Frequently Asked Questions
We try to answer common questions with our FAQs, so please take a moment to browse these helpful articles. If none of this applies to your case, reach out with this Contact form
Can I try out Forward Chess before making a purchase?

Absolutely! Forward Chess apps are completely free of cost. You can check sample for any book available on our library. This offers a no risk trial experience before you can make any purchase.

On our Webstore you can view the sample for any book instantly in just one click:


How much does Forward Chess cost?

All Forward Chess apps (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and Web) are completely free. eBooks can be purchased separately, ranging from $1.99 to $29.99. Price and currency unit may vary from country to country. Book samples can be downloaded for free. Apart from the free samples, users have access to two free books: “On Life and Chess” by GM Sergey Shipov and “True Lies in Chess” by GM Lluis Comas Fabrego.

How do I pay for a chess eBook?

- Webstore:

Step 1: Register or Log in your Forward Chess account. 

Step 2: Search for your favorite book and tap "Add To Cart" button

Step 3: When finished shopping, click "shopping cart" button in the top right-hand corner and "View Shopping Cart"

Step 4: (Optional) Apply available coupon/gift code there (paste in the coupon field, click "Apply")

Step 5: Click "Proceed To Checkout"

Step 6: Check payment details, click "Place Order" 

Step 7: Complete the payment

Step 8: Depending on your device's platform, follow access/download instructions.


- Windows, Mac: 

After clicking "Add to Cart" you will be required to complete the payment procedure through our Webstore (above).


- iOS and Android apps:

Step 1: Register or Log in your Forward Chess account. 

Step 2: Locate the "Store" tab in the app.

Step 3: Search for your favorite book and tap "Buy" button (button with price).

Step 4: This triggers the in-app purchase which provides different payment methods. 

Step 5: Enjoy the book!


How do I open a book I have purchased ?
Go to “Books . ” Then click on the title of the book you wish to open .
If I purchase a book on my Android device, can I view it on my iPad ?
Yes!When you register an FC Cloud account, your books are associated with the login information provided . When the same account is opened on another android or iOS(or desktop: Windows / Mac) application, it becomes possible to sync between devices and make your purchases available .
How do I download my purchases from the Cloud ?

You can find the instructions in pdf format for both iOS and Android formats here

Why can't I see (or sync) the books I purchased previously? / Doesn't Cloud Sync work on my phone ? / Why can't I download my books on another device?
Syncing Up Instructions to update previous purchases to the cloud: From iOS: 1) Register in the cloud from iOS 2) In iOS app click "Restore transactions" from "Store" section 3) In iOS app click Cloud, then "Send purchases to Cloud" From Android: 1) Register in the cloud from Android 2) In Android app click Reload Purchases from cloud menu 3) In Android app click Sync to Cloud from cloud menu From Desktop: 1) Follow any of the above instruction using android or iOS 2) Click Sync in your mobile application 3) Click Sync in the desktop version
Can I sync my purchased books between iOS and Android devices?
Yes. Purchases made after registering with Forward Cloud can be synced between platforms, but you need to be logged into the Forward Cloud.
Where can I get a discount on books?
Book deals (slashed price books with a big discount) are published every month through our newsletter and also features on our facebook and twitter pages.