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Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin eBook Downloads

Current issue (LPIB Issue No. 137), epub file (works with Nook®, iOS devices, and Android devices)
Current issue (LPIB Issue No. 137), mobi file (works with Kindle® devices)

Instructions

How do I transfer the ePub to my Nook® device?
How do I transfer an ePub to my iPad?
How do I transfer the Kindle® Format file (.mobi) to my Kindle device?

How do I transfer the ePub to my Nook® device?

After downloading the zipped file, unzip the file by double-clicking on it, then proceed:

  1. Using the custom microUSB cable provided with your NOOK, connect your NOOK to your personal computer.
    NOTE: Use only the microUSB cable provided with your NOOK. Using any other cable might damage your NOOK.
  2. When you connect your NOOK to your personal computer, your NOOK will appear as a new disk drive called “MyNOOK” on your personal computer. Drag the files you want to transfer onto the “MyNOOK” drive.
    NOTE: If you connect your NOOK to a Windows PC, the PC might display a dialog box asking if you want to install a driver for a “Nook.” Click Cancel to close this dialog box. You do not need to install a special driver to transfer files to your NOOK.
  3. To organize the files, open the “MyNOOK” drive. You’ll see several folders on your NOOK. Move your personal files in the My Files folder. Within the folder, you can sort files into these folders:
    • Books
    • Documents
    • Magazines
    • Music
    • Newspapers
    • Music
    • Photos
    • Videos
    • Wallpapers
  4. Put files in their proper folders.
    • Put Microsoft Office files, .txt files, and PDFs in the Documents folders.
    • Put music files such as MP3 files in the Music folder.
    • Put photos such as .jpg files in the Photos folder.
    • Put videos in the Videos folder.
  5. When you have finished arranging files, eject the “MyNOOK” drive from your personal computer to unmount the NOOK file system.
  6. Disconnect the microUSB cable.

My Files
NOTE: Books, magazines, and newspapers stored on an SD Memory Card appear under My Files, rather than in the Books, Magazines, and Newspapers sections of the Library.

(Information taken from the Barnes & Noble web site.)

How do I transfer an ePub to my iPad?

After downloading the zipped file, unzip the file by double-clicking on it, then proceed:
You can read ePub files on an iPad using iBooks. Launch iTunes on your computer, click on Books in the sidebar, and drag and drop the ePub files into the Books section. Next time you sync your iPad, make sure that those books are selected to be copied over to the iPad. Once they are, they will appear in iBooks with your other books and PDFs.

(Information taken from Apple Sliced)

How do I transfer the Kindle® Format file (.mobi) to my Kindle device?

After downloading the zipped file, unzip the file by double-clicking on it, then proceed:
You can either send a file to your Kindle device via email, or transfer the content via a USB cable connection.
Send a file to your Kindle device via email:
You and your approved contacts can send documents to your registered Kindle devices, free Kindle reading applications, and your Kindle Library in the Amazon Cloud by e-mailing them to your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address ([name]@kindle.com). Your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address is a unique e-mail address assigned to each of your Kindle devices and free Kindle reading applications upon registration.

[Editor’s Note:  This process takes some time for the book to appear in your library — personal testing took about 20 minutes after the e-mail was sent before the book appeared on our device. Your book may be listed under "Docs" on your Kindle device, so check there if you do not see the book listed under "Books." Also, make sure your email signature does not contain a logo or other graphic, as this will also be sent to your Kindle.]
(Information taken from Amazon.)

USB cable transfer from your computer to your Kindle device:

  1. From your computer, locate the content you want to transfer from your computer to your Kindle Fire.
    Tip: You can use Manage Your Kindle to deliver Kindle books, magazines, and newspapers to your computer. Visit Manage Your Kindle and locate your Kindle content. From the Actions drop-down, select Download & Transfer via USB. From the drop-down, select your Kindle Fire, and then click Download to download the content to a folder on your computer.
  2. Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer with the micro-USB cable. If you've set a lock screen password on your Kindle Fire, you may need to unlock your device before it can be opened on your computer.
    Windows: Your Kindle Fire will appear in the Computer or My Computer folder.
    Mac: Your Kindle Fire will appear on the desktop.
    Important: If you own a Mac computer with OSX 10.5 or above or a Windows XP computer, your Kindle Fire will not be detected by your computer until you download new software for your computer. To download the software, go to http://www.kindle.com/support/downloads, and then select your country from the list.
  3. Open the Kindle Fire folder (titled Kindle) on your computer, and then open the Internal storage folder.
  4. Locate the downloaded file on your computer, and then drag and drop the compatible file you want to transfer into the applicable folder:
    • Audiobooks: AA, AAX
    • Books: AZW (.azw3), MOBI (non-DRM), KF8
    • Documents: TXT, PDF, PRC, DOC, DOCX
    • Music: MP3, non-DRM AAC (.m4a), MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV
    • Pictures: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
    • Movies: MP4, 3GP, VP8 (.webm)
  5. Disconnect your Kindle Fire from your computer.
    From your Kindle Fire, tap a content library (for example, Books) in the top navigation, and then tap On Device to view your Kindle content.

(Information from Amazon.)

Visit the Amazon web site for additional support information about your specific Kindle device.

Last updated July 8, 2014