13 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2010 2:54 PM by polvadis

    sony reader not in bookshelf

    jimisparks

      Just bought a Sony ereader PRS 300. I have authorized my computer  and downloaded ADE. My reader does not appear in the bookshelf sec

      tion and I am unable to move my downloade files to my reader.

        • 1. Re: sony reader not in bookshelf
          MSB567

          Exactly the same problem. I am running a Mac. No way to authorize. No way to authorize my ereader, ADE does not see the reader.

          • 2. Re: sony reader not in bookshelf
            MSB567 Level 1

            I have got the same problem running a MAC. I was in the chat yesterday with Sony support and they said I should contact Adobe support. Sony doe snot take any responsability on this the most they say it is that the reader is the last product launched and Adobe maybe does not supported yet. Obviously the marketing department works much faster than the technology department!

             

            Anyway please post if a solution is found. I am lucky enough to have bought it yesterday so paying a fee of $30 I can step out and return my Sony reader.

            • 3. Re: sony reader not in bookshelf
              Jim Lester Level 4

              None of the Sony Readers are supported by ADE on the Mac (ADE hasn't been updated to use the new Sony Drivers on the mac, yet).  Please use the Sony Library software (v 3.0) instead.

              • 4. Re: sony reader not in bookshelf
                jimisparks Level 1

                Anyway: This is what I did, I have windows Vista. When I downloaded ADE, it created a file in my "programs" file. I think you can choose where it shows up. When you download a book it goes to this file, I then lucked into discovering Calibre:http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/. I downloaded this program and it works great. With this program you can choose your books from any downloaded books on your hard drive. In this case ADE. Once loaded to Calibre it has a file converter for the Sony reader and I have not have it fail yet. A little convoluted. Let me know if you get this message and whether it helps.

                 

                Mike

                • 5. Re: sony reader not in bookshelf
                  jimisparks Level 1

                  I cannot find where to post on ADE forum,  I click reply, a screen comes up but I cannot find an area that allows me to type? Anyway:  This is what I did, I have windows Vista. When I downloaded ADE, it created a file in my "programs" file. I think you can choose where it shows up. When you download a book it goes to this file,  I then lucked into discovering Calibre: http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/. I downloaded this program and it works great. With this program you can choose your books from any downloaded books on your hard drive. In this case ADE.  Once loaded to Calibre it has a file converter for the Sony reader and I have not have it fail yet. A little convoluted. Let me know if you get this message and whether it helps.

                   

                  Mike

                   

                  Add: could not post with safari or opera. Google chrome worked!

                  • 6. Re: sony reader not in bookshelf
                    MSB567 Level 1

                    Thanks, it works.

                    I used a pc windows to install the reader and authorize the reader to my ADE account. It works.

                    Now I can use my MAC to move my books using the reader as a hard drive. Still the reader does not appear in my ADE but apprently I can move the books using the reader as a hard drive and read it there (I said apprently because I have done but they were books previously transfered with my pc and later deleted. So I can not be sure. But my guess is that it will work).

                     

                    Now I will need to find out if I can transfer my bookmarks, reading position, etc without ADE but I can live without this

                    • 7. Re: sony reader not in bookshelf
                      jimisparks Level 1

                      Glad it is working. I do recommend you check out Calibre. I am very happy with my reader now that I can download from fictionary, e-books etc...Oct 13, 2009 03:54:34 PM, clearspace-848886302-512330-2-2312618@mail.forums.adobe.com wrote:===========================================Thanks, it works.I used a pc windows to install the reader and authorize the reader to my ADE account. It works.Now I can use my MAC to move my books using the reader as a hard drive. Still the reader does not appear in my ADE but apprently I can move the books using the reader as a hard drive and read it there (I said apprently because I have done but they were books previously transfered with my pc and later deleted. So I can not be sure. But my guess is that it will work). Now I will need to find out if I can transfer my bookmarks, reading position, etc without ADE but I can live without this

                      • 8. Re: sony reader not in bookshelf
                        rvdparis

                        I think this is pretty important.  Why doesn't the reader show up in ADE?  It did the first time I plugged it in to authorize it!

                         

                        Why is this happening?

                        • 9. Re: sony reader not in bookshelf
                          Jesper53

                          I have had my PRS 505 for some time and it has been working well with ADE, showing up in the Library view as a bookshelf. I have now had my pc re-installed to speed it up, and now the PRS is not shown in ADE. I can use the "Add item to library" function to import the books from the PRS (it just works as an external harddrive), but it frustrating to have to use this work-around. I run pc, Windows XP and the latest firmware of PRS as well as ADE 1.7.1. Any help anybody?

                          • 10. Re: sony reader not in bookshelf
                            George4891

                            On mac you will need to use the ebook software from sony, ADE does not support the reader device =(

                            • 11. Re: sony reader not in bookshelf
                              Jim Lester Level 4

                              Did you reinstall the Sony EBL software?

                              • 12. Re: sony reader not in bookshelf
                                jimisparks Level 1

                                yes. It's ok. I am using Calibre.

                                 

                                thanks

                                 

                                mike

                                • 13. Re: sony reader not in bookshelf
                                  polvadis

                                  I just received my PRS-300 last night and came across the same problem of not being able to copy a book from ADE to the Reader. After tinkering around with it a little I ended up using the Sony Library to copy the book on my Mac OS X. Here's what worked for me.


                                  Adobe Digital Editions was already installed on my Mac, but after connecting the reader nothing happened so:

                                  1) I installed the Sony Library software from their website, it asked me to reboot, and afterwards asked if I wanted to link all eBook file formats to the Library software which I agreed to

                                  2) I simply double clicked the original download file for the eBook, and instead of the ADE, the Sony Library software popped up, adding the book to the Sony library.

                                  3) Now I had me DRM protected book in the Sony Library software, and of course Sony recognized my PRS-300. I moved the book over to the reader and it's done.

                                   

                                  The issue here is that ADE does not recognize the PRS-300, but this is how I got around that.