If you've never done it before, downloading books onto your eReaders/PC's can be a frustrating and tricky thing. I've included some instructions below to hopefully make the process a little easier for you.
Reading the files on your PC
You can open these files and read them on your PC. While PDF is the easiest to do this with, it but can be annoying as there is no active Table of Contents. You can open ePub files on your PC with Adobe Digital Editions. To download this free software CLICK HERE.
The Mobi file can be read through the Amazon Kindle App. It is also free but you do need an Amazon account. CLICK HERE to check out this app.
Moving the files to your eReader
(1) if you’re using an Apple device (iPhone, iPad, etc) you should be able to just click or tap the download link and you should be able to “open in Kindle” or “open in iBooks”
(2) if you’re using a Kindle device or the Kindle App, you will need to use a COMPUTER (not a mobile device) to download the book. Then, just email the book to your @kindle.com email address and it will show up on your account. (More detailed instructions on this below.)
(3) if you’re using a Nook or Kobo device, you will most likely need to use a COMPUTER (not a mobile device) to download the book, then transfer over to your device using a USB cable.
Emailing your book to your Kindle.
Step by Step Instructions
First download the Mobi version of the book to your desk top.
If you have a Kindle, or use the Kindle App on your computer and devices, then sometimes, the only way to get a book “sideloaded” to your Kindle or Kindle App is to email it to one of the devices. Then, it is synchronized just like books you’ve bought from Amazon.
If you do not know your kindle email address:
Go to your Amazon account
Log in, if asked to.
Scroll down to Digital Content
Click on “Manage Content and Devices”
Click on the Settings tab
Scroll down a few screens to “Personal Document Settings”. Take note of the email address assigned to your Kindle device. It is here you can change the email address to something more memorable, if you want.Also, while you are here:
Make sure your auto-archiving is enabled. Right beneath the email addresses: This allows Amazon to Whispersync books that you upload yourself across all your devices. Click on the Edit Archive Settings button to turn on the Archiving.One more step:
Scroll down just beneath the archiving button to “Approved Personal Document E-mail List”. If your own email address isn’t on the list, you’ll need to add it. Click the “Add a new approved e-mail address” (see highlighted) and work through the steps to add your email address. You need to do this or your Kindle or Kindle App will not allow you to send it email.
And you’re done! Now open up a new email, add your new book (the mobi file) as an attachment, add your Kindle’s email address and hit send.You might have to wait a few moments for the book to appear, especially if it isn’t in an Amazon book format (AZW or Mobi). Amazon will convert any other format except ePub, and add the book to your library.Very cool, huh?
This link will take you to the Amazon page on this and where there is even more information on sending to kindle from different devices: http://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle
The other way to move the book onto your device is to do a direct transfer. This will work for your kindle, but also your Nook or Kobo and other e-reader devices. (For kindle - choose the mobi file. For the other e-readers, choose the ePub file.)
You will need to plug your device into your computer with a USB cable and then open it up through your computer.
Once you have it open drag and drop the file from your desktop onto the device. For a kindle you will have to move it into the Documents file.
If you still have trouble feel free to email me for help on firstname.lastname@example.org.