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Sajustne
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Registered: ‎11-09-2009
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Can I use kindle books on the nook?

Amazon and other ebook sites seem to have considerably cheaper prices the B&N, so could I just buy the books there and upload them to my nook?

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athenagwis
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Registered: ‎10-23-2009
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Re: Can I use kindle books on the nook?

On top of not supporting the file type (which might be converted to the proper one) Amazon books have DRM on them that prevent them from being shown on any device except for the Kindle registered to your Amazon account.  So even if you had the right file type, an Amazon book cannot be played anywhere except your Kindle.

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RaAusar
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Registered: ‎10-26-2009
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Re: Can I use kindle books on the nook?

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DRM is out of hand. I hope one day publishers will realize that consumers want to be able to have DRM-free ebooks. Or at least more open. This is one of the reasons why I like B&N. You have access to view your ebooks on multiple devices. I only wish it worked with other readers as well.

 

I used to buy DRM music and lost tons of money when I switched over to an iphone because my Rhapsody  music wouldn't work on the iPhone. Today, I only buy DRM-Free music from iTunes and Amazon.com/MP3.

 

I don't want to have run into a situation like that again so I will buying the majority books that have the ePub and Pdf format. I would like to ultimately see all books come with a ePub or Pdf ebook. I would be willing to pay extra for it too.  

 

O'Reilly and many others are good examples where I see a trend unfolding.

 

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vgr
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Re: Can I use kindle books on the nook?

or your phone.

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dutch_poppy
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Re: Can I use kindle books on the nook?

It's extremely disappointing to learn that the Kindle and Nook ebooks are not compatible. I've just ordered a Kindle (international version). It hasn't even been delivered yet! There is, I understand, no international version available yet of the Nook, but when there is, it is quite likely that I would want to purchase one because of the superior functionality. Not being able to access books that I have meanwhile purchased for the Kindle could be a big obstacle.

 

Please, B&N, Amazon and publishers get together and sort out the compatibility issues.