7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2011 8:48 PM by Iowa_Engineer

    Adobe Digital Editions

      Sorry if this was already mentioned somewhere, but I couldn't find it. Will the DRM on bn books not allow me to view them in adobe digital editions? I thought I read somewhere it would so that these book would be readable on other devices in the future if need be.

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          sub_rosa

          This one is above my pay grade, NC.  I looked in My Documents and couldn't find my B&N ebooks.  I'd like to know the answer as well.

           

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            None of my B&N eBooks are in ADE, you can read them all in the B&N eReader for sure though.

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                When I open ADE and click on "Nook" on the left-hand side I see all my books there, but can't open them. It says they are authorized by a different user or something like that. So if/when I get a new device someday I won't be able to read these books on it unless I strip the DRM? That's kind of crappy :robotmad:

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                    Is this with your nook plugged into your computer???

                     

                    You can always read those books (purchased through B&N) on the B&N eReader if you want to read them on your computer, no need to plug in the nook or use ADE for this.

                     

                    As to being able to put the B&N content on a Sony Reader or a Kindle or something else, that is probably not going to work unless the new device has an agreement with B&N.

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                        sub_rosa

                        The Frog has it right - the B&N reader allows you to download your B&N books and read them on your computer.  Just another way B&N keeps its tentacles in "your" eBooks.  It's like going to the store and buying a hardcover book, and them attaching a device to it, telling you that you can only read it in your house - if you try and take it out of your house it will lock up and you can't open it.  How the publishers have survived all these centuries without this technology is amazing.

                         

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                    Ed_Mart

                    As this FAQ from Adobe states, there will be a future edition of  ADE that will be compatible with B&N's DRM scheme.

                     

                    Q: When will Content Server-compatible devices support this new password protection option?A: Adobe will deliver later in 2009 an enhanced Reader Mobile SDK that, among other new features, will support the new password-based EPUB protection option. Devices that integrate this enhanced RMSDK will be compatible with EPUB content sold by the Barnes & Noble eBookstore, although the devices may require manual transfer of content until the next major version of Adobe Digital Editions is released. This compatibility may also include firmware upgrades made available for existing devices, as determined by our licensees.


                    However, they do seem to be a bit behind schedule.

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                      Iowa_Engineer

                      This is why i have started to buy books from Google eBooks instead of B&N.  I like using Adobe Digital Editions for managing all my ebook  files on my PC.....newspapers, books, PDFs.  I can buy an ebook from google and read it on my laptop or my Nook.  But I can't do that with books purchased from B&N.  Yes, I can read them on the B&N reader...but why bother if I can buy them from google and use just one reader for everthing.  B&N...please work your DRM with ADE....you'll get more sales!