E-books are electronic formatted text that can be read on devices such as e-readers, tablets, smartphones, and computers. Currently the Church is developing ePub-formatted e-books that can be found at EPUB Manuals on LDS.org.
- 1 Church-supported e-book formats
- 2 New Projects
- 3 New Projects
- 4 E-book Files for Testing
Church-supported e-book formats
There are many formats for e-books available. The Church is currently supporting three specific formats that cover a wide range of devices; specifically ePub, Mobi, and KF8.
Current e-book formats the Church is looking to create and support Format Devices That Use This Format ePub B&N Nook, Sony reader, Kobo, iOS devices, Android devices, most smartphones and tablets Mobi E-Ink Kindles, Kindle Fire
New Teachings of Presidents of the Church Manual Coming Soon
We will be posting ePub and mobi (Kindle format) versions of the Teachings of Presidents of the Church manual for 2014 soon.
As always, we are looking for testers for these e-books. You will also be able to download these e-books directly from the Amazon Kindle Store, iTunes iBookstore, Kobo eBookstore, Google Play, and Barnes & Noble.
We ask that you leave your technical feedback here to make sure and fix any bugs that might arise.
Current 3rd Party Publishing Channels
- Holy Bible - ePub
- Triple Combination - ePub
- Book of Mormon - ePub
- Holy Bible - Kindle
- Triple Combination - Kindle
- Book of Mormon - Kindle
Amazon Kindle Store
Using Calibre to Transfer E-Books to Your Device
Calibre is an excellent free software tool to transfer e-books to your device.
For Kindle users, *do not use the ePub format, instead use either mobi or Kindle format. Otherwise the conversion from epub to a readable Kindle format will not perfectly render properly.
Cost per download
There is an associated cost to readers to download e-books from some of these third party stores. Amazon and Barnes & Noble require a minimum of $0.99-$2.99 (depending on the file size) to distribute e-books in their respective stores. E-books in the iTunes iBookstore will be available for free. This is not because we favor one distributor over another, but what the minimum requirements for each store are.
E-book Files for Testing
- Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson (Kindle format)
- Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson (mobi format)
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