On Saturday night, I was halfway through reading Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday on my e-reader. I’d seen the movie, with Ewan McGregor & Emily Blunt, a couple of weeks ago & thought I’d like to read the book as it’s meant to be a little more hard-edged & satirical than the movie, lovely though that was. So, knowing the reservation queue at work was quite long, I bought an e-copy. I turned a page & suddenly the e-reader stopped, the little turning arrows appeared & that was it. I couldn’t switch it off, get back to Home, nothing.
I reset it & got back to Home but now I can’t access any of my purchased e-books. When I tap on them, I just get a message, ERROR Protected by Digital Rights Management. But I’ve bought them, I’ve paid for them, I haven’t pinched or pirated them, they belong to me! I can access my free e-books, no problem.
The User Guide’s Troubleshooting section doesn’t mention this problem. The Sony Australia website was no help. I tried to send a comment but it wouldn’t go. I was told I’d used unauthorised symbols although I’d only used the symbols they approved of like. , ! ? I took out all the punctuation but it still wouldn’t allow me to send my question. I’ve found a Sony Reader Forum so I’ve posted my question there. Fingers crossed.
I’ve also had a problem with the Sony Reader software on my PC. It won’t Sync anymore & Windows just shuts it down. It looks like a Windows problem but Windows doesn’t have a solution & I think I’ll have to do something called a clean boot &/or uninstall & reinstall Sony Reader which I’m not confident enough to do so I have to wait until my personal IT guru, P, can come over to help me. Fortunately my e-reader has WiFi & I discovered that I could download e-books from some sites directly on to the reader that way without going through Sony Reader. But at the moment, I’m a bit off my e-reader.
Oh, & my printer is also on the blink. Technology is a wonderful thing – when it works.
So, yesterday afternoon, after I’d spent some time trying to sort this out, I decided to give up on the e-world for a while & sat down with Katie Fforde’s new book, Recipe for Love. Sometimes, old technology (& a good romance) is bliss.
Although I would quite like to finish reading Salmon Fishing in the Yemen one of these days…