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Transferring MPC Ebooks to your Mobile Device

All tutorial books from MPC-Samples.com can be read on a variety of devices such as computers (desktops and laptops), tablets (e.g. iPad, Android etc), smartphones (e.g. iPhone, Android phones etc) and dedicated ebook readers (e.g Kindle, Kobo etc).

After purchase you'll get a link to a zip file containing your book and all its tutorial files - we recommend you download this on a computer as mobile devices cannot usually open zip files (a limitation set in the operating system of these devices).

Once downloaded, open this zip file and extract the contents to a folder on your computer; at this point you can transfer the tutorial files to your MPC and then open the book itself in the device of your choice.

Choosing The Book Format For Your Device

All of our books come with a PDF version which is suitable for all devices, plus all of our recent books also include additional ‘e-reader’ versions that are specifically optimised for mobile devices.

Generally speaking, if you are reading on a computer, choose PDF. If you are running Android or iOS devices (and have the option of multiple book formats) use the EPUB version. Kindle devices need to use the MOBI.


Device

Preferred Book Format

Alternative Format

iPhone & iPad

EPUB

PDF

Android Devices

EPUB

PDF

Kindle Reader/Fire Tablet

MOBI

PDF

Computer/Laptop

PDF

EPUB (via suitable app)

Kobo & Nook Readers

EPUB

PDF

Transferring To Your Device

Once you have located the most appropriate book file for your device, you will need to transfer it from your computer to your device. The method you choose will depend on your device and and the applications you have installed so there’s often several options available. Here’s some examples for some popular devices:

Android Phones and Android Tablets

There are many dedicated ebook reader apps in the Google Play store but if you have a Google account I find the native ‘Google Play Books’ app works well - this is free, contains no ads and should already be installed on your phone. It will read both EPUB and PDF formats and will also sync your entire book library across all your devices.

Probably the easiest way to get the book from your computer onto an Android phone is to go to the Google Books web site in your browser (remember to log into your Google account first). Now just click on the ‘Upload Files’ button:

Locate the book file (remember EPUB is best) and upload the book to your Google Books account; the next time your phone tablet is connected to WIFI, Google will sync the book over to your phone.

You can also transfer the EPUB directly to the Google Books app using Dropbox. First, hit the ‘Settings’ button in the top right of the Play Books app and check the ‘Enable PDF Uploading’ option:

On your computer, drag the book file to your Dropbox folder and then open the Dropbox app on your phone. Find the book file and select ‘Open With’:

Choose ‘Upload to Google Play Books’.

You can also email the EPUB to yourself - and when you open the attachment on your phone’s mail client, you’ll get the same option to ‘upload to play google books’.

You can of course use any third party Android app to read your books - simply consult their specific instructions on the best method to transfer books to them.

iOS (iPhone & iPad)

In iOS your book library is managed by the native iBooks app. If you have a Mac computer the easiest way to transfer your ebook to your iPhone or iPad is via the Mac iBooks app, although this requires you to enable iCloud syncing.

Open iBooks in your Mac and simply drag the EPUB (or PDF) book file into the app and the book will be imported into your library and will be synced to any other iOS and Mac devices linked to your iCloud account.

If you don't have a Mac then iBooks transfer is not available. An alternative way of importing books into iBooks on an iOS device is to simply email the EPUB or PDF file to yourself.

Go to your mail client on your computer, attach the book file to an email and send the email to your own email address. Now open the Mail client on your iOS device and open the email you just sent yourself. Double tap the attachment and at this point you will be given the option to ‘Copy to iBooks’.

Alternatively you could use Dropbox. Drag the book file to your Dropbox folder on your computer and then open the Dropbox app in your iOS device. Navigate to the location of the book in your Dropbox folder, tap to select it and from the top right menu select ‘Export >  Open In…’ > ‘Copy to iBooks’.

Kindle Devices

The best way to transfer your book to all your Kindle devices and apps is to email the MOBI file to the Kindle Personal Documents service. Log into your Amazon account and go to ‘Manage Your Content and Devices’ and choose the ‘Settings’ tab. Scroll down to ‘Send-to-Kindle E-Mail Settings’ and there you’ll see the email address you need to send your book to; it will be something like amazon_12345x@kindle.com.

Now just attach the MOBI book to an email and send it to that email address (no subject or text content needed). A few minutes later the book should be added to your Kindle cloud and will should sync automatically to your device. It will appear in your Amazon account under the ‘Docs’ category:

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