Transferring eBooks to Your eReader
When you purchase an ebook from WorldMaker Media you will download a zip file that contains multiple ebook formats that are compatible with most major ebook devices including: Kindle, Sony Reader, Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and others. The file types included are: .mobi, .epub, and .lit. They are non-DRM protected and can be loaded onto each device using a USB connection. Check with your device instructions for specific directions on loading a file onto your reader.
Steps for Loading an eBook
The steps for loading a WorldMaker Media file onto your ereader may vary but in general this is the general process:
- First make sure you have an ebook reader on our device. The Kindle, Sony Reader, and iPad have built in readers. Other devices may require you to download one from their respective app stores. If you don't have a reader we mention a few below for each respective device.
- Download the Zip file from WorldMaker Media and unzip it to director on your computer.
- Connect your ereader to your computer via a USB cable.
- Drag the appropriate ebook file from your computer to the ebook folder on your ereader. Your ereader should specify where this folder is.
- Safely unplug your USB cable and then check your ebook reader. The book should now be available for your reading pleasure.
Devices and eReaders
Here are some of the best eReaders we've found for the different ereading harwarde out there:
|iPad||iBooks||Apple's own iBooks is probably the best bet for reading ebooks on your iPad. It comes with the device, sports a nice interface, and reads .epub files, one format we distribute at WorldMaker Media.|
|iPhone/iPod Touch||Stanza||Stanza is a free ereader and can be downloaded from the app store and is a well regarded device for reading ebooks on your iPhone or iPod. It reads .epub files.|
|Android Based Phone||Aldiko||Alkdio is a free ereaderer and can be downloaded from the Android store. It is the best at preserving the formatting of ebooks and supports .epub. One note about Aldiko if you use it. Be sure to enable CSS stylesheets in Settings section. It helps to preserve the formatting of the ebook we've worked so hard to create.|
|Kindle||Kindle||Kindle devices are by their very nature ebook readers so no additional software needs to be downloaded. A user simply has to connect their Kindle to their computer via a USB connection and drag a .mobi file into the Kindle directory. We've noticed that Kindle's (especially 1st Gen) often have trouble recognizing the new file so if you don't see the file on your Home screen, reboot your device, let us start up, then turn it off, and turn if back on. You should then see the new book.|
Too Complicated...Go with Kindle and the Kindle App
If this sounds complicated, then an easier way to download the book is to access it via the Kindle or the Kindle app from Amazon. If you have a Kindle, you can search in the bookstore for the relevant book and then buy and download it. If you have an iPhone, iPod, iPad, or Android phone, you'll first have to download the Kindle app and then buy and download the book.