HOW TO TRANSFER EPUB FILES TO YOUR READER
When you purchase a book from the Jamesybartlett.com website, you will be sent an email with the e-book file as an attachment.
Many people (like us, for instance) like to read our ebooks on our own devices: iPads, Android tablets, or personal phones. It’s a pretty simple matter to upload our ebook files to a cloud drive (Google or Apple provides those for free), download a book reading app (we currently use KyBook on our iPad). Most of these e-book reading apps are free and install quickly.
But countless other readers own proprietary reading devices from their favorite retailers. All the Kindle devices (and downloadable apps) are connected to your Amazon account. Barnes & Noble sells the Nook readers. Kobo has several readers it sells.
Those devices are great … if you buy all your books in the same place! (We don’t!). And it’s pretty simple: buy, open and read!
So, how can you transfer your new book purchased here into your favorite reading device?
It’s not hard.
Now that Amazon has abandoned its formerly proprietary ebook file standard (MOBI), it’s gotten much easier to transfer EPUB files into its system. In fact, it’s usually as easy as sending an email.
If you have a Kindle device, or use the Kindle app, you have been assigned a Kindle.com email address.
All you have to do is send an email, with the ebook file as an attachment, to that address and the book will show up in your Kindle library. You can then click on it to open and read.
How do you find your Kindle.com email address? Stay with us. It’s not hard.
From your web browser, go to amazon.com, and navigate to the Content & Devices page.
Click on the Devices tab and select the device you want to read the book on. (Note: if you haven’t registered your device with Kindle, do that now).
When you click on that Device, a page will appear that lists your @kindle.com email address (the first part will probably be your name). Example: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortcut: you can also find this email address by tapping on Settings in your Kindle device.
Copy this address (COMMAND-C) and save it in your Contacts list, if you plan to send yourself lots of books in the future!
Now, open your email program (Outlook, Google Mail, whatever) and post your Kindle.com email address in the Send To box. You can enter a Subject line or leave it blank.
Attach your ebook file to the email and send it to Kindle.
In just a few moments, the new ebook file should appear in the Documents folder of your Kindle. (If it doesn’t, make sure your Kindle is connected to Wifi or mobile internet).
That’s all it takes! You can now click on the book cover and Kindle will open it for reading. Enjoy!
The process to transfer an epub file into your Nook is a little trickier. But not too hard.
Connect your Nook reader to your computer. Get your Nook data cable, connect it to the Nook and plug the other end, the USB connector, into a port on your computer.
Access your Nook’s file storage folder. In Windows, open “My Computer,” look for the Nook connection (it might be called “Removable Disk.” On Macs, a Nook shortcut icon should appear once the gadgets are connected.
Open the folder and drop ‘n’ drag the new ebook file you just purchased into the folder. The files will copy.
That’s it! Disconnect the Nook from your computer and open it as always. You should find the new ebook file in your library. Click, open and read!
The process to load new books onto your Kobo Reader is virtually the same as with B&N’s Nook, above.
Connect your reader to your computer via USB cable, open the storage folder and drop ‘n’ drag the ebook files into that folder.
When you open the Reader again, the books will be there.
If you have any questions, or run into problems, please drop us a line at email@example.com.
We will do our best to provide you assistance.