Reading ‘ascm’ files on MacBook

how-to-open-acsm-filesI wouldn’t have come across this horrific file type had I not been a NetGalley addict. I requested a dozen Graphic Novels and when I was approved, I found out that their format was “.ascm” which doesn’t open in Kindle and most of the e-readers.

I did ferocious Google searches every time I had free time but was mostly mislead. Now that I know the procedure, it seems only too easy, but when I did”t it seemed like the hardest task I faced in the entire year!

jimcarreytypinggif I’m sure a lot of you already know how to read these files and I’m really glad that you do, but there are some (like me) who find it difficult, especially because the links of the concerned software were wrong in all the articles.

Finally I found the correct link for downloading this software and was able to read these seemingly horrendous files with ease.

One of the problems with this ascm  files/books is that the book expires. Yea, it just stops functioning after the date set by the author. Hence, you need to be prepared beforehand with the software and time to read these files if you don’t want to end up loosing them.

I’ve wasted months and lost a lot of books in searching the right article that addressed my problem, so now I’ve decided to write one in hopes that atleast one of my readers will get benefitted by this.

The software that opens ascm files/books is: ADOBE DIGITAL EDITIONS and the link to download the authentic FREE software is here.

As I use MacBook Air, I’ve jotted down the procedure for Mac users only. Though, I’m sure it’ll be somewhat same for Windows users as well.

Steps to read .ascm files on your Mac: