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How to Download eBooks to Kindle/Kobo/Nook Reader

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Need entertainment on your daily commute? Games and movies are fun, but no medium has a longer history of helping travelers stave off boredom than the noble book. With the advent of ebook readers, there has never been a better time to be a traveling bibliophile, as you can carry hundreds of books in the palm of your hand. Well, once you download them onto your device, of course. So today we are going to show you how to download ebooks to your Kindle/Nook/Kobo reader, etc…

1. Top Online Stores to Download eBooks
2. How to get DRM free ebooks to Kindle/Kobo/Nook Reader
3. How to get DRM protected Kindle/Kobo/Nook/Google Play Book to Reader

1. Top Online Stores to Download eBooks

It's the perfect time of year to catch up on some good reading. Sure, physical books are great and still have their place, but sometimes eBooks are more convenient -- especially if you're going to the beach or travelling. But where do you download eBooks from? There's more than once site, so we compiled a list of best online stores to download ebooks.

Amazon

The most popular and probably well known option is Amazon. There’s a giant selection of books to download, plus customer reviews as indicated with a star rating. Kindle Store is an online e-book e-commerce store operated by Amazon as part of its retail website and can be accessed from any Amazon Kindle, Fire tablet or Kindle mobile app. As of March 2018, there are over six million titles available in the U.S.

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Kobo

Kobo is a Canadian company which sells e-books, audiobooks, e-readers and tablet computers. Kobo describes themselves as a "global leader in eReading which offers a world class platform for passionate readers" to find and download books. It offers "the best digital reading experience" to millions of customers in 190 different countries, with one of the largest catalogues of titles.

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Google Play Books

Google Play Books(formerly Google eBooks) is an ebook digital distribution service with over five million titles, with Google claiming it to be the "largest ebooks collection in the world". Users can purchase and download ebooks and audiobooks from Google Play and read or listen to the books via Google Play webiste/Android/iOS app. Choose from millions of best selling e-books, comics, textbooks, and audiobooks.

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Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble is the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States, and a retailer of content, digital media, and educational products. The company operates 633 retail stores in the United States. After a series of mergers and bankruptcies, Barnes & Noble stands alone as the United States' largest national bookstore chain.

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Apple Books

Apple Books (previously known as iBooks until 2018) is an e-book reading and store app for its iOS and macOS operating systems and devices. The supported e-book formats are EPUB and PDF. It lets you lose yourself in a good story right on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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Smashwords

Smashwords is a site which offers books from independent publishers. In fact, it's the world's largest distributor of indie eBooks. A great way for writers to get out there, the site provides an opportunity to discover new voices in all categories and genres. Most of the books are affordably priced and impressively, Over 55,000 of our books are free.

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Besides the best 6 online store we listed above, there are many other wonderful ebook online stores as well. You can check here to have a look at the best 25 sites to download free epub books and best free PDF book websites.

2. How to get DRM free ebooks to Kindle/Kobo/Nook Reader

If you want to download books to Kindle/Kobo/Nook reader, you must make sure those eBooks will open in your reader. However, every e-reader has certain types of files that will work with them. Below are some of the most popular file types that will work with your device.

• Kindle Reader: AZW3, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT

• Nook/Kobo Reader: EPUB, PDF

Tip: If your device won't open the ebook file you have, you can convert it to a compatible format with a free file converter like Epubor Ultimate or Calibre.

3. How to get DRM protected Kindle/Kobo/Nook/Google Play Book to Reader

Usually ebooks purchased from Amazon/Kobo/Nook/Google Play Book come with DRM protection. So first thing first, we need to use ebook DRM Removal tool to help us get rid of DRM. Epubor Ultimate is a powerful ebook DRM Removal and format converter. Next we are going to show you how to get DRM protected books to Kindle/Nook/Kobo Reader.

First of all, download ebooks DRM Removal -- Epubor Ultimate to your computer.

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How to get Kindle books to Kobo/Nook Reader

1. Download Kindle books via Kindle for PC/Mac.

2. Decrypt Kindle books.

Run Epubor Ultimate, click the Kindle Tab, then all of your downloaded kindle books will be displayed under Kindle Tab in the left side-bar. Next add the kindle books to the right main window to remove DRM. The encrypted Kindle books will be decrypted immediately as soon as they are added to the blank area. And it will say Decrypted on the right of the book title after the successful decryption.

