up to five times.
If you prefer to have your eBooks emailed to you, forward your email receipt to eBooks@BellaDist.com along with a quick note asking us to email your eBooks. Our staff will be happy to accommodate your wishes.
Transfer to your reading device should be done following your manufacturer's instructions. Most manufacturers have a user forum where detailed technical help is available. If you experience any problems with an eBook file, please contact eBooks@BellaDist.com for assistance.
Our eBooks are readable on all the major devices because we stick with the industry-standard formats. We have a format that will work with your Kindle, Nook, Sony and many other devices.
What type of format should you choose? Here are some suggestions.
Reading on your computer, laptop or similar?
Choose PDF. This is because PDFs display the pages of a book exactly as they were designed, so it looks just like the original book. With other formats, pages can look different – sometimes radically different – when displayed. Visit Adobe for the latest version.
Have a handheld device specifically designed to read books? Then choose something other than PDF. Small screens especially don't fare well with PDF.
A large number of readers and devices work with MOBI format (.prc files). The Mobi User Forum has very detailed information and links to the right downloads for different devices. Our MOBI formats are, at a minimum, compatible with:
Pocket PC (versions 2000/2002/WM 2003/WM 2005/WM 6)
Windows mobile-based Smartphones
Symbian OS (Series 6, UIQ, Series 80, Series 90)
Blackberry: Firmware 3.7 or higher (all recent). Handhelds 5800, 6500, 6700, 6200, 7100, 7200, 7500 series can be upgraded to firmware 3.7 if needed, except 5810/5820, 6750, and 6710 (with only 8MB of flash) devices.
Iliad by iRex: Mobi software is preinstalled.
Cybook Gen3 by Bookeen: Mobi software is preinstalled.
In addition, Mobi offers Mobi Desktop which can be used to read and manage files on your computer. It can import a number of other formats (like PDF) and display them with Mobi software.
ePub format is the new "PDF" developed by Adobe, and read by their Digital Editions software. Because PDFs are not as flexible as most users would like, Adobe developed this new standard that allows the file to reflow regardless of screen size. There is a growing list of devices that use ePub, including:
Your computer, netbook, laptop, anything running Windows or MacOS.
Nook by Barnes and Noble. The Nook will also read PDFs.
Sony Readers, which will also work with Sony format, of course, as well as Mobi and PDF.
Sony format works with any Sony Reader.
The information and links we've provided is based on information available to us at the web sites we've noted. We encourage you to read the manufacturers' instructions, disclaimers and information before downloading any software or making any changes to your systems.
While LGBTbookshop is primarily an eBook site, the majority of our titles are also available in print format. To order a print version, just scroll to the bottom of a title’s page and add the Print Version to your cart.