About No Starch Ebooks

What Is an Ebook Bundle?

Our most recent books are now available as an ebook bundle, instead of simply a PDF. The ebook bundle is the book you purchased in three popular formats: PDF, EPUB, and MOBI. Just uncompress the ZIP file you download, and you'll have access to all three files.

How Do I Receive My PDF or Ebook Bundle?

When you purchase a PDF or ebook bundle, a download link will automatically appear in the Files section of your account, and you will receive an email notification. Just log in, and you can access your No Starch library from any computer in the world! If you have problems downloading your ebook, you can reach us by telephone at (800) 420-7240 (Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm PST) or send an email to help@nostarch.com.

Are All Books Available in Ebook Format?

Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, not all books are available in ebook format. This is usually for one of two reasons:


The book is graphics-heavy, resulting in a very large PDF and a very unwieldy reflowable EPUB or MOBI document.
2. The book's author has chosen not to sell it electronically.

We're hard at work resolving the first issue, and hope to have more of our graphics-heavy books available in ebook format soon. If there's a particular book you would like to see in ebook format, please let us know!

What's an EPUB or MOBI file, and Why Should I Care?

These formats work well with mobile ebook readers like the Kindle, iPhone, and Sony's Reader. You can also view EPUB and MOBI ebooks using desktop software.

How Do I Get My Ebooks on My Mobile Device?

All ebooks we sell are DRM-free. Load them onto the device of your choice and start reading. For advice on how to load your files onto your device, read our partner O'Reilly Media's helpful instructions linked below, or your see your device manufacturer's instructions:

Note: No Starch Press does not provide technical support for Kindles, iPhones, iPads, or any third party hardware or software.

Can I Print My Ebook?

Of course. Your PDF, EPUB, and MOBI files are unrestricted and DRM-free. We trust our readers and we believe that ebooks should have the same reader rights as printed books. Like a printed book, you can even lend the ebook to a friend.

My Ebook Isn't Rendering Properly!

Unfortunately, we are unable to test every book with every device.

Your PDF should render cleanly, and it's included in all ebook bundles. Please email us with any specific feedback or rendering errors at help@nostarch.com. Your feedback helps us provide replacement ebook files and a better experience for readers.