Syncing Copy-Protected Books with drop2sync
Unprotected EPUB and PDF books will copy over to the Nook without any trouble at all. Copying purchased eBooks that are protected using Adobe Digital Editions (sometimes called secure EPUB or Secure PDF or DRM-Protected EPUB or PDF files) requires one extra step to take (and one last time to plug the Nook into a computer). You should only have to do this once.
Note on Library Books
Sadly, most library books that you download for a limited loan period using Aobe software will not work with drop2sync. Unfortunately, they use a separate locking system that uses information not available in the file. We regret that there’s no way to do this without running software on the computer. You’ll need to use a cable and go through Aobe Digital editions
NOTE: If you’re moving books from a Sony eReader please read this note first to avoid trouble!
Here’s the process (you many want to print this):
- Run Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. (If you don’t have it, you learn more and install it from Adobe at http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/)
- Run Adobe Digital editions and provide your Adobe ID. (Usually that’s your email address) to authorize your computer to read eBooks that you have bought or borrowed.
- Now, plug your Nook into the computer. You should see this box on the screen:
- Click “Authorize Device.” You should then see a box telling you that your device is authorized:
After doing that, all protected EPUB and PDF files that were purchased or borrowed with that Adobe ID will be unlocked on your Nook. You can now copy future EPUB and PDF files from that computer to your NOOK with drop2sync as long as your Nook is still an authorized device. (A network connection may be required. we haven’t tested all possible conditions yet.)
- Only files authorized with that Adobe ID will be unlocked.
- Don’t download directly from Adobe to your Dropbox or Box.net folder. You need to use Adobe Digital Editions on an authorized computer before you’ll have a “digitally signed” book that can be read on your NOOK.
There’s more information about buying books for your Nook at http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Resolved-Issues-Archived/How-to-read-Adobe-PDF-and-Adobe-ePub-books/td-p/503848 But you won’t have to plug the NOOK in every time since you can use drop2sync for that part!
NOTE FOR SONY USERS (from Doug Pardee):
Your Sony account’s e-mail address must be the same as your Adobe ID for Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). The e-books you buy will be downloaded into a directory maintained by Sony Reader, and then you can use Adobe Digital Editions [or drop2sync] to load them onto your NOOK. (If your NOOK is already authorized by ADE, you should be able to just load the e-book normally.)
Once your device is authorized, you can transfer your copy-protected PDF and EPUB files by dropping them into your cloud service folder. (See the guided setup or your cloud service provider for more details.)
Please let us know what your experience has been by leaving a comment on this post or by send us email to support@WhitneyApps.com
Updated November 1, 2011.Share
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