Many MSU Press titles are available in electronic formats via our own shopping cart and through outside distributors. These distributors include:


E-books from Michigan State University Press

Select Michigan State University Press titles are available in electronic format. You can download e-books from our shopping cart directly to your computer or handheld device and read them using Adobe® Digital Editions software, a free download from Adobe available for PC and Mac, as well as for e-book devices such as the  Barnes & Noble Nook, the Kobo eReader, the Sony E-reader, as well as other devices (see full list at http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices). (Please note that other devices, including Amazon’s Kindle devices, are locked to their own stores and won’t be able to load e-books bought at our site. We do sell many of these e-book titles at Amazon as well, and encourage all Kindle device owners to check the Amazon site for MSU Press titles to put on your Kindle.)

Our two options and prices

While  in the MSU Press shopping cart, you will need to choose one of these e-book options for your selected eBook format:

  • Perpetual ownership at list price
  • 30-day ownership for $7.00

Please note that these two options are available for most, but not all, of our e-books.

Registration for Adobe® Digital Editions

After choosing a licensing option and successfully completing the purchase of an e-book through the Michigan State University Press shopping cart, you will receive an order confirmation and a link to download your e-book, as well as a link to Adobe’s Digital Editions software. The Adobe® Digital Editions software includes single-user digital rights management that requires the user to create an Adobe ID before accessing the content. Downloaded e-books can only be accessed by a single user ID, however up to six unique devices may be registered per ID, so you can backup, copy, or transfer digital content between devices. After the Adobe Digital Editions software has been installed and you have registered a valid ID with Adobe software, the content will remain accessible for the duration of your ownership period, even offline.

For further information on using Adobe’s Digital Editions software, please consult the Adobe’s Digital Editions FAQ at http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/faq/