How to Import ePub Into Nook on Android

by Danielle Fernandez
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With the Nook Reading App installed on your Android tablet or smartphone, you can take advantage of the Barnes & Noble Nook features without having to pay for a Nook device. When you purchase a new title using your Barnes & Noble account, for example, you can access the book from the Barnes & Noble cloud storage instead of saving it directly to your device. Your personal collection of ePub book files, however, must be sideloaded onto your Android device so you can access them from within the app.

Step 1

Connect your Android mobile device to your computer and allow it to recognize the newly mounted USB storage. Depending on your Android device, you may also need to swipe downward on the screen and select "Turn on USB Storage," "Mount as USB" or "Connect as Media Device" from the available connection options.

Step 2

Launch your computer's file explorer -- File Explorer on a PC or Finder on a Mac -- if it doesn't automatically launch after a few moments.

Step 3

Select your Android from the navigational menu on the left and open the "NOOK" folder stored on the device's SD card.

Step 4

Drag and drop your ePub files into the "My Documents" folder.

Step 5

Disconnect your Android device and launch the NOOK for Android app.

Filter the library by "My Files" to locate any compatible ePub files -- including the one you just sideloaded -- stored on your Android device.


  • Information in this article applies to Android devices running at least Android OS 2.2. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.


  • You can also transfer ePub files to your Android device by emailing them to yourself or saving them to your cloud drive and transferring them to the Android with the complementary cloud app on the device.


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About the Author

Based in Tampa, Fla., Danielle Fernandez been writing, editing and illustrating all things technology, lifestyle and education since 1999. Her work has appeared in the Tampa Tribune, Working Mother magazine, and a variety of technical publications, including BICSI's "Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual." Fernandez holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of South Florida.

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