The final phase of Lulu’s Digital Rights Management (DRM) Retirement project is scheduled for release July 2, 2013. On this date, we will deactivate our Adobe DRM servers, which means you will no longer be able to download DRM protected eBooks from the Lulu My Downloads page.
How does this affect you?
Your downloaded DRM protected eBooks are saved on your computer as ACSM files. We recommend you save your DRM protected eBook files to a CD or backup drive to ensure they will be not be lost in the event of a computer malfunction.
Prior to January 15, 2013, a Lulu author may have chosen to apply Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection to their PDF or EPUB. If so, the file must be initially accessed using a registered copy of Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), a free downloadable application different from the widely used Adobe Reader.
ADE allows a user to authorize up to six computers and/or mobile devices on which DRM protected eBooks can be read. Please note that Android and iOS devices require the additional use of downloadable apps such as the free Bluefire reader to access DRM protected eBooks.
Go to the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) page to download your free copy. Follow the steps to install ADE and create your Adobe account (username and password).
Note: You must authorize the computer to which you download and install ADE. If you do not complete this step, you will not be able to access DRM protected PDF or EPUB eBooks on that computer. You may log back into your Adobe account at any time to authorize additional computers or mobile devices.
Please note: Adobe Digital Editions can also be used to access and read non-DRM protected eBooks on your authorized computers and mobile devices.