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How do you download ebooks?  I have the software installed etc.and have tried numerous things, but no luck.

Question by twoherbs    |  last reply


Unable to download pdf format ebooks of  How to Draw and Bicycle Mods. Attached are the XML error messages when trying to download each pdf file. Thanks.

Topic by lyfsavor    |  last reply

download ebooks

I can't seem to be able to download your ebooks

Topic by helenburks    |  last reply

The instructable ebooks? Answered

The instructable ebooks - Here Seem to have an error on the page making it impossible to down load them - unless i have missed a button somewhere. has anyone managed this?

Question by rickharris    |  last reply

Downloading ebooks

I have a pro membership and when I try to download the instructables ebooks I can´t find the download link. I only get a table saying all the formats. How do I download them? BTW: I am not trying to download ebooks from the store, it´s just the normal ebooks. Att. JOao

Topic by okiedokie    |  last reply

eBooks Download

Hi and thank you for all the fine work! Special thanks to the editors for compiling the cool ebooks :) I have downloaded numerous Instructable as PDF files, always without a glitch. Recently, I looked at some eBooks and found the compilations very good. Two eBooks that I would have liked to download throw errors: 1. Operating system:Windows 7 64-bit 2. Chrome Browser: Version 24.0.1312.57 m 3. Project/URL: a.) b.) 4.No screenshot - resulting page content.:  a.)  This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below. AccessDenied Access Denied 6254A05C0777B436 O/setqLTWKKvZVplJMwnfaqSpUqhchTU06ttOHP1mzrb0RopsajeqbR/u+zsfZE7 b.) This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below. AccessDenied Access Denied CA673B4FBAC7A61B 48q8psW2mtxDZ8R4QOIflEAZroqW9KIGZ/NwwyE4amGp8lqGz5z+dz6zLv/ce3wo 5. steps to reproduce: i.) navigate to ii.) click on "Download PDF" (save as does not do anything) iii.) navigate to iv.) click on "Download PDF" (save as does not do anything) Perhaps these eBooks have been "pulled", perhaps it's me, but I did download other ebooks prior to and after these errors in the same session. Warm regards The Mase

Topic by TheManse    |  last reply

eBook madness!

Hey everyone,  just wanted to send a heads up and let everyone that might be subscribed to Scoochmaroo or I that we are in the midst of some serious publishing mayhem! Unfortunately that means you'll be getting a pile of updates as we publish and then immediately unpublish the eBooks as part of the editing process. Please forgive us, there wasn't a way around it this time. It's certainly something we'll look into for the future.  Best, Jason

Topic by Culturespy    |  last reply

Ebooks on iPad? Answered

How in the world do I get an ebook that I downloaded to show up in the iBook app on my iPad?

Question by solardave    |  last reply

make a ebook

Hii! I`m trying to make a ebook and wonder how to make it. is there any programs/software i need to have?

Topic by dagelias    |  last reply

ebook problem

The ebook on making chocolate truffles seems to have a broken link--I got a message about a tree? Can someone fix this as I'd like to download the book?

Topic by beatyruth    |  last reply

Download the ebook

I am sure I must be doing something silly but I have tried both Firefox and IE and don't see any way to download ebooks anymore.  When I am logged in and click download the ebook it brings me to a general description page on one tab, a table of contents on another tab, a small table below that lets me download various readers but I don't see any actual link that lets me download the book in question.  I have looked in my downloads folder thinking that maybe it happened in the background or something but that also isn't the case.  There is also a View Instructables link that just brings me back to the page that has the Download ebook link.

Topic by edcatlett    |  last reply


Lots of good ebooks available but I can't download any. No instructions given. I have ADOBE DIGITALwhich has a butten to download NEW but I don't have a file name . the first one I want is COPY CAT CANDY but there's no way  to click on that file name. also, you can drag and drop, but again nothing to ckick on to drag. If anyone knows how to download these ebooks to computer (not an ereader) please help. P.S. I've downloaded booksfrom my public library. No problem. Thanks, Mara

