How do I transfer books from my computer to my iPhone or iPod Touch?

There are several ways to transfer content from your computer to your iPhone or iPod Touch, which range from sharing your books over your local WiFi network, uploading them to the internet, and transferring them over via USB. Following is a list of ways you can transfer your books to Stanza iPhone:

Using iTunes

In Stanza 3.0 and higher, you can transfer your ePub, eReader, PDF, CBR, and DjVu book files to & from your desktop PC by iTunes by dragging files into the "Stanza Documents" part of the "File Sharing" section at the bottom of the "Apps" tab that appears when you select your iPad from the "Devices" list in iTunes. This option is only available for devices running iOS 3.2 and higher (available now for the iPad, and will be available for the iPhone and iPod in late June). Note that if your books are in another format, you must first convert them using a tool like Calibre.

Sharing Books with Stanza from iTunes

Using Calibre

Calibre is a free application for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux that manages your library and integrates with Stanza iPhone over your local wireless network. It can be downloaded for free from http://calibre-ebook.com. See at the thread at http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=391919 for a discussion of how to use Calibre on Windows, Mac, or Linux to share books with Stanza iPhone over your local WiFi network.

Sharing by uploading books to a web site (for epub or eReader)

  1. If your books are in any format but eReader or epub, you need to first convert your books to epub using Stanza Desktop.
  2. Create a free account at http://box.net if you don't already have one.
  3. Upload the ePub or eReader files to your box.net account.
  4. In Stanza on your iPhone, go to the "Get Books" tab.
  5. Tap the "Shared" segment and hit the plus sign.
  6. Select "Add Web Page".
  7. For the name, enter "box.net", and for the URL enter "box.net". Tap "Save" in the upper right corner.
  8. Select "box.net" from the "Book Sources" section.
  9. The box.net mobile site will load in Stanza's embedded browser. Log in with your username and password.
  10. You should see the book(s) you uploaded. Tapping the link to the book will automatically download the file and install it in Stanza's library.

Uploading to http://bookworm.oreilly.com (for epub format books only)

  1. On your computer: if your book is not in ePub format, then convert your book to ePub (called Open eBook format in the Stanza Desktop Export menu) using Stanza Desktop or Calibre. (If your book already is in eReader format, try the eReader-specific solutions mentioned above and below.)
  2. Go to http://bookworm.oreilly.com, and create an account for yourself.
  3. Upload your books to your new account at http://bookworm.oreilly.com.
  4. On your iPhone: launch Safari.
  5. Go to http://m.bookworm.oreilly.com in Safari on your iPhone and sign in.
  6. Select the arrow button under Read in Stanza.
  7. This will launch Stanza in the Direct Downloads screen. Your book will appear, though it will have a long name with numbers with a URL underneath. Don't worry -- it really is your book.
  8. Tap on your book. If Stanza asks you whether you want to download the book, tap Download. The book will open, and it will appear in the categories on the main Library page.

e-mailing books to yourself (for epub or eReader)

  1. If your books are in any format but eReader or epub, you need to first convert your books to epub using Stanza Desktop.
  2. Create an e-mail account at gmail.com if you don't already have one.
  3. Create a mail message to your @gmail.com address from your desktop PC and add the ePub or eReader book as an attachment to the mail and send the message.
  4. In Stanza on your iPhone, go to the "Get Books" tab.
  5. Tap the "Shared" segment then hit the plus sign.
  6. Select "Add Web Page".
  7. For the name, enter "Gmail", and for the URL enter "gmail.com". Tap "Save" in the upper right corner.
  8. Select "Gmail" from the "Book Sources" section.
  9. Gmail will load in Stanza's embedded browser. Log in with your username and password.
  10. Important There is a bug in how gmail.com interacts with the iPhone's embedded browser, which means that clicking on an attachment in a message from the mobile window won't do anything. You first need to scroll to the very bottom of the page where it says "View Gmail in:" and tap the "Desktop" link to display the non-mobile version of the site.
  11. You should now see the mail that you sent yourself in step #2. Tap on the list item to see the message.
  12. Tap the link corresponding to the attachment you sent. The book should then be automatically downloaded and installed into Stanza.

Note: this same method may work for other webmail providers. For example, it is known to work well with http://webmail.aol.com, but http://mail.yahoo.com has some problems. We would be interested in hearing your comments about the success or failure of using other providers for this method of transferring books.

Uploading to stanza.fictionwise.com (for eReader format books only)
Unless your books are already in the the eReader format (e.g., you purchased them in the eReader format), then follow the instructions above and convert your books to ePub (a.k.a. Open eBook) format. You cannot use Stanza Desktop to convert a book to eReader format.

  1. On your computer, go stanza.fictionwise.com. If you don't already have an account on this website, create one.
  2. Once you've logged into your account, go to Bookshelf, and then click on the Personal Content for iPhone and iPod Touch button.
  3. Follow the instructions there to upload your personal content to your Bookshelf.
  4. Open Stanza on your iPhone.
  5. Go to the "Get Books" tabs, then go to the Fictionwise Book Store.
  6. Tap on My Bookshelf at the bottom of the Fictionwise Book Store screen.
  7. Click on Set Login Info, and enter your stanza.fictionwise.com account information.
  8. Your personal content should now appear in My Bookshelf.
  9. Pick the items you want to download, and then tap the blue Download button in the upper right corner.
  10. The items you downloaded from My Bookshelf will now appear in the top-level Library under Recent Downloads and Titles.

If you already have an account at eReader.com or www.fictionwise.com, you can follow the exact instructions above using those websites (instead of stanza.fictionwise.com) for uploading and then entering account information for those accounts when you go to My Bookshelf.

Getting Books from a URL ("Direct Downloads" - for epub or eReader)

  1. If any of your books is in any format but eReader or epub, then convert that book to epub using Stanza Desktop.
  2. Upload your epub and eReader files to your personal website.
  3. Launch Stanza on your iPhone, and go to the "Get Books" tab.
  4. Select the "Downloads" segment.
  5. Tap the plus sign at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Enter the URL for your book on your personal website, and then tap Download in the upper right corner.
  7. You'll now see your file in Direct Downloads. Tap your book to read it. It will also appear in the categories in the main Library page.

Adding your own Web Page Full of Books (for epub or eReader)

  1. If your books are in any format but eReader or epub, then convert your books to epub using Stanza Desktop.
  2. Upload your epub and eReader files to your personal website.
  3. Create a single webpage that has links to all of your books. We recommend using the full path to your book in the link (e.g., http://www.mywebsite.com/myebook.epub).
  4. In Stanza on your iPhone, go to the "Get Books" tab.
  5. Tap the "Shared" segment then hit the plus sign.
  6. Select "Add Web Page".
  7. For the name, enter a name for your webpage, and for the URL for your webpage with all the links to your books. Tap "Save" in the upper right corner.
  8. Select your webpage name from the "Book Sources" section.
  9. Your webpage will open right there in Stanza.
  10. Select the book you want to download.
  11. Go back to the main Library page in Stanza, and your books should appear in Recent Downloads.

Sharing using Stanza Desktop
The Stanza iPhone application, which can be downloaded onto the iPhone via the Apple App Store, can upload books from your computer using Stanza Desktop. The Stanza Desktop application is currently available for Apple Macintosh and Windows computers from http://download.lexcycle.com.

  1. Launch Stanza Desktop.
  2. Go to File->Open, and open a book or document in one of Stanza's supported formats. Note: The text of eReader books will not be displayed, but you can still use this interface to share books with Stanza iPhone.
  3. Go to the "Tools" menu, and ensure that the "Enable Sharing" menu item is checked.
  4. Ensure that your iPhone is connected to the same wireless network that your PC is on.
  5. Launch Stanza on your iPhone.
  6. From the top-level library menu, select "Shared Books". You should see your computer name. Select it.
  7. Stanza Desktop will then notify you that your iPhone is attempting to connect to your shared library, and request your permission to allow the connection.
  8. Once you have granted permission, Stanza iPhone will display a list of books that are open in Stanza Desktop.
  9. Tap on the book to download it Stanza on your iPhone. It will appear in Titles and Recent Downloads.

