How do I load an .ePub file onto my Sony PRS-T1?

Sony PRS-T1 eReader

The Sony PRS-T1 eReader

If you want to load an .ePub eBook file you have purchased from a source other than the Kobo store onto your Sony PRS-T1 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 Sony PRS-T1 eReader:

Adding books using Reader software

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of the Sony Reader for PC or MAC software installed on your computer. Open the program.
  2. Download the .ePub file and save it on your desktop or someplace on your computer you can easily access.
  3. In the Reader software, click on the “File,” “Import Files” options on the top menu bar, and navigate to the ePub file you want to add to your library. Click “Open,” and the book will load into your library.
  4. Now connect your eReader to your computer using the Sony-provided USB cable. (Note: be sure to open the Reader software before you plug in your eReader device).
  5. Tap the “Data Transfer Mode” bar on your Sony eReader device.
  6. Your eBooks will automatically begin syncing between your library and your eReader.

Adding books using drag and drop

  1. Download the .ePub file and save it on your desktop or someplace on your computer you can easily access.
  2. Connect your eReader to your computer using the Sony-provided USB cable.
  3. 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.
  4. Navigate to the folder where your eReader stores eBook files, typically …\Sony_Reader\media\books\. You should see a list of files ending in .epub.
  5. Open a second desktop explorer window and navigate to the location where the eBooks you want to add to your Sony eReader are located on your computer.
  6. Drag and drop your books into the Sony eReader contents folder.

 

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