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icebike
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Re: Why is Sideloading <B&N Content> So Difficult?

 


Khayrian wrote:

I recently had a faulty nook replaced, and since my new nook has arrived I have been completely happy except... 

 

.. not all of the ebooks I own are on my nook. The B&N purchases in "My Library" show the COVERS and TITLES of all purchased B&N content, but not the actual book itself. I go to select a book, and it takes me to the "Download" option. I thought this was supposed to happen autumatically? Why not?

 

 


 

 

Why didn't you excercise the Download option?

 

New purchases download immediately.  But existing items in your online book shelf do not always download automatically.  As people's book shelf grows (to say nothing about their Archive) the arbitrary downloading to each PC, Phone, or nook induces a ton of bandwidth, consumes a lot of storage, and becomes unworkable in short order.

 

Rather than forcing all your purchased content down onto your nook, or your replacement nook, you are given a choice to download them.

 

There is no need to sideload B&N purchases.  Simply download them to your nook as you need them.

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FrogAlum
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Re: Why is Sideloading <B&N Content> So Difficult?

 


Khayrian wrote:

I recently had a faulty nook replaced, and since my new nook has arrived I have been completely happy except... 

 

.. not all of the ebooks I own are on my nook. The B&N purchases in "My Library" show the COVERS and TITLES of all purchased B&N content, but not the actual book itself. I go to select a book, and it takes me to the "Download" option. I thought this was supposed to happen autumatically? Why not?

 

SO, after watching the B&N Sideloading Video, I connected the nook to my PC, found the previously downloaded B&N books on my PC, did a copy & paste, voila! B&N content is STILL NOT on my nook. However, Adobe PDF ebooks purchased from another source DID download. 

 

After ending and properly disconnecting the nook from my PC I continuted to read. Low and behold, pasted content is not there and now the nook is freezing! Help!?!


 

Anything sideloaded must go into My Documents NOT the B&N Library...  Just download the books, it's really not hard.

 

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AllenR
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Re: Why is Sideloading So Difficult?

 


nookinventory wrote:

Thank you all for the quick hints.  The first time I tried Calibre, a few weeks ago, it got stuck on a job and couldn't complete it.  I don't know why.  I took that as an indication the program didn't work well, so I forgot about it.  I just tried it again with a regular pdf and it worked fine.  I am sure it will work well with ePubs too.  Thank you very much for the helping hand.  I'm feeling better about the Nook now.


 

 

.pdf's aren't the best format for the nook's limited handling ability with .pdf's (and all other e-readers are .pdf limited for that matter.).   I have found some .pdf's cannot be converted at all (job didn't complete) and some that become gobbledygook after trying to convert to .epub.  I don't bother now and read .pdf's on my laptop.

 

For those .pdf's that are natively readable on my nook, I just drag and drop them onto my nook via Windows explorer rather than change my settings on Calibre.

 

For all other epub files, I use calibre to catalog, tag, edit, add covers and transfer to my nook.  It's simple and works great!

 

I also use Sigil to create a Table of Contents (ie chapters) if an e-book hasn't got one already (often the case) and then load it to Calibre

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