How to load eBooks on the Kobo Aura

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The Kobo Aura six inch e-Reader just saw a wide commercial release in the last few weeks. Many people often wonder how to load eBooks they purchased from other stores or downloaded from the internet onto their new e-Reader. Today, we teach you how to use Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, Dropbox and Windows Explorer.

Adobe Digital Editions is the program of choice to load content on your e-reader that you have purchased from other stores. The most popular eBook format sold online is EPUB, which is friendly to Kobo. You can download the free program and setup an account, then authorize your computer and you are good to go. You can simply add books to your device either one at a time, or in bulk.

Calibre is a free download and is one of the best programs to convert eBooks from one format to another, change book metadata or just manage your collections. A very powerful and easy tool for beginners.

Windows Explorer is the most common way people copy books to their Kobo, but it tends to provide the least flexibility. In this video, you will get a sense of the internal directory structure of the reader and what directories you should be coping your books to.

Finally Dropbox is a free cloud storage solution that gives you a few Gigs of space for free. You can easily upload books to your account from work and then access them via the Kobo web browser when you are at home and they will automatically be added to your readers library.

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  • grandma ld

    I really liked it but I would like a printed version too. I purchased a Kobo Aura this week. I have many books on my Samsung in the Google format from play store and would like to have them on my Aura. I do have Adobe Digital Editions App on my computer. How do I download my books to ADOBE DIGITAL EDITIONS then to the Kobo. Do I have to put my books from the Adobe Digital App to a memory card?
    If you could help me it will be better than what Kobo did.

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