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Questions tagged [sideloading]

sideloading involves the transfer of data between two local devices, for example an e-book reader and a desktop computer. It is used in contrast to "uploading" and "downloading" which imply transferring files over a network link, for example WiFi or the data plan on your mobile phone. Use the sideloading tag to describe questions on data transfer between a computer and a mobile device.

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I can't connect my Kobo Glo to my Laptop

All of a sudden, I'm unable to connect my 1st gen. Kobo Glo to my Laptop. It usually worked without any kind of problem (I sideloaded a book not earlier than 15 days ago), but today I was totally ...
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If I buy a Kindle Paperwhite do I have to get books from Amazon?

If I have a kindle paperwhite, am I limited to books from Amazon? Can I purchase or download books from other sources/retailers?
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Connect Kobo Touch to Linux PC using USB; PC not recognized by reader

I have an old Kobo Touch that has gone unused for a year or two. Now I want to copy new books to it. This used to be easy: Connect via USB to my PC (running Linux), click "connect" in the dialog box ...
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Trouble hooking up Goodreads with sideloaded ebook on Kindle Paperwhite

So I'm using calibre to load ebooks onto my Kindle Paperwhite and everything seems to be working just fine except when I try to use any of the Goodreads options on that book ("View on Goodreads" or "...
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Amazon Kindle app and Personal Documents on Android emulator

How can I make the Kindle app in an emulator work just like on a physical device? Background: I tend to buy ebooks directly from publishers and then send them to Amazon Cloud Drive to be converted ...
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On Kindle devices can you open an ebook as an email attachment?

I know that you can email a Kindle ebook to the device itself using Kindle Personal Documents Service. I've been told that you cannot download a file directly using the Kindle Fire web browser. If ...
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How can I add custom fonts to my Kobo ereader?

Is it possible to add custom fonts to my Kobo ereader? How can I do that?
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Is it more difficult to sideload books on to a Kindle Fire than other devices?

I am considering a Kindle Fire, there is a review on Project Gutenberg suggesting it is needlessly (or intentionally) more complex to sideload free works on to a Fire. In a comment to an answer on If ...
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How do I get my sideloaded books to appear in the Books section?

I have some DRM-free books that I purchased before acquiring my Kindle Fire. When I sideload them on to the device, they end up under the Documents menu instead of in with the other books. How can ...