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Chris_A
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Kindle Edition and Nook

Can anyone tell me if a purchased ebook from Amazan can be put on the Nook?  I've Googled this question and haven't found a real answer.  I am assuming "no", but thought I'd ask the question.  It's kinda discouraging that there are Kindle Edition Ebooks that can't be found on B&N's store.  I have a list of books I'd like to read but B&N doesn't offer them.  I hope that's a "not yet" cause I don't want to buy the actual book.  

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Re: Kindle Edition and Nook

No, you cannot.

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Chris_A
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Re: Kindle Edition and Nook

I figured so.  Thanks.  

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mos
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Re: Kindle Edition and Nook

You kinda can. You have to "Free" the book and change the format to epub. Than it works.

so long,
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mos wrote:

You kinda can. You have to "Free" the book and change the format to epub. Than it works.


 

A more accurate way to express that would be "Yes you can, but it's not legal."

 

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Re: Kindle Edition and Nook

A more accurate way to express and summarize what everyone is saying is thus...

It is illegal to remove the DRM from eBooks. So if you are going to go to this much trouble to violate the DMCA, you might as well just download illegal versions off the net. It would save you lots of time and hassle.

The legality would be the same. Morally speaking, you might feel better about buying and then striping the DRM, but either way you would be violating DMCA.

 

But if you do need to remove the DRM this site: http://nyquil.org/archives/1235-Converting-Amazon-Kindle-For-PC-Books-Now-Possible.html

Has some suggestions. Once the book is in Mobi format you can easily convert from Mobi to ePub and move it to your Nook.

 

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DRW53OH
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TogTogTogTog wrote:

A more accurate way to express and summarize what everyone is saying is thus...

It is illegal to remove the DRM from eBooks. So if you are going to go to this much trouble to violate the DMCA, you might as well just download illegal versions off the net. It would save you lots of time and hassle.

The legality would be the same. Morally speaking, you might feel better about buying and then striping the DRM, but either way you would be violating DMCA.

 

But if you do need to remove the DRM this site: http://nyquil.org/archives/1235-Converting-Amazon-Kindle-For-PC-Books-Now-Possible.html

Has some suggestions. Once the book is in Mobi format you can easily convert from Mobi to ePub and move it to your Nook.

 


 

Interesting morality question, especially for a book that is available for Kindle, but not nook.  NOW, it is absolutely a violation of the DMCA--it's illegal.  But is it immoral?  I'm not so sure--if I pay Amazon for the book, which will presumably pay the publisher, who presumably pays the author, then I've done my bit for literature.  After all, were it up to me I would pay B&N the same amount (plus or minus) for the same book, but for whatever reason I can't do so.  Ah, digital licensing, what a tangled mess you have left!!

 

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Re: Kindle Edition and Nook

And to dig a little deeper, if i purchase the dead tree edition and download a torrent of the book (unavailable in eversion), where does that fit in the morality scale?

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