When you buy your Nook e-book reader, it comes with a limited number of free e-books (not enough for bookworms). Don't worry though, as you can buy more e-books direct from the Barnes & Noble store. Or if you have some e-books stored on your computer, you can copy them to your Nook for easy enjoyment wherever you are.
Method 1 of 2: Upload Nook-Compatible eBooks
Step 1. Connect your Nook to your computer
To do this, take your Nook's data cable, plug it into your Nook's micro USB port, and plug the other end into your computer's USB port.
Nook generally supports e-book files in ePub, CBZ, and PDF. Uploading those files to your reader requires only a basic copying process
Step 2. Access your Nook's file storage on your computer
The procedure to do this will vary slightly depending on whether you are using Windows or Mac.
- For Windows computers, open "My Computer" from the desktop. Click "Removable Disk" in the menu panel on the left of the "My Computer" window to access the contents of your Nook and open it in a separate window.
- For Mac computers, a Nook shortcut icon will appear on the desktop once the devices connect. Double click on this icon to access your Nook and open its contents in a new window.
Step 3. Select the ePub, CBZ or PDF files that you want to upload to your Nook
Afterward, drag them into Nook's open window. This operation will copy the files to your Nook's storage media.
Step 4. Disconnect the Nook from the computer
Do it once the transfer is complete, this way you can read the e-book you just uploaded.
Method 2 of 2: Upload eBooks that are not compatible with the Nook
Step 1. Download Caliber
You can use other software to load e-books that do not have extensions compatible with the Nook. Caliber is one of these applications. It is a free program that works as an e-book manager and that you can use to transfer and organize e-books on your reader.
Get Caliber by heading to the website. On the main page, click the blue "Download Caliber" button and once the installer has finished downloading, double-click the installer file to install the program on your computer
Step 2. Start Caliber
Once installed, launch Caliber from the desktop and click the "Add Books" button in the upper left corner of the Caliber window to start adding e-books to the Caliber library (which is similar to the Caliber library. iTunes).
Step 3. Go to the location of the e-books you want to copy to select the files
After selecting the e-book files you want, click “Open” and the e-books you have selected will automatically be added to the Caliber library.
Step 4. Connect the Nook to the computer
To do this, get the data cable from the Nook, plug it into the Micro USB port on the Nook, and plug the other end into the USB port on the computer.
Wait for Caliber to detect the Nook. You will know that Caliber has detected the Nook when you see the "Send to Device" button on the menu bar
Step 5. Select the e-books you want to upload from the Caliber library
Then, click the "Send to device" button on the menu bar. Caliber will start copying and once the process is complete, the loading animation in the lower right corner of the window will stop.
Once the charging animation stops, you can disconnect the Nook from the computer and start reading the e-books
- The e-books you purchased from Barnes & Nobles are always in a Nook-compatible format and no conversion is required for you to upload these files to your reader.
- Caliber creates a converted copy of the unsupported file that you want to upload to Nook. It does not delete or change the original file.