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Old 07-25-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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Just purchased my Kobo; installed Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) successfully in Kobo; downloaded a book from Gutenberg and saved the ePub file to the ADE Library within Kobo, but cannot find/see the book in my Kobo reader -- it is not a Document. So where's the book? Help!

Try for yourselves; see what happens and please let me know.

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If it is a duplicate of one of the 100 free books and you have those hidden it might be with them. When you hit 'display' does it show that you have anything hidden or in view or whatever they call it?
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Just purchased my Kobo; installed Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) successfully in Kobo; downloaded a book from Gutenberg and saved the ePub file to the ADE Library within Kobo, but cannot find/see the book in my Kobo reader -- it is not a Document. So where's the book? Help!

I've downloaded many books from Project Gutenberg and installed them successfully on my Kobo using the free (contributions accepted) Calibre software. After one attempt to use the Adobe software, I dumped it without regret.
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Surprised by your problem, Johnny. Hope there's a qiuck fix. Good to have your new company, by the way. Best wishes. Neil
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:41 PM   #5
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I've downloaded many books from Project Gutenberg and installed them successfully on my Kobo using the free (contributions accepted) Calibre software. After one attempt to use the Adobe software, I dumped it without regret.
I still need to use it for Toronto Library's Overdrive Service.

Oh, Overdrive Libraries, now that is something that you can not do on an iPad!
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Oh, Overdrive Libraries, now that is something that you can not do on an iPad!
Not yet, but Overdrive has announced they're doing apps for various things including the iPad.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:41 PM   #7
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Not yet, but Overdrive has announced they're doing apps for various things including the iPad.
I'll see when I believe it or, err, something like that.
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Thanks for the welcome Neil - much appreciated!

In reply to RonH -- thanks Ron.

I did the following with success:

1. Installed Calibre
2. Imported my book from Gutenberg into ADE (done previously).
3. Using Calibre, I imported my book from ADE into Calibre Library.
4. Then added the book from the Calibre Library to my Kobo.
4. Voila, there it is -- in my Kobo to reader!

Ron -- is there a way to import books directly from Gutenberg to Calibre, so I can avoid ADE all together?

Thanks again!

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You can download the ePub from Gutenberg and import that into Calibre. You do not need to use ADE at all.
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Yes, download the epub file from Gutenberg, open it in calibre, transfer it to the Kobo. Voila.
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Ron -- is there a way to import books directly from Gutenberg to Calibre, so I can avoid ADE all together?
As others have mentioned, just choose the epub file in Gutenberg and import it into Calibre and then transfer it directly to the Kobo. No conversion required and no ADE. In fact, you may have to delete ADE -- I found it interfered with Calibre when I ran it, briefly.

Project Gutenberg is a wonderful resource. I'm not much interested in purchasing the ephemera of the bestseller lists (sorry, Kobo!), but I've found many gems from an earlier era on Gutenberg, including a long list of Mark Twain titles, a similarly long list of Anthony Trollope novels, many works by Stephen Leacock, and a remarkable book by an unknown author named Henry Labouchere who wrote a series of dispatches from inside Paris during the 1870-1871 siege of the Franco-Prussian war. Starving Parisians even gnawed their way through most of the animals in the Paris zoo. Elephant meat is not very tasty, Labouchere reported.
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"Project Gutenberg is a wonderful resource. I'm not much interested in purchasing the ephemera of the bestseller lists (sorry, Kobo!)"

I agree. I keep watching "new releases" on Kobo and it is all crap. Is the major audience for ereaders only interested in spy thrillers and twit lit? I don't get it.
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RonH et al.,

Thanks again -- it worked like a charm; just right click on the specific EPUB book link, click "save target as" to the Calibre Library file; and go from there!

I'll also download some of the books that you recommended -- I prefer lentil soup to elephant steaks!

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