eBook Questions

Which format should I download?

The .epub format is readable in almost all eBook readers. Amazon used to only accept .mobi, but they are moving toward the .epub format. For now, we’re offering the .mobi for backwards compatibility if needed.

I can’t open the eBook.

If you’re planning to read the book on your computer you’ll need to install eBook software. We recommend http://calibre-ebook.com/ . It’s free (Adobe also has a free product that works, but we’ve been told it has a lot of ads which can be irritating.) The Calibre software can read both book formats (.epub and .mobi).

Download the calibre software and install it. If you’ve already downloaded and attempted to open the book, delete the book and download a new copy because opening the book outside the software can corrupt it. If you need a new download link, just let us know.

Now download the book and save it to your computer. Be sure you make a note of where it’s saved, or (if it’s in the Download folder, move it to a folder you recognize). Check to make sure the download is complete, the file size should be:

  • Markup & Profit book, .epub format – 2,435 kb   (File name: MPGR.epub)
  • Markup & Profit book, .mobi format – 3,224 kb   (File name: MPGR.mobi)
  • Profitable Sales book, .epub format – 563 kb    (File name: ProfSales.epub)
  • Profitable Sales book, .mobi format – 749 kb     (File name: ProfSales.mobi)
  • Estimating Construction book, .epub format – 3,157 kb     (File name: EstConstProfitably.epub)
  • Estimating Construction book, .mobi format – 1,749 kb     (File name: EstConstProfitably.mobi)

After saving it to your computer, open Calibre and use the “Add Books” (top left corner) to navigate to the book to open it. Don’t attempt to open the book outside the software.

I downloaded the eBook and can’t find it.

We can’t help much here but we can give a little advice. If our advice doesn’t work you’ll need to talk to someone familiar with your computer settings.

Most browsers will save downloads to a Download folder, but it all depends on the settings on your browser. For Windows based computers, we suggest going to Windows Explorer. Navigate to the Users Folder, then look in each of those folders for a Download folder that might have your file. 

(The easiest way to access Windows Explorer is by holding down the Windows symbol key and pressing the letter E one time. The Windows symbol key is located between the CTRL and the ALT keys on your keyboard.)

I downloaded the .mobi to my Kindle, where is it?

Amazon has been making changes to their eBook reader, you might need to download the .epub format. Also, if you normally get eBooks from Amazon, this eBook will be in a different folder than the Amazon books, like “Files”. Every setup is different.

I tried to download the book and it says it’s expired.

If your link has expired, send me a note from the email address used to place the order and we’ll reset the download link.