eReader Hardware Guide

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eReader Hardware Guide








*This chart is not all inclusive. Additional formats may be supported and additional reading devices are available.

**All Apple devices with the Stanza app, Apple's own iBook app, or the Bluefire app installed will automatically download ePub files.

eBooks in ePub format may be read on several dedicated mobile reading devices (Sony Reader, B&N Nook for example). The Amazon Kindle uses the MobiPocket file format.  See the special Kindle instructions below.

Click here for a detailed list of eBook PDF and ePub supported devices. 

For more information on what software is required to view your purchased book on a computer, eReader, or handheld device see our eReader Software Guide.

Special Kindle instructions

Download the MobiPocket format eBook to your computer.  Then transfer the file to the Kindle reader by following these steps:


Remove the electrical plug from the end of your Kindle charging cord. This will reveal a USB connector that you can then plug into any USB port on your computer, or a USB hub connected to your computer.


Plug the other end of the Kindle charging cord into the charging port on your Kindle. Your Kindle can be on or off for this part of the process. The Kindle's charging port doubles as the data transfer port; when your Kindle is plugged into the computer you will be able to both recharge its battery from the computer's battery and transfer files.


Wait until your Kindle automatically goes into USB drive mode and appears in your computer's system as a removable mass-storage device, just as a DVD or data CD would.


Double-click on the Kindle's icon to open a window displaying its various folders. Locate the folder designated for the file type you want to transfer from the computer to the Kindle. Note that only certain file types-- .MOBI, .PDF, .AZW, .AZW1, .TXT, .PRC, .AA, .AAX and .MP3--are currently readable by the Kindle.


Locate the files you want to transfer on your computer's hard drive, then drag and drop them into the appropriate Kindle folder.


Use your computer's undock, eject or unmount function to "eject" the virtual Kindle disc once the transfer is complete.


Disconnect your Kindle from the USB cable. It will automatically return to wherever you may have been reading before you connected it to the computer.