How do I load an .ePub file onto my Kobo Aura eReader?

Kobo Aura eReaderIf you want to load an .ePub eBook file you have purchased from a source other than the Kobo store onto your Kobo Aura eReader, you will need to sideload it. Sideloading is simply a fancy term for copying an eBook file from your computer or email account onto an eReader device. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to sideload a Barking Rain Press .ePub eBook file onto your Kobo Aura eReader:

Adding books or PDFs using your computer

  1. Download the .ePub file and save it on your desktop or someplace on your computer you can easily access.
  2. On a Windows computer, connect your eReader to your computer using Kobo-provided USB cable.
  3. Tap “Connect” on your Kobo eReader.
  4. When Windows prompts you for an action, click “Open folder” to view files. A desktop explorer window will open, showing the contents of your eReader.
  5. Open a second desktop explorer window and display the eBooks you want to add to your Kobo eReader.
  6. Drag and drop your books into the Kobo eReader contents folder.

Click here to access more detailed instructions for adding content to your Kobo Aura eReader

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