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Subject: Reading non BN epubs on Nook
Date Posted: 10/6/2011 12:28 AM ET
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I have downloaded to my Nook several epubs that I downloaded from other sites, but none of them appear in my library.  Does anyone know what that is what I can do to fix that?

Date Posted: 10/6/2011 1:30 AM ET
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Check the My Documents section. The only things that load into My Library are your purchases from B&N.

Date Posted: 10/6/2011 1:33 AM ET
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You should have two libraries.  Or documents?  One for B&N content, another for everything else.  (I have a Nook 1 gen.)  Scroll down or up the selections.  There will be a separate category, maybe without the book covers?



Last Edited on: 10/6/11 1:34 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/6/2011 3:00 PM ET
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Wow, I never paid attention to where I was putting books.  Okay, looks like I put everything in my BN folder.  I have nothing in my my documents folder.  I'll do a cut and paste from the BN folder to the my docs folder and see what happens.

Date Posted: 10/6/2011 7:37 PM ET
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Back up a step. We're talking about where you find them on your Nook, not on your PC, yes?

On your Nook,go to the second icon on the left "My Library" and open that. The top line on the lower color screen should now say either "Go to my B&N library (in which case if you look up onto the e-ink screen, you'll see the My Documents printed at the top and all of your non-B&N content listed below it OR the top line says "Go to My Documents" and the e-ink screen is displaying all the titles purchased from B&N. Do the touch on the lower screen of the "Go to My Documents" and there you should find all of your non-B&N books- ePub or PDF. If you don't see them there, then double check that those books are located in your ADE. If they are, come back and we'll walk you through the next step.

Date Posted: 10/6/2011 11:04 PM ET
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They are under Documents.  You just need to switch back and forth between Documents and B&N Library to see both types of books.  They won't appear together.

Also, did you use Nook for PC or Adobe Digital Editions to transfer them to your Nook?  I am not sure they will appear correctly if you transfer them without the software.

Date Posted: 10/7/2011 4:30 AM ET
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This has been something I've been interested in. I just got a Nook Color a month ago. 

I have no idea how to download this Adobe Digital Editions, where to find it or how to use it. I've seen it mentioned in various places but have no idea how to use it or even how to get it on my Nook. Since I have the Internet can I download it stratigh from m Nook? 

My library offers ADE books -- one of the places I've seen ADE mentioned -- but it truly seems more of a pain in the butt than it might be worth. Is it?

I've also read complaints on here that the program freezes. 

Any input would be wonderful!

 

Date Posted: 10/7/2011 7:42 AM ET
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ADE is the filing cabinet you're going to use to put your library books and other not purcahsed from B&N material on to your Nook. You theoretically could download it straight to the Nook, but that would completely overlaod and mess up your machine. Much better to download to your PC. On your library's digital website, when you go to download your first library book, it will recognize if you have ADE installed or not and if not, it will install it for you. !!!!! Your email used with ADE must match both the email used with the library and with B&N.!!!! If those emails don't already match, fix that first as you're stuck with the email you start with on ADE. From there, it's pretty self explanatory on the installation of the ADE.

The next two steps are to get 1) the library book and 2) any additional content from ADE to your Nook. Easy. Let us know when you get there and we'll walk you through it.

Date Posted: 10/7/2011 1:40 PM ET
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I set the books with ADE DRM to open the downloaded file directly into ADE on my computer.  Then I can move then to Calibre or to my Nook.

Date Posted: 10/7/2011 3:50 PM ET
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I went into my BN library on my nook, cut the non BN books and pasted them into My documents and the books now appear in my Nook.  Yeah!   I just need to remember that books are in two places now. 

I downloaded ADE at one point, but could never figure it out, so I don't use it.   I haven't touched Calibre.   I download books to a folder then drag them into my Nook folders.  So far that has worked great for me and I've had no problems.

Date Posted: 10/7/2011 4:16 PM ET
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I'm the one who has problems with ADE (even thought I uninstalled it and reinstalled it) but I seem to be the except not the rule.  I usually use Nook for PC to transfer stuff over.

ADE is free to download:

http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/

After you install it you have to click on Library and then click on "authorize computer".  Otherwise, it won't work with whichever ereader you are using.

For me, it's easier to open Nook for PC, have it find the new PDF books on my computer, plug in my Nook and move them over.

 

Date Posted: 10/8/2011 1:04 AM ET
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Nancy, oh bummer. I thought I could do all this on my Nook without involving my PC. frown But then again, it sounds like how I use iTunes. Download what I want to my PC and then hook up my iTouch and drag/drop into it. I also thought I had to have this ADE thing. 

Issa, what websites do you use to download books directly to your Nook? What "form" or "type" of book can I download to a Nook? Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your thread! 

Melody, when you say your use Nook for PC to transfer your stuff, what sites do you use? And once it's installed, can I just drag/drop it into my Nook?

I should probably go hang out at the Nook forums for awhile. I can do all the basics but all of this stuff is like Greek to me.

 

Date Posted: 10/8/2011 1:15 AM ET
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I cannot load library books directly into my Nook.   They HAVE to go through Adobe (ADE).   (I think Kobo books also have to.  Well, one of the stores has to.) 

I save all my eBooks in Calibre.  That makes it easy to back up and to load and unload my Nook.  I do not want books I've finished on my Nook, making me have to page through them. 

ETA   I have a Nook 1.  I can download directly to it ONLY from B&N.

 

 



Last Edited on: 10/8/11 1:16 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/17/2011 5:23 PM ET
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Wow, you would think that all Nooks would function the same and be able to do the same things, but perhaps not.  I download BN books to my Nook the same way I download non BN books.  Susan, I get books from all sorts of sites and as long as they are in epub format, they work on my Nook.  The only difference is I copy and drag my BN books into my BN folder and my non BN books into my documents folder.

I have never tried to unload any books from my Nook.  Free books I hate I just delete.  I don't have enough on there to justify taking any off, but I'm wondering if I can just drag them out to a folder on my PC.  Something to ponder.