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Initial post: Apr 10, 2012 12:44:47 PM PDT
How do I get books from Adobe Digital Editions on my computer into my Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 12:51:56 PM PDT
Kindles can't read Adobe books.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 1:01:46 PM PDT
Delores, what are you trying to do and where are you getting the books from?

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 1:09:28 PM PDT
Adobe Digital Editions is normally used with DRMed ePub format books, so they aren't usable on a Kindle, due to the DRM and the format. You could convert them into .mobi format if they didn't have DRM.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 1:12:05 PM PDT
And it is often the format that the computer thinks you are using when you have your download settings set up incorrectly when trying to transfer via USB. (Which is why I asked her what she is trying to do)

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 1:49:52 AM PDT
PS56k says:
Look around other threads here for the Aldiko app reader, or the Overdrive Media Console app reader.

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 7:06:23 AM PDT
Can adobe digital editions read Amazon e- books?
Thanks
Brian

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012 7:55:30 AM PDT
No, Adobe cannot read Kindle books.

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 8:02:02 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 30, 2012 8:02:20 AM PDT
saraf says:
You can read Adobe Digital Editions books on a variety of devices that read ePub format. They are DRM'd ePubs but can be read on devices (Sony reader, Kobo, Nook) or apps that can be activated with your Adobe account. As far as I am aware, ADE books are always ePub. Kindle devices or apps cannot read ePubs whether they have DRM or not.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012 8:08:57 AM PDT
That's too bad but rather what I suspected.
Thanks for getting back to me
Cheers
Brian

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 8:09:46 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 8:13:38 PM PDT
King Al says:
He conveniently "forgets" to note that stripping the DRM is technically illegal in the U.S.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2013 2:04:58 PM PST
CTF says:
Perhaps, (s)he should consider it a simple act of of civil disobedience. It's quite ridiculous after this time and after the lessons from the music industry that a consumer needs to purchase two or three different e-readers in order to legally purchase the content he/she wants.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2013 2:50:03 PM PST
Indeed! And if everyone used the words "can" and "may" correctly, things'd be much clearer. We'd all know whether the question really is "can it be done?" or "is it allowed to be done?"

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2013 10:53:37 AM PST
PinkDog says:
I use Overdrive from the library and download both the Kindle edition and the Adobe. The difference is that the kindle downloads automatically (except the books that require USB transfer) and the Adobe download into the Adobe Digital Editions. I just downloaded the Nook Reader for Android from the Nook site then I can transfer the books to the Kindle. The Kindle shows up as Nook Reader in the Adobe Digital. I just drag the book over the the Kindle. The downside is that the book does not show up in the Books area of the Kindle, you have to open the Nook app and read inside of that app. The formatting is not as nice as the Kindle books, but sometimes the only book available at the library is the Adobe version. Hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2013 12:20:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 10, 2013 12:22:54 PM PST
PS56k says:
@PinkDog says:
I use Overdrive from the library and download both the Kindle edition and the Adobe. The difference is that the kindle downloads automatically (except the books that require USB transfer) and the Adobe download into the Adobe Digital Editions.
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Since this topic has drifted into many different areas, let me add a couple of points.... You don't mention where you "download", what model Kindle or app you have, use the term "ePub" vs "Adobe" format.

I happen to have a couple of physical Kindles, along with a Nook running the full Android N2A card, and we now have a mini iPad.

SO - on both the Nook/N2A and the iPad mini, we have installed - the Kindle app, the Nook app, and the Overdrive Media Console app.

This way, we can DIRECTLY download from our local library either the Kindle format or the ePub format... without any need for ADE on a computer.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2013 1:57:03 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 10, 2013 2:00:12 PM PST
PS56k says:
@Delores McCree says:
How do I get books from Adobe Digital Editions on my computer into my Kindle?
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I love how folks post a question,
and then never come back for the rest of the discussion.....
Then probably go off and complain about it somewhere else...
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What version of Kindle ?
If one of the physical eReaders.... then not really possible.
If Kindle Fire - ... then there are easy ways, with "apps".

Also - where did your Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) books originally come from and get downloaded ? Lastly - in what format ?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2013 5:44:36 PM PST
PinkDog says:
Thanks Delores, like you it seemed really confusing to start. I have a Kindle Fire and I borrow my books from the library via the Overdrive program that most public libraries now use. Many of the books available at my Library are only available as Adobe EPUB eBooks. The link on the Overdrive program from your local library has the software that is needed to view these books, the process is quite simple and straightforward. Personally I always go for the Kindle books because of the ease of use, but about half of the books are available only as EBooks. When you download the book using the Overdrive program from your library the book will automatically download into the Adobe Digital Editions program. Yes, the program needs to be installed on your computer and it is user specific. After downloading the book you have the option of reading it on your computer or moving over to the Kindle Fire. If you download the Nook app for Androids it shows up as a directory after you connect your Kindle.(I believe I had to go to the Nook site to download the Android version of the Nook reader.) You can then just drag the book over to your Nook app on your Kindle from inside the Adobe program. This may be cumbersome for some, but for a non-power user over the age of 60, this works out very well for me. The book can now be found on your Kindle Fire under your Nook Icon. I have found that if you bring your Kindle into your local library they will help you install the Overdrive software, set your card up for downloads and help you with any problems.
Kindle Fire/Overdrive Media/Local Library website. You can also use the Overdrive program from your Library to download MP3 & WMA audiobooks. (only MP3 can be played on Android devices) To find your library and assistance with the Overdrive program go here: http://search.overdrive.com/. I hope this helps, I love my Kindle Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 6:24:27 AM PST
Tom Terrific says:
freading.com will take you to your local library (you have to have a library card)
It will also prompt you to sign up for Adobe Digital Editions and then you can download epubs and use your Freading app to read epubs.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 8:07:48 AM PST
J. Guthrie says:
This has to be one of the dumbest things Adobe has ever done. Kindles outnumber ALL other e-readers.

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 11:05:24 AM PDT
I can't find any librarieslistedon my overdrive app on kindle hd.what can I do?

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 11:16:19 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 31, 2014 12:52:13 PM PDT
PS56k says:
@ Kindle Customer says: I can't find any libraries listed on my Overdrive app on kindle HD. What can I do?
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ok - walking thru... Overdrive Media Console
open app, swipe from left for menu.
Add a library... Search or Browse for libraries - by name, city, postal code

What did you enter ? What did you find ?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2014 12:03:38 PM PDT
Adobe has nothing to do with Kindle ebooks. They support ePub only.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2014 12:50:50 PM PDT
PS56k says:
@ Susan Cassidy says: Adobe has nothing to do with Kindle ebooks. They support ePub only.
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You do realize that those ADE discussion points
were from over a year ago - FEB 2013.

Posted on May 15, 2014 8:09:24 PM PDT
Poly Sci says:
OK, I have a Nook Color. I have also downloaded Adobe Digital Editions 3.0 to my Laptop and linked it up to my Nook Color.
I have a couple of Kindle books on the Amazon Cloud. I can read them on my laptop.
Is it possible to download the Kindle books to the ADE so I can read Kindle books on my Nook Color?
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