Has anyone had this problem. I have several free books in epub format that has been downloaded through itunes. as I do not have iphone, itouch or ipad I thought that ade would allow me to view these on the computer or shift to a different reading device. However when I add to the library the book will add but displays nothing but white pages. an icon does not appear next to the file name either - like when the computer needs to search the internet for something to open with
can anyone help as this is very frustrating
The only application that you can view content purchased from Apple is iBooks, which right now is only available on iOS devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad). The DRM that Apple locks the content with prevents it from being viewed on any other ePub viewer such as ADE.
Let me add to Jim Lester's answer. You're running into the uniqueness of
platform implementation of digital rights management. Apple has used a
different digital rights method for epublication management than Adobe - or,
for that matter, Amazon, SONY, Barnes and Noble and others. So, if the
source for your ebooks is through Apple, you end up having to utilize their
hardware and software.
This can be VERY frustrating. But the underlying point is that you can't
assume that, if an ebook is in .epub format, it's transportable among all
devices, regardless of its origin. What you could do is to look for the
same materials elsewhere, perhaps on another site, or at a library, and see
if you could download them from there.
I hope this helps!