How to Load eBooks on the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight

Welcome to another Good e-Reader Video Tutorial! Today we teach you how to load ebooks on the new Barnes and Noble Simple Touch with Glowlight! We use three different programs that handle your book loading process quite differently. The ones we focus on today is Calibre, Adobe Digital Editions, and Windows Explorer.

The Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight primarily handles EPUB and PDF books. These are two of the most commonly found digital book formats on the internet. Having the Nook really allows you the freedom to not be locked into any particular ecosystem. You can buy books from other online retailers, as long as their books are in EPUB. Kobo, Smashwords, and many other websites sell books in this popular format.

Calibre is a free open source ebook management software suite. It provides maximum flexibility in handling your book libraries. The essence of this program is using it with DRM-free books, or books you downloaded from the internet that do not have encryption.We show you how to find this program on the internet and the basic functionality of it. The main aspects of this program include being able to edit the title, author name, book series, and add cover art. We show you how to do all of this and then some! Also, when you are done editing your books, you can easily save it directly to your Nook.

Adobe Digital Editions is a free program that you can install on your PC. The essence of this one is to copy books to your device that you have purchased from other bookstores or borrowed from the library. Once you install the program and attach your Nook Glow to your PC, you should see it appear. You can then import your books to your stage and then drag and drop them to your e-reader. Books tend to be copied over super fast and we show you all the steps involved.

The last program we use is good old Windows Explorer! This provides the least flexibility in handling your books, but it is the most commonly used method. We show you the directory structure of your Nook and where exactly to copy the books.

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  • Jacob Wells

    Is there a way to import my Kindle books to my Nook Simple Touch Reader using Calibre? I have alwaysused the Kindle app on my phone and would love to be able to consolidate all of my books on one device.

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