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How do I transfer EPUBs to supported eBook devices?

To transfer Adobe eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions…

  • Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Click on the Adobe eBook you want to transfer.
  • Drag the Adobe eBook to the eBook device icon in the left pane of Adobe Digital Editions.
  • The 'Copy Documents' dialog box is displayed and the title is transferred.
  • When transfer is complete the 'Copy Documents' dialog box closes. You can now disconnect the eBook device and enjoy the eBook on-the-go.

Note that to transfer Adobe eBooks to a supported eBook device, Adobe Digital Editions and the eBook device must be activated using the same Adobe ID.

 

How can I tell what Adobe ID I registered my device to?

On your computer, open Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). At the top click on the dropdown arrow next to the word LIBRARY. Click on AUTHORIZE COMPUTER. If your computer has been authorized it will tell you what email address (Adobe ID) it was authorized to.

On any mobile device where the Overdrive App was downloaded, open the Overdrive App. At the top right, click on Get Books +. Then click on Settings at the bottom of the screen. If you have authorized your device, it will tell you what email address (Adobe ID) it was authorized to.

 

What is an Adobe EPUB book?

An Adobe EPUB eBook is a digital version of a print book that has been optimized for on-screen reading. The text in an EPUB eBook is reflowable, which means that you can change the font, resize the text, or alter the size of your display, and the text will rewrap itself to fit the available viewing area. Adobe EPUB eBooks also support embedded content, allowing, for instance, a Flash video to be embedded within an eBook.  Adobe Digital Editions must be installed and activated to download and read EPUB eBooks on your computer. If you want to download and read EPUBs on a mobile device, you must install the OverDrive Media Console app and authorize your device with a free Adobe ID.

 

NOOK: Why won't Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) recognize my NOOK?

  • The problem is likely that your Nook came preloaded with an Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) folder and because of this your ADE program won't recognize your device.
  • Go to "My Computer" (or the equivalent on your PC or MAC).
  • Click on the Nook drive.
  • Find and copy the file ".adobe-digital-editions" to your desktop. Delete the file on on your Nook drive.
  • Safely eject and unplug the Nook from the computer.
  • Close Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Restart Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Plug the Nook to the computer.
  • Adobe Digital Editions should display the Nook icon and prompt you to authorize the device.
  • If not, go back to the Nook drive in "My Computer".
  • Find and delete the "Digital Editions" file.
  • Close Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Restart Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Adobe Digital Editions should display the Nook icon and prompt you to authorize the device.
  • Authorize the device.
  • You can transfer books now!

ADE: How do I return eBooks early through Adobe Digital Editions?

To return EPUBs early…

  • Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Select the 'Library View' icon (in the upper left corner).
  • The Adobe Digital Editions library is displayed.
  • Under the 'Bookshelves' heading, select 'Borrowed'.
  • Click the eBook you want to return.
  • Click the 'Item Options' arrow (in the upper left corner of the selected eBook).
  • Select 'Return Borrowed Item'.
  • Click 'Return' to verify that you want to return the title.
  • The eBook is returned to the library collection.

 

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