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readLH
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"drenched" book

I went to continue reading my free ebook and when I opened it, it said it had been drenched. what does that mean?

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readLH wrote:

I went to continue reading my free ebook and when I opened it, it said it had been drenched. what does that mean?


 

You left your nook out in the rain ...

 

Wait, that's MacArthur Park ...

 

Never heard of that before. Are you sure it said drenched?

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Sorry, never had that happen to me nor heard of it happening to anyone.  Might want to give a call to tech support on this one unless someone else on the board is able to provide an answer.  You could always try the usual archive then unarchive and re-download to see if that resolves the issue.  Which book was it?  Sorry, I couldn't be more help.

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I am completely lost by the question

 

so your NOOK (the device) is fine but the free eBook, when opening it to read, says on the screen instead "this book has been drenched" or something like that?

 

do other books work?

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This makes absolutely no sense unless you somehow figured out how to separate your e-book from your Nook and get it wet.

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AlanNJ wrote:

This makes absolutely no sense unless you somehow figured out how to separate your e-book from your Nook and get it wet.


I would wait for it to dry out.:smileyhappy:

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I hear that dry rice helps!

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Re: "drenched" book

@readLH

 

Was the 'free' book a sample of the whole book?

 

I try samples from B&N of books I'm not sure if I'll like. When you get to the end of a sample it says [End of Sample] usually. If I like the book I buy it, if not no harm.

 

I do the same for my mom's Nook. So far she's liked everything I've found for her but wouldn't want her to feel bad if I chose wrong. She's still amazed that I can buy her the book from the Nook and don't have to go out to a store to buy it for her.

 

If it was actually a 'free' book where did you get it from? It might be a 'damaged' or incomplete download. In that case I'd delete it and try again. Hopefully it is not 'defective' or incomplete from wherever you got it from.

 

 

 

 

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other books work just fine. The book is Maria Montessori's The absorbant Mind

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readLH wrote:

other books work just fine. The book is Maria Montessori's The absorbant Mind


If you can't tell from the comments above we are 100% lost on what you are saying.

 

can you restate the issue in detail.  when you open the book it is simply saying 'drenched'?  can you read part of it? 

 

have you archived it and unarchived?  that might solve it

 

more details please, we have no clue exactly what issue you are having. 

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OK for chuckles & grins - free book - downloaded - opened - the opening cover page reads:

 

"The Book Was Drenched"

 

Perhaps someone's warped sense of humor, the title is "The Absorbent Mind" - ergo one could conclude that the mind was "drenched" with information then absorbed the information... :smileysurprised:

 

All 216 pages are available - who knows why the opening cover/title page reads that way, but the book is all present and accounted for.

 

Personally I prefer Rudolph Steiner, Waldorf System - but Montesorri is better known.

 

Edit:  Can not resist - perhaps a colander would reduce (not totally abate) the flow of liquid....information.....:smileyhappy:

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Tweedledee wrote:

 

Perhaps someone's warped sense of humor


This is a scanned library book (Osmania University Library, Hyderabad). It appears that the original copy that was scanned may have suffered some mishaps, and was marked to prevent future borrowers from being blamed for the damage. A number of scanned titles from Osmania U have the same opening.

 

I'm not convinced that this title is legally distributed, but it'd take an expert in international copyright to determine that, and I'm not one.

 

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Doug_Pardee wrote:

I'm not convinced that this title is legally distributed, but it'd take an expert in international copyright to determine that, and I'm not one.

 


The book has a publication date of 1949 and would normally be under copyright protection, however I did not see a copyright notice in the book.  This one is for the copyright lawyers.

 

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GeneHunter wrote:

 


Doug_Pardee wrote:

I'm not convinced that this title is legally distributed, but it'd take an expert in international copyright to determine that, and I'm not one.

 


The book has a publication date of 1949 and would normally be under copyright protection, however I did not see a copyright notice in the book.  This one is for the copyright lawyers.

 


India might not have been copyrighting books back then.  They had just broken off from the British and had more important things to deal with.  Hell, it is 2011 and they still aren't really on top of copyright.

 

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I don't quite understand what you mean?  Does the book read at all? 

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Yes it reads - all pages are there, albeit not in the best of shape, from my very quick scan of the book, it appeared that the scanned copy was a little worse for wear.

 

The issues that Doug and others are now discussing are; is the release of this book as a free "book" (for want of a simple way to explain the issue) legal under copyright laws, then further complicating the matter is the fact that this is not an American publication, so is it legal under international/country of origin copyright laws.

 

The publication is recent enough (1949) that there is a question as to the legality to release the book in this fashion.

 

The answer from this corner is that I have no idea what the legal status of the book really is, and their consensus is that it would take an international copyright lawyer to determine that point.

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MegSLP wrote:

 

India might not have been copyrighting books back then.  They had just broken off from the British and had more important things to deal with.  Hell, it is 2011 and they still aren't really on top of copyright.

 


 

From copyright.gov.in

Prior to the Act of 1957, the Law of Copyrights in the country was governed by the Copyright Act of 1914. This Act was essentially the extension of the British Copyright Act, 1911 to India.

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GeneHunter wrote:

 


MegSLP wrote:

 

India might not have been copyrighting books back then.  They had just broken off from the British and had more important things to deal with.  Hell, it is 2011 and they still aren't really on top of copyright.

 


 

From copyright.gov.in

Prior to the Act of 1957, the Law of Copyrights in the country was governed by the Copyright Act of 1914. This Act was essentially the extension of the British Copyright Act, 1911 to India.


Honestly, I'm not surprised that there are bootleg copies of books, etc floating around.  If there is one thing that my time in India has taught me, it is that the cops turn an eye to just about everything over there. Corruption is huge. 

 

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This is definitely a very unique problem...  I looked up the word "drenched" on dictionary.com.  The only thing I think could have happened to your book is that a computer virus got into it (highly unlikely because I don't think Nook can get viruses) or the book is unreadable, i.e. it is not in a format Nook can read.  Hope you can figure this out!  

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