Information on Jiva E-Books

Where Can I Get E-Books From Jiva Publications?

We offer e-books at our store. Additionally, we also sell our e-books on Amazon and Apple Books.

Buying in our store instead of Amazon or Apple has the following advantages for you:

  • Price: you receive a discount if you have purchased the printed book or audio lectures corresponding to that e-book. Also, we offer discounts for people living in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
  • Future discounts: after buying the e-book, you will receive a discount if you want to buy the printed book or audio lectures corresponding to that e-book.
  • No vendor lock-in: After purchasing once you will have access to two files: .epub and .mobi or azw3 so that you are free to choose on which device and with which software you prefer to read.

Can I get a Discount If I Have Purchased the Print Book or Audio Classes?

Yes! If you have bought the printed hardcopy of a book or the corresponding class recordings we offer a discount for every e-book available at jiva.org. We cannot offer discounts for purchases in the Amazon and Apple Books market places. Please reach out to store at jiva.org by email.

Additionally, when you buy in our store then you get access to both files, whereas on Amazon and Apple books you get only one file format, which is used by the respective vendor.

Jiva E-Books on Smartphones

Can I read the books on my smartphone?

Yes, you can! There are two possibilities, depending on the reading app which you prefer. After your purchase, you can download two file formats (.epub and .mobi or azw3) so that you can choose freely.

Using an Epub Reading App

As a reading app for the epub file, we recommend using Google Play Books on Android smartphones or tablets.

On iPhone, iPad, and Mac we recommend Apple Books or Calibre.

With these apps, you can open the .epub file which is available for you after purchase.

Using the Kindle Reader App

Alternatively, you can use the Kindle Reader app. With this app, you can open the .mobi or azw3 file which is available for you after purchase.

Which E-Book Reader Can I Use on My Android Smartphone?

As a reading app for the epub file, we recommend using either Google Play Books (.epub file) or Kindle Reader app (.mobi or azw3 file). Both apps are free. You can download both files after your purchase.

Which E-Book Reader Can I Use on My iPhone?

As a reading app for your iPhone or iPad, we recommend using either Apple Books (.epub file) or the Kindle Reader app (.mobi or azw3 file). Both apps are free. You can download both files after your purchase.

Jiva E-Books on Tablets

Can I Read the E-Books on My iPad?

Yes, you can read the e-books purchased on jiva.org on your iPad. There are two options depending on which reading software you prefer:

Using Apple Books or Another Epub Reading App

We recommend that you use the Apple Books app, which you can download in your app store. With this app, you can open the .epub file which is available for you after purchase.

Using the Kindle Reader App

Alternatively, you can use the free Kindle Reader app. With this app, you can open the .mobi or azw3 file which is available for you after purchase.

Can I Read the E-Books on My Tablet (Not iPad)?

Yes, you can read on your tables the e-books purchased on jiva.org. There are two options depending on which reading software you prefer:

Using the Kindle Reader App

Alternatively, you can use the Kindle Reader app. With this app, you can open the .mobi or azw3 file which is available for you after purchase.

Using an Epub Reading App

On Android, we recommend using Google Play Books for reading the .epub file but there are many alternatives available.

Which E-Book Reader Can I Use on My Ipad?

As a reading app for your iPhone or iPad, we recommend using either Apple Books (.epub file) or the Kindle Reader app (.mobi or azw3 file). Both apps are free. You can download both files after your purchase.

Jiva E-Books on E-Book Readers

Can I Read the E-Books on My Kindle?

Yes, after the purchase you have access to both a .mobi or azw3 file (for Kindle) as well as an epub file that can be opened on most other epub readers. In this way, you can read the book on most e-book reader devices that are available.

Can I Read the E-Books on My Kobo/Nook/Sony/Tolino E-Book Reader?

Yes, after the purchase you have access to both a .mobi or azw3 file (for Kindle) as well as an .epub file that can be opened on most epub readers other than Amazon Kindle. In this way, you can read the book on most e-book reader devices that are available.

Jiva E-Books on Other Computers

Which E-Book Reader Can I Use on My Laptop Computer?

As a reading app for your Apple computer we recommend using Calibre, Apple Books (.epub file) or Kindle reader app (.mobi or azw3 file). All apps are free. You can download both files after your purchase.

For Windows tablets and computers there are a variety of apps that can open the .epub file. Please see the following list: Top 10 Best Epub Readers for Windows. For example, Calibre or Freda seem to be promising.

Alternatively, you can use the Kindle Reader app for the .mobi or azw3 file which you also receive after your purchase.

Can I read the e-book on multiple devices?

Yes, there are no restrictions. You can have your e-book on your laptop, tablet, phone, e-book reader simultaneously.

The Apple Books app is too slow to read Bhakti Sandarbha

It seems that the current version of Apple Books on Mac OS is not able to give a smooth reading experience for ebooks as large as Bhakti Sandarbha. Thus, we recommend alternative reader apps, such as Calibre (for epub file) or Kindle reader app (.mobi or azw3 file). Both apps are free of charge.

The Kindle app on my Mac crashes when I try to open the .mobi file

The Kindle Reader version 1.30 on Mac OS seems to be not able to open .mobi or azw3 ebook files. If you want to read with the Kindle app on your Mac we recommend to send your ebook file to your amazon kindle account by email.

Here is more info how to do so:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/02/07/upload-ebooks-documents-kindle-account/
https://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle (this official help pages seems rather confusing)

If you are reading only on your Mac or other Apple devices and do not need to sync your notes, highlights, and page count to a Kindle device, then you could also use other ebook reading apps, such as Apple Books, Calibre, and use the epub file instead of the mobi file.

File Formats

Which E-Book File Formats Do You Offer?

After purchasing once in our store you will have access to two files: .epub and .mobi or azw3 so that you are free to choose on which device (e-book reader, tablet, smartphone, laptop) and with which software you prefer to read. Thus, you are not locked into a specific vendor but can read on all major devices and platforms available today, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Barnes and Nobles Nook, Kobo, Tolino, etc.

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