11 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2013 8:18 AM by Halbert

    Kindle App?

    Jean-and-John

      Does the new and improved Nook Color software allow you to download the Android Kindle app and run it successfully?

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          no


          Jean-and-John wrote:

          Does the new and improved Nook Color software allow you to download the Android Kindle app and run it successfully?


           

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            Nope.  I wonder if the ad-infested Kindle "with features" will host ads for Barnes & Noble?

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              I'm always amazed by this question.  Why would B&N offer this?  That's allowing THEIR customers access to their competitor.  If I was B&N I wouldn't offer the app either.

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                  Well, here's a reason.  A Kindle user walks into a Barns & Noble store. (Have you heard this one?)  He is accosted by the NOOK demo guy, and, surprise, he really likes the NOOK.  So he whips out his credit card, then he stops!:smileyindifferent:

                    "I have over 500 books on my Kindle, some are reference books, I want to have them with me, can the NOOKcolor let me read them?  NO, but I really want a reader's tablet.   I just can't justify switching now, with all those books I've invested  in.":smileysad:

                  So, he puts his credit card away and walks dejectedly from the store.   It happened to me, except the walking away part, cause I got no self control.  I bought me a NOOKcolor! :smileyvery-happy:

                   But I really would like to be able to have access to my Kindle books.:smileywink:

                   

                  Being able to read your large Kindle library might be incentive to buy a NOOKcolor, and BN would gain a customer, sell a device and all his/her future books. :smileyhappy:

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                      I have a nook Tablet, and the big downside for me is not every ebook I want is available through Barnes&Noble but sometimes are available through Amazon. Now if I want to read the eBooks I have at Amazon I have to use my android cellphone. The one point that stopped my interest in the nook HD+ was no access to the Google Play store, i.e.. no Kindle app.

                       

                      This is a good reason to allow your competitor's app to be used on your product. Because otherwise I will keep my nook Tablet and buy a straight android tablet just so I can access both B&N and Amazon. But now I learn that the nook HD+ has the Google Play store, so I will be upgrading to the HD+.

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                      Because eReaders and Tablets made by Kobo do.

                      The Android platform running Kobo's readers allows apps for Kindle and Nook (just like an iPad).

                       

                      Kobo has positioned itself as the book-loving, reader-friendly, open-source device that allows you to sideload anything you want.

                      This will endear Kobo customers to Kobo. It will take reader sales from Kindle and Nook. But it will continue to allow sales of Kindle and Nook eBooks. It's a win-win-win for everyone.


                      That's why.

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                      Having a Kindle app wouldn't even be an issue with me if B&N would just put more free books out there. Every single day I can get over a dozen free and interesting Kindle books (yes, Real books, by Real authors), and I'm sure I'm not hearing about all of them.

                      I always check to see if B&N is running the same deal, and except for ONE time, they're not.

                       

                      I probably buy one book for every three free ones I get. Yes, I'm getting a lot of free books, but those books have led me to things I then bought.

                       

                      B&N is NEVER going to compete with Amazon in sales until they pull their head out and get real. And PUH-LEEZE, when I can go into the store, and buy a book on the discount table for less than I can get it on the Nook site, why would I ever buy a Nook book?

                      Don't get me wrong, I love the Nook. I have more than a 1,000 books on it. I use it Every Single Day. But come ON, people.

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                          kmz

                          pioneercynthia wrote:

                          Having a Kindle app wouldn't even be an issue with me if B&N would just put more free books out there. Every single day I can get over a dozen free and interesting Kindle books (yes, Real books, by Real authors), and I'm sure I'm not hearing about all of them.

                          I always check to see if B&N is running the same deal, and except for ONE time, they're not.


                          This is where Calibre comes in handy. I grab the freebie from Amazon (after making sure I can send it to Kindle on my PC), then once it's downloaded, I add it to Calibre and twist it to epub for the Nook. 

                           

                          Neither B&N nor Amazon will ever make it easy to convert, as they both want you betrothed to their ecosystems.

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                            flyingtoastr

                            pioneercynthia wrote:

                            Having a Kindle app wouldn't even be an issue with me if B&N would just put more free books out there. Every single day I can get over a dozen free and interesting Kindle books (yes, Real books, by Real authors), and I'm sure I'm not hearing about all of them.

                            I always check to see if B&N is running the same deal, and except for ONE time, they're not.

                             

                            I probably buy one book for every three free ones I get. Yes, I'm getting a lot of free books, but those books have led me to things I then bought.

                             

                            B&N is NEVER going to compete with Amazon in sales until they pull their head out and get real. And PUH-LEEZE, when I can go into the store, and buy a book on the discount table for less than I can get it on the Nook site, why would I ever buy a Nook book?

                            Don't get me wrong, I love the Nook. I have more than a 1,000 books on it. I use it Every Single Day. But come ON, people.


                            I was going to write a long post about economics, margins, remainders, and the slew of other reasons Amazon can afford to throw money away that BN can't, but I realized that nothing I bother typing on this forum is ever even considered by the Walmart crowd.

                             

                            I'm going to go make nachos instead. Cheers, gents!

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                              kamas716

                              pioneercynthia wrote:

                              Having a Kindle app wouldn't even be an issue with me if B&N would just put more free books out there. Every single day I can get over a dozen free and interesting Kindle books (yes, Real books, by Real authors), and I'm sure I'm not hearing about all of them.

                              I always check to see if B&N is running the same deal, and except for ONE time, they're not.




                              Just curious, what books are these?  And, are these deals related to purchasing an Amazon Prime account?