Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bluefire Reader brings e-books to your iPad

Do you or your patrons have the new iPad?  Wish you could use it to read e-books downloaded from Overdrive?  Now you can with the Bluefire Reader (free to download).

Bluefire is an app designed to display e-books downloaded from the library that use Adobe DRM (Digital Rights Management) - the DRM found in the PDF and ePUB books downloaded from Overdrive.  

Unfortunately you can't download library e-books directly to the iPad/iPhone because you have to use a computer with an authorized version of Adobe Digital Editions on it—which is required for e-books downloaded from Overdrive. Once the books are on your computer, you can use iTunes to transfer them to your iPad equipped with Bluefire.  

To use Bluefire on your iPad, first download the app and then head over to Bluefire's website, follow the steps and you'll be set.  The process is a bit complex, but if the directions are followed carefully, your patrons should have no problem reading downloaded titles on their iPads. 

Happy e-Reading!

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