7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 4, 2013 8:21 PM by booklover1LB

    Sideloading epubs

      Hi, i hope someone here can help me. I have epubs that I am trying to sideload to my Nook HD. I also have the 1st generation Nook and I had no issues with loading on that device, but it is different on the Nook HD. I am getting frustrated with this. Can someone help me please??? thank you! Linda

        • 1. Re: Sideloading epubs
          roustabout

          What kind of computer are you using, and what operating system is it running?  My windows 7 box was able to see the Nook HD+ when I connected it, but my XP system needed an update to see it.  Surprisingly (to me) a relatively old linux installation was also able to see it and work with it immediately. 

           

          In both cases, the HD shows up as a media player device, rather than looking like a harddrive on my computer. 

           

          Double-click on the media player, though, and you get to a folder called device storage (or something like that) and you can copy epub files to that. 

          • 2. Re: Sideloading epubs

            booklover1LB wrote:

            Hi, i hope someone here can help me. I have epubs that I am trying to sideload to my Nook HD. I also have the 1st generation Nook and I had no issues with loading on that device, but it is different on the Nook HD. I am getting frustrated with this. Can someone help me please??? thank you! Linda


            Are you trying to use ADE to sideload your epubs.If so, note that ADE no longer recognizes the new HD devices. You can still use it to download your epubs to your pc, but you will have to transfer the ebooks to your HD with drag and drop. Find your "my digital editions" folder in your document folder, find your ebook, then drag it over to your device's myfiles/books folder. (note: your HD device will show up as BNTxxxx on your pc rather than a storage device. Make sure your ADE is activated ON your device. Go to settings, accounts, ade and sign in. Do this before moving your book and your device will read your book fine without having ADE transfer for you.

            If you use dropbox, you can also drag and drop the book into dropbox and download it to your device.

            • 3. Re: Sideloading epubs

              I use Calibre to sideload ebubs into my wife's Nook HD.  Works like a charm and has versions for Win, Mac anddlinux.

               

              http://calibre-ebook.com/

               

               

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                I have windows 7 on my pc. Right now when i plug in my Nook, it says BTV400, I guess that is some internal model number or something. I also have the 1st generation Nook, and when i plug that one in it says Nook, I drop my books there and they go to my Nook with no problems. My Nook HD does not work that way and I don't know what to do.

                • 5. Re: Sideloading epubs

                  Are you saying to load my epubs to the Media Player, and they will display on my Nook??? I don't understand.....

                  • 6. Re: Sideloading epubs

                    I am not using dropbox - I am using SugarSync, will your instructions still work???

                    • 7. Re: Sideloading epubs

                      Is your suggestion to use Calibre? I thought about that at one time, but wasn't sure if it was necessary...