Deprecated: Transferring books via the USB cable (for epub or eReader) this option is no longer be available in Stanza 2.1. It is replaced by iTunes Sharing in Stanza 3.0.

  1. If your books are in any format but eReader or epub, then convert your books to epub using Stanza Desktop or Calibre.
  2. Download and install the free "iPhone Explorer" utility from http://www.iphone-explorer.com, which allows you to transfer files over to your iPhone using the USB cable
  3. Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable and launch iPhone Explorer
  4. Click the "Change Root" button and select the "/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/" option.
  5. Click the "New Folder" button rename the new folder "Stanza".
  6. Browse your computer for your books in the ePub or eReader format and drag them onto the "Stanza" folder.
  7. The next time you launch Stanza, all the books in that folder will be automatically imported into Stanza's library (and removed from that folder).
  8. Note: any other software that can transfer files over to the iPhone can be used for this method of transferring books in bulk. When Stanza launches, any files it finds in the folder named "/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/Stanza" will be imported into Stanza. For example, you can use the shareware "DiskAid" software to also transfer files.

If you run into problems with sharing, please refer to http://www.lexcycle.com/faq/troubleshooting_sharing for common solutions to issues that users may encounter.

If you do not have a wifi network, but your computer does have a wifi card, you can create an ad-hoc wireless network by following these directions.

Comments

From the tutorial I

From the tutorial I previously found by torrent SE I learned that there are several ways to transfer content from your computer to your iPhone or iPod Touch, which range from sharing your books over your local WiFi network, uploading them to the internet, and transferring them over via USB. From my own experience I can say that I prefer sharing using Stanza Desktop. It's easy, quick and painless.

same on iPad

Would this work the same on the iPad? If anyone is interested check out the iPad Case site.

Error Importing an Epub book (404 error)

I have an iphone in which Stanza wouldn't download my epub-formatted book, and noticed I kept getting a 404 error from my browser (though the file/path/url was correct). When I changed the .epub file extension to .txt, the book was downloaded and imported correctly into Stanza.

Hopefully this will save some other people an hour or two of frustration! :)

Thanks again for making a great app!
Chris

USB Transfer not working Properly!

Using any of the suggested desktop applications suggested in this FAQ, the Stanza on the device does not recognize the transfered files, no matter what the format is. You guys should update your FAQ to better reflect this problem.
I use to dislike Apple, now I truly detest them!

USB transfer not working

Okay, I have Stanza 2.0 (which still should enable sharing) and I'm definitely putting my books into var/mobile/Media/DCIM/Stanza but when I open stanza there are no new books. The instructions seem simple, and I use the USB method to put other things on my iPhone so why won't it work here? Have seen a few other users who have had the same problem but there's been no reply to them. Any clues on why it might not work? I'm running 3.1.3 on an iPhone 3G.

EDIT: I did a bit more hunting around and found this thread: http://www.lexcycle.com/node/1500. I DL iFile and recreated the Stanza folder and applied rights at 777 (r/w/e). NOT sticky. Then I went back to iPhone Browser and put my two epub files back in - worked, they showed up when I reloaded Stanza. Just for anyone else that is having issues. Unfortunately downloading iFile must be done through Cydia which is only on Jailbroken iPhones.

i tried t do it in my self..

i tried t do it in my self.. but i failed... i will try your instructin

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Downloading e book

I tried to download an eBook in epub format using Stanza Desktop but when I opened the file it appears a text like "%&$£&%%?^$%%%...." and not the text of the book. I tried to do the same using another app as reader (uBook) and everything's working good.... I should prefere to use Stanza but I can't manage this problem....

I can"t transfer files using diskaid

My Iphone stanza's version is 2.1.1.
I used diskaid and create /DCIM/Stanza folder and add books to the folder.
But it doesn't work.
Books can't be transfered to Iphone

Think they took that out in

Think they took that out in version 2.1* at apple's request.

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Using iphone-explorer to transfer books in Stanza 2.1

Why, oh why, oh why? Why did this feature get removed from 2.1??? It was such a useful and easy method!!!! Especially for transfer of multiple books.

The other methods are just SOOOOOOO cumbersome compared with the iphone-explorer transfer method... it makes absolutely no sense to me at all that this was removed!

Can I revert back to an earlier version of Stanza... pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?

I simply use the standard

I simply use the standard IPhone USB or bluetooth to transfer books from a computer to iPhone.
All the best
Taisha

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Instructions don't Work

The instruction "At the bottom of the page, hit the plus sign" in the above lists don't work, as there is no such option (iPod Touch 3.1.2 / Stanza 2).
The Gmail instructions don't work as Safari displays a "can't open this type of file" error with every .pdb, .epb / .pdf file.

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We've updated the FAQ to

We've updated the FAQ to reflect the changes in the user-interface we made for Stanza 2.

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Doesn't seem to work on iPhone 3G

I have followed the instructions above to download books directly to the iPhone into a Stanza folder via USB (titled "Transferring books via the USB cable (for epub or eReader)")a few different times and it doesn't work. The files sit in the directory and are never imported.

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HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM OF TIMED OUT ERROR AND EBOOKS NOT SHOWING

STEP 1 - ON YOUR COMPUTER OPEN UP CONTROL PANEL
STEP 2 - CLICK ON SECURITY, THEN CLICK ON WINDOWS FIREWALL
STEP 3 - CLICK ON CHANGE SETTINGS (IF YOU COMPUTER PROTECTION IS ON THEN CLICK YES, IF NOT IGNORE THIS STEP)
STEP 4 - THEN MOVE TO THE TAB THAT SAYS EXCEPTIONS
STEP 5 - MAKE SURE BONJOUR HAS A TICK NEXT TO IT
STEP 6 - CLICK ADD PROGRAM AND ADD STANZA AND MAKE SURE IT HAS A TICK NEXT TO IT
STEP 7 - MAKE SURE JAVA(TM) PLATFORM SE BINARY HAS A TICK NEXT TO IT. THEN CLICK OK
STEP 8 - OPEN UP STANZA ON YOUR DESKTOP AND CLICK ON TOOLS AND MAKE SURE THERE IS A TICK NEXT TO ENABLE SHARING
STEP 9 - OPEN ANY EBOOK IN STANZA DESKTOP AND OPEN UP THE STANZA APP ON YOUR IPOD TOUCH OR IPHONE
STEP 10 - ON STANZA ON YOUR IPOD TOUCH/IPHONE GO TO SHARED BOOKS AND NOW YOU WILL SEE YOUR EBOOKS YOU HAVE
OPENED IN STANZA DESKTOP IN YOUR SHARED BOOKS ON YOUR IPOD TOUCH/IPHONE

STEP 1 - ON YOUR COMPUTER

STEP 1 - ON YOUR COMPUTER OPEN UP CONTROL PANEL
STEP 2 - CLICK ON SECURITY, THEN CLICK ON WINDOWS FIREWALL
STEP 3 - CLICK ON CHANGE SETTINGS (IF YOU COMPUTER PROTECTION IS ON THEN CLICK YES, IF NOT IGNORE THIS STEP)
STEP 4 - THEN MOVE TO THE TAB THAT SAYS EXCEPTIONS
STEP 5 - MAKE SURE BONJOUR HAS A TICK NEXT TO IT
STEP 6 - CLICK ADD PROGRAM AND ADD STANZA AND MAKE SURE IT HAS A TICK NEXT TO IT
STEP 7 - MAKE SURE JAVA(TM) PLATFORM SE BINARY HAS A TICK NEXT TO IT. THEN CLICK OK
STEP 8 - OPEN UP STANZA ON YOUR DESKTOP AND CLICK ON TOOLS AND MAKE SURE THERE IS A TICK NEXT TO ENABLE SHARING
STEP 9 - OPEN ANY EBOOK IN STANZA DESKTOP AND OPEN UP THE STANZA APP ON YOUR IPOD TOUCH OR IPHONE
STEP 10 - ON STANZA ON YOUR IPOD TOUCH/IPHONE GO TO SHARED BOOKS AND NOW YOU WILL SEE YOUR EBOOKS YOU HAVE
OPENED IN STANZA DESKTOP IN YOUR SHARED BOOKS ON YOUR IPOD TOUCH/IPHONE

wow, thanks a lot for this detailed step by step tutorial. I guess it will be also great to do video tutorial for some people, so there wont be any mistakes while transferring ebooks.

