By default, when you choose Add to Cart, your selection will be available for download directly from our site just a few seconds after your payment is processed. In fact, we're not currently offering our previous disc-based shipping option unless you make arrangements with us ahead of time, using the Contact Us link on our home page.
Because G-Books scan each page of a book and present it as a high-resolution (200-300 pixels per inch) image, the file sizes are much larger than plain-text ebooks or contemporary native pdf titles. The size of each G-Book pdf file is listed on the item's details page, visible before you decide to buy. The typical range is from 50-150 MB. Here are some approximate times you might expect for downloading G-Books of small, medium, and large size:
|Speed Class||Small (50 MB)||Medium (100 MB)||Large (150 MB)|
|"Gigabit" fiber/cable broadband (750 Mbps)||1/2 second||1 second||1.5 seconds|
|Fast "Cable" broadband (25 Mbps)||16 seconds||32 seconds||48 seconds|
|Slow "Cable" broadband (3 Mbps)||2.5 minutes||5 minutes||7.5 minutes|
|DSL (1500 kbps)||5 minutes||10 minutes||15 minutes|
|DSL (384 kbps)||18 minutes||35 minutes||53 minutes|
|Dialup modem (56 kbps)||2 hours||4 hours||6 hours|
If you want to purchase several G-Books at once, we recommend you download them one at a time, sequentially. The server gives you a few days after your purchase to download the titles. If you're on a very slow connection like dialup, try purchasing and downloading a single G-Book to see if it's practical for you. Or, go to our free sample G-Book page where you can see how long it takes to download our 40-page sample file.