About Ignatius Press E-Books

Please note: Ignatius Press e-books cannot be printed. From the date of purchase you will have 21 days (maximum five download attempts) to download your file(s). Please note that we are unable to replace lost, deleted or otherwise misplaced files. We highly recommend that you backup your eBook files.

Ignatius Press e-books are available in .prc and .epub format. Both file types can be read on your computer or laptop using reading programs that are free to download. The most popular is Calibre, which can be used on both a Mac or PC. Calibre can read both file types. Adobe Digital Editions can also be used to read e-books, but is limited to reading epub files only. Adobe Digital Editions can be downloaded on both a Mac or a PC.

Reading Ignatius Press e-books on your Kindle

Mobipocket files (.prc files) can be uploaded to Kindle using the instructions below.

Transferring Ignatius Press e-books to Kindle

Wireless Kindle transfer

You can transfer your Ignatius Press e-book wirelessly into your Kindle by using your dedicated Kindle email address. (This address can be found on the Manage Your Kindle page at Amazon.) Download the e-book file to your computer. Email the file to your dedicated Kindle email address and Kindle will wirelessly deliver the file directly into your Kindle. Please note: The eBook will show up in the Documents category of the Kindle, not under the Books category.

Using Your Kindle USB Cable

To transfer your Ignatius Press e-book using your Kindle USB cable, connect the cable to your Kindle. If you are using a PC, your Kindle content folders will appear as a removable drive in Windows Explorer. If you are using a Mac, your Kindle content folders will appear in Mac OS Finder. (If you have an optional SD memory card installed, it will also appear as a drive independent of the Kindle).

Transferring e-books to your Kindle

  1. Download your file from Ignatius Press
  2. Connect the USB cable (provided with your Kindle) to the Kindle and your computer.
  3. Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would normally find an external USB drive.
  4. Open your Kindle drive. You should see a folder entitled "documents."
  5. Transfer the downloaded files into the "documents" folder of your Kindle.
  6. Using your computer, eject your Kindle from your computer. The content you transferred should now appear in Home. 

Transferring e-books to Kindle Fire

  1. Download your file from Ignatius Press
  2. Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer with a micro-USB cable
  3. Slide the arrow from right to left to unlock your Kindle
  4. Open the Kindle Fire drive on your computer. Your Kindle Fire will appear as an external
  5. storage drive or volume on the computer's desktop. Note that Kindle Fire is not usable as a device while connected to your computer as a storage drive or volume
  6. Drag and drop your content into the applicable content folder.
  7. When you are done transferring files, press the Disconnect button at the bottom of the Kindle
  8. Fire screen and eject it from your computer, then unplug the USB cable.

Transferring e-books to Kindle Touch

  1. Once you've connected your Kindle Touch to a computer with the USB cable, your Kindle Touch will appear in the same location as external USB drives usually appear. For Windows users, this is typically in the "Computer" or "My Computer" menu. For Mac users, the drive will appear on the desktop.
  2. Open the Kindle drive. You will see several folders inside, one of which will be named "documents." This is the folder you will move the downloaded file into.
  3. Locate the downloaded file and copy it into the documents folder. You can generally copy files by clicking and dragging the file to the folder.
  4. Using your computer, safely eject your Kindle Touch from your computer and unplug the USB cable. Your content will appear on the Home screen.

Reading Ignatius Press e-books on your Nook, Sony e-Reader, Kobo e-Reader

ePub files can be transferred to the various e-readers using the instructions below. ePub is basically a .zip file that contains a collection of text files and images. Please note: If your epub downloads as a zip file, you will need to change the extension. Do not attempt to extract the file. Follow these instructions to change the extension:

Click on the zip file once to "highlight" it. Click on it again so that you can manipulate the file name. Delete the letters zip after the period and type epub. Hit enter or okay. If a pop-up window asks you if you are sure you want to change the extension, hit yes. You will now have an epub file.