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Very good guidance to

Very good guidance to amateurs about how to transfer books from one’s computer to an iPhone or iPod Touch!! Several methods are given with step by step directions. Sharing, Uploading e-mailing books to yourself and a load of other information as well! Advantage with this is that it is more like a tutorial giving you and all your questions are taken care of!! Really dependable and seems to be a place people often come to clear their doubts about anything related to networks. Nice to have sites like these, where we can come and ask questions and get the correct information. Keep doing the good work!!Network Virtualization

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Time Out Error Communicating with Server

To resolve the existing problem, try following these steps:

Configure the antivirus software to exclude the scanning of OE mail folders

Make sure that your mail server is working ok
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Use ‘telnet name_of_mail_server 25 (for SMTP) /110 (for POP3)’ to check the availability of services. If it is working correctly, you will get a message with code 220 in case of SMTP server and a prompt asking you to enter username and password in case of POP3 server

If applying the above steps doesn’t solve the issue, your OE DBX file(s) might be damaged. Try these steps to solve:

From Windows Start menu, click Search and then ‘All Files or Folder’

Type Inbox.dbx in the Named box and choose your primary hard disk partition in the Look In box

Click Find Now

After the folder is found, right-click it and choose to delete it or rename it

Repeat the above steps for Sent Items

Re:

Book sharing Desktop to iPod Touch: Firewall Problem

Problem below was a firewall configuration setting for Bonjour.

I have previously downloaded and shared 10 books from Desktop PC Stanza to iPod Touch without any problem (desktop is an IBM running XP Pro v. 2002, Service Pack 3). When I attempt to use the shared books option on the iPod Touch Stanza I get a 'searching " message with the spinning circle icon. My desktop Stanza is version 1.0.0-beta18 build #1:413 (downloaded 11-22-09) which has the same problem as the older version. The same day the problem occurred I had downloaded an iTunes update. I have checked the FAQ troubleshooting section and nothing seems applicable. The iPod Stanza setting for Shared Books Domain is set to "local". I tried changing the Shared Books Domain to my wireless network without success. In the past I had done book sharing after syncing the iPod to the PC with the iPod USB cable. This post has been changed to reflect updated information. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

How do I transfer books from my computer to my iPhone or iPod

I created an account on StanzaFictionwise and followed the instructions here to upload personal content. The content was an epub file that I had downloaded from Project Gutengerg and have been reading on Desktop Stanza (Mac). I received an error message that epub files could not be uploaded, only pdb and zip pdb files were allowed. I think I followed instructions correctly. I wonder if the personal content allowed on Stanzafictionwise changed following Fictionwise's acquisition by Barns and Nobel?

Transfer via USB Cable

"Note: any software that can transfer files over to the iPhone can be used for this method of transferring books in bulk. When Stanza launches, any files it finds in the folder named "/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/Stanza" will be imported into Stanza"

----> I did it but Stanza in my ipod touch did not recognize it. So is the transfer via cable really working?

Thanks..

Transferring pdf into stanza in ipod

I've managed to transfer my ebook using mail.yahoo.com without any problems with connections etc.. However, once I opened the file in stanza, I couldn't get the original look of the text, i.e. spacing fell apart and words were connected together. For the second trial I used epub2go. I succeeded as well but the same problem remained, words were connected together. It makes reading a bit difficult.

