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Perhaps you just downloaded your first ebook file from us, and you’re wondering “Now what?”

Let’s get that puppy on your e-reader!

If you’re not sure how to do that, here are a couple of basic instructions and links for more information. While we know a great many things, we do not completely understand the inner workings of all the e-readers currently available. Your best source of support would be the instruction guide for your respective reader.

But in general, the easiest way to get your downloaded ebook files onto your reader is with a USB cable.

Transferring eBook Files Via USB

Steps:

  1. Download the ebook file that is appropriate for your reader. If you have a Kindle device, you’ll need the MOBI file. If you have any other reader, you’ll likely need the EPUB file.
  2. Plug the larger end of a USB cable into an available USB port on your computer. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the micro-USB port on the bottom of your reader.
  3. Once connected to a computer using a USB cable, your reader will appear in the same location as external USB drives usually appear. For Windows users, this is typically in the “Computer” or “My Computer” menu. For Mac users, the drive will appear on the desktop.
  4. Open the e-reader drive. If you have a Kindle, you will see several folders inside, one of which will be named “Documents.” If you have a Nook, you’ll see a folder called “My files” and inside that is a folder called “Books.” This is the folder you will move the downloaded book file into.
  5. Locate the downloaded file and copy it into the documents/books folder. You can generally copy files by clicking and dragging the file to the folder.
  6. Safely eject your e-reader from your computer and unplug the USB cable. With Kindle, your content will appear on the Home screen. With Nook, you’ll find it in the “My Files” area of the Library.

Support Links

Support site for Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html

Support for Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/NOOK-Support/379003184

Support for Kobo:
http://www.kobo.com/userguides/