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    Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.

    FrogAlum

      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.

       

       

        • 2. Re: Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.

          I downloaded ADE and it is recognizing my Nook.  I downloaded a libray book in Epub.  I can drag the book to my Nook in ADE but it's not showing up in my Nook library.  So I deleted adobe-digital-editions and the digital editions files and still nothing.  Then I made sure I had the right file type ( 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions and select 'digitaleditions.exe'.) and tried it again to no avail.  Again could drag to my Nook device from ADE but it's still not showing up on my Nook.  The only difference is one of the library books I downloaded shows up twice now - one way shows the cover and the author; the other as a black book with author unknown.  Now when I try and drop and drag, I can't and a red x shows up by my curser.

           

          Not sure whiat I'm doing wrong (I'm sure it's me) but thought maybe one of the experts could guide me.  Thank you!!

          • 3. Re: Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.
            FrogAlum

             


            Edavis wrote:

            I downloaded ADE and it is recognizing my Nook.  I downloaded a libray book in Epub.  I can drag the book to my Nook in ADE but it's not showing up in my Nook library.  So I deleted adobe-digital-editions and the digital editions files and still nothing.  Then I made sure I had the right file type ( 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions and select 'digitaleditions.exe'.) and tried it again to no avail.  Again could drag to my Nook device from ADE but it's still not showing up on my Nook.  The only difference is one of the library books I downloaded shows up twice now - one way shows the cover and the author; the other as a black book with author unknown.  Now when I try and drop and drag, I can't and a red x shows up by my curser.

             

            Not sure whiat I'm doing wrong (I'm sure it's me) but thought maybe one of the experts could guide me.  Thank you!!


             

             

            Start from the beginning and follow the instructions (full post in my sig) exactly when authorizing the nook.

             

            Are you looking for the books in your "B&N Library" or "My Documents"?  They will be in "My Documents" and you need to "check for new content."

            • 4. Re: Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.

              Thanks Frog!  You're my here - I wasn't looking in my documents.  Thanks again!

              • 5. Re: Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.

                ok Miss Froggie:   How do you make sure the books going through ADE go onto the Micro SD card instead of the Main memory on the Nook.   ADE shows the Nook and I can put books on the Nook but I had wanted to put them on the 8 gig card I had installed. 

                • 6. Re: Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.
                  ABthree

                  @03FLHT2

                   

                  ADE shows my Nook's main memory as "nook" (no capital) and my microSD card as "Nook" (with a capital), as if I had two Nooks attached.  That makes it easy:  I just drag and drop my books onto the capitalized Nook, and they end up on my microSD card.

                   

                  See whether it's the same for you when your Nook is plugged in and ADE is running.

                  • 7. Re: Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.
                    h2oskierc

                     


                    ABthree wrote:

                    @03FLHT2

                     

                    ADE shows my Nook's main memory as "nook" (no capital) and my microSD card as "Nook" (with a capital), as if I had two Nooks attached.  That makes it easy:  I just drag and drop my books onto the capitalized Nook, and they end up on my microSD card.

                     

                    See whether it's the same for you when your Nook is plugged in and ADE is running.


                     

                    Interesting, mine just shows the nook once, even though my computer shows both the nook, and the SD card I have inserted.  Did you do something special to get it to see your SD card?  I didn't have the SD card when I initially authorized my nook, is there a way to unauthorize and re-authorize without my computer thinking that there are two different nooks authorized to it?

                     

                    • 8. Re: Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.

                      Yippee!

                       

                      Just downloaded my first library book and put it on my Nook. 

                       

                      FrogAlum, thank you so much for your excellent instructions in this thread. 

                      • 9. Re: Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.

                        New Problem with book I checked out from the library - after Frog helped me with the obvious (that library books download to my documents;  not my Library) here is the new problem:  I am trying to bring up my library book from my documents where I left off last night and it will go to the location where I was, stay there a few seconds and then flash back to the My Documents screen and just stay there.  I checked a book in my library to see if it did the same thing - it worked perfectly.  So I think this has something to do with the fact that it's a downloaded library book.  Very frustating as I can't read my library book.  Any idea's/suggestions?  Thanks

                        • 10. Re: Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.
                          bklvr896

                          I'm reading a library book right now and haven't had that happen but maybe someone else can say whether or not this might work.  As long as you have to book still on your computer, note the page you are on on the nook.  Delete the book from the nook and reload it.  Eject the nook after deleting, check for new content to make sure it is gone, then reconnect the nook to copy back again. 

                           

                          When I just tried this with another library book, I deleted it, ejected the nook, checked for new content, the book was gone.  Then I unplugged the nook, reconnected to the computer, the books was still gone based on looking at it through the computer. When I tried to copy it back to the nook, ADE told me it was already there, it looks like it might have simply restored it, so I told it to replace the copy.  I was able to open the library book, so there doesn't seem to be a problem with deleting and reloading a library book.

                           

                          I have no idea if this will work and this idea comes with no warranty against losing your library :smileysurprised:book but since archiving and unarchiving a book in My B&N LIbrary sometimes helps, it seems that maybe reloading the library book might help.

                           

                          Or, try turning the nook off completely and restarting it.  I might try this one first actually.

                          • 11. Re: Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.

                            Thank you so much for answering my burning question. I have had a hard time finding some one who could tell me if I can use library e-books on a given reader. (I know I can with a Sony but I also wanted to be able to subscribe to a magazine and/or newspaper)  I am planning on  buying an e-reader and like the idea of the 3G wi-fi but I don't always want to buy a book. Sometimes I just don't like it enough to buy it to read again. Ya know? I book marked your page for future reference. Thank you, thank you!

                            • 12. Re: Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.
                              FrogAlum

                               


                              ramblnrob wrote:

                              Thank you so much for answering my burning question. I have had a hard time finding some one who could tell me if I can use library e-books on a given reader. (I know I can with a Sony but I also wanted to be able to subscribe to a magazine and/or newspaper)  I am planning on  buying an e-reader and like the idea of the 3G wi-fi but I don't always want to buy a book. Sometimes I just don't like it enough to buy it to read again. Ya know? I book marked your page for future reference. Thank you, thank you!


                               

                               

                              You're welcome.  :smileyhappy:

                               

                              You'll find we are huge library propronents on these boards.

                              • 13. Re: Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.
                                bklvr896

                                I love the library feature.  I live the overdrive search page.  I'm reading The Passage right now, from the library. 

                                • 14. Re: Using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - Library Books and Vendors other than B&N.
                                  h2oskierc

                                   


                                  ABthree wrote:

                                  @03FLHT2

                                   

                                  ADE shows my Nook's main memory as "nook" (no capital) and my microSD card as "Nook" (with a capital), as if I had two Nooks attached.  That makes it easy:  I just drag and drop my books onto the capitalized Nook, and they end up on my microSD card.

                                   

                                  See whether it's the same for you when your Nook is plugged in and ADE is running.


                                   

                                   

                                  To accomplish this you need to copy the two folders ADE created on your nook, called Digital Editions and .adobe-digital-editions to the root of your SD card.

                                   

                                  Now your SD card will show up as whatever you called it when you formatted.  Mine for instance shows "nook" for my nook itself and "NookSD" for the sd card, as that is the name I gave the sd card when I formatted it before installing it to my nook.

                                   

                                  Be sure to COPY those two folders if you want your nook's memory to show up.  If you just want the SD card, you can actually move the folders.

                                   

                                  ENJOY! :smileyhappy:

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