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Tip 1: you can find the decrypted books by clicking Decrypted on the right of the book title.

Tip 2: you can also decrypt your kindle books directly by connecting the Kindle e-ink reader to your computer.

3. Convert Kindle books.

Considering Kobo and Nook reader only support epub and pdf format. So after the decryption, you need to convert the DRM free kindle books to epub or pdf. Choose epub or pdf as the output format in the drop-down menu and hit the convert button to start the conversion. When it’s finished, it will mark as Succeeded on the right of the book title.

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Find the converted Kindle books, then transfer converted Kindle books to Nook/Kobo Reader via USB.

How to get Kobo books to Nook/Kindle Reader

1. Download Kindle books via Kobo for PC/Mac.

Please make sure that Kobo for PC/Mac must be downloaded from Kobo website instead of the Microsoft store. Or it may cause the ebook DRM Removal can’t decrypt Kobo books.

2. Decrypt Kobo books.

Run Epubor Ultimate, click Kobo Tab to load all of your downloaded Kobo books to the software. Then add the Kobo books to the right main window to remove DRM.

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Since Kobo and Nook Reader both support epub and pdf format, so you can transfer the decrypted Kobo books to Nook Reader directly using USB cable.

Tip: Epubor Ultimate can also decrypt Kobo books by connecting Kobo devices to computer.

3. Convert Kobo books.

In order to get Kobo books to Kindle Reader, you need to convert Kobo books to Kindle format. Choose Mobi or AZW3 as the output format and click the Convert button.

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Now you can copy the converted Kobo books to Kindle Reader via USB for reading.

How to get Nook books to Kobo/Kindle Reader

1. Download Nook books via Nook app on your Windows computer.

Go to Microsoft store and search for Nook app. Then install the software to your computer.

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Launch Nook app and sign in with your Nook account. Then you will see all of your purchased books will be displayed on Nook library. Next click the download button to download the book to your computer.

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Tip: Nook app doesn’t support for macOS, so right now you can only download your Nooks books on your Windows computer, which means that you can only decrypt Nook books on your Windows computer.

2. Decrypt Nook books.

Run Epubor Ultimate, go to Settings >> Nook, then input your Nook account and password.

input nook account and password to ultimate

Then go back to the main interface, click Nook Tab to load all of your downloaded Nook books to the software. Next add the Nook books to the right main window to remove DRM.

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Now you can transfer the DRM free Nook books to Kobo Reader directly via USB.

3. Convert Nook books.

After decrypting Nook books, you still need to convert Nook books to Mobi or AZW3 format before transferring them to Kindle Reader. Just choose Mobi or AZW3 as the output format and hit the Convert button.

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Now find the converted Nook books by clicking Succeeded and copy them to Kindle Reader via USB.

How to get Google Play Books to Kobo/Nook/Kindle Reader

1. Download Google Play Books to your computer.

Downloading Google Play Books is a bit more complicated than downloading Kindle/Kobo/Nook books, and here's the detailed guide about how to download Google Play Books to your computer.

2. Decrypting Google Play Books.

Run Epubor Ultimate, click Adobe Tab to detect all of your downloaded Google Play Book, you will see that your downloaded Google Play Books appear under Adobe Tab in the left side-bar. Next add the books to the right main to remove DRM.

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Due to Google Play Books are kept in epub and pdf format, so now you can copy the DRM free Google Play books to Nook and Kobo Reader via USB.

3. Convert Google Play Books.

As long as you convert Google Play Books to Mobi/AZW3, you will be able to read them on Kindle Reader. Choose Mobi or AZW3 as the output format and click the convert button.

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Voila! Now you can transfer the converted Google Play Books to your Kindle for better reading experience.

Conclusion

With Epubor Ultimate, whether your ebooks have DRM or not, it can help you get your ebooks to your e-ink reader easily.

author

Hillary Zhang works for Epubor and writes articles about eBooks and eReaders. She seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all she has got with you.

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