3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2012 8:41 PM by Frustrated in AZ

    Jetbook support

    jetbookuser

      Adobe DRM 9.1, ePub, Mobi, PRC, RTF, TXT, PDF, FB2, djvu, JPG, Gif, PNG, BMP

       

      I am looking to buy books, but they are a minefield of DRM and non returnable/refundable.

       

      Do I really need a specail software install for PDF even with the DRM 9.1 supported format?  Jetbooks much like all e readers do not let you install much.

       

      Is adobe drm 9.1 support the same as having ADE software or not?

       

      From the penguin publishing website when I look to buy a book:

       

      Please note!

      The book you have selected, "The Dresden Files Collection 7-12" is an "eBook" and may not be returned once purchased.

      This eBook is in "Adobe reader" format and will require the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software - a free download. Please be sure to install ADE before downloading your eBook. To ensure customer satisfaction, we also suggest that you visit our eBook FAQ athttp://penguingroup.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22/kw/ebook before making your purchase.

      To protect copyrights in the digital environment, our eBooks are encrypted and MAY NOT BE PRINTED or otherwise reproduced. Our eBooks are digitally rights managed and can be opened with Adobe Digital Editions--.ascm is the file extension used by Adobe Digital Editions to read DRM eBooks--such as ePub or PDF. Please refer to the Adobe Digital Editions help site for more information: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/help


      Apple Products such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch do not currently support the Adobe Digital Editions DRM used in the Adobe and ePub formats that are available on our site. eBook purchases from the Penguin Group (USA) web site can only be read on Apple Products such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch when read on apps that can read ACS4 protected books.

      Downloading your eBook is simple; click on the "download this eBook" link from your Smart Receipt or email confirmation and then follow the step-by-step directions that are presented on screen.
      If you would like to download your eBook at a later time (not during this session), please click on "Register" at the top of the web page to create a profile with Penguin. You will then be able to download from your order history page.

       

      If I choose epub instead of pdf from Penguin publishing this is the message and it seems to say it is not an industry standard epub but specailly DRM managed and again needing special software. 

       

      So again the question is Is adobe drm 9.1 support the same as having ADE software or not?

       

      Please note!

      The book you have selected, "Storm Front" is an "eBook" and may not be returned once purchased. This eBook is in "ePub eBook" format. Please ensure that your eBook software supports this format. To ensure customer satisfaction, we also suggest that you visit our eBook FAQ at http://penguingroup.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22/kw/ebook before making your purchase.

       

      To protect copyrights in the digital environment, our eBooks are encrypted and MAY NOT BE PRINTED or otherwise reproduced. Our eBooks are digitally rights managed and can be opened with Adobe Digital Editions--.ascm is the file extension used by Adobe Digital Editions to read DRM eBooks--such as ePub or PDF. Please refer to the Adobe Digital Editions help site for more information: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/help

       

      Apple Products such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch do not currently support the Adobe Digital Editions DRM used in the Adobe and ePub formats that are available on our site. eBook purchases from the Penguin Group (USA) web site can only be read on Apple Products such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch when read on apps that can read ACS4 protected books.

      Downloading your eBook is simple; click on the "download this eBook" link from your Smart Receipt or email confirmation and then follow the step-by-step directions that are presented on screen.
      If you would like to download your eBook at a later time (not during this session), please click on "Register" at the top of the web page to create a profile with Penguin. You will then be able to download from your order history page.


        • 1. Re: Jetbook support
          Frustrated in AZ Level 4

          The name 'Adobe' is bandied about often out of context, and your question

          helps to get the details straight.

           

          Let's start with DRM.  That means Digital Rights Management, and it's a set

          of parameters that have been implemented in epublication software.  Adobe

          developed a set of programs that implement DRM called 'Content Manager',

          and it became one of the industry's standard approaches.  Other

          epublication companies like Apple and Amazon chose to do it differently,

          and developed their own approaches.

