It’s a convenient, last minute lifesaver for teachers and parents.
An “eBook” is short for "electronic book." It is simply the digital version of the Incentive Publications “physical” books that you can also order online, purchase from a retailer, or order from a catalog. The big advantage is speed and availability. You can immediately access an IP book from our catalog and start using it—without having to wait for it in the mail or go to a store. That lesson plan or learning activity or homework helper that you need today is instantly available.
And because our books are “reproducibles" (See our Incentive Publications Reproducible Materials Agreement),” you can instantly choose only the page(s) you want to print and the number of copies you need for your classroom (or home use). Voila—you are ready to go. No need to rip pages out of a hard copy book, run to the copy room, and wait in line. Also, there’s no need to store the whole book on your crowded desk or bookshelf. It’s there on your PC or in your "My eBook Library" online to use whenever you need it.
Nothing is required to preview the eBook and only Adobe Acrobat Reader is required once you’ve purchased an eBook.
IP offers the majority of its educational resources as eBooks. You can also preview all IP eBooks in their entirety online. Not just the Table of Contents or a few sample pages. But rather, you can preview the whole eBook once you’ve signed up for IP Online , and it’s FREE. To view the preview you don’t need any special software or plug-ins.
Once you have purchased an IP eBook, to view it all you need is the very popular Adobe Acrobat Reader, Version 5.0 or higher, which is free. If you don’t already have it on your PC, you can download it directly from Adobe’s web site. Or if you have an older version (than 5.0), you can update to the most recent version Acrobat. Upgrades are also free.
Note that the preview pages are “watermarked” and cannot be downloaded or printed. Once you purchase your IP eBook, you can access the PDF file with your PC and print the copies you need (without watermarks).
How do I purchase IP eBooks?
On our web site you can buy the eBook, or the hard copy, or get a great deal and buy both.
Just Search the IP online catalog to find the books that you want to buy. If you want, you can preview the book by clicking the “Preview” button under the description (scroll down as necessary). Then you can decide among three options:
Buy the IP eBook
Buy the IP book (hard copy)
Buy both (the IP book & eBook)
You may still want a hard copy reference book for your classroom library or to use when you’re not at your PC. To purchase both versions is only an additional $5. For example, if a IP book costs $13.95, you can get both the physical and eBook versions for only $18.95. You get immediate digital access to the educational materials you need and a physical version of your book(s).
How do I download my IP eBook
It’s easy and takes just a couple minutes—or less.
Once you complete your purchase, you will be able to download an eBook from your "My eBook Library". When you log in to your IP Online account, you will have access to this feature of the website. At "My eBook Library," you'll have your own "virtual" library the IP eBooks that you've purchased for as long as you need it. We advise downloading your purchase immediately, but unlike other eBook services, we have no time limit on downloading your eBooks. If you purchased multiple eBooks, you'll need to download each one separately.