Books that work wherever you want

At Ilex we’re very proud of making sure we deliver files that anyone can use easily, and just as proud of not applying Digital Rights Management (DRM). By trusting you, our customers, we give you the flexibility you deserve (and that closed systems like Kindle or iBooks don’t).

PDF (Spreads)

iPad featuring Moodscapes landscape
Adobe PDF is a standard file which can be read on desktop computers and most phones and tablets. It retains the original styling. You can zoom in and out entirely proportionally. Spreads are the two-page views you would see if you opened the book, meaning the designer’s intention is conveyed and no images are cut – if there is only one PDF file offered, it will be this type.

PDF (Pages)

iPad featuring Lara Jade Fashion 101
Adobe PDF is a standard file which can be read on desktop computers and most phones and tablets. It retains the original styling. You can zoom in and out entirely proportionally. Pages are single pages from the book, which can be easier to view on smaller devices. We have started adding these and if they are available it’ll be indicated in the product description.

ePub

iPad-Pics
The industry standard for re-flowable files used on eBook devices including the Sony Reader series, as well as many software applications on Android, Windows, Mac OS and iOS devices (including Apple’s iBooks).

Mobi

Kindle with Lara Jade Fashion 101 on screen
Mobi is similar to ePub, in that it is a re-flowable format, but specific to Amazon’s Kindle devices. That means that, like a word processor document, you can increase or decrease the type size, but the original design is sacrificed.

How we give you digital freedom

If you buy digital books for a Kindle, you can only read them on Kindle devices or Kindle apps. That’s a lot of devices, but it certainly isn’t all of them. It’s called Digital Rights Management, or DRM.
When you buy a print book, you own the book and you can read it wherever you like. We believe our digital books should be the same…
…so when you buy a digital book from us, you get to keep the file and use it on whatever device you like. You can even give it as a present (though if you want to keep a copy for yourself, you need to buy another – fair is fair!)