Download Instructions


Digital galleys from First to Read are available to read on your computer, eReader, or mobile device with software that supports Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).

If you do not already have Adobe Digital Editions, you’ll need to first download and install it. During Adobe Digital Editions installation, please select “Associate .acsm and .epub file types” option.

Digital galleys from First to Read are DRM-protected files. This means the file must first be opened and authorized through Adobe Digital Editions before you can read on your device.

Supported eReader Devices

Frequently Asked Questions about Adobe Digital Editions

  • Nook
  • Kobo
  • Sony Reader

View the list of devices that support Adobe Digital Editions.

For issues regarding Adobe Digital Editions, please reach out to Adobe Digital Editions Support.

Free Reader Apps

….for Kindle Fire

For issues regarding the Aldiko Book Reader, please reach out to Aldiko Book Reader Support.

Note: You must authorize Adobe ID on Aldiko application to open .acsm file, which is available in the Settings option.

….for Android phone or tablet (includes Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Droid, Blackberry Playbook, and more)

…for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iTouch)

Note: For iOS devices, use the Safari browser to log into your First to Read account

For issues regarding the Bluefire Reader App, please reach out to Bluefire Reader App Support

Your Adobe username and password from your computer must match what you enter into the reader app you wish to use to read your galley. You should only have to do this once.

You can find the username that is authorized for your machine by opening ADE on your computer. (Go to Help and select “Authorization Information.” The screen will display the username that is authorized for the machine.)


You can read your digital galley from First to Read on your computer with Adobe Digital Editions.