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ruthmolenaar
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Can I download a prev purchased paper book in e format?

Hello,

 

I just got my nook today, from my husband for our 25th anniversary. So far it is great, down loaded a bunch of PDFs I am reading for my history classes,.

 

One thing I do want to know is: is it possible to have an e-version of a paper-version book I have purchased?

 

Or would I have to buy it over again in the e-format?

 

Thanks

 

Ruth

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Re: Can I download a prev purchased paper book in e format?

Unless the publisher is feeling really generous, you have to buy it again. I haven't run across any generous publishers. They all seem rather focused on collecting as much money as possible.

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Re: Can I download a prev purchased paper book in e format?

Well.....pooh. 

 

:smileymad:

 

 

Thanks for the fast response :smileyhappy:

 

Ruth

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Re: Can I download a prev purchased paper book in e format?

Older books are often available for next to nothing in ebook form.  Newer ones are still pretty expensive.  I've found ebooks for about 20 printed books in my collection that I wanted to re-read and they were dirt cheap.  

 

 

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Re: Can I download a prev purchased paper book in e format?

t project Gutenburg and  looking through all the free books here. Unfortunatley this particular book was published this year. It is a regular book, but one for my course work. 

 

What was said about VHS to DVD make sense though.  I will live. Barely. :smileytongue:  it is a pretty big book.

 

Thanks for all the insight

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Can I download a prev purchased paper book in e format?

That makes alot of sense FrogAlum.  BTW--thanks for the link to the Alice in Wonderland screen savers

 

 

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Re: Can I download a prev purchased paper book in e format?

 

ruthmolenaar wrote:

That makes alot of sense FrogAlum.  BTW--thanks for the link to the Alice in Wonderland screen savers

 

 

ruth

 

You're welcome!  :smileyhappy: