eBook Information

Looking for eBooks for lesbians and Women-Loving-Women?
You’re in the right place. You’ve found the largest online retailer of eBooks for lesbians covering all reading interests from dramatic fiction to thrilling mysteries and sizzling romance. We value your time and investment in your reading library, so here’s some quick details we think you’d like to know.

Flexibility for the Rapidly Changing Digital Age!
Our eBooks are readable on all the major devices. We have a format that will work with your Kindle, Nook, iPad, Kobo, and with apps on your smartphone or tablet. Our eBooks are DRM free. When you buy a Bella eBook, you will receive a digital file that is yours forever–not just a “license to read” as with some of the large retailers. Back it up, convert it if necessary for maximum enjoyment and move it to new devices when you upgrade or change systems. We believe that our eBook digital files provide you with the greatest flexibility for a rapidly changing digital era.

How the Process Works
Your first step is selecting a format. We’ve included some pointers further down the page. Unlike many other sources, you can always choose another format later!

    • Once your order is placed, you can download it immediately through your Internet connection. If you run into trouble, we can send the file to your user email account the next business day.
    • Transfer to your reading device should be done following your manufacturer’s instructions. Most manufacturers have a user forum where detailed technical help is available.
    • If you lose your device or files, you can redownload the files you purchased to the new device. Our customer service staff are happy to help.
    • If you upgrade to a new device, you can download a different format from our site, or see below about free Calibre software that can help.
  • While we of course respond to email and web contact, we also have real people who answer the phone should you have an issue receiving your files.

Ready to start browsing for something to read tonight? Return to our home page.

Question we didn’t answer? Email us at ebooks(-at-)bellabooks.com.

Selecting a Format
As tablets and smartphones become more sophisticated, mutliple formats are increasingly compatible on the same device. For example, an Android driven smartphone or tablet can run a app to make it act like a Nook, Kobo or a Kindle. Please consult your device’s user forums for guidance on how to get started.

    • Reading on your desktop computer, laptop or similar and nothing else? Choose PDF. This is because PDFs display the pages of a book exactly as they were designed, so it looks just like the original book. With other formats, pages can look different – sometimes radically different – when displayed. Visit Adobe for the latest version and information. But before you decide, read below about ePub format, also by Adobe.
    • Have a handheld device specifically designed to read eBooks? Then choose something other than PDF from the list below. Small screens especially don’t fare well with PDF.
    • MOBI: A large number of readers and devices work with MOBI format (.prc files). The Mobi User Forum has detailed information and links to the right app downloads for different devices. Our MOBI formats are, at a minimum, compatible with:
      • Kindle
      • iPad and other Apple devices, via Calibre (see below)
      • Kobo Readers
      • Android OS devices, via reading apps for your device available through Google Play
      • Palm OS
      • Windows mobile-based Smartphones
      • Symbian OS (Series 6, UIQ, Series 80, Series 90)
      • Blackberry: Firmware 3.7 or higher (all recent).
      • In addition, Mobi offers Mobi Desktop which can be used to read and manage files on your computer. It can import a number of other formats (like PDF) and display them with Mobi software.
    • ePub format is the new “PDF” developed by Adobe, and read by their Digital Editions software. Because PDFs are not as flexible as most users would like, Adobe developed this new standard that allows the file to reflow regardless of screen size. Many apps use ePub, including:
      • Your computer, netbook, laptop, anything running Windows or MacOS.
      • Nook by Barnes and Noble. The Nook will also read PDFs, but users report that ePub is more flexible, especially if changing the font size matters.
      • Kobo Readers
      • Android OS devices, via reading apps for the device available through Google Play.
      • iPad and other Apple devices, using the iBook app.
      • Sony Readers, which will also work with Sony format, of course.
  • Calibre is for more sophisticated users, allowing conversions of a wide variety of formats to other formats with minimal corruption. Many users report Calibre as worth the investment of time it takes to learn it since in addition to converting, it creates a library of your eBooks you can search and browse. You can read about Calibre at their site.

Send to Kindle Delivery FAQs

Can you give me step-by-step instructions about adding an email address to my Approved Personal Document E-mail List?
Yes! You can read Amazon’s instructions here: Go to Amazon or use our instructions below.

In your web browser, go to Amazon.com and log in to your Amazon account. In the upper right corner, click My Account. From there, click Manage Your Content and Devices. When the page loads, you’ll have these choices: Content, Devices, Settings. Choose Settings and scroll down the page until you see Approved Personal Document E-mail List. Add your Personal email address (like myname@gmail.com)to your account.

Do I have to add the email address to my Approved Personal Document List every time I want a book sent to my Kindle?
No. You only have to add your email address to your Approved Personal Document List once, as long as it’s the email address you use all the time to send files to your Kindle.

I have more than one Kindle. Do I have to provide the Send-to-Kindle email address for each?
No. You only have to enter one of your Send-to-Kindle email addresses for each title you want delivered. Once the file is in your Amazon account, you’ll be able to sync your devices and read your eBook on any of them.

My eBook doesn’t show up after I sync. How do I get my Bella purchases on my Kindle?
If you have a newer Kindle, give it a minute and try to sync again. If you have good wi-fi connection and it still doesn’t show, try the trick for older Kindles below.

Some older Kindles (such as Kindle 1st Generation) may not be able to sync your Bella files immediately. You can deliver them via the Content page in your Amazon account. Choose Docs and select the eBook(s) that haven’t been arrived. Click Actions and select Deliver. Select the device from the list that appears, then click Deliver.

My eBook doesn’t show up and I received an email from Amazon about “Personal document(s) from unapproved sender”.
This means the email address you entered isn’t on your Approved Personal Document List. Log in to your Amazon account and select Manage Your Content and Devices. Then select the Settings tab and scroll down until you find Approved Personal Documents E-mail List. If the email address you entered isn’t in that list, click Add a new approved e-mail address and enter your personal email address here. If the email address in your list already, verify that everything is spelled correctly.

Once your Approved Personal Document E-mail List is in order, return to your Bella Downloads and try again.

Note that eBooks sent to your Kindle will appear under your DOCS tab.

The information and links we’ve provided are based on information available to us at the web sites we’ve noted. We encourage you to read the manufacturers’ instructions, disclaimers and information before downloading any software or making any changes to your systems. Do not trust sites that offer converted files or offer to convert your files. Downloads from unauthorized locations are known to contain viruses and cause loss of data. Please purchase only authorized electronic editions, and do not participate in or encourage electronic piracy of copyrighted materials. Your support of the author’s rights is appreciated. Please read legally!