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More and more people are now using Kindles, iPads and other devices to read their books. So we are rolling out a range of new and old Matthias Media titles in electronic format suitable for these devices.

At least initially, we will be working on two different formats for these ebooks: files suitable for use with Amazon's Kindle book reading device, as well as epub format files which can be read on a wide range of other book reading devices and software, including the iPhone and iPad.

Where to buy   |   Matthias Media's exclusive 2-for-1 ebook license   |   Video help: downloading and installing

The following titles are now available as ebooks:


Saving the Heart (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Fear of God (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) The God of Word (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) e-Briefing Issue #406 (Jul/Aug 2013) e-Briefing Issue #405 (May/Jun 2013)
Hope Beyond Cure (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) The Thing Is (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Saving Eutychus (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Do You Feel Called by God? (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) One Forever: the transforming power of being in Christ (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files)
God's Good Design (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Making the Most of the Cross (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Stepping Out in Faith (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Nothing in my Hand I Bring (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Right Side Up: life as God meant it to be (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files)
One-to-One Bible Reading: a simple guide for every Christian  (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) The Trellis and the Vine (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Suffering Well (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) The Essential Jesus (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) The Archer and the Arrow (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files)
Naked God: the truth about God exposed (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) The Road Once Travelled: Fresh thoughts on Catholicism (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) God is Enough: refocusing your life (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Keep the Faith: shift your thinking on doubt (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Making the Most of the Bible (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files)
Guidance and the Voice of God  (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Prayer and the Voice of God (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) If I were God I'd End All the Pain (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) If I were God I'd Make Myself Clearer (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Islam in our backyard: a novel argument (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files)
The Everlasting God (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Fatherhood: what it is and what it's for (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Living with the Underworld (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) The How and Why of Love (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) A Fresh Start  (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files)
Little Black Books: The Bible (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Little Black Books: the Holy Spirit (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Little Black Books: Predestination (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Little Black Books: Sex (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Little Black Books: Suffering and Evil (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files)
Little Black Books: What's Life All About? (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Little Black Books: Science and God (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files) Little Black Books: Jesus (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files)

New: You can now download free sample files of all our ebooks. Take a taste and then come back for more!


Where to buy

You can purchase the files through our own online store, and at the bottom of this page are some videos about how to download and install the ebook files on an iPad or Kindle.

However, we also know that you may find it easier to use other online providers of ebooks (e.g. Amazon and Apple). On each ebook page in our online store, you will see a button that says "Where else to buy this ebook". If you move your mouse over that button a window will pop up with information about where else you can buy that ebook, and showing how much Matthias Media receives of your purchase price from that alternative outlet. We're not trying to make you feel guilty if you choose to buy from elsewhere - that's fine if you do. After all, it's our choice to offer our ebooks there. But we want to give you the information about where the money goes so that you can make an informed choice.

We'd also like to point out that we have an exclusive extended '2-for-1' license when you buy direct from us. See below for details.

Updated: 28/10/2012


Copyright information for ebooks:

The licence associated with ebook files purchased directly from Matthias Media has an additional 'right to share' benefit compared to our Standard Licence. Details are outlined below…

Direct from Matthias Media (Direct Licence)   |   Purchased from third parties (Standard Licence)

Ebooks purchased direct from Matthias Media (Direct Licence)

The law of copyright, and the legal protection it gives to authors and publishers, has always been designed to create an environment that encourages the creation and distribution of artistic and literary works for all of us to enjoy and benefit from. In the end, this is really just a way of expressing the biblical principle that the worker deserves his wages (1 Tim 5:18).

Our restrictions on how you may use the ebook files you purchase from Matthias Media are designed to be fair, to encourage the widespread use of books in ministry, and yet to ensure that we are still able to pay our bills and reward authors for their effort.

The copyright notice on each of our ebooks is as follows:

All rights reserved. Except as may be permitted by the Copyright Act, no part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior permission from the publisher.
As the purchaser of the file you may store and display this ebook on as many electronic devices as you wish (computer, tablet computer, phone, book reader, etc.) as long as each device is owned by you for personal use.
For more information about copyright on Matthias Media ebooks, please visit matthiasmedia.com.au/ebooks.


➠ Matthias Media's exclusive 2-for-1 license

However, if you buy the ebook file and licence direct from Matthias Media, our standard licence is extended in the following way:

As the purchaser, you may make a copy of the file to share with one other person who may use it in the same way as if they were the purchaser of the file, except that they may not share the file with anyone else (i.e. only the purchaser of the file may share it).
Once you have shared the file with a person, you may not share it again with another person without buying an additional licence, even if the first person with whom you shared it deletes the file from all of their devices.

“ when you buy an ebook direct from Matthias Media, we are effectively giving you two licences for the price of one

This is a little different to the normal ebook rights you might find set out in other publishers' ebooks, and also different to the standard licence that applies to Matthias Media ebooks purchased from third parties. That's because when you buy a Matthias Media ebook direct from us, we are effectively giving you two licences for the price of one: one for you and one for someone else.

Why do we do this? Because we want to encourage you to use the book as a resource for growing Christians. We would love you to read the book, share it with someone else, and then talk about it together.

We hope this will encourage you not just to buy ebooks for yourself, but also to stop and think who else the book might help.

We expect that you will be able to think of more than one person. But if you want to share the ebook with a third person, we ask that you then buy an extra licence. That means going back to our online store and purchasing another copy. You may not need to download the file again—it is exactly the same file as the one you bought previously (unless there is a new edition)—but please go through the process of buying the file again so that we gain some additional revenue to support our ministry (cf. 1 Cor 9:7-11). If people don't do the right thing and distribute our books widely without contributing to our work, then ebooks will potentially be the death knell of our publishing ministry.

Now, if you're smart (like we think most of our customers are), you'll work out that for a third person to read the book, it actually works out better if that third person buys the book—because as the purchaser they can give a copy to a fourth person. (Whereas if you buy the second copy, you can still only give it to one other person.) So please keep that in mind where appropriate.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us using our contact form.

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Ebooks purchased from third parties (Standard Licence)

The law of copyright, and the legal protection it gives to authors and publishers, has always been designed to create an environment that encourages the creation and distribution of artistic and literary works for all of us to enjoy and benefit from. In the end, this is really just a way of expressing the biblical principle that the worker deserves his wages (1 Tim 5:18).

The copyright notice on each of our ebooks is as follows:

All rights reserved. Except as may be permitted by the Copyright Act, no part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior permission from the publisher.
As the purchaser of the file you may store and display this ebook on as many electronic devices as you wish (computer, tablet computer, phone, book reader, etc.) as long as each device is owned by you for personal use.
For more information about copyright on Matthias Media ebooks, please visit matthiasmedia.com.au/ebooks.

If you want to share the ebook with another person, we ask that you buy an extra licence. This ensures that we gain some additional revenue to support our ministry (cf. 1 Cor 9:7-11). If people don't do the right thing and distribute our books without contributing to our work, then ebooks will potentially be the death knell of our publishing ministry.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us using our contact form.

Please note: A slightly more flexible licence arrangement applies to ebooks purchased directly from Matthias Media (through our online store), and Matthias Media’s online store also offers discounts when you want to buy five or more licences for an ebook. Purchasing direct from Matthias Media also financially benefits our ministry.

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Videos

Downloading the ebook file from the Matthias Media store and installing on an iPad


Installing your .mobi ebook file on the Kindle

 

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