1013534_10152909340180487_41327847_nDid you know…

…with most e-readers, you can hook them to your computer with the charging cable (take the plug end off) and transfer e-book files to it as if it were another external drive.

SOME e-book readers even have Wi-Fi transfer capabilities.

As long as the e-book file is in the correct format, you should be able to do this. That means you can purchase files direct from publishers/authors and are not limited simply to one-clicking from the store of the e-book reader manufacturer.

If you have a tablet-type e-book reader with Internet access, you might be able to direct-download to your device (depending on the software).

With my iPad, I have both the Nook and Kindle apps installed. Also, I can buy PDF or E-PUB files from third-parties or publishers, email them to myself, and then open them in the iBooks app with no trouble at all.

There is also a program called Calibre (free) that will allow you to convert files that aren’t DRM’d, and will also transfer files to your device for you.

Did you know… (e-reader edition)
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5 thoughts on “Did you know… (e-reader edition)

  • October 29, 2014 at 1:49 pm
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    What a brilliant idea. Thanks for the heads up, Tymber. 😀

  • October 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm
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    Thanks for the info.

  • October 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm
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    I did know, but thank you for sharing! Good information for anyone!

  • October 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm
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    Calibre is an absolutely awesome program for organizing an eBook library. It will also act as a server for eBook reader programs like Marvin or Aldiko via your local wireless.

    There’s also a plugin for it to handle DRM-infested eBooks, and you can find it by googling “Apprentice Alf.”

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