Use on devices or apps that support ePub (iBooks, Adobe Digital Editions, Nook, Calibre, etc.)
ePub is the format used by most eBook readers, with Amazon Kindle being the exception. Check your device or Reader app documentation for instructions on how to add external ePub files to your collection. Here are five common methods for transferring downloaded files:
- Send an email to yourself and attach the book file. When you open the email on your mobile device, tap the attachment icon and select an (already installed) ePub reader app, such as iBooks, Nook, or Kobo.
- Save the file to Dropbox. Access Dropbox from your device or computer. Right-click the file and “Open with” your ePub reader app, such as Adobe Digital Editions, Nook for PC, Calibre, or iBooks (on newer Macs).
- Save the file to a USB stick or SDHC card and attach it to your device. Right click the file and “Open with” your ePub reader app.
- Using a USB cable, connect your reader device to your computer. Drag the book file from your computer into the appropriate folder (Books, Documents, My Files, etc.) on your device. Check Help or documentation for your device to determine the correct folder.
- Use iTunes to transfer the file from your computer to an app on iPad or iPhone. Connect the device to your PC using a USB cable. In iTunes, select the device, then select Apps. Scroll down until you see File Sharing, with a list of Apps that allow it, such as Nook. Select Add and browse to the book file to select it. The screenshot below is from an iMac: