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How to open an ebook on the Kindle App

https://support.humblebundle.com/hc/en-us/articles/202712300-Viewing-Your-eBook-Files-On-Your-Reading-Device/

 

For Android (files over 100 MB)

To view your eBooks using Adobe Reader:

  1. Download the eBooks from your Humble Bundle download page in PDF format to your computer.
  2. On your Android device go to the Google Play Store for the Adobe Reader app.
  3. Install the app to your device.
  4. Transfer the PDF file(s) via USB from your computer to the Downloads folder on your device.
  5. Open the Adobe Reader app on your Android device and choose Recents. Your eBooks will be selectable for your reading enjoyment.

To view your eBooks using Moon+ Reader:

  1. Download the eBooks from your Humble Bundle download page in an EPUB or CBZ format to your computer.
  2. On your Android device go to the Google Play Store for the Moon+ Reader app.
  3. Install the app to your device.
  4. Connect your Android device to your computer via USB.
  5. On your computer go to your File Explorer and open the folder where the eBook files are located.
  6. Open a new File Explorer window and locate your Android device and browse to the file location where your eBooks will reside (/sdcard/Books/MoonReader).
  7. Drag your eBook files from your computer File Explorer window to your Android File Explorer window.
  8. Now when you open your Moon+ Reader app on your Android device, your eBooks will be available to you.

For Android (files under 100 MB)

To view your eBooks using Google Play Books:

  1. Download the eBooks from your Humble Bundle download page in an EPUB or PDF format from your Android device.
  2. Select the downloaded file from your device notification or the Downloads menu. (If prompted, select Upload to Play Books.)
  3. Before you can upload PDF files, you’ll need to change your upload settings. Open the Google Play Books app > Touch the Google Play Books app Books icon > Settings > Check the box next to "Enable PDF uploading".
  4. Go to My Library > Uploads to see your uploaded eBook files.

To view your eBooks using the Kindle app:

  1. Download the eBooks from your Humble Bundle download page in an EPUB or PDF format from your Android device.
  2. Choose and install an eBook reader from the Android Marketplace. A popular option for Android devices is to download the Kindle app and follow the Kindle steps on your download page to Send the eBooks to my Kindle or Kindle reader! (Alternatives to the Kindle app include Aldiko and Kobo which support the EPUB and PDF formats.)
  3. Finally, open the files in the eBook reader.

NOOK HD Instructions

Sideload to a Nook (E-Ink/Tablet) from a Windows PC  - EPUB files


Kindle Instructions

Sideload to your Kindle (Fire/Fire HD) from a Windows PC - MOBI files

  1. Save the MOBI file to a convenient location on your computer, such as the desktop.
  2. Attach your device to your computer using a micro-USB cable. One should’ve been included with your Kindle Fire.
  3. Wait for your computer to recognize the device, then click the Start Globe and select Computer to open Windows Explorer.
  4. Under Portable Devices, double-click Kindle > Internal storage.
  5. Double-click Books and move the window aside.
  6. Find the MOBI file you saved in step 1, then drag-and-drop it into the device'sBooks folder you opened in Step 5.
  7. Wait for the file to transfer and safely eject the device from your computer.
  8. The eBook should appear on the device's carousel screen. If not, tap Docs on the top menu, then tap Device: the eBook should appear there, as well.

Sideload to your Kindle (Fire 2nd Gen/Fire HD) from a Mac - MOBI files

Mac users with a Kindle Fire 2nd Generation or Kindle Fire HD will first need to install the free Android File Transfer app to complete USB transfers. Go to File Transfer App using your computer's Web browser and follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the app.

  1. Save the MOBI file to a convenient location on your computer, such as the desktop.
  2. Attach your device to your computer using a micro-USB cable. One should've been included with your Kindle Fire.
  3. Use Finder to navigate to the Applications folder and double-click the File Transfer App. Your Mac opens the device's file system, as shown below:
  4. Find the MOBI file you saved in step 1, then drag-and-drop it into the device'sBooks folder.
  5. Wait for the file to transfer and safely eject the device from your computer.
  6. The eBook should appear on the device's carousel screen. If not, tap Docs on the top menu, then tap Device: the eBook should appear there, as well.

