Polls & Quizzes -  Which Would You Rather Give Up? (1157 views) Notify me whenever anyone posts in this discussion.Subscribe
From: kizmet15/27/18 11:52 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (41 of 80) 
 3738.41 in reply to 3738.39 

From: Dragoness (1Dragones) DelphiPlus Member Icon5/31/18 7:27 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (42 of 80) 
 3738.42 in reply to 3738.1 

If it had to come down to that choice, I'd give up the computer long before I would give up my books...




From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host5/31/18 7:37 PM 
To: Dragoness (1Dragones) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (43 of 80) 
 3738.43 in reply to 3738.42 

I think most of us feel the same way!  I'm greedy ... I want both  :-)

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From: gjones2two6/4/18 9:40 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (44 of 80) 
 3738.44 in reply to 3738.31 

> I asked once if I could download books from Barnes & Noble onto my kindle.  I was told they were incompatible.  But yet, I can convert pdf to mobi which is what the kindle accepts.

As Bike says, "Two stage transfers are there, too complex for many readers (or too much of a hassle). There is almost always a way around a compatibility issue if you work at it." There's no problem moving public-domain epub and pdf files (readable on the Nook) to the Kindle. The problem is DRM-protected (Digital Rights Management) books obtained from the Barnes & Noble site itself (and apparently even its free books are DRM protected).

Here's a site that offers two programs, one to download books from the Barnes & Noble site to a PC (using old software -- Barnes & Noble no longer supports it), and the second to remove the DRM (Digital Rights Management) and convert the book into Kindle format -- Epubor (I don't recommend this method, though -- see next post).


  • Edited June 4, 2018 9:49 pm  by  gjones2two

From: gjones2two6/4/18 9:41 PM 
To: All  (45 of 80) 
 3738.45 in reply to 3738.44 

You work with publishers, though, and they may disapprove of this method as a hack. I don't consider it unethical myself, though, as long as you use only one copy of the book at a time and don't profit from selling multiple copies. Also, according to what I've read on the net forums, using just one copy hasn't been prosecuted in the United States.

I don't recommend this method, though. The Epubor software that will remove the DRM costs $39. For a little bit more, you can use a method without the drawback of doubts about its legitimacy. Also, though the Epubor site passed a malware-scanning test that I run in my browser, the downloads could contain bundleware, not necessarily viruses but annoying. (When downloading freeware or shareware, I avoid the default installation, choose the advanced one, and uncheck everything but what I'm sure I need.)



From: gjones2two6/4/18 9:43 PM 
To: All  (46 of 80) 
 3738.46 in reply to 3738.45 

The best way I've seen so far to read Barnes & Nobles books on a Kindle is simply to buy an inexpensive Amazon Kindle Fire 7. Here it is for $49.99 at Amazon and at BestBuy.

"How to Get the Nook App on an Amazon Fire Tablet"

Also here's a YouTube video that shows "How to Download the Barnes and Noble Nook App on the Kindle Fire HD" -- YouTube. I imagine the procedure is about the same for the Fire 7.


  • Edited June 4, 2018 9:58 pm  by  gjones2two

From: gjones2two6/4/18 9:45 PM 
To: All  (47 of 80) 
 3738.47 in reply to 3738.46 

By the way, I notice that Barnes & Noble offers over 69,000 books for free at its site -- free books. Ordinarily I obtain epubs from public domain sites, but last week I read a couple from Barnes & Noble.



From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host6/4/18 10:11 PM 
To: gjones2two  (48 of 80) 
 3738.48 in reply to 3738.44 

Don't think I'm going to try this .....  but thanks for the info!


From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host6/4/18 10:14 PM 
To: gjones2two  (49 of 80) 
 3738.49 in reply to 3738.45 

I really wish someone would come up with a universal e-reader that would accept ebooks from everyone.  I certainly don't want to screw up my agreements with Netgalley and Edeweisee, plus all the other pulishers and authors that I deal with.  Think I'll just stick with what I have.  :-)


From: Hummingbird (GAHummer) DelphiPlus Member Icon6/12/18 2:14 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (50 of 80) 
 3738.50 in reply to 3738.1 

Books as I can read on my computer.



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