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Sometimes we are given ebooks in the ePub format and therefore they don’t magically land on our ereader like when we buy them. Which means we have to transfer them ourselves. (I know I have books I didn’t read for years because it felt like magic mumbo-jumbo to try and transfer them onto my epub-ready ereader.)
Today I’m going to show you how to get an epub into iBooks, your Kobo, or NOOK. There are several different ways to transfer files and here are a few ways to get you started–one doesn’t work? Try another way! I’ve offered a few options.
First, find where you have saved your book file on your computer or tablet and make sure you have iBooks installed. (If the book is in your email instead of saved onto your computer or tablet, scroll down for those simple instructions.)
Next, right click on the book file.
You should see a dropdown menu with the option “Open With”. Click on “Open With.” From the offered list, choose “iBooks.” If you have iBooks and it doesn’t show in the menu, choose “Other…” and sift through your application list until you come across iBooks. Click.
(Yup, should be that easy.)
Want an emailed epub ebook on your iPad or iPhone? Here’s a very simple way. (If this doesn’t work for you, try saving the email attached file to your computer or tablet or phone–wherever you have iBooks installed–and try the steps in the instructions above instead.)
First, open the email with the attached epub file you want to read in iBooks.
You may need to give the emailed file a moment to download, or tap it to download it to your device. If you have iBooks on your computer, tablet, or phone, the epub in your email should have the iBooks icon as shown above.
Next, tap (or click) on the epub. Just once. You should have a box pop up like below with some open options. Choose iBooks.
Voila! There it is in iBooks–just that quick and easy. Happy reading!
This can get sorta tricky in terms of giving advice because there are a lot of options available and it depends if you are using an ereader or the app.
If you are using the Kobo app, the above steps *should* work–simply choose the ‘Kobo’ app instead of ‘iBooks.’
If you are wanting to get that ePub onto your Kobo ereader, please check out Kobo’s help page. They do an excellent job of describing what steps you need to take no matter what device you are working with. Instructions on How to Get a Book on Your Kobo.
There are a zillion ways to transfer files onto your ereader and sometimes it is as easy as dragging and dropping like it can be with NOOK. (You can do this with Kobo–follow the link above as the drag-n-drop folders are different.)
Using your NOOK cord, plug it into your computer. You should ‘see’ the device (ereader) like it is a plugged in USB drive, etc. You should be able to see your NOOK’s folders. Look for the NOOK folder, “My Documents” and drag and drop the ePub file you want into that folder. Then, eject the NOOK and the book you dragged in should be now on your NOOK after it scans for new media. (Check the Library’s “My Documents” area.)
OverDrive has a fabulous tutorial with photos on how to get ePubs onto your NOOK–if you are using Adobe Digital Editions (free). How to Transfer an Ebook onto NOOK Using Adobe Digital Editions.
P.S. This should also work for Kobo (and the old Sony ereaders if you have one).
Any tips? Let me know in the comment section.
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It was sunny outside today, which is rare in Chicagoland for this time of year, so I let my kids play outside for a little while after school. Four little kids stuck inside for weeks on end is not always a recipe for happiness in the home so it was a much needed break to breath some fresh air and run around.
My little people like to play in front of our house in the middle of the cul-de-sac with their friends and the traffic is just sparse enough to make it fairly safe. Today, while the kids played and I took in deep breaths of chilly but blissfully fresh air, the UPS truck came rumbling down the street. It is a familiar sound that usually causes the kids to run to a curb and the moms to shout out warnings but today when I heard that truck, my heart kept. I knew something inside that truck was for me.
The UPS guy handed me the package and as soon as I read “Author Copies, Print Books” my heart started to flutter. My kids were COVERED in snow and they all wanted to help me open the box so I had to do a little crowd control before yanking off the tape. When I finally got the box open, I just stared at the books for a few seconds before touching them. As I flipped through the pages and familiar words and phrases stared back at me, I could feel the tears building in my eyes. Yes folks, that’s right, I cried. They were definitely happy tears but for a second I just stood there staring at the book in awe.
By this point my kids were done waiting. I let them pass one around and (gently) look through the pages. I said “be careful” so many times that my 10 year old said, “Who did you think we are, the Hulk?”
Since the book is not really appropriate for children, but my kids were desperate to hear some of it, I let them flip through and pick one page (per kid) for me to read out loud. What a fun way to become reacquainted with a story I’ve spent so much time with.
Sunday marks one month till WRECKAGE officially meets the world. I can’t wait until all of you have the opportunity to hold this little beauty in your hands. Let the countdown begin!!
So, this professor was walking down a street.
You know, one of those streets that has stores a bit off the sidewalk.
It was a little town. I probably should have said that first.
Anyway, I was walking along (or down) a street when I ran into a fellow and a lady. They were around the same age, I think. And much younger than the professor.
(But everyone is younger than the professor. I’ll soon be…I forget. But it’s up there.)
Anyway for seconds, they stopped me. With words, of course.
“Where you going?” the lady asked.
I should stop calling her a lady about now.
The professor didn’t answer right away. And that’s the thing to do, when confronted.
This professor just stared at her (glancing at the fellow) and raised one eyebrow.
I’ve heard this subtle moment of mine inspires fear. I’m not sure if it’s true, but I think it is.
“I asked you a question!” she said.
“Yeah,” the fellow said, “answer her.”
“Well, to be honest,” this professor said, “I was actually not on my way to see either of you two.”
They seemed shocked, dismayed, and terribly angry.
The woman–who was smoking–threw her cigarette on the ground and stamped it angrily with her heel.
Once she was done, I repeated the motion (only I was more vicious, I think) just to prove to them that I could stamp harder.
After all, I’m a warrior.
They laughed at this.
“Your weird!” the woman said.
The fellow shook his head. “Definitely weird, dude.”
The professor moved on; I didn’t have time to keep on having speaks.
I looked back once, and saw that the duo had caught another fellow.
Maybe I should have been a bit fiercer, and messed up their operation for good.
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