Hold on there! Don't go blaming the product - yet.... [I am NOT an Adobe
The instructions can be found in a couple of places. To start, your ereader
should have come with some setup instructions so you can connect it to your
PC (or MAC) as a device. That must be done first. Once your computer
recognizes the ereader, you're halfway there. Then, you have to activate
ADE by registering with Adobe. When that's done, you can download and
install ADE on your computer. Once this is completed, you're ready for the
Plug in your ereader and make sure it's recognized by your computer (In
Windows, pull up Windows Explorer, go to My Computer, and look at the drives
attached. You should see your ereader as a drive letter). Then, start
ADE. It will scan your computer to see if there are any ereader devices
attached, and if it finds one, it will show it on the right hand side of the
This process is described in the ADE Help files. I also got a list of
instructions from my local library.
If this doesn't work for you, then come back and ask some more questions. I
grant you that something can go wrong, and your fellow ADE bloggers may be
able to give you some simple answers. Before you freak out if something
doesn't work, check ADE Help for 'Known Issues'.
Hope this helps!
I gues one of the "known issues" is that I am using Linux (Fedora 13) and not Windows or Mac OS X. The device is recognized as two direrctories (internal memory and SD card, both under /media) and ADE is installed using Wine, the "not a Windows Emulator emulator." I can copy in ebooks from Kobo by drag-and-drop of the URLLink.acsm file into ADE but it doesn't recognize the ebook reader.
I tried copying the .epub file directly onto the SD card but the ebook reader cannot open it. I get a "failed to open" error message. So much for DRM installed on my ebook reader. A recent update of the firmware shows an Adobe copyright notice and something about Digital Editions so I suspect it *should* be able to handle the DRM. Is there a hidden file I need to manaully copy over to read these books?