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eBook FAQ


eBook Basics

What is an eBook?

eBook stands for electronic book. It is a digital copy of a book. Usually available in PDF format.

What is an Open eBook?

Open eBooks are unlocked PDFs, which allow users to copy and paste text and certain images.

Click here to learn more about CTP's Open eBooks.

How is an eBook different than a hard copy of a book?

The content in an eBook is no different than it's hard copy version. eBooks are purchased online and available to you instantly -- no waiting for shipping! You can print out individual pages, or the full book as many times as needed.

Are eBooks compatible with Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs)?

Yes, all CTP eBooks are compatible with any brand of IWB (ex. SMART Board, Promethean). After you purchase an ebook, it will be available in your CTP downloads library. Once you download this file and save it to your computer, you will be able to open it on your interactive whiteboard just like you would be able to open any other file. You can display the pages from the eBook and incorporate them into your lesson plans.

If you are unfamiliar with IWBs, they are an interactive learning tool designed to display your computer's desktop on a large touch screen at the front of the classroom. Then, by touching the screen, teachers and students can navigate a variety of digital files including eBook PDFs. Users can also "draw" on the board (ie: fill in the blanks on a projected page), and then print or e-mail what is on the board. All work completed on an IWB can then be saved for next year, freeing you from hours spent creating and cleaning overheads. They can also be saved and posted to class websites or content management systems (ex. School Loop, Schoolwires Centricity).

What titles are available as eBooks?

We have more than 350 titles available in eBook format. And we’re adding more all the time! eBook images are stamped with a "I'm an eBOOK" overlay.

Purchasing eBooks

Why should I buy an eBook?

  • You can download the eBook file for immediate use
  • There are no shipping costs
  • Titles are never out of stock
  • eBooks are easily accessible on your computer
  • You can increase the text size for visually impaired readers
  • eBooks are enabled to work with automated text readers

How do I buy an eBook?

Look for the eBook overlay on the product you would like to purchase to make sure it's an ebook. Add the book you’d like to buy to your cart, just like you would with any other online product purchase.

Can I return or exchange an eBook?

No. All sales on downloadable products are final. No refunds or exchanges.

Can I buy an eBook with a school purchase order?

No, eBooks cannot be included in a school purchase order. They can only be purchased through the CTP website.

Accessing and Using Your eBooks

How do I access my eBook once I’ve purchased it?

  • Once your purchase is complete, you will receive an order confirmation email from the online store
  • Make sure you're logged in to your CTP account. Links to your downloads will instantly be available at www.creativeteaching.com/downloads. You can also access this page by clicking in the upper right hand corner of the CTP website, and then clicking on .
  • Your purchases will be listed in the 'Avilable' tab. Click on the corresponding ctp download link button to start your download. Your browser may try to open the file in a new tab. Click on the pdf save button at the top of your screen.
  • In the save file dialogue, choose a folder on your computer to save your ebook to, and click save.

How long can I access eBook download links?

eBook links do not expire. Your purchases will be available to you as long as you have access to your CTP account.

How long can I keep my eBooks?

You can keep the file you downloaded forever.

I need multiple copies for several teachers. Can I just buy one eBook and make copies?

No, that would be a violation of the book’s copyright. Your rights to an eBook are the same as your rights to the hard-copy version. If you wouldn’t do it with a hard-copy book, you shouldn’t do it with an eBook. “Reproduction of activities [from this book, eBook, or Open eBook] in any manner for use in the classroom and not for commercial sale is permissible. Reproduction of these materials for an entire school or for a school system is strictly prohibited.”

Can I put the eBook file on a shared server?

No. Your rights to an eBook are the same as your rights to the hard-copy version. “Reproduction of activities in any manner for use in the classroom and not for commercial sale is permissible. Reproduction of these materials (from the hard copy, eBook, or Open eBook) in whole or in part for an entire school or for a school system is strictly prohibited.”

I’ve tried to download the eBook and it keeps telling me the file is corrupted. What should I do?

The most common solution for this problem is to download a newer version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. The newest version is available for free download here: get.adobe.com/reader

I purchased an eBook but it's listed in the "pending" tab in My Downloads. How can I access this download?

Contact customer service at 800-207-887 or customer.service@creativeteaching.com

Have a question that isn't here?

Contact Customer Service at 800-287-8879 or +1-714-895-5047


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