Purchasing an eBook on www.mcnallyrobinson.com
Purchasing an eBook from McNally Robinson Booksellers can be quite easy, thanks to our partnership with Google eBooks and Adobe Digital Editions.
We will go through the procedure or finding an eBook using the eBooks search field, completing a purchase, and downloading the Adobe eBook license.
***IMPORTANT***: Before we begin, we strongly advise that you log out of any Gmail or Google accounts, to ensure that the correct Gmail or Google account is linked during your eBook purchase. If you have multiple Gmail or Google accounts, and the wrong account is linked, the eBook license will be granted to that account, and you will see a 404 Server Error when you attempt to access your eBook by any Gmail or Google account other than the one that was linked during the purchase.
In such cases, you will need to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can walk you through the process of unlinking the incorrect account from your eBook purchase.
With that in mind, let us begin!
Step One - Accessing the Google eBooks search field
On the McNally Robinson home page, hover over the header.
This will lower a drop-down list, which contains several options. Click on 'eBooks'.
Step 2 - Use the search field to find the eBook you are looking for
For this example, we are going to search for "Half-Blood Blues", winner of the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and written by Esi Edugyan.
We will then want to click on 'Add to Cart'.
Step 3 - Review your purchase and choose between Member Checkout and Express Checkout
At this time be sure to review that you have ordered the correct eBook, making note of the total for your order.
If you chose 'Member Checkout', you will be prompted to log-in to your www.mcnallyrobinson.com account.
Step 4 - Completing the 'About You' form
On this page, you will need to complete the form by entering your contact information into the provided fields. If you chose 'Member Checkout' in Step 3, much of this form will have been populated automatically.
Once you have completed the form click on 'Continue to Next Step'.
Step 5 - Choose your method of payment
You will now be prompted for your desired method of payment.
For this example, we will be choosing to 'Pay with a Gift Card'.
Click on the radio button next to the desired method of payment you wish to use, then click on the "Continue to Next Step" button.
Step 6 - Entering your payment details
Depending on your selection in Step 5, you will be prompted to fill out the 'Pay With A Credit Card' form, or the 'Pay With A Gift Card' form.
Once you have finished entering either your credit card details or your gift card number, click on the 'Continue to Next Step' button.
Step 7 - Linking to your Google account
We're almost there!
Next we will need to link this purchase to the correct Google or Gmail account you wish to use to access your eBook.
Take this time to review the Google books Terms of Service.
Once you have reviewed the Google books Terms of Service, click on the checkbox next to 'I agree to Google Books Terms of Service', and then click on 'Connect us to your Google Account'.
Step 8 - Sign in to your Google or Gmail account
You will next need to sign in to the Google or Gmail account you wish to link to your eBook.
If you do not see this step, and your screen instead looks like the one in Step 9, then you were already signed in to a Google or Gmail account. In such an event you will need to 'sign in as a different user' (see Step 9), or complete the rest of the purchase, and then contact our Web Orders staff, who will be able to walk you through the process of unlinking the incorrect Google or Gmail account (see the instructions at the top of this page). Only then can we proceed to properly link your eBook to the proper account.
Step 9 - Grant access to ebooks.mcnallyrobinson.com to link your eBook to your Google or Gmail account
This is the step where the eBook link is made between McNally Robinson Booksellers and Google.
In this step, ebooks.mcnallyrobinson.com(@google.com) [McNally Robinson's eBooks vendor account] is requesting for you to 'Grant Access' to your Google or Gmail account, so that your Google or Gmail account will be granted access to the eBook you have purchased.
Notice the statement 'If you are not <address>@gmail.com (or <address>@google.com)'. This should be the Google or Gmail account you wish to have linked for your eBook purchase. If it is not, click on the 'sign in as a different user' link to sign in to the correct account.
Once you are sure that you have signed in to the correct account, you will want to click on the 'Grant Access' button.
Step 10 - Return to the McNally Robinson website and place your order!
Once you have clicked on the 'Grant Access' button in Step 9, you will return to the McNally Robinson website.
Here you will be presented with a summary of the purchase, the payment method, and contact details.
If you wish you can relay any comments to us in the 'Special Instructions' field.
Once you have had a chance to review the purchase, click on 'Place Order' to complete the purchase!
Step 11 - Success!
You have successfully purchased your eBook, which will now be accessible via your eBooks Bookshelf.
Thank you for choosing McNally Robinson Booksellers for your eBooks purchase!
If you require any assistance viewing your eBook, or transferring your Google eBook to your device, please consult this guide.