Nook / Sony Reader

Titles Do Not Automatically Open Into Adobe Digital Editions – Windows 7

A PDF document of these instructions with images is also available.

If you download an eBook title to your computer from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog and either Adobe Digital Editions does not open automatically when downloading an eBook, or a different program other than the Adobe Digital Editions attempts to open it, please follow the instructions below.

1. Verify that you have Adobe Digital Editions installed. You may need to look in your programs folder. You may also have the Adobe Digital Editions icon on your desktop. The icon is grey with a maroon image of an open book. Older versions of Adobe Digital Editions had a brown background with a white image of an open book.

Nook/Sony Reader users: Find out how to read eBooks here. (Newer Adobe Digital Editions 2.x)

A PDF document of these instructions with images is also available.

The first time you download an eBook from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog, there are many steps to do before everything will work properly. You will not have to do these again once they are done and downloading eBook titles will become simple. Please make sure your device is not plugged into your computer at this time.

Getting an Adobe ID – Pre-Software Download Steps

In order to read the eBooks from our digital library on your computer, or to transfer them to a portable device, you will need to install Adobe Digital editions to your computer. Please do not have your device connected to the computer until you are finished installing Adobe Digital Editions.

New Titles Were Recently Added!

 Hello my fellow users of the HCPL Digital Media Catalog!  I am happy to inform you that we had a nice addition to the digital catalog last night!  There were over 400 eBooks added, over 100 eAudio added and a few videos as well as one or two music titles.

 

Because there is a limit of 200 titles in the new eBooks area, not all titles will appear there.  Here is how to easily find all the titles that were added on January 26th, 2012.  This is really only important for our eBook users.  The new eAudio titles will all show in the "new eAudo" section on the homepage.

 

User Not Activated – Mac

A PDF document of these instructions with images is also available.

If you have transferred a title to the Nook and you are receiving an error that states “User Not Activated,” your device may be activated to a different Adobe ID than the one that the Adobe Digital Editions is activated with on the computer.

The Nook sometimes comes with an Adobe Digital Editions folder preinstalled and this sometimes interferes with the use of your device.  To fix this issue, please follow the below steps.

Recent Additions to the HCPL Digital Media Blog

 Hopefully you have been enjoying the semi-weekly updates to the Digital Media Catalog eBooks section.

 I have been able to create eBook orders on a weekly basis as opposed to the monthly basis as is normal.  Three of the four I have ordered are actually live on the site.  The fourth one was unexpectedly delayed after I ordered it but I am hopeful it should be live soon. 

 

There were not enough good titles added to our vendor's catalog to order last week so I am combining last week’s picks with this week’s to order another list of titles.  Because of donations from some of our branch’s friends of the library groups, this trend of ordering eBooks on a weekly basis should continue through at least January.

What formats can I checkout and download for the Nook?

A PDF document of these instructions with images is also available.

On the HCPL Digital Media Catalog, the only eBook formats that will work on the Nook are “EPUB” and “PDF”. 

The “EPUB” format can have its font size enlarged on the Nook while the “PDF” normally cannot.

User Not Activated – Windows

A PDF document of these instructions with images is also available.

If you have transferred a title to the Nook and you are receiving an error that states “User Not Activated,” your device may be activated to a different Adobe ID than the one that the Adobe Digital Editions is activated with on the computer. 

The Nook comes with an Adobe Digital Editions folder preinstalled and this sometimes interferes with the use of your device.  To fix this issue, please follow the below steps.

1.  Close the Adobe Digital Editions program if it is currently open.

2.   Connect your Nook to the computer if it is not connected.

Selecting titles for the Digital Media Catalog.

Since title selection is such an important factor in the success of the HCPL Digital Media Catalog, I thought it would be good to talk about the factors I use in determining whether or not to purchase a title.

Ponderign the titles.

Each Monday I look at every title that was added to our vendor for digital titles catalog within the previous 7 days.  Most of the time there are thousands of new titles to look through.  I then pick out the ones I am interested in and add them to my monthly orders. 

 

If there are any title suggestions I have not looked at, I look through them as well.  When it is time to place the order, I go through my cart and start taking out titles in order to get the final cart to within the budgeted amount I can spend that month.

Can I return my digital titles early?

A PDF document of these instructions with images is also available.

To return an eBook early, you will need to use Adobe Digital Editions.  First you will need to click on "Library View" which again is the icon in the top left corner of the program that looks like three books side by side.

Next, if you move your mouse over the cover of the title you want to return, a triangle will appear in the upper left corner of the book jacket. 

If you do only see a line containing the title and author, in the upper left hand of the screen, there is an image with four squares.  Selecting this will show you the book jacket.

If you left click on this triangle, a drop down menu will appear.  "Return Borrowed Item" is one of the options. 

Whenever I download an eBook, I only get a file names “'urllink.acsm”. What is this?

You usually end up with this file when the ACSM extension is not properly set to Adobe Digital Editions. To fix this problem, Please complete the following steps.

In Windows XP and Windows 2000:

  1. Open 'My Computer' and select Tools > Folder Options. The 'Folder Options' dialog box is displayed.
  2. Select the 'File Types' tab.
  3. In the windows under the word “Extension” scroll down to the extension called '.acsm' and click the 'Change' button.
    A list of programs is displayed.
  4. Select 'Adobe Digital Editions'.
  5. Click 'OK'.

In Windows Vista and Windows 7:

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