3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 6, 2010 1:43 PM by Doug_Pardee

    B&N eReader software support for Ectaco Jetbook Lite

      Hello-

       

      I am hoping that someone can help me.  I want to download the B&N eReader software so that I can read a book that I purchased for my Ectaco Jetbook lite. The book is in .pdb format with DRM protection. What version of the software do I download?  The book I bought is compressed, so I assume that I will need to unzip it before I can use it, but exactly how do I do that?  The Jetbook is not one of the formats that is offered on the software dowload page, but Jetbook says it supports B&N eReader with DRM.  I do have the most recent version of the firmware for my Jetbook, also.   The answer is probably obvious, and I apologize in advance for being dense, but I am a bit confused.:smileysad:

        • Re: B&N eReader software support for Ectaco Jetbook Lite
          Doug_Pardee

          Your best bet is to download the software from eReader.com.

           

          Barnes & Noble is moving away from the eReader format to EPUB.

          • Re: B&N eReader software support for Ectaco Jetbook Lite

            I also use a Jetbook and it works well withe the PDB files that I have downloaded from eReader, Fictionwise and B&N.  However, I bought an ebook from B&N a couple of days ago and after putting it on my Jetbook was unable to read it (went into continious load mode).

             

            After doing a little checking, I found that the errant ebook had a .EPUB file extension rather than the .PDB extension.  I also tried it on my eSlick reader with the same results. 

             

            I am waiting or an email reply from customer service as I type.  I hope that B&N doesn't throw the PDB people uder the bus in their conversion to EPUB ebooks.

             

              • Re: B&N eReader software support for Ectaco Jetbook Lite
                Doug_Pardee
                jabby wrote:

                I am waiting or an email reply from customer service as I type.  I hope that B&N doesn't throw the PDB people uder the bus in their conversion to EPUB ebooks.

                 

                Good luck, but I don't hold out much hope. There's been a considerable amount of upset from people using eReader software on platforms like Android and Linux that B&N doesn't support, due to B&N's unannounced changeover to EPUB a couple of weeks ago.

                 

                As far as I know, B&N is only delivering eReader PDBs to Blackberry users now. (Certain e-books aren't available as EPUB, so they'll be PDBs on all platforms).