Topic by mmaunder    |  last reply

scoochmaroo's ebook

I have been contacted by a member, named scoochmaroo, who tells me she is packaging up a number of origami-related instructables and selling them. She says: Congratulations! Your Instructable has been selected for inclusion in eBook. We're taking some of our Guides to the next level, and converting them into an eBook format to better share Instructables projects with a wider audience. You'll get a copy of the eBook, which you can share with friends and family -- especially those with iPads. You can see a draft of the eBook here: Before publishing the eBook, I will be writing up a description of the projects and a link back to We hope you're as excited as us, and wanted to reach out to let you know this was happening. If you don't want to be included for any reason, please write back and let us know by Dec. 9. --- I have declined. When I posted my instructable to this site, I did so under a Non-commercial Share Alike Creative Commons license. I was serious about that. I don't make money off of my work and I don't think anyone else should do so. I think that's not too much to ask. This scoochmaroo says she is selling her ebook for 0.99 cents a pop. I would like to find out if this ebook has the sponsorship or the blessing of the Instructables site. Thank you very much for your consideration in this matter.

Topic by oschene    |  last reply

Download ebooks

I cannot figure out how to download an e-book. I click on 'download'. However it just takes me to a page about that book. There is a matrix to tell which program to use depending upon your computer type. I cannot find another link to click that will start the download process. Please help. Thanks

Question by kisteph51    |  last reply

Stats and eBooks!

I've just pushed out another update.  There are some new tabs now on your You page.  The first is the downloads tab, which will let you keep track of the PDFs you have downloaded from the site -- going forward; we didn't track previous downloads so the tab will start out empty.  There's also a spot for downloading eBooks.  You may know that we've been creating eBooks out of some of the more popular Guides, and selling those via Apple's iTunes, as well as a couple other online bookstores.  Well those have been doing so well that we'll be generating more, and will be releasing many of those for free on directly.  Check your favorite Guides over the next few weeks to see if they're available in eBook form. The next addition is a Stats tab, giving more tools to authors who want to promote their Instructables.  This pulls information from Google Analytics for your own instructables, in a variety of combinations.  Check it out at  Be patient as this generates a bunch of informative charts on the fly and can sometimes take ten or fifteen seconds to show up! If you're logged in via Facebook, you also will now have the option to post to your Wall, when publishing content.  Look for the checkbox next to the Publish button on Instructables, Forum Topics, and Questions. There's a few other things in this release but just for us site admins, I'm afraid -- we occasionally need improvements too and with all the contests we've been running lately, we had to make some updates to how those are handled. We did a lot of testing this time around, but please don't hesitate to let us know if we broke something!

Topic by rachel  

how to download an ebook?

I'm trying to download the ebooks, I click on the download ebook lik, a pageopens, reccomending different formats but no download link

Question by bmthgooner    |  last reply

Where are those eBooks?

OK, this is probably more a case of not quite ready yet as opposed to an actual bug, but it bugs me so in a way it is a bug. Anyway, why is it that there are 6 interesting looking eBooks on the banner for the eBooks on the front page, yet when you follow the link, those eBooks are nowhere to be found? Also, on the front page when you scroll down and see the featured eBooks there is a link to more eBooks, but when you click it, it just takes you to the top of the front page again.

Topic by Twinmum    |  last reply

Unable to download ebooks

I could just be a dunce, but i can't figure out how to download any of the ebooks.  i hit the get the ebook link and it gives me a veiw instructables button, table of contents and summary but now download link?  how do i do this? Ote

Topic by Oatimusprime    |  last reply

Where are the ebooks on the instructables web site?

I've read that there are ebooks on the instructables web site.  I tried some links provided in the Answers, but I don't see anything that identifies anything as an ebook nor any links to any ebooks,  What am I missing?

Question by djnoonan    |  last reply

how do I download an ebook?

When I try to download your different books, all I get is a blank page.

Question by khenz    |  last reply

how do i down load an Ebook?

I am having trouble figuring out how to download an ebook from this site.

Question by abrown19    |  last reply

Can not download Ebooks - I have a pro membership

How do i download ebooks?  I signed in and "hit" the download ebook icon and then it took me to the book page.  It did not download and when you look at the top of the page it wants you to log in again.  So - i logged in again but still nowhere to download book.  so I hit the back button and it showed I was logged in.  I hit the download button again and once again it took me to the book page - only this time I did not sign in (again it requested that I sign in) And when it went back to the previous page - low and behold I was signed in.  Whats going on with this?  If I can not download your ebooks can I get a refund of my 2 year payment?

