3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 1, 2013 11:00 AM by sjpt

    Trying to read ebooks from openlibrary.org on galaxy tab 10.1

    nfaubel2013

      I've been trying unsuccessfully for over a week to read ebooks from openlibrary.org on my galaxy tab 10.1.  I've got ADE on my computer, I've got both bluefire reader and overdrive on my tab, and I can see the galaxy on my windows explorer and all the files in it.

      I've downloaded an ebook from openlibrary.org, and I've FINALLY figured out how to copy and paste it onto the galaxy, but neither of the two applications can see it or open it.

      I've downloaded it to tablet>bluefire>library but the tablet can't find it, and I'vedownloaded it to kindle just for kicks, and that can't find it, and I've also downloaded it to tablet>overdrive and also to tablet>overdrive>overdrive, and still can't find it.

      I've downloaded adobe and ensured that my user name is the same for both, and that hasn't done it.  I've scoured the internet for every article i can google about this problem and tried everything I can find, but nothing seems to work.  I can read the book on googlechrome as a website page, but that's not very convenient.

      Can anybody suggest something different?

      I'm really at my wit's end.

      thanks all!

      Nancy

        • 1. Re: Trying to read ebooks from openlibrary.org on galaxy tab 10.1
          sjpt Level 4

          Can you read the borrowed book within ADE (Digital Editions)?

          Steps that just worked for me as far as that:

          1. goto openlibrary.org
          2. select book
          3. download as .epub
          4. this causes a .acsm file to appear in my downloads
          5. click on the .acsm file to open in ADE
          6. that will make ADE download a .epub file and read it

           

          Have you gone through those steps and did it work ok?

          Step 5 sometimes gets broken (especially in Windows 8) where the file association isn't made correctly.

          In that case, you have to open ADE and drag-drop the .acsm file onto ADE.

           

          To read on a tablet, copy the .epub file from the computer to the tablet (not the .acsm file).

          Make sure that both your copy of ADE and the tablet are authorized with the same Adobe ID.

           

          ~~~~~

          You may be able to borrow directly from the tablet using the Overdrive app,

          skipping ADE and the computer altogether.

          I've never had much luck with that on a borrowed iPad.

          • 2. Re: Trying to read ebooks from openlibrary.org on galaxy tab 10.1
            nfaubel2013 Level 1

            I've been able to read books on my computer, the problem comes in getting them on my galaxy tab.I can drag and drop on the library tab on the galaxy when it's connected to my computer,but when I try to open the file with the galaxy it doesn't see it.  it doesn't show up on the books list oranywhere else.I tried going to openlibrary.org directly with overdrive thru the tab, but it doesn't recognize openlibrary.org as a library and won't read books from it.openlibrary.org website says the only way to read books is with adobe digital editions.I've deadended each way I've turned.can you suggest anything as to why galaxy can't see the books i've put there?thanks!

             

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            Can you read the borrowed book within ADE (Digital Editions)?

            Steps that just worked for me as far as that:

            goto openlibrary.orgselect bookdownload as .epubthis causes a .acsm file to appear in my downloadsclick on the .acsm file to open in ADEthat will make ADE download a .epub file and read it Have you gone through those steps and did it work ok?

            Step 5 sometimes gets broken (especially in Windows 8) where the file association isn't made correctly.

            In that case, you have to open ADE and drag-drop the .acsm file onto ADE.

            To read on a tablet, copy the .epub file from the computer to the tablet (not the .acsm file).

            Make sure that both your copy of ADE and the tablet are authorized with the same Adobe ID.

            ~~~~~

            You may be able to borrow directly from the tablet using the Overdrive app,

            skipping ADE and the computer altogether.

            I've never had much luck with that on a borrowed iPad.

             

             

             

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            • 3. Re: Trying to read ebooks from openlibrary.org on galaxy tab 10.1
              sjpt Level 4

              I have managed ok to iPad (Bluefire) and to dedicated Sony eReader.

               

              I am afraid I can't think of the difference for a galaxy tab;

              should be similar to the iPad expect that it is easier to copy the files to the galaxy than the iPad.

              So, I don't think I can help any more, sorry.  Good luck.