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coastergirl
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Help ! Uploading library books to my nook

Hi all!

 

I just got my first book from the library (squee!) and for some reason I couldn't see it in my library.

After discovering that I couldn't see .acsm docs on my nook - I changed the extension to an .epub.  I can read the .epub on Adobe Editions - yet my nook won't open the document. 

 

Any ideas??

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Re: Help ! Uploading library books to my nook

Connect your NOOK to yoru computer, open Adobe Digital Editions, and drag the book to you NOOK through ADE.

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coastergirl
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Re: Help ! Uploading library books to my nook

Thanks Athena - how do I register my nook thru ADE?

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Re: Help ! Uploading library books to my nook

Thanks for the link!  it worked BEAUTIFULLY!!! YAY!!  Can't wait to start reading after dinner! 

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Re: Help ! Uploading library books to my nook

 


coastergirl wrote:

Hi all!

 

I just got my first book from the library (squee!) and for some reason I couldn't see it in my library.

After discovering that I couldn't see .acsm docs on my nook - I changed the extension to an .epub.  I can read the .epub on Adobe Editions - yet my nook won't open the document. 

 

Any ideas??


 

Just so you know, ascm files are not documents or books, they are files that contain the information need to go to a server to download the actual book and unlock it, so changing the extension won't help, as you found out.  Any time you get an acsm file you need to open it via ADE (Kobo tends to use acsm files).  You can double click on the acsm file and should open ADE and go get the book. 

 

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Re: Help ! Uploading library books to my nook

HELP!!

 

I have been reading the thread but cannot figure out what everyone is talking about.  I, too, downloaded an .acsm file from my library, which is apparently an .ePub file.  Then, after reading this site, I downloaded the Adobe reader.  A little "library" opens. I tried to drag the acsm file to that library, nothing happens. I tried to drag it to the B&N iReader, nothing happens; I tried to drag it directly to my connected Nook, can't find it anywhere.


Help! What do I need to do?

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Re: Help ! Uploading library books to my nook

Try right clicking the file, and "open with" Adobe Digital Editions...hopefully that will make it work!

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Re: Help ! Uploading library books to my nook

The ".acsm" file is just a small file that has instructions for Adobe Digital Editions, telling it what server to talk to and what book to ask for. You need to have ADE open it in order to actually download the e-book.

 

The best thing to do is to set up your browser to always run ADE when you download an ACSM file. There's little point in saving that file to disk.

 

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Re: Help ! Uploading library books to my nook

 


Bluegrassdog wrote:

HELP!!

 

I have been reading the thread but cannot figure out what everyone is talking about.  I, too, downloaded an .acsm file from my library, which is apparently an .ePub file.  Then, after reading this site, I downloaded the Adobe reader.  A little "library" opens. I tried to drag the acsm file to that library, nothing happens. I tried to drag it to the B&N iReader, nothing happens; I tried to drag it directly to my connected Nook, can't find it anywhere.


Help! What do I need to do?


 

Adobe reader is for reading PDF files. You need to install Adobe Digital Editions which is a

different program.

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Re: Help ! Uploading library books to my nook

Sorry, yes, that's what I have, the Digital Editions....

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Re: Help ! Uploading library books to my nook

 


Bluegrassdog wrote:

Sorry, yes, that's what I have, the Digital Editions....


Go to the two links in my signature, one about setting up and using ADE and the other about library books.  That should help you get started.

 

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Bluegrassdog
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Re: Help ! Uploading library books to my nook

Thank you!!!  It worked! I'm happy!

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Re: Help ! Uploading library books to my nook

Thankyou I had to delete ADE and nook files - load them all back on.....now my public library books will open on my nook   TTFN  PD

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