I have both ADE and Calibre. I'll tell you how I do it for both. I think ADE is a great program, but I have found it easier to download books to my nook from Calibre (which is a free program btw).
ADE: Open the program. Then plug in your nook. Make sure that ADE is authrized for your nook (if it is it will already appear as nook on the bottom left hand of the program screen if not you will get a pop up so just click on authorize). Then once the nook appears as connected drag and drop your epub books until you see the tiny green plus sign hovering over the nook. Then drop it in.
Calibre: Open the program. Connect your nook. HIghlight the books that you want to download (ctrl left click) then go to then menu bar. Click load to device, and your nook should appear on the screen. Click the nook and done.
I hope this helps.
My nook doesn't show up, even though I've authorized it and the books don't show up in ADE, even though I've d/l and opened them as instructed.
I have read and re-read and tried all the directions listed in the threads. IT'S NOT WORKING!
I have d/l some books in the epub format. I have done as instructed and opened them in ADE.
ADE has authorized my computer. When I d/l them, they show up in ADE, ready to read. But they're not in the libray.
When I open Nook for PC, they're not in "my stuff" to transfer to my nook.
What am I doing wrong?
I have deleted the files as instructed.
HELP, this is so frustrating!
Your ADE library and your Nook for PC library are two different folders. If you want the books in My Stuff, you have to open Nook for PC and add them manually to my stuff, they don't just automatically show up there.
ADE and Nook for PC are separate and not related at all. As was stated, ADE is for books from Kobo, Google and the library, where you get the .acsm file. You don't say where you downloaded them, and if they are protected. If you just buy books from B&N you don't need to use ADE.
BTW, my 83 year old mother is able to navigate ADE and get library books on her Nook and she's in no way computer saavy. There's a link in my signature for ADE and getting library books to the Nook, it's the same process for books purchased from other sources that require the use of ADE.