The Denver library recently migrated its ebook system. Incidentally, it wiped all my holds in the process and I have no idea what stuff I was waiting to read. So if you recced anything over the past 6 months and it was popular, chances are that I need you to remind me to read it again.
Anyway, today my first hold came in on the new system. I downloaded the ascm file as usual, double clicked, and when Adobe Digital Editions opened, I got this on my screen:
Yikes. I immediately assumed it was time to update Adobe Digital Editions. So I did that. And I tried opening it up again and I got this:
While you can see the massive UI improvements Adobe has made to its signature Mac e-reader, I was still rather stuck.
So I googled for E_ACT_NOT_READY and “IO Error on Network Request” and tried all the things that didn’t work until I found something that did work.
What didn’t work:
- Clearing out ~/Documents/Digital Editions
- Creating a new ~/Documents/My Digital Editions
- Quitting and restarting the apps
What did work was reauthorizing my computer. Dunno why. I deauthorized and then reauthorized — good thing I remembered my username and password because it has been a gadzillion years since I did this last — and boom it finally worked.
(If you want to remove authorization by hand, toddle over to ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Digital Editions and kill the activation.dat file.)
Anyway, Scott Sigler’s “Alive” is now on my system ready for reading. I have no idea why I put this title on hold and who recommended it to me. I hope it’s good. Here’s finger’s crossed that this is a good read.
Adobe sent out an email a couple months back saying that they would deactivate any IDs not currently being used.
Perhaps that was what happened to you?
I’m pretty sure it didn’t affect me as I’ve used the ID continuously for ages. Plus, I”m midway through the book (cannot recommend) and it’s fine now.
Or maybe not: