Welcome to another Good e-Reader Video Tutorial! Today we are going to show you three different programs that facilitate the transfer of ebooks on your Kobo Aura HD. We are, of course, talking about Calibre, Adobe Digital Editions, and Dropbox.
Calibre is a free program that gives users a tremendous amount of flexibility in augmenting your ebook experience. Not only does it allow you to simply copy ebooks to your Aura HD, but provides some very cool features. For example, you can change the title, author name, and cover art. This is very useful for books that came from the internet and may have details you want to change. You can also convert ebooks from one format to another. In this part of the tutorial, we overview the program and the basic features you can employ. We also show you two different methods to copy books directly to your e-reader.
Adobe Digital Editions is one of THE best tools for copying both library books and books you have purchased from other websites. The Kobo Aura HD’s primary book format is EPUB. This is the most common book type that is sold on many of the leading online stores, such as Barnes and Noble. ADE is the best program you can use to copy purchased books and books you borrowed from your local library via Overdrive, Axis 360, or 3M. We will show you exactly how to transfer books over to your Aura.
One tip of note with the latest version of Digital Editions 2.0 in a Windows 8 environment. We have heard that if you click on the app, it will load and then crash. You want to right click on the icon and then choose ‘Run As Admin.’
Finally, Dropbox is the primer cloud storage locker that gives you a few GB of space for free. This is a useful tool because you can use the Aura HD’s internet browser to access your collection and then save each title directly to your library.
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.