Sideloading mobi and epub files

Side-loading ePub and mobi ebooks

Many people now know how to load book files onto the devices they use for reading so they may open them within the reading app. Yet, still many have not done this yet. For you, these instructions are provided. Once you have done this, it will be easy thereafter. When we place ebook files onto our reading devices, it is called side-loading.

Basically, you will need to download the file to your computer, connect your device with a USB cable, and drag the file to your device's books or documents folder.

Kindle readers use MOBI files. Every other reader uses ePub files.

Kindle Device Instructions:

  • save the file to your hard drive on your desktop/laptop
  • connect the kindle with the usb cable
  • open the finder/file manager/windows explorer (the thing that lists drives and folders)
  • you'll see a new device on the left called SDCARD or something like that
  • inside the SDCARD device there is a /my files/documents folder
  • copy the file in there

Then when you go to your Docs section on the Kindle device, you should see it.

ePub Instructions




  • download the epub file to your computer
  • open iTunes (Apple) and click File, Open and go add the epub to your reader app
  • go to your Books section and you'll see it there
  • connect your iPad, click the iPad device name on the left, then the Books section of the iPad and make sure the book you just added is checked to be included when syncing. (You can check a box that says always do all books)
  • Sync your device and it will copy the book to your device


Nook, Kobo, GooglePlayBooks, etc.

  • download the epub file to your computer
  • connect your Nook with USB cable (you should see a new "drive" or "device" called "MyNookColor" or something like that. If you have an sdcard in your Nook, you'll see an SDCARD item also
  • copy the epub file to MyNookColor/my files/books folder


If you have any difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact us. We want you reading the book!


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