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Topic # 116359 26-Apr-2013 15:11 Send private message

This is issue is so frustrating and I have no idea how to fix it.

I got my Kobo from Whitcoulls, set it all up and bought some books, no problem using the Whitcoulls branded Kobo app.

Whitcoulls doesn't offer free books, I wanted Dracula by Bram Stroker so I got it from Kobo and tried transferring it, no luck so I downloaded the Kobo desktop app and signed in. This then overwrote my Kobo with Dracula but removed my Whitcoulls books so I re-downloaded the Whitcoulls version of the app to get my books back.

I then decided to try Adobe Digital Additions, I downloaded this and registered but it won't authorise my Kobo so I can't copy anything to it. I read to re install ADE and factory reset my Kobo. However when my Kobo re-loaded I signed in but it signed in as Kobo not Whitcoulls (log in username is the same email) and loaded Dracula again and removed my other books. Also ADE still isn't picking up my Kobo to authorise it when I plug it in.

I don't understand why Whitoculls and Kobo have two log ins for the app thus overwrite each other. I also have no idea who to get ADE working so I can at least have all my books together.

Also why does it work as a Whitcoulls Kobo and my Whitcoulls books but if I sign out and back in it switched to the Kobo site books????? If I sue the Kobo app it has the Kobo store books but then if I browse the books to buy its Whitcoulls yet my Whitcoulls book were removed.

Thank you guys, really appreciate it,

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  Reply # 806596 28-Apr-2013 08:49 Send private message

Tried Whitcoulls technical support?

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  Reply # 806612 28-Apr-2013 09:11 Send private message

I had that with mine so when I set up now, I just use my adobe digital editions sign in and authorize the kobo. On the computer I have adobe digital editions.  When I buy books from Whitcoulls or Kobo I download straight to computer and open with tha adobe digital editions program. This is because some downloads are just a link to be opened by ade.  Then I connect the Kobo to computer. In Documents folder is a folder called My Digital Editions.  I copy those books straight to the Kobo. DRM matches so no problems and can get books anywhere.  This is using Windows 7.  Sounds complicated writing it here but is quick and easy in reality.




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  Reply # 806614 28-Apr-2013 09:16 Send private message

Gilco2: I had that with mine so when I set up now, I just use my adobe digital editions sign in and authorize the kobo. On the computer I have adobe digital editions.  When I buy books from Whitcoulls or Kobo I download straight to computer and open with tha adobe digital editions program. This is because some downloads are just a link to be opened by ade.  Then I connect the Kobo to computer. In Documents folder is a folder called My Digital Editions.  I copy those books straight to the Kobo. DRM matches so no problems and can get books anywhere.  This is using Windows 7.  Sounds complicated writing it here but is quick and easy in reality.


That's so complicated. Why not just buy an Amazon Kindle and be done with it? Seriously, one account, buy online, get on device. None of this exercise in futility...





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  Reply # 806669 28-Apr-2013 11:34 Send private message

Hi,  I have the Koboglo and take the same approach as mentioned for the Kindle i.e., just use kobo.com. I also have an Amazon account so use Kindle on my iPad. I don't find Amazon any better than Kobo for books so haven't bothered   switching to the Kindle ecosystem. Definitely contact Whitcouls and ask them to assistance.  Cheers

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Reply # 806701 28-Apr-2013 12:51 Send private message

freitasm:
Gilco2: I had that with mine so when I set up now, I just use my adobe digital editions sign in and authorize the kobo. On the computer I have adobe digital editions.  When I buy books from Whitcoulls or Kobo I download straight to computer and open with tha adobe digital editions program. This is because some downloads are just a link to be opened by ade.  Then I connect the Kobo to computer. In Documents folder is a folder called My Digital Editions.  I copy those books straight to the Kobo. DRM matches so no problems and can get books anywhere.  This is using Windows 7.  Sounds complicated writing it here but is quick and easy in reality.


That's so complicated. Why not just buy an Amazon Kindle and be done with it? Seriously, one account, buy online, get on device. None of this exercise in futility...

yeah but not quite as complicated as it sounds. But I fully agree with you about Amazon. The Kindle is so much more user friendly overall across all devices.  Mind you I am not so keen on the latest Kindle Android app update on my Asus Transformer. Makes it look more like the Kobo app. I liked it better how it was.
  The only books I get for Kobo are ones I cant get on Kindle
But overall I say Kindle is much more user friendly. As the saying goes "it just works"




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  Reply # 806742 28-Apr-2013 15:31 Send private message

I'd recommend using Calibre to manage your Kobo rather than the adobe or whitcoulls software.
I use it to manage my Kindle - fantastic piece of software.



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  Reply # 807067 29-Apr-2013 09:05 Send private message

I basically uninstalled everything and reset my Kobo for the 10th time and now it works, shame it took so much messing about.

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