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Old 04-23-2010, 08:23 AM   #1
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Probs converting file for Sony to Nook

I'm a brand new eReader user and am having some difficulties. I started with a Sony but am becoming disillusioned with the glare on the touch screen and the lack of connectivity for content download, specifically periodicals. Yesterday I bought a Nook and think that's what I'm going to stay with, i.e. return the Sony. I had received a $50 gift card for the Sony store and downloaded several books there.

I'm trying to "convert" them to use them on the Nook, but I know that both use ePub so I don't know if any actual conversion is necessary, but I tried it anyway. My first question is that there are 5 different files per book for the Sony reader book. Am I supposed to slect all five files and tell Calibre to convert all 5 of them. (Or since they both use ePub is any conversion necessary at all)? I tried just doing the first file and it appeared to work so I moved the file to the Nook. Sweet! I was all set to read, only problem was that it's not there. Oh and lastly, is my conversion issue a DRM one and if so do I need to do something else using different software?

So right now my questions are: Do I need to select all 5 files? Do I actually need to "convert" anything or simply move it/them into Calibre? If I do move all 5 files to Calibre, do I then move all 5 to the Nook or does it somehow change them into one unified file? Does Calibre give me the ability to create groupings or collections of books that I can then transfer to the Nook and be able to use that way? If so, I'm guessing that I should move all of the Nook books to Calibre to do that but am wondering about the whole transfer process and how the Nook might be able to display the content that way.

I appreciate anybody's feedback or suggestions. Thanks!
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:31 AM   #2
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You do not have to do any converting. Just add the book to the "my documents" folder on your nook.
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I don't have multiple copies of Sony Store ebooks on my Windows PC. I get a single .epub per ebook in My Documents\My Books\Reader Library. However, I don't have a Sony Reader - so perhaps the other files are related to your Reader.

In any case, except for Google ePubs, these almost always have DRM (encryption), so they can't be converted by Calibre.

As Madam Broshkina said, the Nook can read ePubs with Adobe DRM. The only trick is to register your Nook to your AdobeID. For details, see How to read Adobe PDF and Adobe ePub books. Once the Nook is registered, you can either use Desktop Adobe Digital Editions to copy the epub, or just copy it over yourself to the "my documents" folder on your nook.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:18 AM   #4
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Newbie here too...

Please help me understand....I registered my Nook in the Adobe Digital Editions (and get library books)....I have the Sony store software and it "recognizes" my computer and downloads to to a file location of it's choice.

1) Is there any way to change the download location?

2) This DRM thing. So if I download to my computer, will it always transfer to the Nook?

3) Does DRM mean it can only be on one device or in one format?

Thanks for any an all help....slowly (very slowly) I am catching on.
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