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I have thousands of Ebooks. Mainly .mobi files. I currently can't upload one single file.
After searching these foums I have downloaded kindle and nook.
When I try to paste the files to the nexus I get an error message saying
"error copying file. .mobi file type is not supported on this device."
I tried pasting it to many places but get the same error. I've tried creatingg a folder called "Ebooks" and pasting it there as recommended elsewhere, but still get the same message.
I finally gave up on .mobi and downloaded a convertor. converting the files to .epub
I've tried pasting the files in lots of places on the nexus, including the kindle folder, the "nook/my documents" folder and the newly created "Ebooks" folder.
Exactly the same error.
My laptop operating system is windows xp professional.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- 08-30-2013, 06:24 PM #2
- 08-31-2013, 10:18 AM #3
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- 08-31-2013, 11:51 AM #4
- 09-01-2013, 07:25 PM #5
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Re: Uploading Ebooks
Welcome to the forum
I use Calibre
Download Calibre to your computer, copy your eBooks to it by clicking on 'Add Books'
Then plug in the Nexus 7, after a pause it will pop up as 'device' then just add each eBook to device
Lots of hints and tutorials in the Mobileread forum, just Google 'Mobileread'
The Nexus 7 sticks the eBooks in a folder called 'books' or 'eBooks'
I use an app called 'ES File Explorer' to find files on the Nexus 7, when I've found the eBook I want clicking on it brings up a choice of my eReader apps including Aldiko
Clicking on Aldiko opens the eBook and also puts the eBook on the Aldiko bookshelf, I put about a dozen eBooks on the bookshelf so I can easily select what I feel like reading
I've just put a Sci-Fi eBook in Kindle format 'mobi' on my Nexus 7 and reading it in the Moonreader+ app, checking that it works OK
If your eBooks are DRM encrypted you won't be able to read them !
If the mobi eBooks were purchased from Amazon you won't be able to read them except on the device they were purchased for
Try loading some mobi format eBooks on your Nexus 7 using Calibre (it's free)
If you still have problems post back here, I and other Android Central members will try and help further
- 09-06-2013, 09:23 AM #7
- 09-11-2013, 12:51 AM #8
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Re: Uploading Ebooks
It sounds like you may have a driver or compatibility problem with the N7 on XP. My best suggestion would be to upgrade to Windows 7. If that's not a possibility, then I suggest a workaround. Make sure your eBook files are DRM-free (Caliber and some plug-ins can help you with that), then upload them to Dropbox or Google Drive. Load the respective app (Dropbox or Google Drive) onto your N7 and download them to the appropriate folder on your N7. Happy reading.
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- 09-11-2013, 12:48 PM #9
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