This afternoon I was trying different file formats with different ebook readers. This is what I conclude and please help me if I am wrong.

For Kindle you need to get book files in .mobi format, for iPad and Kobo in .epub

In iPad:

first download books in .epub format

then import them to the iTunes library in your PC

then sync the iPad and books will be in the app called iBooks, they work like music

B&W KINDLE:

download books in .mobi format

connect kindle to PC

copy books in the folder called documents, if its not in documents it does not show in the kindle library

in the kindle you may also add some music by putting mp3 files in the folder called music (so you can read and listen to music at the same time)

Kindle takes a while to show the books that you put in the documents folder as processor is slow but eventually they show up

in KOBO:

download books in .epub format I could not get .mobi format to work well worked poorly PDF is bad for size and pages

connect Kobo to PC

transfer files to anywhere in the Kobo directory.

and yes thank you Calibre is fantastic I am using it now!

then you will also have to wait a while until the books show up and from what I see you have to go more slowly and add book files in small groups or the processing content wheel turns forever and nothing happens.

If you have epub files and want to have the same book in a mobi file go here.

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