8 Replies Latest reply on Sep 24, 2013 8:50 PM by bklvr896

    App to download library books directly to Nook via Overdrive

      I'm very frustrated with the fact that I cannot check out library books and download them via Overdrive directly to my Nook Tablet, but have to first download it to my computer (only after I installed Adobe Digital Editions) then download it to my Nook via USB in addition to having to go in and delete files from the Nook (:F) drive ect, ect. ect..  Very dissapointed in this especially after I found out that you download straight to the Kindle without all of the hassle.  

       

      PLEASE SOMEONE FIX THIS! 

        • Re: App to download library books directly to Nook via Overdrive

          The Kindle actually does not have this functionality anymore due to their agreements with Overdrive.  You have to sideload the library books as well via USB. This is becoming a condition to download from the libraries themselves, not an issue specific to the Nook Tablet.  

          • Re: App to download library books directly to Nook via Overdrive

            I was a guinea pig at my local library for downloading e-books on the NOOK tablet. We had a heck of a time! Yes first Overdrive and Adobe Digital Edition.  There are not that many e-books from the library, in the NT digital version.  I like to support my library & otherwise read via Free Fridays or Lend Me (altho this has an issue, cannot change your original email address :-( ).  Back to the tread topic: is the lack of digital books for the NT both the NT & libraries are behind, and the publishers not releasing the digital books for bestsellers (until the hardback has its run) and they are not NT or Kindle Fire ready (since these are the newer devices).  Am I clueless?  Thanks!

            • Re: App to download library books directly to Nook via Overdrive

              I feel like a dummy because I don't have a clue what any of this means :smileyvery-happy:

               

              What is and where can I get an AFN card?  If I am understanding this, I would put this card in the SD slot and then I am able to download android app & then read/buy books and apps through Amazon?

              • Re: App to download library books directly to Nook via Overdrive
                Reisnice
                You can search for AndroidForNook (AFN) or Nook2Android ((N2A) and find their websites. Both are similar in that after inserting the card, your NookTablet or Color boots as a generic Android tablet. You can then download the Nook and Kindle apps, and read either type of ebook. So far, Amazon has been able to keep the publishers from shutting down their direct download library book method, but I suspect that it's just a matter of time. The large publishers feel compelled to make it as painful as possible, if not impossible, to read library books. They would much rather you'd just buy them.
                  • Re: App to download library books directly to Nook via Overdrive

                    Actually, you can now directly download library books in the Kindle format.  I think that changed earlier this year.  I have the N2A and it came with the Nook and Kindle apps as well as several other readers and many apps.  I'm sure AFN has the same.  I've found that Aldiko (which comes pre-loaded) is a better reader and you can download library books direct with this app.   

                  • Re: App to download library books directly to Nook via Overdrive

                    I agree. If I can not do this by end of the year I am going to abandon the BN product line and go to a kindle. Too bad, I love everything else about it.

                    • Re: App to download library books directly to Nook via Overdrive

                      I have the Nook Tablet, and called my local library in Palm Beach County, FL to see how to borrow a library book. They told me that with the Tablet, we no longer have to download the book to our PC first, but can download/borrow it through Overdrive. I have Overdrive, but have yet not been able to successfully 'borrow' a book! It's very frustrating, but I'm glad at least that once I figure this out, my PC doesn't have to be a part of the process.

                        • Re: App to download library books directly to Nook via Overdrive
                          bklvr896

                          AbigailRose wrote:

                          I have the Nook Tablet, and called my local library in Palm Beach County, FL to see how to borrow a library book. They told me that with the Tablet, we no longer have to download the book to our PC first, but can download/borrow it through Overdrive. I have Overdrive, but have yet not been able to successfully 'borrow' a book! It's very frustrating, but I'm glad at least that once I figure this out, my PC doesn't have to be a part of the process.


                          I what problem are you having?  Figuring out how to checkout and download pn book, getting the app to work?  If you provide more info, perhaps someone could help.  I downloaded about 15 different books from the library this weekend without any issues.