Linux User

I only use Linux. How can I upload the ebooks I have on my PC to the iPhone? (Seems your Desktop app is only for Windows/MacOS). Can I use SSH to transfer my files? I already did, but my .rtf and .doc files are not recognized on Stanza's iPhone. Any ideas? Thanks.

support's picture

You can try Calibre. That

You can try Calibre. That runs on Linux, and has integration with Stanza iPhone.

Transfer eBooks to iPhone

http://Epub2Go.com is the easiest way to transfer eBooks to the iPhone.

You simply upload your PDF and enter your e-mail address.
It then e-mails you a link that downloads directly into Stanza.

Will this work?

First I downloaded Stanza for my PC to convert books to eReader.
Then i went to stanza.fictionwise.com and made an account.
I converted the books that i wanted to eReader form.
I then uploaded them only My bookshelf on the website from my PC.
Tomorrow i will have wifi access and i should be able to go to the website and upload the books onto my ipod touch?

Emily's picture

This will not work. The

This will not work. The eReader format that Stanza converts to is a special format for use with the eReader program. It is *not* the eReader format itself, and it won't be readable in Stanza iPhone.

Convert your books to ePub (which is also called Open eBook), then upload them to bookworm.threepress.org. Then download them from there, as described in the second section in the FAQ above.

ok

Thank you for replying. I will try it tomorrow and I'll let you know how it goes.

THANK YOU

The 2nd set of steps worked very well for me. The download was also very quick. Thank you for finding this method!

Works Wonderfully

I use McAfee Total Protection, and unfortunately had to disable the firewall to get this working. I did create an exception to allow stanza to have incoming and outgoing connections, but to no avail. I will tinker with the ports and Bonjour later to see if I can make it work.

Either way, these instructions work perfectly and I am enjoying my e-book collection on my iPod Touch. Thank You! This is a wonderful application and I am very excited to have such a strong reader at my disposal on the iPod.

Emily's picture

We are glad to hear that works

We are glad to hear that works well for you. Thanks for the testimonial!

Must have wireless network?!

None of these instructions for downloading books from the computer to the iPod actually work, which I presume means you MUST have a wireless network in order to get books that you can read on the iPod. If this is the case, then wtf are people who want a SECURE network supposed to do? I do not have a wireless network at home, nor would I ever set one up, as security is a huge concern. Does this mean I can't use any iPod applications, including this one? I find that remarkably shitty, especially as I just had to pay $9.99 to download the iTunes software upgrade that was supposed to let me use this free app, which doesn't effing work!!!

Emily's picture

Apple does not let any

Apple does not let any third-party apps use the wired USB connection. There are no apps in the app store that transfer data or files through the wired connection. So, yes, if you refuse to use wifi on your iPod Touch under all circumstances, then you will not be able to use any apps that involve any kind of web activity, including transferring data or files.

If you are willing to let your iPod Touch be on a wifi network (even though you don't have one at home) you can get books into Stanza on your iPod Touch by following the directions above for Uploading to bookworm.threepress.org. You can upload your books to a website from your computer on your network at home, and then the next time you have your iPod Touch on a wifi network, like at work, school, or a cafe, you can download your books to Stanza on your iPod Touch.

You paid the $9.99 to Apple to have access to the app store. If you want your money back because you don't feel comfortable using Wifi, you should take this issue up with Apple.

By the way, wifi is secure if you take the right precautions. For instance, you can require that your wireless router refuse access to any computers whose MAC address the router does not know. In addition, you can enable encryption on most wifi routers. Finally, you can prevent other users on your network from looking at the files on youe computer. Here's a link with some more information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_security

Sending files to iPhone through wired connection

Hi, Emily. You said, "Apple does not let any third-party apps use the wired USB connection. There are no apps in the app store that transfer data or files through the wired connection."

With all due respect, I must disagree. There *is* at least one app in the app store that allows you to transfer files from your computer to your iPhone via the wired USB connection. The current price of the app is $4.99.

Stating the name of the competitor's app here would probably be considered poor etiquette, so I won't do that, but I did want to correct the oversight.

