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Old 11-20-2017, 01:57 PM   #1
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I have an older Kindle ereader and find a lot of the library books are not Kindle format--they are Axis 360 and Epub--so I downloaded the Calibre and tried to download an (several) Epub book--it didn't work--so what am I doing wrong--I made a folder -- a few bytes went into this folder but it's not the book--is my device too old? Am I doing it wrong? Help!
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:30 PM   #2
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Not sure if this is your problem, but when you download a book from OverDrive, the file it has you download is a .acsm file, not the book itself. You have to open this file (not save it to your drive), which then kicks off the download of the book itself.
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With Overdrive at our library there's an option to download a Kindle version - are you sure this isn't anywhere at your site?
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:31 PM   #4
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I have an older Kindle ereader and find a lot of the library books are not Kindle format--they are Axis 360 and Epub--so I downloaded the Calibre and tried to download an (several) Epub book--it didn't work--so what am I doing wrong--I made a folder -- a few bytes went into this folder but it's not the book--is my device too old? Am I doing it wrong? Help!
You're going to have do use a multistep process. First is to install ADE (at this time, I'm still recommending the 2.0.1 version. See Adobe at Adobe Digital Editions to download the installer. You will then need an Adobe ID to allow downloading and opening DRM protected epub books -- if you don't already have one, check Manage your Adobe ID account for help on this. Once you get this up and running so the .acsm file sent to you by the library opens in ADE, you'll need to add the DeDRM plugin to calibre.

You should now be able to download an epub from the library, bring it into calibre with the DRM being removed and convert to mobi or AZW3 to be sent to your Kindle.

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With Overdrive at our library there's an option to download a Kindle version - are you sure this isn't anywhere at your site?
I know of no libraries outside the USA that support Kindle and not all of the libraries inside the USA. Looking at my membership in one American library, the number of epub books is about 30% higher than the number of Kindle format ebooks. Courtesy of the latest update to Overdrive, my local library has help information about Kindle. The comment from one of the administrators is that the cost of supporting Kindle format is quite a bit higher than their current costs so it isn't going to happen.
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:35 AM   #5
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The op was asking about Axis360, yet most of the answers are about Overdrive?

My local library has Overdrive, Hoopla and Axis360.
Overdrive is so easy to use with Kindle, that I've never really figured out Axis360.
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:38 PM   #6
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The op was asking about Axis360, yet most of the answers are about Overdrive?

My local library has Overdrive, Hoopla and Axis360.
Overdrive is so easy to use with Kindle, that I've never really figured out Axis360.
My bad. The digital libraries I've dealt with only had Overdrive; I didn't realize Axis360 was an alternative digital distribution service. Bowing out now....
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:14 PM   #7
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I have an older Kindle ereader and find a lot of the library books are not Kindle format--they are Axis 360 and Epub--so I downloaded the Calibre and tried to download an (several) Epub book--it didn't work--so what am I doing wrong--I made a folder -- a few bytes went into this folder but it's not the book--is my device too old? Am I doing it wrong? Help!
Provided your library has enabled ePub/PDF borrowing you need to use Adobe Digital Editions to download them. More info can be found here...
https://bakerandtaylor.force.com/axi...gital-Editions

If they have not enabled ePub/PDF borrowing/downloading then books must be read using the Axis 360 mobile/tablet/desktop apps (or I think the also have a web viewer).

Axis 360 books are not available in Kindle formats (although they do have an app for the Amazon Fire's).


You can see the Axis 360/Baker & Taylor compatibility matrix as a PDF here...
https://bakerandtaylor.force.com/axi...hment__Body__s

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Old 11-21-2017, 05:20 PM   #8
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You cannot read Axis360 eBooks on a Kobo, Kindle, nook, or Sony.
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You cannot read Axis360 eBooks on a Kobo, Kindle, nook, or Sony.
If ePub/PDF downloading is enabled so the books can be downloaded via ADE you absolutely can sideload them and read them via a Kobo, Nook or Sony.
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:06 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone--some of the books are in Overdrive format--some aren't--most are epub and axis 360 and some for the kindle--so it's a catch 22 I guess--hoping the ones I want are in kindle format--otherwise I go to Abebooks and buy used ones for less than half of what Amazon wants for a download!
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