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    Downloading your books in EPUB or PDF format lets you export them to read on devices or apps from other manufacturers than Kobo. Not all manufacturers support the EPUB file format.

    Note: You don’t need to download and export a book you've purchased from the Kobo Store to read it on your Kobo eReader or app, since it will automatically appear in your Library. Just sync your Kobo eReader or app to see your latest purchases.

    Most books and magazines are protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM). This means that you’ll need a free software called Adobe Digital Editions to export the book on to your device.

    When you download an EPUB or PDF file, you can export it as:
    • DRM-protected content
    • DRM-free content

    "DRM-protected" means that you need Adobe Digital Editions to export the EPUB or PDF on to a device made by another manufacturer than Kobo. "DRM-free" means that you can export the EPUB or PDF file to that device directly, without using Adobe Digital Editions.

    Downloading and exporting DRM-protected content

    You can download and export most items that you’ve purchased from the Kobo Store if you'd like to read them on a device or app from an other manufacturer than Kobo.

    1. Go to kobo.com
    2. Sign in to your account, depending on what you see:
      • Click Sign in.
      • Click the Menu icon. Click Sign in.
    3. Enter your username and password.
    4. Click Continue.
    5. Open your account details with one of these options, depending on what you see:
      • Click My Account next to the Profile icon at the top right of the page.
      • Click the Menu icon at the top left of the page, then click My Account next to the Profile icon.
    6. Click My Library.
    7. Click the more icon beside the date that the book was added.
    8. Click Export File.
    9. Select the file type that you want to download and export.
    10. Click Export File.
    If you downloaded a DRM-protected EPUB or DRM PDF, you'll need to use Adobe Digital Editions to export the EPUB or PDF file on to your eReader. Learn more about Adobe Digital Editions.
    If your EPUB or PDF is not protected with Digital Rights Management, you can connect your device to your computer and export the EPUB or PDF to your device.