           

          Adobe incorporated their DRM approach in their epublication software -

          Digital Editions and Reader.  I think Overdrive, Calibre, Bluefire Reader

          and others also use the Adobe DRM approach.

           

          So, Adobe DRM 9.1 is NOT Digital Editions.  It's the level of Adobe

          'Content Manager' which is embedded in Digital Editions and other

          companies' epublication software.  And the message is correct: Apple does

          digital rights their own way, so if you're using an iPad, iPhone or other

          Apple device (which use ADRM), the encoding that Penguin is using won't run

          on those machines.  Ditto for some of the ereaders.

           

          The bottom line is that Penguin is covering their a.. with the disclaimer,

          and it can be confusing.  They will download epublication files to Adobe

          Digital Editions just fine, and you should have no problems.  Your JetBook

          is supported by Digital Editions, so if you transfer an ebook to your

          computer, you should be able to transfer it to your JetBook.

           

          This post is getting a bit long, but before I end, let's cover the Digital

          Editions part.  You need to log into the Adobe website and obtain an Adobe

          ID BEFORE you download Digital Editions, so that your copy will be

          registered with Adobe.  Once you do, then download and install Digital

          Editions.  THEN, you can log onto the Penguin site and download the ebook

          in .epub format.  Don't be confused by the references to '.ascm format' -

          that's just a tag file that's passed to Digital Editions so that Digital

          Editions knows where the ebook is and can then download it.  Take the time

          to browse through the HELP files in Digital Editions so you have some idea

          of how the program works.  It's available through the F1 key in Library or

          Reading view.

           

          Once the ebook's been downloaded, it looks like Penguin's implementation of

          DRM will let you transfer a copy of it to your ereader.  With Digital

          Editions closed, you plug in your JetBook to your computer, and make sure

          that your computer recognizes it (usually as an external hard drive).  With

          that done, you can open Digital Editions, and the ereader should show up on

          the bookshelf (the left hand panel in Library view).  You can drag and drop

          ebooks from your library onto the JetBook.  Watch the JetBook's screen to

          see when the download is complete.  When you've finished transferring

          ebooks, close Digital Editions.  Watch the JetBook's screen to see when

          it's finished wrapping up the details.  When it is, use the computer's

          facilities to disconnect it logically before you unplug it.  For a Windows

          user, that is done either through Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer)

          by ejecting it, or through the icon on the right hand side of the START bar

          that will 'Safely Remove Device'.

           

          Hope this helps!

           

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          • 2. Re: Jetbook support
            jetbookuser Level 1

            I thank you for the well worded explanation.

             

            So it looks like I could choose either pdf or epub format from this publisher (penguin) as long as I have the software from Adobe installed on a computer.  Then with the book downloaded and readable on the computer I can close the ADE software and plug in the JetBook, which will allow me from inside of the ADE software to move the ebook to the JetBook reader.

             

            Normal copy paste to the reader will not work due to the DRM implementation.  The book will not be readable unless transferred from computer to JetBook with ADE.

             

            Sound correct?

            • 3. Re: Jetbook support
              Frustrated in AZ Level 4

              Yes, that's the idea.  You are also correct that copy/paste won't work with

              DRM-protected ematerial.

               

              Here's a 'shortcut' approach.

               

              You can plug in the JetBook and get the computer to recognize it.  Then,

              open your Internet connection with Penguin, choose either format, and then

              get the download process started.  ADE, if installed properly, will open

              'automagically' and go and get the ebook in the format you've specified.

              ADE should recognize the JetBook when it opens, and if all goes well, then

              you'll be able to transfer the ebook to your JetBook.  Don't forget to

              close ADE before you pull the plug on the JetBook, and then wait until the

              JetBook had finished processing new content before you disconnect it

              logically from your computer.  If you don't, you'll corrupt the ebook and

              it won't work.

               

              Happy reading!

               

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