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To read your ebook you will need our free special PDF reader for Apple Mac OS devices called "Javelin". You only need to download and install it once, however many ebooks you purchase. Please make sure that you have your Authorization code or codes for the book(s) you have ordered and follow the steps below carefully. If you have any problems you can email us for assistance, as indicated at the foot of this web page. Thank you. Please also note that if your ebook provision permits printing, this will only operate on valid physical printers and with single-sided printing. Also note that when Javelin3 for Mac is run the Apple application "Terminal" should not be running.

STEP 1: Use your Internet browser to download, install and run the special "Javelin3" or "Javelinm" PDF reader for your Apple Mac device from:

USA Server:


UK Server:

Make sure you choose the appropriate version of Javelin for your OSX version - choose the Javelin3 reader for all recent versions of OSX and choose the older Javelinm reader for most earlier versions of OSX (10.6 to 10.10) - if you have an earlier version of OSX we recommend you use the download link provided for the .dmg file and follow the instructions on the page. Details of version names and numbers can be checked by clicking on the little Apple icon in the top left of your screen and selecting the ABOUT option, or here if you are not sure: Wikipedia entry for OSX versions

When Javelin3 is run there will be an icon for the program in the lower toolbar area and a menu in the top left of your screen, like this:

  Javelin3  File  View  Window  Help  

If you do not see the menu above in the top left of your screen, click on the Javelin3 icon at the foot of your screen and it should then appear.

STEP 2a: Download the book or books you have ordered. The simplest way to do this if you have an up-to-date version of OSX or Catalina is as follows:

(i) run Javelin3 and when the menu above is shown select the FILE MENU, CATALOGS... option IF THIS IS AVAILABLE ON THE FILE MENU - IF NOT SEE STEP 2b

Now click on the Catalog icon and a set of Catalogs from different publishers will be displayed. Click on the REFRESH icon - a curly icon of two arrows at the top left of the form displayed (see below). This will refresh the list of Publishers so it includes XXXXXXXXX

catalog screenshot

(ii) After the screen has refreshed an entry for XXXXXXXXX will be available on the list - click this to download the XXXXXXXXX catalog. The eBooks from XXXXXXXXX will be shown - click on the title(s) you have ordered and wait for the rotating download icon to finish and it will automatically download the cover image and be saved on your computer - click it again to obtain the ebook

catalogs screenshot

STEP 2b: If you have any problems with the above "Catalog" facility or it is not available, the direct download page for the ebook(s) is provided


We strongly recommend that you SAVE the file or files to your DOCUMENTS folder after downloading

After downloading and saving your book or books in your DOCUMENTS folder you will need to open them using the free Javelin for Mac OSX PDF reader - see step 3

STEP 3: Run Javelin3, select the File menu, Open... option and select the ebook you have ordered and have saved in your DOCUMENTS folder. It will prompt you for an authorization code in order to view your ebook. You can type the code for that specific ebook into the field or copy the code and paste it into the field, press OK and then it is checked over the internet. After authorizing the file it is available to view without requiring authorization again. If the code is not correct for that ebook it will let you know, so it is important to check you are selecting the correct book and using the specific code for that book. The code entered should be 9 characters in length and will have no upper case letters - it is all in lower case and numbers.

Notes: The authorization process relates the file to the computer and disk on which it is authorized

If you have any technical questions or problems contact us for assistance - include details of the operating system you are using and the authorization code or document license file you were provided with. For content related issues please contact the publisher