Uploading to your eReader via USB

Uploading to your eReader via USB

I have been spending some time with our helpdesk issues and noticed that one of the most often asked for advice is how to upload our eBooks to eReaders – from Kindle to [insert no-name reader here] – and today I thought I’d connect up a Nook SimpleTouch and write some step-by-step instructions.

The first thing I did was to plug the Nook into the computer. Our generic steps say that the eReader should be recognized as a separate removable drive; that didn’t happen for me. I got a device driver failure notification. A quick web search determined

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Transferring eBooks to your eReader – one more time with feeling (and images).

Transferring eBooks to your eReader - one more time with feeling (and images).

Having just received our “office” Nook, I am still in geek-mode noting the differences between the two devices.

One of the things that struck me when I first connected the Nook to the computer was the directory structure is completely different from the Kindle’s structure.

The Kindle’s folder structure looks like this on my iMac:

Kindle Directory Structure

For me, as a long-time Kindle user, the directory structure is intuitive. The “audible” directory is where audio-books are, the “documents” directory is the main directory for eBooks, the “music” directory is where we can put music to listen to

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The Nook Simple Touch and the Kindle Touch – a comparison

The Nook Simple Touch and the Kindle Touch - a comparison

Let me start this post out by stating that I am a long-time Kindle owner and lover. If I seem to be favouring the Kindle over the Nook, this is the reason: I have had far more experience with the Kindle than I have with the Nook and I have been spoiled by the Amazon and Kindle experience. That said, let’s get on with my experience thus far.

Look and Feel

My first impressions of the Nook as I extracted the box from the shipping packaging was that the Kindle comes shipped in its ‘own box’ because the

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