Topic by aeoweb    |  last reply

how do i download the ebooks. i click the download button but nothing happens?

I am trying to download to my computer, the ebooks, but nothing happens. what am i doing wrong? thank you

Question by originalgotogal    |  last reply

How can I get a project of mine into one of those ebook guides? Answered

I created the "5 minute safety light" and "LED lantern/lamp" and would like to know how to get them added to the 5 minute project ebook guide.

Question by javajunkie1976    |  last reply

Can not download e books from these links

Cannot download either the PDF or the epub versions of the ebooks from these links A sample image of the error is provided System Info Windows 8 64bit Chrome 26.0.1410.64

Topic by mjktrombone11    |  last reply

Can't Download Any eBooks

If I click on any eBook I get this odd Java gibberish and it appears like a mirror image receding with 2 full Instructable menu bars ON a regular Instructable page.  It hasn't happened before and it is annoying.  More so since I haven't downloaded an instructable in's been a crazy few months.  I have pasted in some of the gibberish below...  Any help would be appreciated! Please excuse me, that was very impolite! - javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/layout_bootstrapped.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': /pages/explore/type/instructable_body_guide_bootstrapped.jsp:72: text is not allowed as a child of <{1}>. Only and are allowed children. Exception javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/layout_bootstrapped.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': /pages/explore/type/instructable_body_guide_bootstrapped.jsp:72: text is not allowed as a child of <{1}>.  Only  and  are allowed children. at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag( at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag( at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable__jsp._jspService( at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service( at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice( and so on....

Topic by futureparadox    |  last reply

Why can't I download my favorite ebooks? Answered

I really like to download as many interesting ebooks from instructibles, but it seems difficult even if I finished downloading the recommended Adobe Reader. Please help me as soon as you can.

Question by marlynbiton    |  last reply

Can't even find link to download ebooks

I became a pro member yesterday, and the membership appears to be working correctly -- I can download full instructables including pdfs. But I'm having trouble with ebooks. When I click on "Download the ebook" I'm taken to a page that allows me to download Adobe Reader, Calibre, and the iBooks app. But I don't see links anywhere to download the actual book. (PDF is my preferred format.) I can see from this forum that many others are having similar problems, so this is clearly a frequently asked question. But I don't see a hint of an answer anywhere. Can someone please help?

Topic by rcfinn    |  last reply

how to download and ebook? Answered

How do i download and ebook?

Question by zilmelling    |  last reply

How to make an ebook?

Question by hermanhouwing    |  last reply

eBook download error

Hi, I recently upgraded to Pro membership, and when downloading an eBook, all I get is the table of contents and comments on the eBook. If thats all I get, then Pro membership is not really worthwhile. Is this a bug in the eBook generation process, or by design?  eg Office weapsons eBook (attached copy). Thanks, Shauno

Topic by shauno    |  last reply

ebook link broken

Hi I noticed that this ebook Daily bread epub link is broken screen shot below. Im running firefox, on ubuntu thanks liquidhandwash

Topic by liquidhandwash    |  last reply

Bread ebook broken

Https:// Both the PDF and the epub files have the same problem: AccessDeniedAccess DeniedC69F6071A9D79825V4jQnd0Aubw/cNKC7FrkOKgog+aiMr13DdUvYRLUNmd33RHIlKUIYA0iTchjCAuT

Topic by dazbobaby    |  last reply

Selected for inclusion in eBook?

I just got an email saying that one of my instructables (which one?) was selected for inclusion in an eBook. Is this legit? Can someone take our instructables, resell them, and make money off of our ideas? Or are the eBooks for free? If they are not free, then where is my cut? It appears to be an automatic opt-in deal, because is says, "If you don't want to be included for any reason, please write back and let us know by Dec. 9. " Am I being overly cautious? Has anyone seen this offer before? Or am I the last one to know?

Topic by hammer9876    |  last reply

Letter from the editor: Say Hello to eBooks!

