Pocketbook has just come out with the Color Lux, which is the first e-reader in the world to use e-Ink Triton 2 and a front-lit display! This means it will easily display over 4600 colors and allow you to read in the dark. Many people are starting to purchase this device and want to know how to load in your own eBooks. Today, we show you how to load them in yourself, whether you have purchased them from another online retailer, or just downloaded from the internet.
The first program we look at is Calibre. This is a free download and one of the best for e-Reader management. Often, when you download books from the internet they do not have cover art, or is the wrong one. In other cases you want to edit the authors name and title. Calibre allows you to not only do this, but also convert eBooks from one format to another. I will show you exactly what you need to do to accomplish all of this and then send the book over to your Pocketbook.
Next, Adobe Digital Editions is a fairly popular program to load in books that you purchased from other retailers. The Pocketbook Color Lux has the ability to read books you purchased in EPUB or PDF format from companies like Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Sony and Smashwords. I will show you exactly how to use this program and offer advice on setting up an account.
When it comes to storing your eBooks in the cloud, Dropbox makes it easy. Since the Pocketbook has a built in internet browser, you can access any of the music files, books, or pictures you have in your cloud locker and then have them instantly downloaded to your e-Reader. Since we live in a world where the average person has a number of devices, this is a good service to use.
Finally, as a bonus feature, we check out the internal directory structure of the Color Lux. You can get a sense of how it is all managed and know exactly where you want to copy your books, mp3’s, pictures and other stuff!
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.