Downloading and sideloading 101 (and links to desktop e-readers)

You can PROBABLY download our file and read it.

If you have patience for more than one step, that is. If not, and you have a Kindle, go directly to Amazon. That’s not as beneficial for E101, but it is, we admit, easy. That’s the benefit of a vast empire and proprietary devices. However, even non-techies can do this if they read the instructions first, we promise.

NOTE A: You cannot download either the epub or the mobi (Kindle) file directly to a tablet, whether it is an iPad, Android, Surface or other – the OS does not support it and there is no E-Junkie app at this time. So a) either download to your computer first, or b) go to amazon and download (you will need the free kindle reader app (see link below) if you don’t have it).

NOTE B: If you are at work and your company has a firewall, you will not be able to download the file there. Go home and try it there.

Buy Endurance 101 at Amazon

Here are the devices you CAN read Endurance 101 with (these workarounds are courtesy of other successful readers):

The Kindle & Kindle Fire – yes, Amazon has made it tricky to get non-Amazon content onto their devices, but you are not stopped by a mere sapling across the road, right?

STEP 1: Download the Kindle file to your desktop.

STEP 2: Email it to your kindle address – (you can find your kindle address by clicking on the Docs tab on the home page of your Kindle…under the tab is says send documents to “””

STEP 3: Sync your Kindle (click the settings icon- top right – then press Sync)

STEP 4: Look for it under your “docs” tab

If these steps don’t work for you, maybe you have to vary them slightly or look online. Your setup and model may vary slightly from the reader who provided these steps.

“I GOT IT!!!! The only difference is I don’t have a docs tab… I had to dig into my personal settings to find the kindle address. I totally forgot that the kindle can download documents and stuff like that. I just use it for books. Thank you so much for all your help… I was stumped.” – from one of our “test bunnies” who could read it on her desktop with the Kindle Reader, but could not get it on her Kindle until I shared the above method with her.

Here’s another step you may need to take: “YEAH…I got it…I had to go into my Amazon Kindle settings and add this email address to ALLOW it to send stuff to my kindle…that worked, I got it on my kindle..going to READ now…”

the Nook

From a friend with a Nook:

“Easy Peasey! I saved it as a download, plugged my usb from the nook to my PC, located the download file, left clicked, and selected “send to” and chose my Nook.”

She also added: “I will say that I had to transfer it twice because I didn’t pay attention to the message that says “BE SURE TO PROPERLY EJECT YOUR NOOK or you will have file transfer issues. the second time I ejected it as directed and it worked awesome.”

the Kobo reader

Working on getting the steps – we have had one Kobo reader so far and she has had no issue.

Desktop Systems

Make sure you have your e-reader program in place – see below for download links.

ADOBE ACROBAT READER CANNOT READ AN EPUB FILE or a mobi file. Epub is a compact format very different from a PDF – much more like a web page, using xhtml and stylesheets, and you need a reader that handles these files. A mobi file is Amazon’s proprietary format, a simplified epub without some of the formatting bells and whistles.

A few readers have been blocked from actually downloading the file by their desktop system because it does not recognize the file format, or had Adobe Acrobat Reader try to open it and then claim it was corrupted. So download the free e-reader you are going to use FIRST, and then purchase the book. (IF YOU ARE AT WORK, your company may have Firewall in place, and will block you from downloading of e-reader programs, or any other files that are not PDF’s — although one reader convinced her tech support to help her so she could read it on her lunch hour! I hope she made them cookies.)

Some ereaders have web browsers built in – if you download the file from the built-in browser, it SHOULD recognize that it is a book for that device, although it may put it in your “docs” directory, so check there.

Another way is to install the Kindle Reader, a free download from Amazon, on your desktop to load the file. (The book is full color, so if you only have a B&W Kindle, we recommend you at least peak at the book on your desktop to fully enjoy it), and then use the Amazon “cloud” to load it to your Kindle.

NOTE: You can also use the Kindle reader program to read the book even if you don’t own a Kindle — but in that case we would recommend the epub version of the book, as more of the original formatting is supported by most ereader programs.


Adobe Digital Editions – A nicely performing standalone reader that is free (and compatible with library books).

Here’s a link to the Amazon page where you can select the right download for your operating system and device.

– If you have a Nook, you may share content with your device using this reader, and it will work as a standalone reader too.

Calibre is an independent free program that will manage your digital library across all devices. The interface might not be as pretty, but you can use it to convert a book into different formats (WARNING – it may crunch some formatting in the process) – but if you are not so concerned with a nice user interface, this is one way to go.

Now you can add “sideloading” to your resume and discover a whole world of other content out there (after you are done reading E101 of course!)