Community – Downloading a Digital Review Copy on iPad or iPhone with PocketBook Reader

Downloading to an iPad/iPhone Using PocketBook Reader

New to reading digital review copies on an Apple device? We recommend the PocketBook Reader app.

  1. Download the PocketBook Reader app from the app store. It looks like this:  
  2. Once downloaded, open the app, agree to the terms of use, and enter an email address to create your PocketBook account. Continue through the registration prompts. Once you’ve entered your password, you’ll be taken to the “PocketBook Cloud” home screen.
  3. Click on Settings in the lower right corner.
  4. Select Accounts and then Adobe DRM. This is where you will either create your Adobe ID or log in with an already existing AdobeID.
  5. Click on the plus sign in the top right corner of the page. On the resulting page, click Create Adobe ID, or log in with an existing Adobe account. (If Adobe takes you to a 404 Error Page, don’t be alarmed – this is a broken link on Adobe’s site, but your account has been created!)
  6. In PocketBook, enter your newly-created Adobe credentials (or your existing credentials if you didn’t have to set up a new account).***IMPORTANT STEP TO NOTE***
    On the Adobe sign-in page of PocketBook, you must select Adobe ID in the “Adobe DRM Vendor” drop-down list, found above the email address field or your Adobe login credentials will fail.

    Once you are signed in here, your Adobe ID is officially connected. This is a one-time-only step!

  7. Open Community and locate the title you want to download. Click the download icon (Or, click the Download button in an approval email). 
  8. Make sure that you have the Standard Format selected on the pop-up instead of Kindle. Tap Continue.
  9. A dialogue box will appear with a message reminding you that you are receiving a copyrighted file. You’ll then see a box like this (below). Click Download!

  10. Next to the address bar in your browser, click the down-arrow to open your recent downloads. There you will find the file you’ve just downloaded (which will be the title’s ISBN). Click on the file.
  11. Next, you’ll see what appears to be a page of HTML. No worries. Select the Share icon, shown below, and choose Copy to PocketBook.
    Voila! Your book should now be ready to read in PocketBook.


Get more help with Adobe Digital Editions here.

If you have issues seeing the PocketBook Reader as a download option on your device, see additional troubleshooting information here.