Sideload to a Kindle app - MOBI files

Kindle for PC or Mac

  1. Save the MOBI file to a convenient location on your computer, such as the desktop.
  2. Download and install the Kindle app for your computer’s operating system:
  3. Find the MOBI file you saved in step 1 then double-click it. It should open with the Kindle app.

Note: In some cases, it may be necessary to right-click the file and select the application.

Kindle for Android

  1. Save the MOBI file to a convenient location on your computer, such as the desktop.
  2. On your device, tap the Google Play Store or Amazon App Store icon then find the Kindle for Android app and install it.
  3. Attach your phone or tablet to your computer using the USB cable that came with the device.
  4. Wait for your computer to recognize the device, then click the Start Globe and select Computer to open Windows Explorer.
  5. Under Portable Devices, find and double-click kindle and move the window aside. Note: the Android operating system handles the device's file system in different ways. You may find the kindle
  6. Find the MOBI file you saved in step 1, then drag-and-drop it into the device'skindle folder you opened in Step 5.
  7. Wait for the file to transfer and safely eject the device from your computer.
  8. Open the Kindle app. The eBook should appear on the device's Home screen.

Kindle for iPad/iPhone/iPod

The Kindle for iPad/iPhone/iPod app does not yet fully support Kindle Format 8, Amazon's next-generation eBook file format. Accordingly, some design features may not display exactly as they do on other Kindle devices and apps. Please keep this in mind when reviewing MOBI files on an Apple iOS device with the Kindle app installed.

  1. Save the MOBI file to a convenient location on your computer, such as the desktop.
  2. On your device, tap the App Store icon then find the Kindle for iPad/iPhone/iPod app and install it.
  3. Attach your iPad, iPhone or iPod to your computer using the USB cable that came with the device.
  4. Open iTunes if it does not open automatically.
  5. On the top menu, click Apps and then scroll to the bottom of the window to see the File Sharing section, as shown below in iTunes 11.0.1.12:
  6. In the Apps panel on the left-hand side, click the Kindle icon.
  7. Find the MOBI file you saved in step 1 and drag-and-drop it into the Documentspanel on the right-hand side.
  8. Wait for the file to transfer and safely eject the device from your computer.
  9. Open the Kindle app and the MOBI file should appear on the app's Device Library screen.

Using Amazon's Send To Kindle feature - MOBI files

If you'd like to send the MOBI files directly to your Kindle device, we've written separate instructions regarding Amazon's Send To Kindle feature here


iOS Instructions

Downloading the eBooks on your iOS device & using iBooks

  1. Install the iBooks app from here, or by searching for it within the iTunes App Store.
  2. Navigate to your download page on your iOS device by typing in the URL or following the link you received by email when you purchased the bundle.
  3. Choose a book and tap the EPUB or PDF download link
  4. Let it load the book on your screen and choose "Open in iBooks"
  5. Then select "Open in iBooks" to add the book to your iBooks library.

Transfer your eBooks onto your iOS device via iTunes

If you would rather download the eBooks to your computer and transfer them to your iOS device via iTunes, follow these instructions.


Recommended programs for your computer:

Windows/PC:
ComicRack - http://comicrack.cyolito.com/

Mac:
Simple Comic - http://dancingtortoise.com/simplecomic/
ComicBookLover - http://www.bitcartel.com/comicbooklover/

Linux:
Please check the Ubuntu software center for the best Comic viewing options. Or your Linux distribution's software repository or package manager.


eBook Formats Explained

  • EPUB - The EPUB format is supported by most non-Amazon devices including the Nook and the iPad (using iBooks). If you have an Android device, you can install an app that will let you view EPUB files. It is also possible to view EPUB files on a PC by downloading an appropriate application.
  • MOBI - The MOBI format is supported on all Amazon Kindle devices.
  • PDF - The PDF format can be viewed on almost any device without needing to install additional software. However, it lacks some of the features other formats provide, including the ability to adjust font size and typeface. This format has the lowest system requirements, making it ideal for devices with significant memory constraints such as the original iPad.
  • CBZ - A comic book archive or comic book reader file is a type of archive file for the purpose of sequential viewing of images, especially comic books. Comic book archive files mainly consist of a series of image files stored as a single archive file. The file name extension indicates the archive type used (.cbz = ZIP). Comic book archive viewers typically offer various dedicated functions to read the content, like one page forward/backwards, go to first/last page, zoom or print.
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