Welcome to another Good e-Reader Video Tutorial! Today I am going to show you how to copy eBooks to your iRiver Story HD! There is three different ways that I am going to show you how to do this. Using Calibre, Windows Explorer and Adobe Digital Editions.
The iRiver Story HD is the first e-reader to tap into the Google Books ecosystem to download and purchase content. There are millions of free books available to download and over 100,000 paid books. If you live outside the USA there is no way you can actually buy or download books directly to your device, so you are stuck doing it yourself. This tutorial will serve you will if you want to buy books from other stores that sell them in EPUB format, or download them from the internet.
The first method to copy ebooks to your device is via Calibre. This is a free open source program that allows you greater fliexibility in managing ebooks on your device. Often when you download books from the internet the authors name or title may be mispelled and you want to fix it. You might also be a stickler for proper captialization and you can fix that as well. With most download sites you might find yourself downloading a book in a format that is incompatible with your e-reader. Calibre allows you to convert ebooks from one format to another, and I show you how to do that.
The second method is using Adobe Digital Editions. This is also a free program and is mostly used with books borrowed from the library or books you have purchased from other stores. Step by step I walk you through the process of importing a book into this program and then copying it to your device.
The last way I show you is using good ole Windows Explorer. This is the method most people manage their books, and offers the least amount of flexibility. Not only will you know how to copy books this way, but also how to navigate the directory structure on your device.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.