Question about

July 29th 2011 8:31 pm

How can I use Adobe Digital Editions with my nook simple touch?

To make a long story short, just bought my first dedicated eReading device: the second generation nook.

I had a Borders gift card that I needed to use ASAP (they're going out of business in case you hadn't heard) so I bought a pair of novels in the Kobo store. As it so happens, Kobo's pretty cool about loading these books on other devices: the company basically gives you the ability to download them as protected ePubs and then load them on through Adobe DRM and Digital Edition software.

I've read it's super-easy to side-load content on the device, but I'm having major issues.

I've checked a number of forums including Barnes and Nobles (­/t5­/NOOK­-Technical­-Sup...), another relevant B&N thread (­/t5­/NOOK­-Technical­-Sup...), Adobe (­/thread­/626420), and others (­/news­/loading­-books­-with­-adobe­-digital...).

They all seem to point to deleting a certain hidden Adobe subfolder (and deleting that file from the trash) and then re-launching ADE and ya...

I've tried countless times (including resetting the nook to factory settings) and no luck. I also tried opening the ADE software and then mounting the nook to my Mac and vice versa.

Anyone have any suggestions? They'd be greatly appreciated.
top answers
community pick

After hours of feverish searching, I was finally able to load the Kobo books. Here's how:

First, I was running the 1.8 Preview-- figured it would work just as well since it was a) Lion-compatabile b) had a bunch more features c) Adobe suggested that build. For some reason, the most stable build 1.7.2 didn't want to download.

Tried everything no go.

Did a little more searching and came across this link:­/cps­/403­/kb403051.html . Basically, if you navigate to Manually install ADE for Mac OS X, you're all good. It worked beautifully from there.
mark as good answer

2 people like this answer

Clicking the mark as good answer button helps us highlight the best answers.

sort by

0 more answers