Digital Editions

As the publishing world evolves to embrace the digital marketplace, Wisdom is pleased to offer digital editions of many of our titles. For your convenience, each title is provided as a bundle of three downloadable DRM-free files, in formats compatible with popular ebook Readers and software. Digital editions are a new and meaningful expression of Wisdom’s nonprofit mission to preserve and transmit important works from all the major Buddhist traditions, demonstrating our commitment to provide faster, easier, and more cost-effective worldwide access to the great resource of Buddhism. By purchasing DRM-free digital editions from Wisdom, you are contributing an essential resource towards sustaining our mission as well as the work of our authors, translators, and other contributors.

DRM-Free Downloadable Files


Digital Rights Management (DRM) refers to technological constraints used to implement usage rights and copyright protection for digital media. DRM-encoded ebook files can only be used with specific devices, while DRM-free files can be used with any reader or software that can open the file format. In keeping with our mission to facilitate the transmission of Buddhist knowledge, Wisdom has chosen to offer DRM-free files that you can download for use on your preferred reading devices as well as preserve in your personal library for future device migration.

Three File Formats for Popular Readers

Wisdom digital editions are provided as a bundle of three ebook file formats, compatible with popular ebook readers and software. The ebook file format offers many useful features including fluid formatting and the ability to search, navigate, copy and print text.

Amazon Kindle Mobi
The Mobi file format is used with Amazon Kindle readers. Free Kindle reading apps are also available from Amazon.com for use on many smartphones, computers and tablets.
ePub ePub
The ePub format is a free and open ebook standard created by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). ePub files can be used with many popular readers including the Nook, Kobo and Sony Reader. Free ePub reading apps are available for computers and popular devices including iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.
The Adobe PDF format is a widely supported standard, presenting a faithful representation of the printed book. In addition to hyperlinks, copy and print features, PDF files offer the ability to highlight and make annotations on the text. Free PDF reading apps are available for computers and popular devices including iPad, iPhone, Nook and Windows Phone.

Digital Editions FAQ

About Wisdom Digital Editions

What ebook file formats are available from Wisdom?
Wisdom offers each title as a bundle of three file formats: Mobi, ePub and PDF.

What readers are Wisdom’s ebooks compatible with?
The file formats Wisdom provides are compatible with most popular consumer devices, including: Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Windows Phone, Nook, Kobo and Sony Reader.

Can I read Wisdom digital editions on my computer?
Wisdom digital editions are compatible with many free reader apps available for desktop and laptop computers, such as Kindle Reader, Adobe Digital Editions, Adobe Reader and Calibre.

How do I let Wisdom know about errors in digital editions?
If you find any errors in your ebook files, please email our Production department using the Contact form on our website.

Purchasing Digital Editions

Who can I contact for help with my order?
Online orders for Wisdom are managed by Publishers Storage & Shipping Corp. (PSSC). Please call the PSSC customer service line at (800)-272-4050, 9AM - 5PM Monday - Friday EST (GMT -5), or email them at [email protected].

Is it safe to buy from wisdompubs.org?
Yes. Our server supports secure transactions so you can use your credit card with confidence.

How are my files delivered?
After completing your online order, you will receive an email message from Publishers Storage & Shipping Corp. (PSSC) containing your Order Confirmation. For each title purchased you will see three links to download the three file types: Mobi, ePub and PDF.

Download and Installation

How do I download my ebook files to my computer?
Your Order Confirmation email from PSSC will contain links to your ebook files. Control-click or right-click each link with your mouse to save the files to your computer.

How do I put my files on my Kindle Reader or other readers?
After downloading your files to your computer, attach your Kindle Reader with the USB cable. Mobi files can then be dragged to the Kindle icon on your desktop. For detailed instructions, please refer to Amazon.com.

How do I put my ebook files on my iPad IPhone, or other tablet device?
Your Order Confirmation email from PSSC will contain links to your ebook files. Tap each link to open the file on your device. You should be given an option to open the file with the default application, or to choose an application. Alternatively after downloading your files to your computer, open iTunes and drag ePub files to the main window. You can now sync your ebook files with your iPhone. To read ebooks on the iPhone you must have a reader app such as the iBooks app installed.

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