FAQ

Our entire catalog is available in the digital format on the same day as the print equivalent. Check here for details on where to get our books today and what to expect in the near future.

Humanoids App for iPad

Buy a book (digital or physical) from our online store, and get unlimited access to read it online or offline on the Humanoids App for iPad In addition, get access to free books every month, hot sales and exclusive content.

Humanoids.com

Buy a book (digital or physical) from our online store, and get unlimited access to read it from your Desktop or iPad right from our website’s digital reader (must be signed in to your subscription account).

iBookStore

Buy our books from iTunes and read them on the iBooks app (Apple iOS devices only). We strongly advise the use of a retina screen device from at least 9" for a satisfying reading experience. Please be sure to download the sample to check specifications.

Google Play

Buy our books on Google Play and read them on Android and Apple iOS devices. We strongly advise the use of a high-density screen from at least 9" for a satisfying reading experience. Please be sure to download the sample to check specifications.

Your questions

1. How do I buy a digital book?

Just browse our catalog, click on any title and then click on the digital edition (broken down by volumes) you are looking for and click on the "Buy button." It should show a list of the digital stores where this book is currently available (Humanoids, Google Play or the iBookStore). Any purchase made at the Humanoids Store gives you access to both our site’s digital reader as well as our iPad app.

2. What if the Buy button is not visible, or my favorite store not listed?

It is probably because that particular digital book is not yet available digitally. If you are looking for a book available from Google Play or from the iBookStore, you may check directly on these stores since links are not always updated on time.

3. Once I buy a digital book, do I get a file that I can move to and from any device I wish?

No, you get access to the file, but the file itself is bound to the website or the app it has been downloaded from. If you bought the book from Humanoids (both our App and our online Store), you get unlimited access to it from our site’s digital reader, and you can download the book on up to 5 devices from the iPad app. We are aware that this could be frustrating for some users and we are currently investigating more ways to distribute our files across different platforms and devices.

4. I bought a book on the iBookStore or on Google Play, how can I read it in the Humanoids App?

We are sorry, but at this time, you cannot. Humanoids, the iBookStore and Google Play are different platforms which, unfortunately,can't yet be synced to each other.

5. I bought a physical book, can I read the digital version on iBooks?

No, the digital versions are offered only on the Humanoids website and the Humanoids App for the same reason as the above FAQ (#4).

6. How do I read my books on my smartphone?

You may buy the book from the iBookStore (iPhone) or from Google Play (for Android phones). Be aware, however, that reading graphic novels on these devices may be tedious since you will spend a significant portion of your time zooming in and out to read the text (panel view is not yet available on these apps).

7. How do I read my digital books on my tablet?

All digital versions are suitable for reading on tablets. Please read our reading/ viewing suggestions at the top of this page.

8. How do I read my digital books on my desktop?

We recommend that you use the Humanoids website. Reading with the iBooks app on a Mac is possible but does not offer the optimal reading experience depending on your screen resolution. Digital books bought on Google play can be read with the Chrome extension "Google Books," however, it is for the time being a less than optimal reading experience for illustrated books.

9. Is my purchase really unlimited? Do you guarantee permanent access?

Yes, we guarantee permanent access for any purchase made from Humanoids (App or website). On the iBookStore and Google Play, you may also get such unlimited access, but be sure to first check the respective purchase terms and conditions for more details.

10. I have bought a digital book, but I'm dissatisfied with the quality. What can I do?

If you bought the book from the Humanoids Store, contact us at the customer support email and explain your situation. We will do our best to find a solution to enhance your experience and, if that isn’t possible, we will gladly refund you your purchase. If you bought the book on the iBookstore or Google Play, please refer to the respective terms and conditions of the corresponding stores.

11. I have no preference concerning which store or platform I buy digital books from. What would you recommend?

When you buy from the Humanoids Store, we get nearly 100% of the fee, which means more revenue for us and for our authors. We also get a new account with your e-mail and the list of your orders, which in turn gives us the opportunity to update you with software updates, deals, contests, free comics, and more. So you know OUR preference!