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How to Download RYA eBooks

Download a Taster First

Please download a free "Taster" on your chosen platform before you purchase a full eBook. This ensures that your device is compatible and that you are happy with the content before committing to buy.

You can download a Taster using the RYA Books app (install instructions below). Open the app and navigate to the Tasters section. There's no need to log in. Alternatively, download a sample from Apple Books or Google Play Books.

How to Download RYA eBooks

Select Your Device/Platform:

iOS
Apple App Store Logo
  1. Tap "Download on the App Store" to download RYA Books on your iOS device.
  2. Open the RYA Books app.
  3. If you bought an eBook through the RYA website, tap "Log In" in the top right corner. Enter your email address and your RYA Books app password. You can reset your password by tapping "Forgotten Your Password?"
  4. You don't need to log in to buy eBooks through the RYA Books app. Simply browse the eBook categories and tap an eBook to make your purchase.
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  6. Navigate to My eBooks > Owned. Tap an "Available" eBook to download it. Your downloaded eBooks will be stored in My eBooks > Downloaded.
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Windows 10
Microsoft Store
  1. Click "Get it from Microsoft" to download RYA eBooks on your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 device.
  2. Open the RYA eBooks app.
  3. Expand the left-hand menu and click "Log In".
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  5. Enter your email address and your RYA Books app password. You can reset your password by clicking "Forgotten Your Password?"
  6. Navigate to My eBooks > Owned. Tap an "Available" eBook to download it. Your downloaded eBooks will be stored in My eBooks > Downloaded. If you can't see your eBook, please minimise the left-hand menu.
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Windows 7

Please email ebooks@rya.org.uk for the Windows 7 version of the RYA Books app.

Please note: We cannot guarantee that the Windows 7 app will be compatible with devices running older versions of Windows. In this instance, we recommend using Online Access or an alternative platform.

Android
Google Play
  1. Tap "Get it on Google Play" to download RYA Books on your Android device.
  2. Open the RYA Books app.
  3. If you bought an eBook through the RYA website, open the menu and tap "Log In". Enter your email address and your RYA Books app password. You can reset your password by tapping "Forgotten Your Password?"
  4. You don't need to log in to buy eBooks in-app. Simply browse the eBook categories and tap an eBook to make your purchase.
  5. Android Screen Shot
  6. Navigate to My eBooks > Owned. Tap an "Available" eBook to download it. Your downloaded eBooks will be stored in My eBooks > Downloaded. Android Screen Shot

Apple Books
iBooks Logo
  1. Click "Get it on Apple Books" to view available RYA Apple Books.
  2. Buy your Apple Book directly through the Books app on your iOS or MacOS device.

Your Apple Books are available on all iOS or MacOS devices that are signed into your Apple ID.

Please note: Your payment is processed by Apple. RYA Books won't transfer to Apple Books, and vice versa.

For Apple Books support, visit https://support.apple.com/en-gb/itunes.

Google Play Books
Google Play Buttton
  1. Click "Get it on Google Play" to view available RYA Google Play Books.
  2. Buy your Google Play Book from the Google Play Store on your Android or iOS device, or your PC.

Your Google Play Books are available on all devices that are signed into your Google Play account.

Please note: Your Payment is processed by Google. RYA Books won't transfer to Google Play Books, and vice versa.

For Google Play Books support, visit https://support.google.com/googleplay?hl=en-GB#topic=3364260.

Online Access
Online Access Button

Online Access allows you to view your eBooks using any web browser

Online Access
  1. Purchase your RYA eBook on the RYA website.
  2. Click the black Online Access button on the eBook product page (you can find this in the Product Description) and log in with your email address and RYA Books password.
MacOS

Shortly, we will retire the RYA Books app for Mac. It's based on ageing technology that doesn't support our latest eBook functionality and no longer reflects our high quality standards.

The RYA Books app for MacOS is currently compatible with MacOS Mojave, but we strongly suggest switching to another platform. Online Access and Apple Books are both recommended alternatives for MacOS.

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

Support

If your query isn't covered by our FAQs, please contact ebooks@rya.org.uk and supply the following information:

  • Your device details (iOS, Android, Windows 10, for example).
  • Your operating system (iOS 11, Android 9, Windows 10, Windows 7, for example).
  • A full description of the issue you're experiencing.
  • Details of any actions that you've taken to rectify the issue.
  • Screenshots of any error messages.
  • Confirmation that you've read the FAQs and Related Pages at the top of the page.
  • If you have an eBook voucher query, please contact your RYA Training Centre for assistance.

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