How to Download From the Instafreebie App to the Kobo or NOOK Apps

The Instafreebie app makes ebook delivery faster and simpler for anyone who uses our site. Books claimed on the Instafreebie site can be moved from the Instafreebie app to any ereader app currently installed on your device. This support article will give you detailed instructions on how to download ebook files from the Instafreebie app to the Kobo and NOOK reading apps. If you're looking to download ebook files from the Instafreebie app to your Kindle or Kindle app, see our article here.

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How to Download a Book to the Kobo App

  1. After you select the "Read" button on the page of the book you would like to read, a menu with up to five options (“Open in Kindle,” "Send to Kindle Cloud," "Open in Kobo," "Open in Nook," or “Save and Open”) will appear (you will only see options for apps that are installed on your mobile device).
    1. Note: if you are using an iOS device, you will only see "Open in Kindle" and "Save and Open." Select "Save and Open," and you will see an icon for Kobo in the menu that pops up along the bottom of the screen.
  2. Select "Open in Kobo." Selecting "Open in Kobo" will automatically launch the Kobo app.
  3. You will need to manually import your new books into your Kobo app. Select the menu icon at the top of the screen.
  4. Select "Import Items."
  5. Kobo will search your device's memory card and come up with a list called "Select Items to Import."
  6. Make sure there is a check next to the items you want to add to your Kobo library.
  7. Select "Import Selected."
  8. Select the menu icon at the top of the screen.
  9. Select "My Books" and look for your book.

How to Download a Book to the NOOK Reading App

  1. After you select the "Read" button on the page of the book you would like to read, a menu with up to five options (“Open in Kindle,” "Send to Kindle Cloud," "Open in Kobo," "Open in Nook," or “Save and Open”) will appear (you will only see options for apps that are installed on your mobile device).
    1. Note: if you are using an iOS device, you will only see "Open in Kindle" and "Save and Open." Select "Save and Open," and you will see an icon for NOOK in the menu that pops up along the bottom of the screen.

  2. Select "Open in Nook." Selecting "Open in Nook" will automatically launch the NOOK Reading app. You should see your selected book on the NOOK Reading Home screen.
    1. Note: If your book doesn't appear in your NOOK library after a few minutes, you may need to look in the "All My Items" section of your NOOK Reading app. If you still don't see your book, you may also need to Enable Sideloading on your Nook app.
      1. To check the "All My Items" section of your NOOK Reading app, select the menu item at the top of the screen.
      2. Select "Library."
      3. Select the arrow next to "Books."
      4. Scroll up until you see "All My Items."
      5. Select "All My Items" and look for your book.
      6. To enable sideloading on your NOOK Reading app, select the menu item at the top of the screen.
      7. Select "Library."
      8. Select the arrow next to "All My Items."
      9. Scroll down until you see "My Files."
      10. Select "My Files," and then select the "Enable Sideloading" button in the middle of the screen. If sideloading is already enabled, you will not see a button.This is the "My Files" section when sideloading is disabled.This is the "My Files" section when sideloading is enabled.
      11. Select the arrow next to "My Files."
      12. Scroll up until you see "All My Items."
      13. Select "All My Items" and look for your book.

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