3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 2, 2013 12:36 PM by sjpt

    Sharing ebooks between people with ADE

    Calin_00

      Hi, We are interested buying ebooks (reference guise) using ADE v2.0. The editor site mentions that those book are for a single user. But we need to shares those books for around 12 people. It is possible with ADE v2.0, if not what is your suggestion ? thanks regard!

        • 1. Re: Sharing ebooks between people with ADE
          sjpt Level 4

          Each bought/borrowed book is associated with an AbobeID. 

          You can use an AdobeID on up to 6 devices ... that includes any computers running ADE needed for getting the books onto the devices.

          So it is technically fairly easy for up to 5 devices to share, though sharing that way may be against the strict ts&cs of a book.

           

          So you'd probably need 3 copies of the book.

           

          Also, if the devices are used by their readers for their own private books as well that makes it even more complex.

          Each device can only be associated with one ID.

          • 2. Re: Sharing ebooks between people with ADE
            Calin_00 Level 1

            Thank you for your reply sjpt !

            Is there no enterprise version of ADE for my need of sharing document ?

            • 3. Re: Sharing ebooks between people with ADE
              sjpt Level 4

              I'm pretty sure there isn't.  The restriction is more on the book than on the software used to read it.

              The publishers expect to get paid for each person who is going to install and read the book.

              There have been quite a few queries from librarians who have similar (not identical) issues,

              and I haven't seen an answer suggesting any useful alternatives.

               

              You could try asking Adobe directly, but I'm not too hopeful of a good answer for you.  Good luck.