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 that I was not the only one with this problem.
Then I noticed that the Nook screen had a message stating that the Nook battery was too low to power on the device and that I should wait 15 minutes. In 15 minutes, the Nook powered up on its own and appeared in my device listing.
I then opened my browser to the eBook details page for Jay Alfred’s Dark Earth and downloaded the ePub version to my downloads folder.
From here, it was a simple matter to drag the Dark-Earth.epub to my Nook directory.
I ejected my nook by right-clicking on the drive labeled “Nook” in the directory listing and selecting “Eject” and checked my Nook’s library to see this:
I hope these directions help clarify the process for you – even if you don’t have a Nook.