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07-07-2010, 03:34 AM
Hello, I am new to this site, I just bought a Nook this weekend and am trying to learn everything I can. I am sorry to ask, but how do I download a book from this site to my Nook?
07-07-2010, 04:31 AM
hi i'm fairly new myself joined 1 month ago,and have been downloading all the books i can find that i have in hardcover and paperback,and putting them in my reader have 300 so far.ok what you do first is see what format you want most books come in all of them so no problem.i have a sony ereader,and always download the epub version.first find the book you want,and click on the thread it will take you to hyperlink for that book click on that then click on format you want epub ect. book downloads to your pc download file.when you have the books you want,plug in your reader,not sure of type program you have on yours,but mine,i just drag each book to reader,and it auto installs into ebook.here are 2 hints i use and you might want to think about.i made 2 extra folders 1 marked ebooks,and another marked books to reader.this way i can do several things,after i copy all my books to the reader,i put them in my ebook folder.this way i can keep building up my library,and can also remove books from reader after i read them but still have a copy.the 2nd folder marked to reader after i download books if i do not want to add to reader now,i put them in that folder,then when ready,i send to reader AND my ebooks folder it keeps everything in order.i do this because sometimes if you download a series it will be in a rar or zipped file those i leave in the download file til i want to open them then they show up on desktop and you put them in proper folders.except for the zipped files when im done t delete all others from download file to keep it empty for future use less confusing for me.i also use a 4gig zip drive and copy all my books there.then if i meet someone else with a ereader,we can swap books .let me know how you do any books they do not have you can request there is special spot to go to do that they are pretty good at filing them
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07-12-2010, 04:08 PM
I use a program called Calibre. It's free and it acts as my librarian. After I download the files to my computer, I import them into calibre. It accepts most formats. I have calibre set up so it knows that I have a nook and so it knows what format to send files to my nook.
When I import the files into Calibre, if the file didn't have cover pictures, tags, or a summary, I have the program go and search out this information and download it. That way when I am using my nook, I can look at cover flow and read summarys to decide which book I would like to read next. If Calibre can't find the meta data for the book, I look up the book on Amazon.com and get the ISBN number, copy and paste it into the ISBN number field in Calibre and then hit search. That almost always works to find the book and the cover. A few times is hasn't found the info, so I will enter it manually. You don't have to do this to read the book on your nook, but I read a lot of books and I want to see the cover art and summary instead of seeing 'o1.doc' and a generic placeholder cover art!
Whenever I plug my nook into the computer, the Calibre program see it and looks to see which books I already have on there. It then puts a green check mark by the books already loaded. To send books to my nook from the library, I just click on the book(s) and then click 'Send to Device'. Too easy!
Calibre also acts as a converter program. So if the book only comes in the .lit format, I use Calibre to convert it to the ePub format.
Good Luck and Happy Reading!
07-20-2010, 04:34 PM
This is an excellent description of Calibre. I use it too in a very similar method to yours.
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