How to open / view an ebook ?

There are numerous ways of viewing an ebook. Different devices and platforms support different tools or applications which can be used to view an ebook. These devices can be actual eBook reader devices like Kindle, Nook or they could be a PC or they can be a tablet like iPad or a mobile device like an iphone.

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Make a selection based on which device you have to view relevant information:

I have a ebook reader device?

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Amazon Kindle

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Apple iPad

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Barnes & Noble Nook

I do not have a ebook reader and I want to view my ebook on one of the following devices:

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Windows PC

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Blackberry

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Palm

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MAC PC

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iPad

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iPhone

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Android

If you already own a eBook and a eReader device you can easily view it on your eReader. First you will need to transfer your eBook to the eReader. eBook readers come pre-installed with application that you need in order to view an ebook. Be advised though that every eReader only supports a specific set of ebook or other file formats in general and would only display a file if its one of the supported file formats for that device. We have provided ways to transfer your ebook to three of the most popular eBook Reader devices out there:

Amazon Kindle

Your Kindle automatically displays the items you’ve downloaded on it’s Home screen. If you do not see a newly purchased item in the archived items you can download the same by getting connected to Whispernet.

Steps to follow:

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Select “Archived Items” from the Home screen or “View Archived Items” from the menu.

Select “Archived Items” from the Home screen or “View Archived Items” from the menu.

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Select “Archived Items” from the Home screen or “View Archived Items” from the menu.

There are numerous ways of viewing an ebook. Different devices and platforms support different tools or applications which can be used to view an ebook. These devices can be actual eBook reader devices like Kindle, Nook or they could be a PC or they can be a tablet like iPad or a mobile device like an iphone.

Make a selection based on which device you have to view relevant information:

I have a ebook reader device?

  • Amazon Kindle
  • Apple iPad
  • Barnes & Noble Nook

I do not have a ebook reader and I want to view my ebook on one of the following devices:

  • Windows PC
  • MAC PC
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Blackberry
  • Android
  • Palm

If you already own a eBook and a eReader device you can easily view it on your eReader. First you will need to transfer your eBook to the eReader. eBook readers come pre-installed with application that you need in order to view an ebook. Be advised though that every eReader only supports a specific set of ebook or other file formats in general and would only display a file if its one of the supported file formats for that device. We have provided ways to transfer your ebook to three of the most popular eBook Reader devices out there:

Amazon Kindle

[toggle title=”Purchasing it through the Amazon Kindle store”]Your Kindle automatically displays the items you’ve downloaded on it’s Home screen. If you do not see a newly purchased item in the archived items you can download the same by getting connected to Whispernet.

Steps to follow:

Step1 : Select “Archived Items” from the Home screen or “View Archived Items” from the menu.
Step2 : Select the item from the Archived Items screen.
Step3 : Click on the eBook title from the Library to view your eBook.

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You can find information related to this on Amazon’s website too by clicking here.[/toggle][toggle title=”Using a USB Cable”]If you are not inside Whispernet‘s service area, you can connect your Kindle to a PC using the USB cable and download your Kindle archived content inside your Amazon account. You would first need to download your archived content to the PC first. Use the following steps to download files to your PC

Steps to follow:

Step1 : Visit the Manage Your Kindle page.
Step2 : Scroll to the “Your orders” section and locate the item you wish to download.
Step3 : Click on the “Deliver to” pull-down menu and select “Transfer via Computer.”
Step4 : Select the Kindle you wish to transfer the file to and click the “Download to computer” button.
Step5 : Choose “Save file” when prompted by your Web browser.
Step6 : Follow the instructions in the Transferring Files Via USB section below to place the file on your Kindle.
Step7 : Click “Close” on the Manage Your Kindle page when the file is done downloading.

After you have download files to your PC follow these steps below to connect your Kindle to your PC and transfer / move files.

Steps to follow:

Step1 : Plug the larger end of the USB cable into an available USB port or a powered USB hub connected to your computer.
Step2 : Connect the other end of the USB cable to the micro-USB port on the bottom of your Kindle.
Step3 : Your Kindle should appear on your computer in the same location you would normally find an external USB drive.
Step4 : Use your computer’s file browser to drag and drop files to and from Kindle.
Step5 : When finished, use your computer’s undock, eject, or unmount feature to remove your Kindle.
Step6 : Click on the eBook title from the Library to view your eBook.

Video http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Transfer-eBooks-and-PDFs-to-Your-Kindle-235307809

[/toggle] [toggle title=”By emailing ebook to your Kindle”]Using Personal Document Service for Kindle you can send documents to your Kindle’s e-mail address. This email email is delivered to your Kindle device by Amazon via Whispernet. This service is not free however and involves a fee. To view the fees involved please click here. There is a way to avoid this fee however. You can send an e-mail to “name”@free.kindle.com and download the files via USB to your Kindle.

To setup your personal Kindle Email address follow the steps below :

Step1 : Visit the Manage Your Kindle page.
Step2 : Sign-in to your Amazon.com account.
Step3 : In the Your Kindle(s) section, select “Edit Info.”
Step4 : In the Kindle E-mail Address text field, change the first part of the e-mail address to what you would like it to be. The @kindle.com will automatically be appended.
Step5 : Select “Update information” to save your changes and close the text entry box.

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Apple iPad

[toggle title=”Transfer an eBook to iPad using iTunes”]Step1 : Launch iTunes on your PC. Click on the “Add to Library” option under the file menu. Browse your local drives to locate the ebook file(s) you wish to transfer to your iPad.

Step2 : Connect your iPad to your PC using the USB cable that came alongside your iPad. This will automatically make the iTunes application detect all the relevant connected devices. Click on your iPad from the list to select it.

Step3 : Click on the “Book” tab which would show a list of all the books you currently have in your iPad. You can choose whether to sync all books or only few selected books. After you have selected one of these two options click on the “Apply” button which would sync your ipad (or the new iPad2) with the PC and selected books from your PC’s iTunes library would be transferred to your iPad.

Step4 : Tap on the “iBooks” application icon on your iPad to view your iBooks Shelf which would display all the newly synced ebooks. Tap on the ebook you wish to view to open.
Step5 : Click on the eBook title from the Library to view your eBook.[/toggle]

Barnes & Noble NOOK

[toggle title=”Sync with your bn.com account”] Sync your NOOK to your BN.com account to update your NOOK with any new ebook that you might have bough. In the upper right corner of the Library in NOOK there is a button with two curved arrows forming a circle called the Sync button. Click on this icon to update your NOOK device with content on your online bn.com account. Click on the eBook title from the Library to view your eBook.[/toggle][toggle title=”transfer files using a USB cable”]You can connect your NOOK to a PC via a microUSB cable to transfer files. Once connected, NOOK appears on your computer as a removable drive. Simply select the file on your computer, copy and paste it ( or drag-and-drop) to the appropriate NOOK folder. Click on the eBook title from the Library to view your eBook.[/toggle]