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Old 04-09-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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Public library books for Mac users not using Sony software?

I thought I could not download public library books because I am a Mac user, but my public library has a small selection of Overdrive titles, I was browsing them and there is software available for Mac OS. Does that mean I can download these library books and somehow get them onto my reader via Calibre? Or is there a reason the Sony software (which does not have a Mac version) has to be there too?
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:48 PM   #2
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I thought I could not download public library books because I am a Mac user,
No that is not strictly true.

What format are these books you are talking about? If they are PDF then yes you should be able to do it via Digital Editions. That is assuming you have been able to register your device on a windows machine to your Adobe ID.

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These are Adobe PDF (or possibly Adobe ePub). You can use Adobe Digital Editions to download these to your Mac and then use USB to copy them to your PRS-505.

Adobe manages its DRM via your Adobe ID account, so, as pilotbob says, if your PRS-505 is registered to your Adobe account this will work (max of 6 devices per account). If not, you need to use Windows Adobe Digital Editions just once to register your PRS-505.
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How do I register it with a Windows machine? I am at the Adobe Digital Editions website and see nothing about that...
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How do I register it with a Windows machine? I am at the Adobe Digital Editions website and see nothing about that...
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First, on the same Windows machine that you upgraded your Sony Reader, install ADE and authorize it to your AdobeID.

Next, plug in your Sony Reader and then in ADE, select the Reader and choose "Authorize Device" from the Library menu (I'm doing this from memory, and I don't have a Sony Reader to test it on right now - so the wording may be off).

At this point you have a Sony Reader which is authorized to your AdobeID. For any eBooks you purchase on the Mac (with ADE 1.5 authorized to the same AdobeID), you will be able to copy the .pdf/.epub files to your Sony Reader, using the Finder, and then be able to view then on your Sony Reader.
I don't think the "upgrade"software part is necessarily needed, but perhaps you need Sony eBook library software too.
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