Sony released its first eBook Reader in 2006, while Kindle was released in 2007. Unexpectedly, today Amazon is almost dominating the eBook publisher industry, but Sony quits US and Canada and hand all the customers to Kobo.
Since March 2014, all your purchased Sony books might be unavailable from Sony Reader Store anymore, in this situation, removing DRM from Sony books is the most recommended way among all the methods to protect your purchased Sony books and read them smoothly on Kobo.
As a supplement of that post, this one is going to focus on how to remove DRM from Sony eBooks within 3 steps.
1Sync the book from Sony Reader for PC/Mac software
Sync purchased books via official reading software for PC/Mac is always recomended for a successful DRM cracking, do does Sony eBooks.
Install the program and login with Sony reader account, then the software will ask you to authorize this software with your Adobe ID and password. Notice, this is the very important step! It directly decides if you will be able to remove DRM from those books.
After the accounts are settled, on the home page you can see all the book purchased from the Store. The book with an arrow icon on the bottom of the cover means this books is still saved in the server, you need to double click it to start downloading it to your local drive.
By default, the books are saved in "Documents\My Books\Reader".
2Open the books with Adobe Digital Editions(ADE)
Adobe Digital Editions is the specific program to read Adobe Adept DRMed eBooks, and ADE also provides clues for decrypting the books.
To make sure you can open the books via ADE is to confirm these books can be decrypted successfully.
Install ADE, and login with the same Adobe account which you authorized to Sony reader. This is the premise that you can open the Sony books via ADE.
By confirming you can open synced Sony books via ADE, let's enter the step 3.
3Remove Sony eBooks DRM
In this step we need a program to remove DRM from Sony reader eBooks. Epubor Adobe EPUB&PDF DRM Removal is the most professional and easy to use one. Click the buttons below you can download it and try it for free on 2 DRMed books.
The Epubor Adobe EPUB&PDF DRM Removal will display all the EPUB and PDF books saved in "Documents\My Digital Editions" folder in the right side column. When you open the Sony books via ADE, it would ask you whether to copy the book to ADE library. If you clicked yes at that time, you shall be able to see it of the right side column of the DRM Removal software.
If you cannot see your Sony books, don't worry, you have several ways to add them into the DRM removing software.
Click the "Settings" button on the top bar you will see the window as the image below. Switch to "Favorite" tab and click "Browse", then choose the folder where saves your Sony books. The path in the image is my personal path, yours might be different.
Then look at the right side column of the software and click "Favorte" tab, you will see those synced Sony books.
Just choose (multiple) of them and drag into the main window, they will be decrypted automatically.
Right click on any item and choose "Explore decrypted folder", you can get the DRM-free Sony books.
All the EPUB and PDF files in the decrypted folder will be freely to eidt, convert, print, etc.
Jonny Greenwood joined Epubor since 2011, loves everything about eBooks and eReaders. He seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all he has got with you.