Transferring e-books to your Nook, or Sony eReader

  1. Download your file from Ignatius Press
  2. Download the free Adobe Digital Editions software here
  3. Open Adobe Digital Editions
  4. Add your e-book to Adobe Digital Editions, click Library>Add.
  5. Connect Nook/Sony reader to computer via USB Cable, you should then see a Nook/Sony reader icon in the left column of Adobe Digital Editions.
  6. Drag-and-drop your new e-book(s) to the Nook icon. If this is the very first time you've put Adobe Digital Editions content on your Nook/Sony reader, it might ask if you want to authorize your device, you do.

Transferring e-books to your Kobo eReader:

You must be connected to the Internet.

  1. Connect your eReader to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. Tap Connect on your eReader screen.
  3. On your computer, go to the folder where your eBook is saved.
  4. Right-click your book file and select Open With, then Adobe Digital Editions. The program should start automatically, download your book, and open it.
  5. Click the library icon to switch to your library view.
  6. Select your new book and drag it to the Kobo eReader bookshelf. Your new book is now ready to read on your eReader.

Reading Ignatius Press e-books on Apple devices

You can transfer your epub(s) to your reading device using the iBooks app. To download the iBooks application and use the iBookstore, you need an Internet connection and an iTunes Store account.

iPod Touch:

Download the e-book using your computer. Then, in iTunes, choose File > Add to Library. Connect iPod touch to your computer, select the book in the Books pane in iTunes, then sync iPod touch.


Download the e-book using your computer, then add it to your iTunes library. Connect iPad to your computer, select the book in the Books pane in iTunes, then sync iPad.


Use iTunes to sync your books between iPhone and your computer. When iPhone is connected to your computer, the Books pane lets you select which items to sync. Sync an ePub book to iPhone: Download the book using your computer. Then, in iTunes, choose File > Add to Library. Connect iPhone to your computer, select the book in the Books pane in iTunes, then sync iPhone.

You can also download the epub file directly on your Apple product by accessing the confirmation email and clicking on the download link.

Read ePub on PDAs

There are too many to list here. Check the website of your hardware device for information about how to read ePub ebooks and ePub documents.

Read ePub e-books inside Firefox

Firefox users can download EPUBReader, a free add-on that lets you read the contents of any ePub book right inside their favorite browser without requiring any special software.

This add-on will simply uncompress that zip file and display the contents inside your browser.

In regular course, if you click on a link that points to an ePub file, Firefox will prompt you to to save that file onto the hard-drive but with this add-on installed, the ebook will directly open inside your Firefox tab like any other web page.

Additionally, you can open any ePub file that's on your desktop using the File -> Open File menu in Firefox. All the ebook are automatically stored in your Firefox profile under a separate sub-directory.

Due to the fact that new e-readers are introduced on a fairly regular basis, it is hard for Ignatius Press to provide download instructions for all e-readers. If you own a device that we do not list, and it's not clear how to transfer or download your Ignatius Press e-book, please refer to your user manual, or email customer service associated with your product.

Enjoy your Ignatius Press e-book!

Audio Books

Click on the link to start your download. When asked whether to open or save the file, click save and choose where on your computer you wish to save it.

Once the download is complete, you will have a zip folder containing mp3 files. If you use a Mac computer or laptop, you will not need to unzip the folder. Please see the instructions below on how to transfer your files to iTunes.

Double click on the zip folder

Select all of the mp3 files and then right click. Click the option to Extract All. A pop up window comes up asking where you want to extract the files. Click on Desktop (or wherever else you wish to save the files) and then click on the button Make a New Folder. Name the folder the name of your audio download. Click okay.

If your default media player is Quicktime or Windows Media Player, the file will automatically open if you double click on it. In order to get the entire audio download into either player, you will need to select all files, and drag and drop them to create a playlist.

To transfer files to iTunes:

  1. Open iTunes
  2. Under the File menu, select Add Folder to Library. Navigate to the folder that contains your mp3 files, select it and hit enter.
  3. In iTunes, select all of the files you just added to your library. (You may have to search for them using the title of the audio book).
  4. Go to the File menu and select Get Info. A pop up window will ask you if you are sure you want to edit information for multiple files. Click Yes.
  5. Click on the Options tab.
  6. Where it says Media Kind, click on the arrow that reads Music and a drop down menu will show up. Select Audiobook and click ok.
  7. Back to iTunes, go to the Books icon on the left hand menu to listen to your audio book.