Quick Guide to APA E-books

APA's e-books offer favorite planning titles for the way you read now: on your reader, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Here's what you need to know before and after you buy.

What e-book formats does APA offer?

APA offers e-books in the three most popular formats: EPUB, MOBI, and PDF. Each file includes a bookmarked table of contents for easy navigation.

How do I purchase an e-book?

Visit APA's online bookstore. Select a product, place it in your shopping cart, and follow the directions to complete your transaction.

What happens after I make my purchase?

Once your purchase has been processed, you'll see a printable receipt on screen. You'll also receive your receipt in a confirmation e-mail from APA.

Your receipt will include a link to a webpage with a "download" button. Click the button to download your e-book. When the download is complete, save the file to your computer and your e-reading device. We also recommend saving it to an external hard drive or other type of secure backup system.

To see which e-books you've purchased, visit www.planning.org/myapa/ and click on "My Digital Items" in the left-hand menu.

May I receive a refund if I wish to return an e-book?

All e-book sales are final. No e-book refunds will be issued.

May I send the e-book I purchased to a friend?

APA e-books are intended for use only by the person who made the purchase.

Do my e-books have an expiration date?

No. You may continue to enjoy your APA e-books indefinitely, and your APA e-book files will remain in the "My Digital Items" section of your account.

Which e-book formats will work best with my device?

To see which formats and applications are compatible with your device, check out this handy guide.

Device Formats Applications
Amazon Kindle MOBI Bluefire Reader, iBooks
PDF Adobe Reader (8.x or higher)
Android smartphones EPUB Bluefire Reader, iBooks, Google Play Books
MOBI Kindle
PDF Adobe Reader (8.x or higher), Google Play Books
Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch EPUB Bluefire Reader, iBooks, Google Play Books
MOBI Kindle
PDF Adobe Reader (8.x or higher), Google Play Books
Barnes & Noble Nook EPUB Bluefire Reader, iBooks
PDF Adobe Reader (8.x or higher)
BlackBerry smartphones EPUB Bluefire Reader, iBooks
MOBI Kindle
PDF Adobe Reader (8.x or higher)
Kobo eReader EPUB Bluefire Reader, iBooks
PDF Adobe Reader (8.x or higher)
Macs and PCs EPUB Calibre, Google Play Books
MOBI Calibre
PDF Adobe Reader (8.x or higher), Google Play Books
Sony Reader EPUB Bluefire Reader, iBooks
PDF Adobe Reader (8.x or higher)
Tablets EPUB Bluefire Reader, iBooks, Google Play Books
MOBI Kindle
PDF Adobe Reader (8.x or higher), Google Play Books

What if I get a new device?

If you get a new device that's compatible with e-books you've already purchased, you may download them again from "My Digital Items" at no extra cost.

Contact Us

If you have questions about APA's e-books or need help with an e-book order you have placed, call 312-431-9100 or e-mail CustomerService@planning.org.

If you have questions about an order you placed for APA's print books, call 866-620-6945 (toll free) or e-mail PlanningBooks@planning.org.