Ben, I'm not sure what is going on here. So let me write something about
the process generally, and maybe it will help you to determine why this is
Generically: the download process usually begins with the source. That
source would interact with you and then provide an .ascm pointer
file. After the pointer file is generated, the source should start Digital
Editions on your computer, and Digital Editions will read the pointer file,
find the ebook and download it - all automagically.
Part of the download process can include choosing the format for the
ebook. Digital Editions is limited to certain formats. They include
.epub, .txt and .pdf file types. The most common format is .epub. So, when
you interacted with Google books, you probably got the chance to choose the
type of file you wanted. If you chose a format OTHER than .epub, .txt or
.pdf, Digital Editions can't do anything with it, and thus the message.
i'm getting this error with ascm files for pdf and epub books
Which error message you get exactly?