An eBook is an electronic version of a book. American Heart Association (AHA) eBooks allow users to read publications on personal computers and mobile devices. AHA eBooks retain the look of a printed book—with the layout, figures, and images intact—but fonts and font sizes are adjustable for closer study. Users can read eBooks online or download them for offline reading.
When you purchase an eBook or redeem an access code, you are obtaining the right to read the content online as well as download it to your own device to be accessed offline. These rights are subject to technology conditions and limitations as well contractual agreements between the AHA and its vendors.
Individual AHA eBooks are updated if/when errors occur, science changes, or other updates are needed. Additionally, eBook customers have the opportunity to be among the first to purchase new editions of AHA eBooks when they are released.
The AHA does not encourage the sharing of username/login credentials between multiple users. You are allowed to download and access eBooks on a total of 3 devices. If you exceed 3 devices, you will receive the error message "Maximum device limit exceeded."
Access code redemption and purchases can only be done through the AHA eBookstore (through a browser on a PC, Mac, or tablet)—not through the AHA eBooks app.
NOTE: You do not need to redeem an access code if you have already purchased the eBook from this website. You only need to redeem the access code if you have purchased the eBook from an authorized AHA eBooks distributor (for example, World Point, Channing Bete, Laerdal) or AHA Training Center.
STEP 1. Go to the eBookstore (ebooks.heart.org). If you already have an account (with the AHA Instructor Network or through My.American.Heart), simply log in with your AHA username and password. If you have not registered, click “Create an account”
STEP 2. Once you are successfully logged in, you will be redirected to your Bookshelf. Click on the Redeem option in the header.
STEP 3. Enter your access code in the Enter Code field. (Do not include any spaces. Letters in the code should be capitalized). Click the arrow next to the code or simply hit enter on your keyboard.
NOTE: Japanese, Korean and Polish eBooks will not appear in your Bookshelf while logged in to the eBookstore. They will appear once you have logged in to the iPublishCentral Reader application on your computer.
Online using your computer’s web browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.)
Online using a tablet’s web browser (Safari, Google Chrome, etc.)
Offline using a tablet app (you must first download the app on your device)
Offline using the iPublishCentral Reader application on your desktop computer (you must first download the app)
Click the “Download and Reading Instructions” button on this website’s home page for step-by-step guides to access your eBook(s).
NOTE: Japanese, Korean and Polish eBooks are not available to read online through a web browser and will not appear on your eBookstore Bookshelf. They will appear once you have logged in to either 1) the AHA app on your tablet or 2) the iPublishCentral Reader application on your computer.
You can share the preview pages of an eBook through iPublishCentral ViewInside. After clicking the ViewInside button, click on “Share This” in the upper right corner. Options include emailing it to someone, or linking to it via social media.
You can download eBooks to the iPublishCentral Reader on your personal computer (PC or Mac).
eBooks purchased on the AHA eBookstore cannot be downloaded as a file and you cannot use a third party application to read AHA eBooks.
AHA eBooks cannot be downloaded or copied to a flash drive.
AHA eBooks cannot be printed.
eBooks purchased through the AHA eBookstore cannot be read on Apple’s iBook app or any other third party readers (eg, Kindle, Barnes and Noble eReader, Stanza, Mobipocket Reader, Microsoft Reader). They must be accessed through the AHA eBooks app, iPublishCentral Reader, or online.
If you are unable to reach a technical support representative, please leave a voicemail with your name, username/registered email address, name of the eBook along with a brief message regarding your concern and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Live Chat Support is available: 8a to 6p CDT, Monday-Friday
9a to 7p EDT, Monday-Friday
Look for the “Chat with Us” tab on the bottom right corner for live agent availability. Live Chat works better if you are on a computer, Chat can get disconnected if you are on a device due to connectivity.
*If you are unable to reach a technical support representative, please write an email to the above email address with your registered username, email address, along with a brief message regarding your concern any other details/screenshots that you can provide.