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HarleyGuy1968
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I'm thikning of getting a nook, but have a question

Can you play audio on the nook while reading a book (or doing other stuff) on the nook?

 

Thanks!

 

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DariaJane
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Re: I'm thikning of getting a nook, but have a question

Yep, you sure can!  Audio must be in mp3 format and put onto the nook from your computer, but that's really simple and in the manual.  Happy nooking!

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karinlib
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Re: I'm thikning of getting a nook, but have a question

Get a Kindle, from Amazon, it is the best ereader out there.

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Josienjoe
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Re: I'm thikning of getting a nook, but have a question

 


karinlib wrote:

Get a Kindle, from Amazon, it is the best ereader out there.


 

Unless you -

 

want to borrow ebooks from a public library

want to read ebooks purchased from sources other than Amazon

don't want to see a keyboard all the time

 

To the OP -  compare the features of the ereaders and buy the one that has the ones that are most important to you.

 

 


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tongas
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Re: I'm thikning of getting a nook, but have a question

I have a Kindle and a Sony and can buy books for both of them from many places, Baen, Manybooks, Smashwords, Feed Books just to name a few. I am not confined to buy books from only Amazon or the Sony bookstore.

 

Please research your facts before you post such erroneous information.

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ABthree
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Re: I'm thikning of getting a nook, but have a question

 


tongas wrote:

I have a Kindle and a Sony and can buy books for both of them from many places, Baen, Manybooks, Smashwords, Feed Books just to name a few. I am not confined to buy books from only Amazon or the Sony bookstore.

 

Please research your facts before you post such erroneous information.


 

 

Yep -- you can buy books for your Kindle from any seller who supports Amazon's proprietary format ,,, for as long as they support Amazon's proprietary format.  Bringing Sony into the discussion is a red herring -- nobody here has ever claimed that Sony is limited by the same kind of proprietary hurdles.

 

When your Kindle isn't a walled garden anymore, c'mon back and talk to us.  Until then, you're just trolling, using red herrings for bait. :smileywink:

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Re: I'm thikning of getting a nook, but have a question

 


karinlib wrote:

Get a Kindle, from Amazon, it is the best ereader out there.


 

 

No such animal!.. Maybe the best for you. Why are you in a nook forum boasting kindle as the best. Troll Much?

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ABthree
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Re: I'm thikning of getting a nook, but have a question

 


orb9220 wrote:

 


karinlib wrote:

Get a Kindle, from Amazon, it is the best ereader out there.


 

No such animal!.. Maybe the best for you. Why are you in a nook forum boasting kindle as the best. Troll Much?

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Apparently so, with 69 post to her, if you'll pardon the expression, "credit".    Some people have really strange hobbies.

 

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tongas
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Re: I'm thikning of getting a nook, but have a question

Most books from Baen are unDRM along with Smashwords and come in mobi format. Your Nook epubs are also DRMd and can be read only on your beloved Nook. Feedbooks is mostly unDRMd books. These sites provide me with books I can open with mobipocket reader or the Kindle. Undrmd epubs I can read on my computer or run through Calibre or change the extension to .zip and run them through mobipocket creator in about 2 clicks.I can read unDRMd pdfs natively on my Kindle. I can use Igorscript solution and download library books (although my local library doesn't have much in ebooks at this time.)

 

What on earth are you talking about...Google books are available. There is no walled garden. Quit bashing Kindles... they are fine ereaders along with the Sony and Nook. They all have their good and bad points but saying the Kindle is confined to the Amazon Store for books is absolute nonsense. That fact is WRONG. I have owned a Kindle for 2 and 1/2 years and have over 1000 books in my Kinde library, only 315 bought from Amazon. I have a pretty expansive garden. The Sony is not a red herring. It can read Sony epubs and access libraries....sounds like a Nook.

 

Research them all, fairly represent their plusses and minuses and then people can make a fair choice that suits them.

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gqb
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Re: I'm thikning of getting a nook, but have a question

@tongas - Did you know that you can get a library card to the Free Library of Philadelphia for $15?  You don't have to be a resident of Pennsylvania and can do it all by mail.

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tongas
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Re: I'm thikning of getting a nook, but have a question

I know about Philadelphia and New York library access but I don't really want it. My sister on the East Coast wants library access. We share Kindle accounts but her finances don't support many ebook purchases. I told her to check B&N boards and the Sony boards and figure out which one she wants and I'll gift her the eReader and the library fee for her birthday. I just want her to see honest points of each reader, good and bad so she can make a fair choice. I just don't like the misinformation.

 

My anti-tech neighbor across the street goes to library here about 3 times a week. I just hand her lists of books I want...return them myself of course since it is a nice walk from my house for me and my dog to do that. I don't mind a DTB on occasion. I've got enough reading material on hand to last me at least 5 years.

 

It's a good point about the far flung access to major libraries. Nook owners should take advantage of them.

 

 

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