2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 10, 2010 2:17 PM by Jenniisme

    Which version?

      I have a question... When you want to purchase a classic for your Nook and have several options to choose from, how do you decide which one to buy?  I want to read The Woman in White by Wilkie.  There are six or seven available all for about the same price.  Is there a particular publisher that translates to the ereader format better than others or are they all about the same?

        • Re: Which version?

          Most of the classics are available for free from Google and Project Gutenberg.


          Google's books are usually just scans that are not proofread and contain many OCR errors.


          Project Gutenberg books are scans that are then proofread by volunteers and tend to contain far fewer errors.


          For just a few dollars you can download books from the B&N classic series. These books have been professionally converted to eBook format  by Barnes & Noble and in addition have added content with information about the author, the time period the book was written in, and footnotes explaining terminology that might not be obvious to a modern reader.


          In my opinion the best choice is always the B&N classic, if it is available.