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Reading Your RYA eBooks

You have the choice to download and read RYA eBooks in the way that works best for you. There are several ways that you can read RYA eBooks:

  • RYA Books apps.
  • iBooks.
  • Online access.

We also want to give you the flexibility to enjoy RYA eBooks on a variety of different devices. So, keep reading to discover how to purchase an eBook and how to access it on your device.

Accessible eBooks

We're committed to producing eBooks that everyone can enjoy.

We're in the process of releasing all RYA eBooks as iBooks, so we can take full advantage Apple's intuitive accessibility features. If you require an accessible RYA eBook, we recommend purchasing an iBook (an ever-increasing number of our eBooks are available in the iBooks Store).

Latest News

In January 2018, we updated or changed several of our eBook platforms to improve performance and compatibility. 

How to Buy eBooks

You can purchase RYA eBooks in three ways:

  1. Through the RYA web shop.
  2. Within the RYA Books app ("in-app").
  3. Through the iBooks Store.

We recommend downloading an eBook sample, or "Taster", on your chosen platform (instructions below) before you purchase a full eBook. This gives you the opportunity to "try before you buy" and ensures compatibility with your device.

1. The RYA Web Shop

You can buy eBooks from the RYA web shop. Once you've purchased an eBook, you'll receive login details for the RYA Books app, which you use to access your eBooks.

These login details allow you to sync your eBooks, bookmarks and notes across three devices.

Your eBook purchases will be linked to your existing RYA account (as long as you use the same email address). If you're an RYA member, you're also entitled to a discount when you buy through the RYA web shop.

Please take care not to duplicate your RYA web shop purchases by buying the same book "in-app" (see below). And remember, your RYA Books login details are different from your RYA website login.

2. In-App

You can buy eBooks directly through the RYA Books apps for iOS, Android and Kindle. We call these "in-app" purchases.

Your payment will be processed by Apple, Google or Amazon and your eBooks will be attached to your app store ID. You won’t receive RYA Books login details to view these eBooks, and you don’t need them.

You can access these eBooks on any number of devices that use the same operating system, as long as you’ve installed the RYA Books app.

We don’t handle your "in-app" purchase payments, so we’re unable to apply any discounts. If you want to take advantage of your RYA Members’ discount, please buy your eBooks through the RYA web shop.

Please take care not to duplicate your "in-app" purchase by buying the same eBook through the RYA web shop.

3. iBooks

We want to give people the choice to access RYA eBooks in lots of different ways. So, we’re currently in the process of releasing all our eBooks as iBooks. These are available to purchase through the iBooks Store.

Producing iBooks gives us the opportunity to take advantage of an exciting range of additional features, including enhanced functionality and accessibility options. You can access your iBooks on any iOS device or Mac, as long as you're logged in with your iTunes account.

iBooks purchases are processed by Apple and are completely separate from the RYA Books app. This means you won't be able to access your existing RYA eBooks through this platform.

Pricing

Wherever possible, we price match eBooks, iBooks and printed books. Occasionally, Apple pricing tiers don't allow us to price match exactly, but we'll get as close as we can.

How to Download Your eBooks

Select your preferred platform from the list below and follow the instructions to download and start enjoying your RYA eBooks.

iOS
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Follow the instructions below to download RYA eBooks on your iOS device. 

  • Requires iOS 8.0 or later.

RYA Web Shop Purchases

  1. Click the link above to download RYA Books for iOS.
  2. Open the RYA Books app.
  3. Tap "Log In" in the top right corner.
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  5. Enter your email address and the password you received when you made your purchase from the RYA web shop (please check your junk folder, or reset your password).
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  7. Tap "My eBooks" and you’ll see your purchased eBooks in the "Owned" section.
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  9. Tap to download a purchased eBook or view a sample, or "Taster". Once you’ve downloaded an eBook, it’ll appear under "My eBooks" in the "Downloaded" section.
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In-App Purchases

  1. Click the link above to download RYA Books for iOS.
  2. Open the RYA Books app (you don’t need to log in).
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  4. Browse the categories to find eBooks that you’d like to purchase.
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  6. Tap to make a purchase or view a sample, or "Taster". Please note: your purchase will be processed by Apple and attached to your iTunes account.
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You can read your downloaded eBooks as many times as you like, whenever you like, even when you’re offline.

Push Notifications

When you download RYA Books for iOS, you’ll be asked whether you’d like to accept "push notifications." This feature alerts you when a new eBook is ready to view or download.

You can also activate this feature by opening your iOS Settings > Notifications > RYA Books > Allow Notifications.

iBooks

iOS and Mac users also have the option to purchase iBooks from the iBooks Store. You can find out more about this here.

Please note: your existing RYA eBooks will not transfer to iBooks.

Windows
Microsoft Store

Follow the instructions below to download eBooks on your Windows device. 

