5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2012 5:37 PM by jfalter0 RSS

    Moving books from one EReader to another.

    CPetty99@gmail.com

      I am trying to put some books from a Sony e-reader to a Nook Color and it had me download Adobie Reader. When I try to move the books it tells me it has to be authenacated but wull not accept my information. How do I get this fixed?

        • 1. Re: Moving books from one EReader to another.
          Jeff A Wright Adobe Employee

          Moving this discussion to the Adobe Digital Editions forum.

          • 2. Re: Moving books from one EReader to another.
            Frustrated in AZ Community Member

            The original message was:

             

             

            I am trying to put some books from a Sony e-reader to a Nook Color and it

            had me download Adobie Reader. When I try to move the books it tells me it

            has to be authenacated but wull not accept my information. How do I get

            this fixed?

             

            It's hard to tell from the message just how you're going about this, but I

            will assume that you're trying to do the transfer via a Windows computer,

            and that's where you downloaded and installed ADE.  I'm not sure how the

            ebooks were downloaded to the SONY ereader, so let me assume that it was

            done through the Sony Reader Library, direct from SONY.  Finally, I'm not

            sure whether the Nook Color told you that you needed to download and

            install ADE - or whether it did so from the B&N website or from your

            computer.

             

            These pieces of information are critical in giving you the right answer.  I

            could write a small book on what to do, but without some grounding in what

            your environment is, and how you've downloaded ebooks before, I think that

            would not be a good idea.

             

            Can you fill in more of the story?

             

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            • 3. Re: Moving books from one EReader to another.
              CPetty99@gmail.com Community Member

              I was able to get the book from the sony e-reader and save them to my desktop. When I went to import then a screen poped up telling to sign in to adobe, but it would not accept it it just went back to the begining. Can you help? I am not sure about the adobe on the nook color.

              • 4. Re: Moving books from one EReader to another.
                Frustrated in AZ Community Member

                If I read between the lines, you have a PC and you've 'moved' an ebook from

                the SONY ereader to your computer, implying that you downloaded it onto the

                SONY ereader from somewhere else (the SONY Reader Store?).  You have

                downloaded and installed ADE.  Let's start there.

                 

                The proper process to follow is to obtain an Adobe ID when or before you

                download and install ADE.  That ID will be associated with all ebooks that

                are downloaded to ADE after it's installed.  Those that have been

                downloaded beforehand can be problematic, but I think we'll be OK.  If you

                did not obtain an Adobe ID, then you should go to the Adobe website and do

                that by registering with Adobe.  No charge, and no tracking either - just

                an ID.  I am going to assume that you registered your ereaders with SONY

                and B&N respectively, so that they are activated (which sounds like they

                are).

                 

                Next up is understanding what ADE is going to do for you and how.  It's a

                library management system and a control program for digital rights

                management of ebooks you have or get.  It's close to the industry standard

                for individuals to use for ebooks, so lots of sites 'require' that you use

                it.  SONY and B&N don't - you can use their library management software to

                do the work if you want to.

                 

                The transfer....  Both of the ereaders must be recognized by ADE in order

                to do the transfer.  It works like this:

                 

                Once the copy of ADE is authorized with your Adobe ID, then you can shut it

                down, then attach the ereader to your computer  Your computer should

                recognize it and give it a drive letter - which sounds like it's happened

                when you transferred the ebook from the SONY.  Look at the screen on the

                ereader to make sure that it's connected properly - you'll see messages

                that say it is.  Then, start up ADE.  When ADE starts in Library mode, it

                should show the SONY on the bookshelf - the left hand side of Library

                view.  if it does, then you can open the SONY and  drag and drop ebooks

                from it to your computer.  ADE will enter them into your library and make

                them available to you.  When you've finished dragging over all the ebooks

                you want to, you need to disconnect the ereader LOGICALLY before you pull

                the plug out of the computer.  You do this through the utilities on your

                computer.  Go to the lower right hand part of the START bar and you should

                find a small computer icon.  Click on that and you'll get a message that

                you can 'safely remove' the drive letter that represents your SONY.  Do

                that, and watch the screen.  It should change and tell you that it's

                processing new information.  When it's finished, then unplug it from the

                computer.

                 

                Now for the other part.  Close ADE and plug in the Nook Color.  Go through

                the same process - watch the displays and the messages from your computer

                to make sure that the Nook is recognized and ready to use.  Then, start

                ADE, and you should see the Nook on the bookshelf, where the SONY was, and

                the Nook's screen should show it as connected.  Now, reverse the process:

                drag the ebook title from ADE's Library onto the Nook.  When you're done,

                follow the disconnect process above.

                 

                If you hit any glitches or if something else doesn't work, just come back

                here and we'll figure it out.

                 

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                • 5. Re: Moving books from one EReader to another.
                  jfalter0

                  I am having the same issue. I have 400+ books on my Sony Reader account. I followed the instructions above to load three of those books in ADE, then copy them to my new Nook Color. Now when I try to read those books on the Nook Color, I get an error message that says, "Error Dialog. Sorry, cannot open this book". What do I have to do to access those ebooks on my NC?