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

Our Digital Editions FAQ covers issues related to download and use of our ebook files.



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