Fotolia 16558172 XSWe require authors to submit their work in at least one of the three most common ebook file formats: .mobi (Kindle), .epub (Nook, Kobo, Sony, Google Play, iBooks), and .pdf (any device or application). When we assign you a book to review, we'll make sure it's available in one of your desired formats.

There are many ways to transfer files between devices (e.g., email, USB, cloud storage applications, removable storage devices). Here's how to transfer the file via USB cable:

  • Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable that came with the device.
  • Using your file manager, find the device (usually referred to as "Removable Disk") and open the "My Document" folder.
  • Download the e-book file directly to the "My Documents" folder on your device.  If you've already downloaded the file to another location on your computer, simply drag and drop it to the My Documents folder on your device.
  • Safely eject the device and unplug the USB cable. Turn on your device and look for the book in the My Documents folder.

There's no shortage of advice on the web about how to sideload ebooks to various devices. We've collected some of the most helpful references for each device or application below. As always, if you have questions, please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. — we're happy to help.

General reference for virtually any device

http://www.galaxie.com/installing-ebooks

Kindle  

http://google.about.com/od/kindlefire/a/How-To-Put-Non-Amazon-Books-On-Your-Kindle-Fire.htm 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200798780&tag=thokw-20

Nook

http://www.epubor.com/transfer-downloaded-ebooks-from-computer-to-nook-tablet.html

Kobo

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kobo_eReader#How_do_I_transfer_ePub_files_to_my_Kobo_eReader.3F

Google Play Books

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57585097-285/how-to-upload-documents-e-books-to-google-play-books/

http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/15/4334444/google-play-books-ios-android-sideloaded-ebooks

iBooks

http://farmanor.blogspot.com/2013/04/sideloading-epubs-into-ibooks.html

http://www.chainsawonatireswing.com/2012/10/24/its-easy-to-sideload-books-into-apples-ibooks/

https://plus.google.com/107728805435479614982/posts/QcoMBBqndF5