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Re: Ditch the nook and go for kindle

I make all of my purchasing decisions using a Magic 8 Ball.  Seriously, you can't go wrong with either one.  It boils down to personal preference, so if you can somehow get a hold of both of them to play around with that may make it easier.  Both devices have similar failure rates and issues judging by both help boards, so there is no real difference there either.  Even puarchasing is a similar experience (yes, I have played with both).  The books I looked for were available on both and at about the same price.

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Re: Ditch the nook and go for kindle

 


Grizzly wrote:

I like the fact that the Nook does allow shopping around at several ebookstores because of using ePub. But doesn't buying books from other stores mean you can't use the Nook features? I'm talking about things like notes, highlighting, searching, bookmarking? What about the dictionary, does it work with sideloaded ebooks?


 

I don't know where this rumor got started, but it is not true.  For the record -- and from personal experience -- the notes, highlighting, searching and bookmarking features work the same on my side-loaded books (mostly from Fictionwise and Googlebooks) as it does on my B&N books.

 

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Re: Ditch the nook and go for kindle

 


Large_Marge wrote:

 


Grizzly wrote:

I like the fact that the Nook does allow shopping around at several ebookstores because of using ePub. But doesn't buying books from other stores mean you can't use the Nook features? I'm talking about things like notes, highlighting, searching, bookmarking? What about the dictionary, does it work with sideloaded ebooks?


B&N has already stated they would work with Googlebooks as they are sold form the same store.  Fictonwise is also owned by B&N so the way they are handled is likely the same.

 

I don't know where this rumor got started, but it is not true.  For the record -- and from personal experience -- the notes, highlighting, searching and bookmarking features work the same on my side-loaded books (mostly from Fictionwise and Googlebooks) as it does on my B&N books.

 


 

 

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Re: Ditch the nook and go for kindle

The formatting of your reply and quote seems a bit confusing.  I will assume you were answering my note even though your comment appears right below Grizzly's, and inside a quote of my comments.  Anyway ...

 

I believe the key is the ebook format.  The "Library" functions should work on any ePUB and PDB formatted books on a nook.

 

Fictionwise and eReader though owned by B&N are, in fact, "other stores" as Grizzly was wondering about.  Their inventory is separate from B&Ns -- but they offer PDB and/or ePUB format for the nook.

 

Same for Googlebooks.  The fact that you can get them in the B&N online store is incidental to the production and format of their ebooks.  Google produces their own ebooks in ePUB format.  Therefore, even Googlebooks downloaded from their "store" should support the library functions.  (I will download something later, test my theory, and post my findings.)

 

That is the point of a "standard" format, as was discussed in another thread.  As long as the format meets the standard, the library functions should work just fine regardless of the "store."

 

P.S. for Alley.  For my own edification, can you point me to a source support for the statement that "B&N has already stated they would work with Googlebooks as they are sold form the same store."?

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Large_Marge wrote:

 

P.S. for Alley.  For my own edification, can you point me to a source support for the statement that "B&N has already stated they would work with Googlebooks as they are sold form the same store."?


 

It is in the user manual.  Googlebooks are in epub format which can be annotated just like any other epub or pdb file.