I can understand your frustration, but you may be overexpressing. If there
are one or two ebooks that won't copy from your computer to your Nook, it's
not a general case that ALL transfers won't work. Most of the time
someone runs into this situation, the publisher or distributor has assigned
digital rights that do not permit copying the ebook from the original
download to another device. The message you're getting is probably coming
from the digital rights that have been assigned by the publisher or the
distributor to that particular ebook. You can check this by looking at the
Item Info for the particular ebook that won't transfer. Here's how you do
Go to Library view in ADE. Then, put your cursor on the small triangle
that appears next to the name of the ebook. A drop-down menu will appear
with the choice 'Item Info'. Click on that bar, and you'll see information
about the ebook displayed. In the middle are the digital rights that have
been assigned. I'm betting that the ebook in question has a 'Copying: not
If it does, then there's nothing that you can do via ADE because the
problem is upstream. You could contact your source for the ebook and
discuss its digital rights to see if they have another copy that doesn't
restrict copying. Or, you could try downloading the ebook directly to your
Hope this helps!
Thank you for your input. I'm wondering if I described my problem incorrectly. When I mentioned that the message said that some files couldn't be copied, that was what the error message was that appeared when I was trying to transfer library books from my ADE library onto my nook. I wasn't trying to print any copies or anything. I guess it might be more accurate to say that I was uploading from my PC (ADE) to my Nook.
When I did that (with a block of 5 books), the uploading/transfer/copying stopped and that is when I got my error message. I did check on what you suggested and while most of the books listed said they could not be copied, it did say that the publisher allows viewing on any device, which is what I actually want to do.
After I had trouble with library books, I got a book from Smashwords and transferred/copied/downloaded that into ADE. Then I tried to upload THAT onto my Nook as well. I still got the same error message that says, "ioError - Some book(s) are not able to be copied".
So basically, I can no longer transfer/upload/copy anything from ADE to my Nook now.
Any other thoughts?
Thanks again for your input!
You've described your issues again in the same way, but you've filled in a
couple of the blanks.
We have to do some defining of terms here. 'Copying' means transferring
the text of the ebook to a device. The publishers allow the transfer of
the ebook to your computer via the distributor ONCE. If the rights
displayed say you can't copy the ebook, then you're not allowed by them to
put the ebook onto your Nook from ADE. 'Viewing' means displaying the text
- it does not mean putting the text on another device to view it - sorry!
Those ebooks that will not copy or upload/download to your Nook are
"trapped" on your computer. You can view them and read them on your
computer, but you can't transfer them to another viewing device - like your
Nook. Again - sorry!
It's still possible for you to download ebooks to the Nook if you want to
do it directly from the source to the Nook. The B&N website can take care
of that for you, and, depending on the software that your library uses,
it's possible that you can download library books as well.
You're not the first person that's run into digital rights restrictions -
and won't be the last either.