This article will help you authorize compatible devices like the Sony Reader, NOOK, and more with an Adobe ID so that you can read downloaded DRM-protected eBooks.
To transfer eBooks to an eBook reader, both the computer and device must be authorized with the same Adobe ID.
Note: These instructions are for ADE 2.0 or newer. We recommend always using the latest version of ADE.
What you need
- A computer (Windows or Mac)
- A supported eBook reader
- USB cable for the eBook reader
- Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) authorized with an Adobe ID
- An eBook from your library
Authorizing your eBook reader
- Connect your eBook reader to the computer.
Open Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer. You should see your eBook reader under "Devices."
If your eBook reader is missing, make sure it is plugged in, then restart ADE.
Select an eBook you would like to transfer, then drag it over to your eBook reader.
ADE will automatically register your reader, then transfer the selected eBook.