I've got a new Nook Tablet andseem to have it even worse than you do. I have downloaded the .acsm file from my library consortium, and ADE is supposed to download the actual ePub book and open it when you double-click the .acsm, but mine does nothing at all, except to open itself. I get no library view, reading view, just nothing but an empty and unresponsive ADE. Actual ePub files open and load instantly, so the problem is with ADE reading the .acsm file, obviously. Saving or opening the .acsm file makes no difference whatsoever. The browser I'm using makes no difference. On top of all that, "adding to ADE library" doesn't offer any path for me either, since it only looks for and accepts ePub or PDF files, not the .acsm file. If ADE is the only path to obtain public library books, it could not have been designed to be more difficult. I'm assuming that this is deliberate.
My issue with the nook was with sites where you can download free books such as
ManyBooks.net. ADE acts differently when using these sites; for example, it
opens ADE with the book in read view but when you go to library view the book
disappears. I actually solved the problem before the forum answered my
question--when I download the book from the free sites I choose Save As to make
sure the book goes to the ADE folder. Then I choose LIBRARY and I get a drop
down menu and choose "Add to Library" and I get the book from the ADE folder.
Then I have my NookColor attached to the computer and I drag the book into
I just got a book from the public library and ADE acts differently. The program
that my library uses is CONNECT Downloadable Catalog@Library Connection, Serving
Patrons of Participating CT Libraries. I had the book on hold so I was notified
by email that it was available. I went to my account in the CONNECT program and
added the Adobe EPUB ebook to my cart, proceeded to checkout, and downloaded the
book in acsm format. ADE opens the book in Library view, I drag the book over
to MyNookColor and I am done.
I was researching my problem on the internet and found my solution. My point
was that ADE acts differently with free book sites versus public library and
buying directly from B&N. I see you have a tablet and I have a nook color. You
can bring your nook tablet to B&N and get help. Another suggestion is to
download ADE again and make sure it gets registered properly (doing this from a
laptop not the nook). I have downloaded audible books and I have had no
problems--you have to use the program OverDrive Media Console for audible
books. I also have put music on my nook which has to be MP3 format and movies
have to be in MP4 format. Good Luck.
Thanks for filling me in on all of your experiences, Jean. I think that
will be valuable information for me, eventually. You're ahead of where
I've been able to get to, though, and so I've got a query into my library
consortium that sends out the digital .acsm files. ADE simply won't open
or download from the .acsm file, in any way shape or form. It's strange,
but I'm sure I'll eventually get a solution, perhaps from the library folks.