Sideloading EPUBs to Bookshelf for Android

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You can Sideload DRM-free EPUBs with Bookshelf 4.3 for Android. To sideload an EPUB you must use a supported delivery method, email, a cloud storage solution, or a website, and the EPUB you are sideloading must be DRM-free.

Sideloaded ePub files only work locally and not work with any of the Bookshelf features, such as highlights, page syncing, built-in text to speech, etc. You can delete a sideloaded EPUB from your device through

How to sideload DRM-free EPUB files to Bookshelf on your Android Device

Sideloading EPUBs using a Mail app

• Make sure you are using Bookshelf 4.3 or later. You must also sign into your Bookshelf account before you can sideload any EPUBs.
• Email the EPUB file you wish to open on your Android to yourself or any Bookshelf user.
• In your Mail app, open the message containing your EPUB.
• Tap on the EPUB file attachment in the email to download locally.
• It will save to the Downloads folder on your devices local storage. When downloading is complete, you can either click on the downloading complete notification from the Mail app to open OR use a file explorer app to navigate to the Downloads folder to open
• Bookshelf will open, and your EPUB will now be in your library.
• If you need to locate your EPUB quickly, you can search for the title of the EPUB in the, Find by Title or Author search bar.

How-To Side load EPUB files on to Bookshelf using a Cloud Storage Service (e.g., Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc...)

• Make sure you are using Bookshelf 4.3 or later. You must also sign into your Bookshelf account before you can sideload any EPUBs.
• Make sure to sync the EPUB you are looking to sideload to your favorite Cloud Storage Service.
• Tap on the EPUB file on the Cloud Storage Service
• Bookshelf will open and your EPUB will now be in your library.
• If you need to locate your EPUB quickly, you can search for the title of the EPUB in the, Find by Title or Author search bar.

How-To Side load EPUB files from a website

• Make sure you are using Bookshelf 4.3 or later. You must also sign into your Bookshelf account before you can sideload any EPUBs.
• When downloading an EPUB file from a website, it will save to the Downloads folder on your devices local storage.
• When downloading is complete, you can either click on the downloading complete notification from the browser to open OR use a file explorer app to navigate to the Downloads folder to open
• Bookshelf will open, and your EPUB will now be in your library.
• If you need to locate your EPUB quickly, you can search for the title of the EPUB in the, Find by Title or Author search bar.

 

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