12-26-2011 03:58 PM
It's the holiday season, so I'll try and play nice.
The short answer: no.
Kindle uses a proprietary file format that means, with some exceptions, mostly for free content, no sites offer Kindle format books for sale.
It's all part of Amazon's plan to lock you into content from the Amazon "ecosystem."
But, B&N still offers lots of DTBs, DVDs, and other products you can use your GC for.
Heck, if you're near a store you can even use it in the B&N cafe.
12-27-2011 01:08 PM
I believe you may be able to now download the nook app on your Kindle and can use it to read e-books from Barnes & Nobles as long as Amazon hasn't removed the app from their store. Unfortunately, as previously noted this is a problem unique to Kindle as Amazon uses a proprietary format for their books, although they may eventually (if they don't already) support the standard epub format.
If the app is no longer accessible, you're more than welcome to send the gift card to me, I'll put it to good use.
Anybody with more familiarity with Kindles please chime in, my mother-in-law just got a Kindle and I know I'll be asked to help set it up. Since we're a B&N family, I know absolutely nothing about them.
12-27-2011 02:23 PM
I believe you may be able to now download the nook app on your Kindle and can use it to read e-books from Barnes & Nobles as long as Amazon hasn't removed the app from their
This is only for the Kindle Fire -- you cannot install the app on any other Kindle. The app is not in their store, but you can sideload it.
12-27-2011 02:44 PM
I don't own a Kindle or a Nook (and I'm playing hooky at work), so I'm really speaking out of turn here, but I wonder . . .
Do you suppose you could:
1. Download the B&N app to your PC (I know this part is possible, because I've done it);
2. Buy B&N books that you download to your PC from B&N;
3. Use a product like Calibre to translate them into Amazon's format;
4. Sideload them to your Kindle??
I know that must sound like an awful lot of work, but it might be worth it. If you decide to try it, please let us know how it works. Thanks!
12-27-2011 02:48 PM
12-27-2011 04:22 PM
From what I saw of direction, if the Amazon book is DRM'd Calibre wont do it.. You need to strip off the DRM (which is illegal) and since no 1 app does this, it took like 4 or 5 apps to clense the DRM, then you were ready to put into Calibre.. So you would need to process each and every book through about 6 apps to get it into a Nook.. You would have to be a pretty dedicated Pirate..
12-27-2011 08:40 PM
PEOPLE HELP ME! I have a simple touch nook,and when i registered i skipped the credit card info. I NEED HELP to get tht back so i can purchase books! HELP!