Moving this discussion to the Adobe Digital Editions forum.
The original question was:
"What program do I need to download and open epub files?"
You should go to Adobe.com, register and create an Adobe ID during that
process, then download and install Adobe Digital Editions on your PC or
Mac. This program will manage .epub files for you
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Simply, create an adobe id(if you don't have one) and download ADE from the below link and enjoy reading your epub files.
When I do this it takes me to digital editions installer and after I singn
in and click "launch", I get a screen with a sample of a Philip K. Dick
novel. Nothing seems to "install".
I am looking for a program that will let me download e-pub files from book
websites which I can subsequently load into my NOOK if I choose.
What am I doing wrog?
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Hollis, let's set expectations first.
Digital Editions runs on your computer, not your ereader. What it does is
interface between the publisher or distributor and you, by taking files
from them, reformatting them into readable documents in some cases (in
others, checking and maintaining digital rights), and transferring those
files (now in .epub format) to your computer. It keeps a library of these
epubs and manages it for you. You have to have Digital Editions or some
other similar program on your computer if you intent to obtain ebooks from
various sources. If you're satisfied with Barnes and Noble and the ebooks
they have, then you can link up with them via the Nook's wireless features
or through your computer and download ebooks directly to it that way.
You do not load Digital Editions or any similar program onto your Nook.
Next, at least a couple of people have told you how to the download. Arpit
Kapoor works for Adobe. His reply tells you how to download Digital
Editions and get it installed onto your computer. So my question to is do
you understand what he's saying?
If you have a problem with the download, then tell us in a bit more detail
what your computer is and what it's running (Windows or Mac). There are
some issues that others have had which relate to Win7, but your post isn't
clear enough to tell us whether you're encountering those issues.
I have a Dell laptop computer with WINDOWS 7.
When I sign in to ADOBE I select "Adobe Digital Editions Installer-
Launch". A page immediately opens to a Philip K. Dick novel sample. This
happens everytime I sign in and click "launch". There are no installation
prompts or a little bar that shows something is installing.
I am not looking for something to install into my NOOK- I am looking for
exactly what you described below- an interface between an e-book site and
my laptop. On my MAC I download e-pub files onto the desktop and from
there drag them into my NOOK that I attach to my laptop.
I am sorry if I am unclear, I am not fluent in computer-ese and perhaps
express myself badly.
Thank you so much for your patience.
My confusion with your posts has been what you said about having software
on your computer and your Nook. You repeated that wording in your last
post, and I presumed that you were repeating the request. Let's look at
"the rest of the story".
You are on the right site for downloading, but the server was down on
Monday and Tuesday, August 27 and 28. Were you trying to download on those
Also, Windows 7 has some security features that do not allow downloads to
happen. Others who've had issues downloading ADE have set their security
so that you can download from Adobe.com. I'd suggest you check that out
before trying to download again. Win 7 is really different from Win XP and
obviously from the Mac.
When you have ADE installed on your Dell, you just go through the same
process you do on the Mac to download and transfer.
Hope this helps!