7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 4, 2011 7:23 AM by Vicki720

    Transferring book from ADE to Nookcolor

    Overeynder

      I transferred 2 books from Gutenberg Project to ADE. The books show up in the ADE library and the Nookcolor is recognized. I can read the books on my computer but I am unable to transfer from the library to the Nook. I've tried every conceivable way to transfer them. Help.

        • 1. Re: Transferring book from ADE to Nookcolor
          BookLover1126

          I love the Gutenberg Project! I have the older Nook, but here's how I transfer Gutenberg files to it. First, download the epub version of the book and "save as" the written out title instead of their numerical file identifier. That's so I know what book it is later. I put the book into my computer's documents section in a file I name EBooks, to keep it easy. Keep this window up. Then, plug the Nook into the USB. Go to the computer explorer section where you can view the devices. The Nook should show up like a drive. Click on the Nook. On the older nook they have a folder labeled "my documents." Drag your book title from your computer file (EBooks in the example) and drop it into "my documents". When you go to the (older) Nook, select "my library", "go to My Documents" and your book should show up there. No ADE needed. Hope this works for you.

          • 2. Re: Transferring book from ADE to Nookcolor
            Overeynder Level 1

            To bookLover1126:

            Thank you so much for your help. I was successful but want to add information to the thread. I kept looking on my NookColor and the book did not show up after trying to copy in multiple ways, multiple times. The last direction to add to the thread is to look in the Nook's Library under MyFiles to find the added book and click on it and then it will show up on the Home Screen. When you purchase an Ebook from Barnes and Noble it appears directly to the home screen but not the Gutenberg Books or, I guess, any book added from a home computer.

            • 3. Re: Transferring book from ADE to Nookcolor
              Vicki720

              I have been having trouble with transferring library epub to the Nook, but have no problems with Gutenberg. I wondered if you have had experience with this, also.  My Nook is authorized, or so adobe says; I see the digital editions file on it.  But no matter what I do, including following your very clear instructions, allows me to transfer the books. I continue to get an "unsupported file format" message. I am stumped at this point, so any suggestions would be helpful.  Thank you.

              • 4. Re: Transferring book from ADE to Nookcolor
                Overeynder Level 1

                Yes, I had a lot of trouble transferring a library epub book to my NookColor but thanks to a tech savy local librarian who gave me the following email site, I finally accomplished it:

                http://beingruth.com/350/tutorial-library-books-nook-overdrive/

                When I transferred the book to my Nook, it showed up on my homescreen and not in the Files section of the Library icon. I've only done this one time. I must say that the our local librarian actually demonstrated how to download and transfer a book on her own computer, so that helped too.

                • 5. Re: Transferring book from ADE to Nookcolor
                  Vicki720 Level 1

                  Thank you so much; I appreciate your response!  I haven't had a chance to try this

                  yet, but I feel hopeful again!  It does seem that this should not be so very

                  difficult.

                   

                   

                  Yes, I had a lot of trouble transferring a library epub book to my NookColor but

                  thanks to a tech savy local librarian who gave me the following email site, I

                  finally accomplished it:

                  http://beingruth.com/350/tutorial-library-books-nook-overdrive/

                  When I transferred the book to my Nook, it showed up on my homescreen and not in the

                  Files section of the Library icon. I've only done this one time. I must say that the

                  our local librarian actually demonstrated how to download and transfer a book on her

                  own computer, so that helped too.

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                  • 6. Re: Transferring book from ADE to Nookcolor
                    Frustrated in AZ Level 4

                    Vicki, I think you're right - the technology shouldn't be so difficult.

                    However, B&N, SONY and Amazon have decided to do something a bit 'different'

                    with technology than Gutenberg and ManyBooks.  ADE doesn't handle the B&N

                    ebooks well, and is not able to handle Amazon's at all.  Then, there are the

                    browsers, firewalls and anti-virus programs to contend with, not to mention

                    the operating system quirks.  Diagnosing what is happening can take a long

                    time.

                     

                    Good luck - may the force be with you!

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                    • 7. Re: Transferring book from ADE to Nookcolor
                      Vicki720 Level 1

                      Thank you!  I think I'll need luck and the force, both!

                       

                       

                      Vicki, I think you're right - the technology shouldn't be so difficult.

                      However, B&N, SONY and Amazon have decided to do something a bit 'different'

                      with technology than Gutenberg and ManyBooks.  ADE doesn't handle the B&N

                      ebooks well, and is not able to handle Amazon's at all.  Then, there are the

                      browsers, firewalls and anti-virus programs to contend with, not to mention

                      the operating system quirks.  Diagnosing what is happening can take a long

                      time.

                       

                      Good luck - may the force be with you!

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