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Darn, I had hoped...

During my last round of untangling the Gordian knot of what-ebook-formats-do-and-how-to-make-them, I downloaded the free epub and PDF reading program Adobe Digital Editions. Then coincidentally I also looked at my library system's online library, and was thrilled to find they now loaned ebooks through Digital Editions. (Before it was just Overdrive, which is great...if you like reading at your computer. Which I don't.)

I'm not sure why I thought I could transfer to a device and read on my iPod, but I was under that impression. I put myself in line for a few books, got a notice today that one was available for checkout...and discovered I'd need to read it on my computer. Just like Overdrive. Damn it.

Even though there is an epub file in my computer, it won't open in Stanza or Calibre and won't open on my iPod.

I would imagine at some point Digital Editions will talk to iPhones and iPads. But as of today, I'm disappointed. I wanted to read the Dexter novel I'd waited for all week.

I did discover a kickass way to make Calibre talk to the iPod though. Here's the link if you're interested. Or maybe you already knew.
http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual/faq.html#how-do-i-use-app-with-my-ipad-iphone-itouch

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slavetopassion
May. 23rd, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
Calibre won't change the epub file to a pdf file? it works for me.

I would be glad to try to help you. :)

~smooches~
Jase
jordan_c_price
May. 23rd, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
Hiya Jase! No, there is a DRM that won't let Calibre convert the epub file to anything else, as well as not letting the epub file open anywhere but Digital Editions.
slavetopassion
May. 23rd, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
oh, it must be one of the protected epubs. :( I'm so sorry.
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