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Buy, Redeem an eBook Voucher, and Download an RYA eBook

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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.
  • Online Access.

We're also pleased to announce our new RYA books which are available on Apple Books, and RYA Google Play Books, which you can purchase from the Google Play Store. It's important to remember that these are separate from RYA eBooks (purchasing an RYA eBook through our web shop or "in-app" doesn't give you access to a book available on Apple Books or a Google Play Book). Find out more about the benefits and how to purchase a book available on Apple Books or a Google Play Book, below.

We 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 through Apple Books and Google Play Books, so we can take full advantage Apple and Android's intuitive accessibility features. If you require an accessible RYA eBook, we recommend purchasing a book available on Apple Books (an ever-increasing number of our eBooks are available on Apple Books). 

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. Books available on Apple Books.
  4. Through the Google Play 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. Apple Books

We want to give people the choice to access RYA eBooks in lots of different ways. So, we’re currently in the process of making all our books available on Apple Books. These are available to purchase on Apple Books and view on your iOS or OSX device. 

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

Apple Books 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.

4. Google Play Books

In addition to our new books available on Apple Books, we've also started releasing our eBooks as Google Play Books. These are available to purchase through the Google Play Store and view using the Google Play Books app (available on Android, iOS and PC).

Google Play Books allow us to take advantage of the Android and iOS accessibility features, but they don't currently support complex animations, videos or enhancements.

You can access your Google Play Books on any device using the Google Play Books app, as long as you're signed in with your Google account. 

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

Pricing

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

How to Redeem an eBook Voucher

If you have an eBook voucher code, please visit www.rya.org.uk/go/redeem to redeem it. A voucher code provides you with access to an eBook through the RYA Books app. Currently, eBook vouchers cannot be used to redeem books available on Apple Books or Google Play Books. 

Once you've redeemed your voucher code, your eBook will be added to your existing RYA Books account, or an account will be created for you (your password will be emailed to you). Please note: your email address is your username. 

Please read How to Download Your eBooks for instructions to download and read your eBook.  

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 the RYA Books app on your iOS device.

  • Requires iOS 8.0 or later.

RYA Web Shop Purchases or eBook Voucher Redemption

  1. Click the "Download on the App Store" button 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 or redeemed your eBook voucher code (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 an owned 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.

Apple Books

iOS and Mac users also have the option to purchase books available on Apple Books.

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

Windows
Microsoft Store

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

  • Requires Windows 8.1 or later.
  1. Click the "Get it from Microsoft" button 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 or redeemed your eBook voucher code (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 an owned 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 or eBook Voucher Redemption

  1. Click or tap the "Get it on Google Play" button 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 "Log In".
  5. Enter your email address and the password you received when you made your purchase from the RYA web shop or redeemed your eBook voucher code (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.

Apple Books
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Click the "Get it on Apple Books" button to view available RYA books on Apple Books.

  • Requires an iOS device with iOS 10 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 and OS X 10.9 or later.

An ever increasing number of our best-selling books are now available on Apple Books… and we’re adding more all the time.

Producing books available on Apple Books give us the opportunity to take advantage of a range of additional features, including enhanced functionality and accessibility options. You can access your books through any Mac or iOS device (see requirements above), as long as you’re logged in with your iTunes account.

Books available on Apple Books 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 books available on Apple Books as many times as you like, whenever you like, even when you’re offline.

Google Play Books
Google Play Buttton

Click the "Get it on Google Play" button to view available Google Play Books.

  • Android version required varies depending on device. iOS version requires iOS 10.3 or later.

In addition to our new books available on Apple Books, we've started releasing our eBooks as Google Play Books. These are available to purchase through the Google Play Store and view using the Google Play Books app (available on Android, iOS and PC).   

Producing Google Play Books allows us to take advantage of the enhanced Android and iOS accessibility features, but they don't currently support complex animations, videos or enhancements. 

You can access your Google Play Books on any device using the Google Play Books app, as long as you're signed in with your Google account.

Google Play Books purchases are processed by Google 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.

You can read your Google Play Books as many times as you like, wherever you like, even when you're offline. 

Online Access
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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.

Apple Books

iOS and Mac users also have the option to purchase books available on Apple Books. You can find out more about this here.

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

Kindle
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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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