NMSU: ACES Publications & Videos - ebook instructions
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How to download Extension publications to your e-reader device

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Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, other devices

  1. Connect your e-reader device's USB cable to your computer.
  2. On the publications website, find the publication you wish to download
    (MOBI format for Amazon Kindle, EPUB format for all other devices).
  3. Windows PC: Right-click the file you wish to download. Mac: Hold down the Ctrl key and click on the file you wish to download.
  4. Internet Explorer/FireFox: Choose "Save Link As..." / Safari: Choose "Download Linked File As..."
  5. Navigate to the "documents" folder of your e-reader device and click "Save."
  6. Eject your e-reader device from your computer.
  7. When you turn on your e-reader device, the publication you downloaded should appear in your library.

Apple iPad

  1. Connect your iPad's USB cable to your computer.
  2. On the publications website, find the publication you wish to download (EPUB format for iPads).
  3. Windows PC: Right-click the file you wish to download. Mac: Hold down the Ctrl key and click on the file you wish to download.
  4. Internet Explorer/FireFox: Choose "Save Link As..." / Safari: Choose "Download Linked File As..."
  5. Save the file to your desktop.
  6. Open iTunes.
  7. In iTunes, click "File" then click "Add File to Library..." (PC) or "Add to Library..." (Mac).
  8. Select the EPUB file from your desktop and click "Open".
  9. Click on the "Books" section of your Library.
  10. Locate the file you downloaded and drag it to your iPad Library.
  11. When you turn on your iPad and open iBooks, the publication you downloaded should appear in your library.

Troubleshooting

Issue: Publication does not appear in my e-reader library.
Solution: Ensure that you have downloaded the correct eBook file format. Amazon Kindle uses the MOBI format, all other devices (Apple iPad, Barnes & Noble Nook, etc.) use the EPUB format.
Solution: Download the file again and save it to your e-reader device. Problems with the download may cause the eBook file to not be displayed in your e-reader library.
Solution: Verify that you have correctly saved/synched the eBook file to your e-reader.

Issue: Publication does not display properly on my e-reader device.
Solution: Ensure that you have downloaded the correct eBook file format. Amazon Kindle uses the MOBI format, all other devices (Apple iPad, Barnes & Noble Nook, etc.) use the EPUB format.

For additional assistance with downloading and using eBooks, please contact pubs@nmsu.edu