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gigidag
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Registered: ‎12-27-2010
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downloading ebooks from libray

This thing really has poor instructions.  I wanted to download a free text version of a book through  my library. I am able to get as far as downloading it and seeing it in the ade on my pc but I dont get the icon for the media and it never appears in my nook.  what do I need to do?  also, why when i dowloaded a borrowed book from the library does a new file appear called annotations where the book is rather then on the main library screen with the pic of the book?

Thanks ahead!

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schatzieWI
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Re: downloading ebooks from libray

Here is something I copied from these boards that should help....If you use the search function on the boards, you can almost always find a solution to your problem. I got my nook last year and because I read the boards, I have never had to call CS.

 

This is ADE from A to Z... The most common problems are addressed here and should take care of almost anything that has been reported as a problem in the past. Please forgive the formatting, I did this in Word and these message boards don't allow for a multi-level outline with much grace at all...

 

Note to other "power users"  I know there are shortcuts for some of this, I intentionally left them out, I'm trying to keep this simple.  :smileyhappy:

 

 

  • While you are at the ADE website, register if you do not already have an Adobe account.
    • Your Adobe registration does not have to be the same user name and password that you use for your B&N account, many do use the same logon information to make it easier to remember both.

Setup ADE on your computer

  • Open ADE and the “Setup Assistant” will be displayed
  • Click “Continue”
  • The “Authorize Computer” box will display
  • Enter your Adobe account information
  • Click “Activate”
  • Click “Finish”

 

Authorize ADE on your Nook

  • Connect the Nook to your computer via the USB cable
  • Open ADE
  • ADE should “see” the Nook and the “Device Setup Assistant” box should appear.
  • Click “Authorize Device”

 

  • If ADE does not “see” the Nook, try the following steps.
  1. Go to “My Computer” (or the equivalent on your PC or Mac) and click on the Nook drive.
  2. Find and delete the “.adobe-digital-editions file.
  3. Close ADE
  4. Restart ADE
  5. Your Nook should now be visible to ADE, if not
  6. Go back to the Nook drive
  7. Find the “Digital Editions” file and delete it
  8. Close ADE
  9. Restart ADE

10.  Nook will be visible

11.  Click “Authorize Device”

 

Downloading eBooks

  • This is not a standard download like you have seen or used in the past, this download is an .acsm link.
  • After you purchase or borrow your book, click the download link or box
  • You should be asked if you want to open (do NOT choose to “save” the book) in “digital editions” click yes, if you are given the option to ALWAYS open the .acsm link in this program, choose yes or put the checkmark in the box.
  • ADE will open and your book will be downloaded into ADE

 

If you do not have the option to always use ADE to download the following steps will allow you to opt in for this

For Windows:

  • Go to Start-->Control Panel-->Default Programs-->Associate a file type or protocol with a program
  • The “Associate a file type or protocol” window will pop up.
  • Under the “Extensions” heading, select '.acsm' and click the “Change program…” button.
  • The “Open With” dialog box is displayed.
  • Click the “Browse…” button.
  • A second “'Open With” dialog box is displayed.
  • Browse to 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions and select 'digitaleditions.exe'.
  • Click “Open”.  Adobe Digital Editions is now set to open ACSM files automatically

For a Mac

  • Control-click the 'urllink.acsm' file and select 'Get Info'.
  • The 'urllink.acsm Info' window is displayed.
  • Expand the 'Open with:' section and click 'Other…'.
  • A list of programs is displayed.
  • Select 'Adobe Digital Editions'.
  • Check the 'Always Open With' checkbox.
  • Click the 'Add' button.
  • Close the 'urllink.acsm Info' window.
  • Adobe Digital Editions is now set to open ACSM files.

How Do I Get the Book on my Nook?

Once everything is downloaded, installed and authorized, this is the easy part!  Just "grab" the book (that you have previously purchased or borrowed and downloaded into ADE) you want to copy to your Nook, drag it over to the "Nook" (on the left hand side of ADE) and drop it in!

 

I want to return my library book early, how can I do this?

Beside the book (highlight it in ADE) you will see an arrow, click on the arrow, one of the options is to return the book.

 

When I plug my Nook into ADE, I have error messages and some of my books don't show their covers, it's just a black box!

While Barnes and Noble eBooks are in the epub format, they have a special DRM (copyright protection) that most other epub books do not use, Apple is the only other exception that I know of.  So your B&N eBooks cannot be read in ADE, or on a Sony or Kobo eReader (for instance) while your library books and anything you have purchased through Sony, Kobo, Borders, etc can be seen and read in ADE on your computer.

 

Don't worry, this doesn't mean anything is wrong with your eBooks from B&N, they just aren't compatible with ADE.  All versions of epub, except the Apple iBooks eBooks, are compatible with your Nook.

 

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badbeagles
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Registered: ‎12-27-2010
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Re: downloading ebooks from libray

I have followed your steps and cannot get ADE to recognize my nook. I did delete what you said but it still will not recognize it. It does not give me an option to download again just to launch. When I hit launch or reopen the program it still is unrecongnized. Thank you for the help

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SLC13
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Registered: ‎12-28-2010
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Re: downloading ebooks from libray

Am on hold to BN tech support.  Was able to download one book from public library, but now cannot.  ADE does not show downloaded books.  Don't know if the problem is with ADE?

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Ya_Ya
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Registered: ‎09-29-2010
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Re: downloading ebooks from libray

 


SLC13 wrote:

Am on hold to BN tech support.  Was able to download one book from public library, but now cannot.  ADE does not show downloaded books.  Don't know if the problem is with ADE?


 

Why are you calling B&N?  Your problem is clearly not related to the NOOK as it is software on your computer that is not working.

 

When you download a book from the public library, you don't save it, you open it.  ADE should open and display the book.  Then you plug your NOOK into your computer and when NOOK appears in ADE, you drag the picture of the book onto the picture of your NOOK.

 

Then you eject NOOK, go to MY LIBRARY, make sure you are in MY DOCUMENTS and tap Check for New Content.

 

Voila, your library book.

 

But, if the issue is with the book from the library on your PC, B&N isn't going to be able to fix it???

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AndyfromVA
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Registered: ‎08-02-2010
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Re: downloading ebooks from libray

 


gigidag wrote:

This thing really has poor instructions.  I wanted to download a free text version of a book through  my library. I am able to get as far as downloading it and seeing it in the ade on my pc but I dont get the icon for the media and it never appears in my nook.  what do I need to do?  also, why when i dowloaded a borrowed book from the library does a new file appear called annotations where the book is rather then on the main library screen with the pic of the book?

Thanks ahead!


 

 

It's not hard to transfer a library book to your Nook, assuming you have ADE loaded on your PC.

 

On my PC (Vista) I have a folder called "Library".  When I download a library book, I put it in that folder.  Then I double click the book file in the "Library" folder and it will load into ADE.  I plug my Nook into the USB port and the ADE screen shows the Nook as a separate drive.  Then I simply drag the book file into my Nook.