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Old 12-08-2011, 02:46 PM   #1
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how do I load books into my Vox library and other download questions

Okay, So i'm an original VOX owner, I have had it since Oct 29. So far so good. I play Angry Birds alot though (biggest downfall for me)

I have lots of books in my vox, in the KOBO library. But I have some ePUBs made by me I would like to load. Of course no titles will be seen, which will be annoying.

I have Aldiko. I put my ePubs in there, and other books I can't get into the kobo library. I unmount the SD card, load the books onto it, then its easier to put into Aldiko.

When I try to upload to the kobo library, it will list every single books I've every uploaded. How do I erase those from the list.

I plug my VOX into the computer, it reads it (sorta), which file do I put it into, there are so many folders, and none of which make sense. Again I have loaded books thru the USB into Aldiko, but not into the KOBO library.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:28 PM   #2
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You can put your ePubs anywhere on the Vox. Then choose 'Import' from the Kobo app, which'll scan the memory for any books. When it finds them, use the checkboxes to pick which ones you're wanting to be imported.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:37 PM   #3
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You can put your ePubs anywhere on the Vox. Then choose 'Import' from the Kobo app, which'll scan the memory for any books. When it finds them, use the checkboxes to pick which ones you're wanting to be imported.
If I understand correctly, ePub books show up with a plain jane (my apologies to all the Janes...) icon and no name is that correct ?

Is there a way to - at least - give them the proper name ?

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Old 12-08-2011, 05:41 PM   #4
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I think that depends on how they're formatted. Most of the epubs I've imported have covers and look no different than books from kobo.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:43 PM   #5
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That depends entirely on the ePub files themselves. You can use Calibre to change the cover and name, just remember that you'll need to convert the eBook to get the cover to bond to the book (That does include converting from ePub to ePub.)
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:57 PM   #6
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Got it.

I am trying to find a simple solution for my 86 years young father-in-law to get free public domain classics - in French - on his new Vox.

I got some from Bibliotheque Electronique du Quebec - all very good books offered in ePub - but none have cover art and proper names once imported... I guess it's their conversion of sort.

I was trying to avoid having him use Calibre... or I'll end up supporting him on that too
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:58 PM   #7
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I can say doing it the way Darnielle has stated I do so. Sometimes I get odd formatting errors within the book that weren't there on the computer .. But some merged chapters aren't bad.. Square boxes instead of letters are.. Haven't tried reuploading yet.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:19 PM   #8
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When I first got my Vox, I side-loaded half a dozen free epub books I'd found on the web into my library and was reading a couple of them, when I started a book I'd bought from the Kobo store, and then another one in Overdrive I'd got from the public library. Naturally, the library book took precedence since it was due back in 14 days, so I didn't really look at the others. Today I discovered all those free books were gone! Luckily, I still had them on my PC, so I reloaded them, but, of course, they now show as unread with no bookmarks. Has anyone seen that happen?
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:45 PM   #9
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Allo, qeeksquadofun! I support my 79 year old mother's reading too...from Toronto to Montreal. The trick is to put the books into a shared Dropbox once I have "fixed" them for her and then have her follow the step by step instructions for adding them to Calibre (I did print screens of each step with play-by-play text for each). Adding them to her reader is not that difficult for her with the "manual" but asking her to edit Metadata or Convert is just too much, sooo...I add books for her from time to time after I've fixed them and since she's got a fair number to read until the next time I have time to add more, everyone's happy!
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:42 AM   #10
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You can put your ePubs anywhere on the Vox. Then choose 'Import' from the Kobo app, which'll scan the memory for any books. When it finds them, use the checkboxes to pick which ones you're wanting to be imported.
I have a library book I downloaded using Overdrive (configured to download on the SD card). When I use the same card to import other ePubs into the Kobo reader, this book also appears. However, it seems I can't import that one and I get an error message. Is that the way it's supposed to be?
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:25 AM   #11
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You need to read the overdrive books in the overdrive app, I don't think they can be imported into the kobo app (unless you strip the drm).
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:57 AM   #12
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I actually used ePub DRM Removal (demo version) on this particular book and copied it to my micro SD card. When trying to import into the kobo app, it showed 2 copies of the book, but would not import. Maybe I'll try it again sometime when the book is no longer in Overdrive.
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I actually used ePub DRM Removal (demo version) on this particular book and copied it to my micro SD card. When trying to import into the kobo app, it showed 2 copies of the book, but would not import. Maybe I'll try it again sometime when the book is no longer in Overdrive.
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