How to get your NetGalley and Edelweiss books on the Kobo Arc 7
In an effort to maybe save someone some tears and threats to customer service (of returning my device, not like violent threats or anything!) I must post a quick guide to how to get your DRM-protected review books on the Kobo Arc 7.
I specifically got this device in order to read books from MacMillan because they don’t like Kindle, so I was unbelievably angry when I wasn’t able to get books to open by following NetGalley’s guide, ADE’s guide, or talking to Kobo customer service. Fortunately I found this post on getting books onto the Kobo Vox and was able to finagle their tips into a solution for Kobo’s Arc 7.
- Download Aldiko through Google Play store on your Kobo Arc 7.
- Go to NetGalley or Edelweiss in your browser (on the Arc) and go to the book’s page to click Download. This will download the .acsm file to your device, but you can’t open it!
- To open the file, go to Aldiko, make sure to authorize Aldiko with Adobe by going to About, then go to Files->Download.
- There you should find your downloaded file, click the checkbox, click Import in upper right corner. Ta-da! You might have to wait a bit for it to import, but it does actually open the book, yay.
Sometimes Aldiko just stops working, but on the second try I can usually get it to download. Thrilled that this is what I have to do to read these books….
Anyone else have a Kobo Arc 7? If you are having troubles, just leave a comment and I’ll try to figure out how to help.
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