- Ask Kobo nicely for a download under a new id.
- consolidate id's under your id.
I mentioned the problem to Kobo but they said I had to contact Adobe.
How do I consolidate my ID's under one ID?
>How do I consolidate my ID's under one ID?
Sorry, that was badly/incorrectly worded. It should have been: 'consolidate your content under a single ID (by repurchasing it).'
Some additional information:
Each ID is independent, and there is no way to 'merge' them. Although ADE 2.0 will let you have multiple authorizations, so you can read content from multiple IDs, unfortunately most devices do not support this.
Your best bet for sharing within a family is to use a single AdobeID for all of your content - (and unfortunately this advice is a little late for you).
Thank you for the explanation, Jim. Thankfully, this has only happened to one book. I doubt I'm the only person to have fallen foul of this. If you're new to ebooks, I think it can be quite confusing. Ah well.
I think my Kobo Glo lets me sign in and out of Adobe ID's but I doubt my husband's Sony PRS-650 does as it's a couple of years old.
Can I add to this?
SONY has begun to tighten their controls over their ereaders. The first
step was to change the way their Reader Store works, so that it becomes
more difficult to download content to their ereaders from other sources.
Your husband may experience some issues in the near future when he goes to
use ADE to download to his ereader because of this. Technically, when a
SONY ereader is registered with SONY, the process includes downloading a
Reader Library to your PC. When you plug in a SONY ereader, it looks for
this Library and synchronizes with its contents. SONY can interact with
the library via the Internet, and can change what's there, which then gets
transferred to the PRS.
If bad comes to worse, and your husband's PRS starts to act up when
attached to ADE, there are options to get around this issue. C'mon back if
Thank you for the information about the Sony. I believe my husband buys most of his books from Kobo. He then uses ADE and I think Calibre comes into it sometimes too. I don't think he's used the Sony store. If not, will this avoid the problem you mention?
The SONY ereader will be checking his hard drive every time it's attached
and looking for the Reader Library. SONY has your husband's PC address
banked in its servers, and is able to roll out updates to the Reader
Library just like Microsoft does updates to Windows. So....
Thank you. I will let my husband know.