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Old 05-01-2011, 01:59 PM   #1
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I purchased a Sony 650 & it will be delivered Tues. I have not owned a reader prior to this; so, question.

Do I need to load specific site (Border's, local library, Barnes & Noble, etc) applications to my computer to then load books onto the reader? It appears that ePub may be the best format. Thanks.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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You can use most sites that sell epubs for your Sony reader, however Barnes & Nobles uses their own DRM that is not compatible with the Sony readers. If you want to be able to read ebooks from B&N you will have to remove the DRM from your purchases.

Regarding the applications, Sony has it's own library application and to use library books you will need Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. That being said, I don't use the Sony software at all, I use Calibre to manage my library and put books on my reader.

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Old 05-01-2011, 11:02 PM   #3
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I believe that if you are running Windows OS, you need to have the Sony software installed for ADE books, but need not use it.

EPUB is preferred, although you should be able to read PDF books as well - those lose their nice formatting at larger sizes is all.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:58 AM   #4
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You can download library books with the Sony Reader Library, no need for Adobe Digital Editions.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:26 AM   #5
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I will second the vote for Calibre useage, its been a year and I still havent installed the Sony software.
Calibre is perfect for transfering files to the reader.
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Do I understand correctly that I do not need to download ADE onto my computer to obtain library books? They will load into the Sony software?

Also, will library books download directly into Calibre & not need ADE?

Sorry for all of the questions; but, soooo new & green to this. I will be purchasing books from Sony & Border's, etc now that I have the reader. But, I have used the local public library also.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:30 PM   #7
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Yes, I use the Sony software to transfer books to my ereader. When you download and install the Sony software it will create an Adobe ID for you too. You can use it to transfer library books or even other DRM'ed books from sites like Borders or Kobo. You can go ahead and install the software now and test it out to get things set-up before your new ereader arrives.
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Thank you everyone for your assistance. Bookworm girl thank you for your tips, I will install the Sony software as suggested & get it set up. I changed my mind on the ereader & had Sony send a 950; whats a little more money spent when you enjoy reading.
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