Happy New Year to all! It's been an exciting time at Instructables HQ, with the release of over 60 new eBooks currently available in the iBooks store on iTunes! As many of you know, we've been furiously working on putting together some fantastic guides of projects that span the content of the website in order to share our work with an even broader audience. Many of your projects have been featured in these eBooks and you have already checked them out. For those of you who haven't, you can peruse the iTunes bookstore and download free previews of all of the books we publish by searching for Instructables within the iBooks App on iPads, iPods, or iPhones. If you don't have a device that natively reads EPUB files, you can read them on your computer using a free EPUB reader such as Calibre. Click here to get Amazing Cakes for the iPad or iPhone Lots of interesting questions and ideas have come up in the creation of these books. While we want to offer as much of our content for free as we can, it's also true that people tend to value objects more when there's a price tag attached. To test out this theory, we did add some nominal fees (between $0.99 and $2.99 USD) to some of the more niche titles we created – the rest of our books remain free on the iTunes market. However, all of our PRO members will soon be able to download every eBook we produce for free, and every author featured in one will receive a code to share with their friends and family as well. Some of the titles are available to the Nook audience, though their publishing restrictions were tighter than iTunes' (the Nook doesn't allow us to offer eBooks for free!), so we were limited to what we could share through that market. Now that we know more about their process, we'll be able to share more with them in the future! And we're still brainstorming the best way to bring these books to your Kindle (as much as I love my Kindle, I just don't like the way our guides look in e-ink). Of course, you can still upload pdfs of the Instructables you love to any portable reader you have. Click here to get Survival for the Nook We hope you're having a great new year, and that you're as excited as we are about this new venture!  Click here to check out all the rest of our new ebooks! All the best, Sarah

Topic by scoochmaroo    |  last reply

Unable to find ebook download button

I can not find a button to download an ebook from the ebook page.  What am I missing?

Topic by elrodqfudp    |  last reply

WHERE do you download ebooks? Answered

I would like to know just exacty where one can download these ebooks... Thanks!

Question by Fathomlis    |  last reply

How Do You Create An Ebook Cover ?

I'm making an ebook.  The ebook covers for Instructable ebooks look very good.  What software or online service would you recommend to make them look that good?   Example for an Instructable ebook is below. Thanks!

Topic by bigkhong    |  last reply

how do i make a ebook?

It is difficult to make an ebook? has any one guide?

Question by dagelias  

eBooks only contain table of contents and comments

Hi, The ebooks available for download only contain a table of contents and comments, but not the actual instructables.  Not what I would call an eBook!! Is there a problem with the eBook generation or is this on purpose? Cheers, Shauno

Topic by shauno    |  last reply

eBook creation software question? Answered

What is the best (free) software for converting word documents with images to an ebook format compatible with the Kindle?

Question by Kiteman    |  last reply

Cannot download Arduino Projects ebook

The link for downloading the Arduino Projects ebook is invalid: it (AWS?) returns access denied.

Topic by asymmetric    |  last reply

How to start a online library ?

How do I to start an online library where say I buy an Ebook our Emovie  and have it in a system where people can log in and borrow an Ebook or other media. So, say I buy 100 Ebooks and upload them to the system and now people can download a book and read it and then put it back in the system.  What software or program would I need to make this? update what if I use ebooks me and my friends make and don't buy them is there a system for that.  

Question by sonic broom    |  last reply

how do you download an instructable eBook?

How do you download an instructable eBook? i read an instructable and it said i could download an instructable eBook but where can i download it from?

Question by robot+more    |  last reply

Convenient djvu to anything readable conversion?

This is a problem I've been trying to solve for the last few weeks. I've finally been given a kindle (New Year presents), and it is great not to have to carry three or four books to school every day - usually it was the thing we read in Literature, some novel I read on my way in the underground, some Physics I have to read and understand and some Physics to help me understanding the first lot. It's been doing a great job, except for  not liking in the cold and getting a bit mad outside, but most of the Physics books I have and can find are in djvu for some reason known only to people who made books on Physics and Maths, so they can't be read on it directly. Is there any way to convert the books to something readable, and better not pdf, because it shows really slow and small and moving around the page is very unnerving especially early in the morning... I'd also love to save the pictures. Any ideas?

Question by gruffalo child    |  last reply