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How to transfer books from Reader for PC or Mac to the Reader Digital Book?

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You can transfer books to your Reader™ digital book using the following methods:

Automatic sync:

To transfer your books using the Reader for PC or Mac software, connect your Reader Digital Book to the computer and the synchronization process will start automatically. This will transfer all the books listed in your library to your Reader Digital Book.

Select Sync Categories:

This feature will synchronize only selected categories from your Library. Make sure your Sony Reader is connected to your computer before following the instructions below.

  1. Start the Reader for PC/Mac software.
  2. Click on the Image (source bar).
  3. Click the Sync tab on the category bar.
  4. From the Sync Setup list, click to select the categories you wish to synchronize (ie. Books, Periodicals).
  5. Click Sync Now to start the sync process.
  6. Once synced you may click on the eject button next to the Reader icon on the source bar.

Sync Selected Items:

This feature will copy only selected items from your library. Do the following:

  1. On the Reader for PC/Mac software select one of the categories on the Category bar.
  2. Click on the item you would like to transfer to your Sony Reader.
  3. Click on the Image (action bar) to copy the item.

Sync items using drag and drop operation:

  1. On the Reader for PC/Mac software select one of the categories on the Category bar.
  2. Click and hold on the item you would like to transfer to your Reader device.
  3. Drag and drop the item onto the Reader device icon located on the source bar.