Side load EPUB files to Bookshelf for Android & Kindle fire

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How to side load unprotected EPUB files to Bookshelf on your Android device and Kindle fire.

When side loading EPUB 3.0 files on to Bookshelf 2.0 for Android and Kindle fire, you must use a supported delivery method (Dropbox, or Google Drive) and the file has to be unprotected.

**Please note. Side loaded ePub files will only work locally and not work with any of the Bookshelf features, such as highlights, page syncing, text to speech, etc.

How-To Side load EPUB files on to Bookshelf using Dropbox

  • Make sure you have downloaded and installed Bookshelf 2.0 or greater from the Google Play Store or Kindle Fire App Store
  • Launch Bookshelf and sign in with your Bookshelf ID and password.
  • Upload the EPUB file you wish to open on your Android device or Kindle Fire to Dropbox
  • On your Android device or Kindle Fire download, install, and sign into dropbox on your Android Device or Kindle Fire
  • Locate the EPUB file you wish to open in Dropbox.
  • Tap on the EPUB file to download the book to your device
  • When asked where to open the file, tap on Bookshelf.
  • Your EPUB will now open in Bookshelf.
  • To get back into the book, inside of Bookshelf tap the refresh button > tap on the Locally Added button > tap on your EPUB to open it.

How-To Side load EPUB files on to Bookshelf using Google Drive

  • Make sure you have downloaded and installed Bookshelf 2.0. or greater from the Google Play Store or Kindle Fire App Store
  • Launch Bookshelf and sign in with your Bookshelf ID and password.
  • Upload the EPUB file you wish to open on your Android device or Kindle Fire to Google Drive
  • On your Android device or Kindle Fire download, install, and sign into Google Drive on your Android Device or Kindle Fire
  • Locate the EPUB file you wish to open in Google Drive.
  • Tap on the EPUB file to download the book to your device
  • When asked where to open the file, tap on Bookshelf.
  • Your EPUB will now open in Bookshelf.
  • To get back into the book, inside of Bookshelf tap the refresh button > tap on the Locally Added button > tap on your EPUB to open it.
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