2 Ways You Must Know on How to Read ACSM on Nook

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We paid for some interesting books online, but finally when we download them, we usually found that most of them are not real books instead of ACSM files. You tried to open downloaded ACSM files on your newly bought Nook device, maybe a Nook Touch, but finally failed. You may be confused: How can I open the ACSM files? How to read ACSM on my Nook Touch? Don't worry, here I will tell you 2 useful ways to help read ACSM on Nook. Then you can enjoy your downloaded ACSM files on your Nook device freely.

Method1: Convert ACSM to EPUB With ADE

What's an ACSM file? I believe most of you may be confused about this file. In fact, it's a ticket that allows you to download the complete EPUB or PDF books. Usually it's protected by Adobe DRM. If we want to read it on our Nook device, we can only open it with Adobe Digital Editions. Then convert it to common EPUB or PDF format, and transfer converted ACSM files to our Nook Color or other Nook eReader. In this part, I will tell you how to for details. Just follow my steps.

Step1: Convert ACSM to EPUB with ADE

As only ADE can open and read the ACSM files, if you have not installed the program on your computer, please click here to download and install it now.

The first time you use ADE, it will let you authorize the computer with your Adobe account. If you don't have yet, you can click "Create an Adobe ID" to get a new account. Then authorize it. For detailed information, please read How to open ACSM File to learn more.

Next, just drag your downloaded ACSM files to the Adobe Digital Editions. It will download the EPUB books for you automatically. But please make sure your network connection is normal. After downloading has been finished, the downloaded books will show up at the right panel of ADE. You can open and read them with it.

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Step2: Send converted ACSM files to Nook Color with ADE

After converting ACSM to EPUB successfully, now we can transfer converted books to our Nook device. Connect your Nook eReader to computer via USB, open ADE on your computer, then you will see your Nook eReader under "Device".

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Just click on eBooks you need to transfer and drag them from the right side to your Nook device.

transfer acsm to nook with ade

When the transmission has been finished, just eject your Nook eReader, then you will find your newly added books, click its cover to read converted ACSM files on your Nook.

Note: This method is suitable for reading DRM-protected books on devices that support Adobe DRM, such as Sony, Kobo, Nook eReader, but you have to make sure your Adobe ID use the same email address with those ebook store's account.

Method2: Remove DRM from ACSM files

ACSM files are usually DRM-protected, by removing DRM from ACSM files, we can read them on more available devices except Nook eReader.

But if we want to remove DRM, we also need to convert it to common eBook format such as EPUB. So please do as the step1 mentioned in the method1 first.

After you have opened ACSM files successfully with ADE, now we can start removing DRM. There are many DRM Removal tools on current market. Here I recommend you a powerful and easy tool Epubor Ultimate. You can use it to remove Adobe DRM from large quantity books with only a few seconds. Its clean interface makes it easy to use. I believe most of you can know how to operate it. Now, you can download it for free and get the tool ready.

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Step1: Remove DRM from ACSM files

First, launch the tool, usually it will detect all your download books and upload them to the software, you can see your books under "ADE".

Second, just drag the books from left panel to the right interface of the program. Once you add them to the main window of this tool, all the books will be decrypted soon.

remove drm from ascm files

So easy to use. Right? No need to add books by yourself. No extra steps to remove DRM, only need to drag books to the left side. Besides, it can handle a lot of books in batch.

Step2: Transfer DRM-free books to Nook via USB

After removing DRM successfully, now it's time to send DRM-free books to your Nook Glow or other Nook eReader.

First, connect Nook device to your computer with USB, open "My Computer", choose your Nook drive and pick out the folder "My Document".

Then right-click the decrypted books on the Epubor Ultimate, click on "Decrypted" at the end of the Book title to open the folder stored your decrypted books. Just drag these books to "My Document" folder in the Nook drive.

Finally, eject your Nook device. Go to your library on the Nook and tap "My Documents", you will see your transferred books there.

Once the DRM has been removed, you can transfer decrypted books to your Nook eReader and read them more freely, no need to ensure it's associated with your Adobe account or not. You can even read ACSM files on Kindle devices, as long as you convert DRM-free books to Mobi format using Ultimate "Convert" feature.

That's all I want to share with you. Hope you have a good reading journey with your Nook device.

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works for Epubor and writes articles for a collection of blogs such as ebookconverter.blogspot.com.

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