  • Requires Windows 8.1 or later.
  1. Click the link above to download RYA eBooks for Windows.
  2. Open the RYA eBooks app.
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  4. Open the left-hand menu and click "Log In".
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  6. Enter your email address and the password you received when you made your purchase from the RYA web shop (please check your junk folder, or reset your password).
  7. Click "My eBooks" in the left-hand menu.
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  9. Hide the left-hand menu to view your "Owned" eBooks.
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  11. Click to download a purchased eBook or download a sample, or "Taster". You’ll have the choice to view your eBook online or download it to your device.
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For Windows XP to Windows 7 devices, please email ebooks@rya.org.uk for an RYA Books install file.

You can read your downloaded eBooks as many times as you like, whenever you like, even when you’re offline.

Android
Google Play

Follow the instructions below to download eBooks on your Android device. 

  • Requires Android 4.4 or later.

RYA Web Shop Purchases

  1. Click or tap the link above to download RYA Books for Android.
  2. Open the RYA Books app.
  3. Android Screen Shot
  4. Open the left-hand menu and click "Log In".
  5. Enter your email address and the password you received when you made your purchase from the RYA web shop (please check your junk folder, or reset your password).
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  7. Click or tap "My eBooks" in the left-hand menu.
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  9. Hide the left-hand menu to view all of your "Owned" eBooks.
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  11. Click or tap to download a purchased eBook or view a sample, or "Taster". You have the choice to view your eBook online or download it to your device. Once you’ve downloaded an eBook, it’ll appear under "My eBooks" in the "Downloaded" section.
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"In-app" Purchases

  1. Click or tap the link above to download RYA Books for Android.
  2. Open the RYA Books app.
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  4. Open the left-hand menu and click or tap "eBooks" to browse all available eBooks.
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  6. Click or tap to download an eBook or view a sample, or "Taster". Please note: your purchase will be processed by Google and attached to your Google Play account.
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You can read your downloaded eBooks as many times as you like, whenever you like, even when you’re offline.

iBooks
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Click the "Get it on iBooks" button to view available RYA iBooks.

  • Requires an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 and OS X 10.9 or later.

An ever increasing number of our best-selling eBooks are now available as iBooks from the iBooks Store… and we’re adding more all the time.

Producing iBooks give us the opportunity to take advantage of a range of additional features, including enhanced functionality and accessibility options. You can access your iBooks through any Mac or iOS device, as long as you’re logged in with your iTunes account.

iBooks are completely separate from the RYA Books app. This means that your purchases are processed by Apple and you won’t be able to access your existing RYA eBooks using this platform.

You can read your iBooks as many times as you like, whenever you like, even when you’re offline.

Online Access
Online Access Button

We also provide Online Access to eBooks. This means that you can view your eBooks using any web browser.

We've added links to each eBook product page in the RYA web shop. Simply click the link and log in with the RYA Books username and password that you received when you made your eBook purchase through the RYA web shop. We recommend bookmarking these links for easy access!

Please note: you need an active internet connection to access your eBooks online.

Online Access
Mac

We will shortly be retiring the RYA Books app for Mac, because it’s based on ageing technology that no longer reflects our high quality standards.

Don’t worry, you can continue using your existing Mac app. However, we strongly suggest switching to another platform for the best possible reading experience.

Shortly, we will no longer add new eBooks to the existing RYA Books app for Mac. But you will still be able to access your purchased eBooks with your existing login.

If you’d like to install the RYA Books app for Mac (OS X 10.6 or later), please contact ebooks@rya.org.uk for further instructions.

iBooks

iOS and Mac users also have the option to purchase iBooks from the iBooks Store. You can find out more about this here.

Please note: your existing RYA eBooks will not transfer to iBooks.

Kindle
Kindle Store Logo

We have retired the RYA Books app for Kindle Fire, because it’s based on ageing technology that no longer reflects our high quality standards.

Don’t worry, you can continue using your existing Kindle Fire app and making in-app purchases, but we strongly suggest switching to another platform for an optimum reading experience.

RYA Books for Kindle will no longer appear in the Amazon App Store, and new eBooks will not be added to the existing app. You will still be able to access your purchased eBooks with your existing login.

Important Information

  • Downloading eBooks using the RYA Books app for iOS, Android, Windows, and Kindle Fire will enable you to access your content without being connected to the internet.
  • You can log in on up to three devices but must remain logged in for continued access to any eBook bought from the RYA web shop. This three-device limit will renew regularly, so don’t worry about replacing your devices.
  • There is no provision to print or export RYA eBooks to other applications.
  • To reset your RYA Books app password, type your email in the username field and click "Reset Your Password." You’ll receive an email with a link to reset your password. You can also use this function to generate a password if you’ve misplaced your login details email.

Contact Us

Email ebooks@rya.org.uk if you have any problems downloading or accessing your eBooks.

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