When possible, we recommend using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) to transfer titles to an eReader.

However, there are a few models of Sony Reader (like the Reader Wi-Fi) that are not compatible with ADE. In these cases, instead of ADE, you can use Sony's Reader for PC/Mac software to transfer eBooks from your computer to your Reader.

How to transfer eBooks using Reader for PC/Mac

  1. Install Reader for PC or Mac on your computer.
  2. Plug your Sony Reader into your computer. If prompted, select Data Transfer Mode on your Reader.
  3. Open Reader for PC/Mac. When you launch the Reader software for the first time, you may be prompted to log in with your Kobo Bookstore account (you can choose to Sign in later).
  4. Click the "Info" icon, then make sure Reader for PC/Mac and your Sony Reader are authorized with the same Adobe ID. You may need to click Authorize or, if your software and/or device is already authorized, follow on-screen prompts to ensure that your software and device have matching Adobe IDs.
    The Authorize prompt in the Reader for PC or Mac software
  5. Go to your library's digital collection and download an EPUB eBook.
  6. Find the eBook you've just downloaded (by default, it goes to your "Downloads" folder), then right-click on it (or control-click on a Mac).
  7. Mouse over Open with and select Reader for PC or Mac.
  8. From "My Library" in Reader for PC/Mac, select the eBook you'd like to transfer and click the bottom-left button (which looks like this: The Copy select item(s) to Reader button in the Reader for PC or Mac software.). Confirm by selecting Copy to Reader.
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2017 10:59AM EST