I love my MacBook Air. I’m also a fan of the Nexus 7. Recently, I wanted to read an Adobe DRM-protected ebook on the Nexus. It was more difficult than I expected to move the file from my MB Air to the Nexus. Here are the steps that I went through. Please let me know if you’re aware of an easier process. I have to confess that it made me really nostalgic for the way that this works with Kindle.
It took more work than I expected to get an Adobe DRM-protected ebook from my mac to my Nexus 7 tablet. Briefly, the steps are:
- Make sure book is authorized on Mac
- Make sure that you know your Adobe account information.
- Install Bluefire reader on the Nexus 7.
- Start up Bluefire and verify that it works.
- Download and install http://www.android.com/filetransfer/ to enable Mac to Android transfers.
- Launch the file transfer app.
- Connect the Mac and the Nexus 7 via USB cable.
- In the Android File Transfer app, locate the Bluefire folder and imports sub-folder.
- Fire up Adobe Digital Editions.
- Locate the DRM-protected file and right-click on it and click on “Show File in Finder“.
- In the Finder, copy the file. Now paste the file into the Bluefire/imports/ folder in the Android File Transfer app.
- That’s it. Whew! Let me know if there is an easier way to do this. There probably is another and better way to do it.