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Universalis e-books

A Universalis e-book contains the Liturgy of the Hours and the readings at Mass for every day in a given period.

You can get Universalis e-books in both ePub and Kindle format. The ePub format is the industry standard; the Kindle format is used only by the Amazon Kindle e-readers and apps.

Why get an e-book?

Should I get an app instead?

Yes, if you can.

Universalis apps and programs exist for:

Android (& Fire) · iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch · Mac · Windows

For e-book readers, such as the Kobo, Nook or Amazon Kindle, you’ll need an e-book because they can’t run apps. For systems such as Windows Phone or Blackberry, a Universalis app doesn’t exist but you can use an e-reader app to read e-books.

How do I get an e-book?

You can make your own e-book or buy a ready-made one. In the long run it is cheaper if you make your own, but ready-made e-books are quicker and simpler to buy.

Ready-made Kindle e-books from Amazon: we sell selected e-books in Kindle format directly through Amazon. They cover a full year of readings at Mass, or half a year of the Liturgy of the Hours. When the time runs out, you need to buy a new e-book. The full catalogue is here. Amazon offer free samples of every e-book they sell.

Make your own Kindle e-book through our web site: this uses Amazon’s Personal Documents Service to transmit the e-book directly to your Kindle. After a free trial period you need a Universalis registration code (see below). The first time, you need to set up a couple of features in your Amazon account; after that, the procedure is simple and very quick. Full instructions are here.

Make your own Kindle e-book on your own computer: you can do this on either Mac or Windows systems, using the Universalis program. After a free trial period you need a Universalis registration code (see below). Once you have created the e-book you can plug your Kindle into your computer and copy the e-book onto it, or you can email it to yourself using Amazon’s Personal Documents Service. Here are detailed instructions for the Mac. Here are detailed instructions for Windows.

Make your own ePub e-book on your own computer: you can do this on either Mac or Windows systems, using the Universalis program. After a free trial period you need a Universalis registration code (see below). Once you have created the e-book you can plug your e-reader into your computer and copy the e-book onto it. Using your Mac to create an ePub e-book. Using Windows to create an ePub e-book.

About registration codes

A registration code gives you unlimited access to our Android, iOS, Mac and Windows apps as well as to e-book creation. It costs £19.99 (about $24.50 or €23.00), but you only need to buy it once.

Here is more information about registration codes. Don’t buy one until you have tried creating and reading e-books and are happy with the result. That is what the one-month free trials are for!

Please note that the e-books you create are for your private use only and must not be given or distributed to other people.