I carved out a little time this afternoon to explore the several posts I'd bookmarked about the new Bluefire ebook reader, which is notable for being able to support ebooks containing Adobe DRM. Here are the links to follow:
- How To Get Library Ebooks on the iPad/iPhone, No Sync Required - Josh Hadro, LJ Insider
- Reading Library Ebooks on iPad with Bluefire, the Easy Way - Liz Castro - this one includes a bookmarklet that may prove very useful to you
- Two quick ways to read library e-books on your iPhone or iPad with Bluefire - Jay Hathaway, Download Squad
I got it all to work with Calgary Public Library's Overdrive subscription, though not quite as seamlessly as I'd hoped. Looking at a couple of the screen shots in the posts above leads me to believe CPL's instance of Overdrive isn't showing me the full meal deal; I can browse the mp3 audiobooks, but can't view the eBooks from Safari on my iPhone. So I ended up finding a book on my laptop, saving the file do DropBox, and then picking it up with Bluefire from DropBox on my iPhone. Not onerous at all, but I'd prefer to be able to do the whole operation from my phone. I'll contact CPL to see if there are any tweaks they can make to allow me (us) to do this.
Would love to hear if you have the same success, and if your library's mobile interface for Overdrive lets you browse the ebook collection.