Not in the traditional sense.
Web-e-Books are set-up as true webpages, and accessed like any other website. Each e-book has its own link (URL). So, readers access and read the book online. The e-book opens instantly in your browser, so no customary file attachment or downloading is necessary.
However, the e-book’s pages are temporarily "stored" in your computer, tablet or phone browser's cache memory. This means you can read a Web-e-Book offline when WiFi or other Internet access isn't available, or when trying to extend battery life in a portable/mobile device.
Web-e-Books are available for offline reading using our Cache-It feature.
We format all short stories and e-books for offline reading convenience so your browser can recall web-based pages from its memory (cache) when you’re not connected to the Internet. It's a seamless and automatic way to transition from on-line reading to offline, as the stored e-book is read using the browser.
This is particularly convenient when you are out of range from a wireless signal (WiFi or 3G/4G), or in airplane mode while traveling.
Your browser must be a current version that supports HTML-5 offline browsing. Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome, Safari, Fire Fox, Opera, Android and many other browsers offer free versions that support offline browsing.
Note: Do not clear your browser's cache (sometimes called history), if you are away from an Internet connection and plan offline reading. If you do clear the browser's cache inadvertently, you can reconnect to Web-e-Books later and again instantly and automatically access and re-cache your e-books.