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message 1: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) i just bought a nook. but now i'm lost. i have books downloaded for my sony ereader. how do i put those books on my nook? how can i download other free books? and what about library books? everything i download goes my reader library that i use for my sony ereader, but when i plug in my nook, it's not picked up but the reader library. can someone please help me?


message 2: by KellyJo (new)

KellyJo | 9 comments I am sure people do if different ways but I go to my computer and drop my files in the Nook slot.. For me I think its the E drive... Hope you can get it worked out..


message 3: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 340 comments I would help you, but I am better at working on things in person. Sorry.


message 4: by Latoya (new)

Latoya (sapphirereads) I downloaded Adobe Digital Editions and then sideload them onto my nook. There are directions somewhere. I will find them and post for you


message 5: by Latoya (new)

Latoya (sapphirereads) Here are the directions

Download Adobe Digital Edition



* While you are at the ADE website, register if you do not already have an Adobe account.
o 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! If you purchased books from Sony, you do have one extra step, read below...



Adding Sony eBooks to ADE

* Open ADE
* Up on the top left hand side, next to the word "Library" is a down arrow, click it
* Choose the option to "Add Item to Library"
* A search box will pop up
* Browse for the location on your hard drive where your Sony eBooks download, if you have not changed the default, this will be in your "My Documents" folder.

1. Go to your "user name"
2. Go to "My Documents"
3. Go to "My Books"
4. Go to "Reader Library"
5. You will find all your Sony eBooks in the "Reader Library" as long as you didn't choose to change the default location when you installed the Sony eStore software.

* Select the book you want in ADE
* Click "Open"
* Your book(s) are now in ADE and ready to be dragged and dropped onto your Nook.



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.


message 6: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) thanks!


message 7: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Rose (jmnelson419) | 15 comments welcome stephanie, hope you get it figured out soon!


message 8: by Donnajo (new)

Donnajo Great to see you here Stephanie.
Hope you got your questions answered.


message 9: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) I did. Thanks a bunch!


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