Angie B.

transferring to ipod

Ive followed the instructions and its has been searching for hours and finding nothing

Emily's picture

In general if it has been

In general if it has been searching for your computer for a long time, then it means that

1) Your computer and iPhone are not on the same network.
2) There is a firewall enabled on your computer or your router.
3) You don't have Stanza Desktop open on your computer.

If you are sure that (1) and (3) are not the case, then try turning off your firewall while you are trying to share using Stanza Desktop. Keep in mind that if you're using Windows, you might have multiple firewalls -- one supplied by Windows and another pre-installed by the vendor of your computer.

Also, please have a look at the troubleshooting tips listed right under the instructions, above.

Still doesnt work

Ive disabled firewall, checked netwoek and desktop is open still nada, i can download from internet buut no sharing

Emily's picture

There is probably something

There is probably something on your router preventing the traffic. Log into your router and make sure that there is nothing blocking Bonjour, Zeroconf, Rendezvous, mDNS, or Multicast DNS. (These are all different names for the same service.)

If you're not able to log into your router because you're on a public wifi network, try setting up an ad-hoc network, as described here:

http://www.lexcycle.com/faq/how_to_sync_with_iphone_without_a_wireless_n...

You can also just upload your books to bookworm.threepress.org and then download books to Stanza iPhone. Those directions are described above in this FAQ.

What about the other direction?

I see lots of directions on how to push dox from desktop to iPhone (which is good, I'll want to do that sooner or later, I'm sure). But at the moment, I want to move the other way: having downloaded some dox into the iPhone, I want to see them from the desktop. How do I do that?

Emily's picture

We don't yet have a way to

We don't yet have a way to transfer books in the other direction, though we do hope to enable that in a future version of the software.

please implement xfer from iphone to desktop

i very much need to be able to read my iphone files on my desktop. please find a way to let me transfer these files or at least a way to extract them from the itunes mobilesync backup.

thanks,

/guy

New user, really confused at this point

I have to admit I'm really confused now. I downloaded Stanza for both my mac laptop and iphone the other day. I couldn't find any Online Catalog except on my iphone, so I assumed that that was the way I needed to download books for the service. Painful as that was to do on the phone, I managed to download a book from O'reilly, assuming that I could share it with my laptop. Now, as I'm reading here, it looks like I can't share books from my phone to my laptop. Which leads me to a few questions, which I assume must be obvious but have had a bear of a time finding any sort of how-to instructions anywhere (except this thread):
- What is the proper way to download books so they can be read on both the desktop and the iphone?
- If books downloaded to the phone can't be shared to the desktop, why is the online catalog on the phone?
- Is there a way to access the epub file as a file so I could transfer it to datacase (another iphone app) and maybe get it on my computer that way?

Thanks for the help. This looks to be a great service, if I could just figure out how to use it :).

AlizaG

AlizaG, you aren't stupid, this design is

I'm frustrated that eReader files do not open in the desktop and I get this error:

Stanza Desktop cannot read this eReader book. However, you can share this book with Stanza iPhone/iPod Touch from Stanza Desktop.

This defeats the purpose of purchasing a $14 book that can only be viewed on my iPhone. Having to view quite a few webpages and FAQ pages makes this very difficult to use effectively the first time, negating my interest in buying more books in the future.

Design a better service before you market it. Simple.

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The Online Catalog is not

The Online Catalog is not available for Stanza Desktop. The Online Catalog is a tool for Stanza iPhone, where downloading and organizing files, and choosing how you want to open them, is not possible, as it is on a computer. We might like to make the Online Catalog available in Stanza Desktop in the future.

We do not currently allow transfers of books from Stanza iPhone to Stanza Desktop, though this is something we would like to enable in the future.

If you want to download a book to read on both you computer and your iPhone, you can download it from the Online Catalog to Stanza iPhone, and you can download it from the web to your computer, just like you would download any other file to your computer from the web.

For instance, if you bought a book from the O'Reilly catalog, you should be able to login here and download your book:

https://members.oreilly.com/account/login

If you downloaded a book from Feedbooks, you can go to www.feedbooks.com to download books. If you bought a book from Fictionwise, you can login to your account at stanza.fictionwise.com.