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    Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?

      I personally prefer NOOK for a variety of reasons. I have had a lot of problems with Kindle, also I have found some books are on NOOK that are not on Kindle and overall I like how NOOK works better. Most of my friends use Kindle and they think it's funny that I use NOOK, so if you're a NOOK user like me I would like to know why you prefer NOOK?

        • 1. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?
          Mercury_Glitch

          Barnes and Noble may make bad choices, the web download issue, sd card slot on the NGL, etc.  But these bad decisions are not made with the end goal of driving everyone else under.

           

          Amazon wants to be the only source for ebooks, and virtually every decision they make can be traced back to this goal.  I'm young, but I've learned the lesson of giving up future options for short term convenience.  I know some folks own Kindles and buy ebooks from other sources, kudos to them, I just don't want to be counted as part of Amazons marketshare even if I don't buy ebooks from them. 

           

          Though I've recently switched to Kobo it's for similar reasons that I chose them over Amazon (Amazon would have been the easier faster option, I feel Kobo is the better option).

           

          I will admit working in a retail B&N certainly guided my original decision to buy a Nook, can't get much easier than picking up a device when you clock out.  And for a long time I wore ruby colored glasses concerning ereaders.  It's thanks to these forums that I've taken those glasses off.

          • 2. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?
            TarHeelGirl00

            I received my Nook Tablet as a Christmas present several years back. I am still using it, but I also purchased a Nook HD+ when they first came out and were on sale. I enjoy using them both,. I especially like the fact that I can use the Kindle app on the Nook HD+ and have the best of both worlds.

            • 3. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?
              EB613

              I remember receiving the first edition NOOK when I was 17. I actually cried because I thought my parents wanted me to stop buying hardbacks. I'm not sure why I thought that.

               

              Now at 21, I've owned a NOOK Tablet (sold to a friend), a NOOK Simple Touch w/Glowlight (sold), a NOOK Glowlight, and a SGTN. I really prefer the e-reader over the tablet though.

               

              As it is, I've invested so much money into BN that it's hard to pull away and say, "I want a Kobo!". I didn't choose NOOK, it chose me. I regularly went to BN with my parents when I was small and devoured the kids' section. It was only natural that my first e-reader would come from a home-away-from-home.

              • 4. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?
                keriflur

                EB613 wrote:

                 

                As it is, I've invested so much money into BN that it's hard to pull away and say, "I want a Kobo!". I didn't choose NOOK, it chose me. I regularly went to BN with my parents when I was small and devoured the kids' section. It was only natural that my first e-reader would come from a home-away-from-home.

                This is the reason I got my first nook also. I agonized - it just seemed easier to go with kindle, but B&N was my bookstore, my husband called it "the mothership." So I got a nook, the N1E, and then got the NST on pre-order, 2 years later.

                 

                I still buy my books from B&N, though I buy from Google also (they are often cheaper). Yesterday I bought 4 books, but B&N was more expensive for 3 of them, so I ended up buying 2 from Google and 2 from B&N (it cost me a dollar extra, but I did it anyway). I choose B&N in part because I want to see them be successful, and in part because I like their reading apps.

                 

                I do own a kindle (I read all my nook books on it), and will likely buy another down the line. IMO they are far superior than the devices from Kobo and B&N, and that's based on me ordering all 3 and comparing them in person. I wish B&N would put out a device that rivaled what Amazon was putting out, and if they did, I would absolutely buy it.  I don't think anyone is counting me as "kindle's marketshare" because (1) I don't buy books from Amazon, (2) Amazon doesn't report numbers anyway, and (3) Amazon sells kindles at a loss. IMO if you really want to stick it to Amazon, buy a kindle and then never buy any Amazon ebooks - they will literally lose money on you.

                • 5. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?
                  Mercury_Glitch

                  Don't feel like the fact that they are Nook ebooks ties you to the Nook.  As Keri points out she has all her Nook books on her Kindle.

                   

                  You can load Nook books on a Kobo without stripping DRM.  Dunno about the process keriflur uses for her Kindle.  All that said stripping DRM while illegal is on its own is not really something publishers or sellers can enforce.  Unless you share the ebooks with others they would be hard pressed to bring charges up since they'd have no evidence.  And even then it's questionable if they would bother since you still purchased the ebook you're just removing barriers from using it on other devices.

                   

                  It does come down to the individual, but stripping DRM is probably one of the safest laws one could break.

                  • 6. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?
                    bobstro

                    Em... Did Merc just throw Keri under the bus?

                    • 7. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?
                      Mercury_Glitch

                      No, I said I don't know how she gets her ebooks to the Kindle, I haven't looked at the Kindle or getting any non Kindle book on the device.  As far as I know she has a method that gets them on the Kindle w/o removing DRM.

                      • 8. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?
                        keriflur

                        I posted my method for getting books on the kindle, right here (right there?) in the forums.

                        • 9. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?
                          Jacquie66

                          I never liked the look of the kindle when I was considering getting an e-reader.  Then the Nook came out and haven't looked back since.  I also read books on my iPad via the Nook app but I like the idea of having something dedicated to just books and not having to vie for space with other apps

                          • 10. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?
                            bobstro

                            Merc's post just read funny. Sounded to me like "I wouldn't but some people like Keri..."

                            keriflur wrote:

                             

                            I posted my method for getting books on the kindle, right here (right there?) in the forums.

                            Did your posts survive? I'd hate to think the Kitchen Spam made it and that one didn't.

                            • 11. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?
                              keriflur

                              Yep. Saw one of them yesterday. I think it was the device comparison one, but I'm pretty sure that means the ebook on kindle/kobo one came across too.

                              • 12. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?
                                LarryOnLI

                                luvs2read89 wrote:

                                 

                                I personally prefer NOOK for a variety of reasons. I have had a lot of problems with Kindle, also I have found some books are on NOOK that are not on Kindle and overall I like how NOOK works better. Most of my friends use Kindle and they think it's funny that I use NOOK, so if you're a NOOK user like me I would like to know why you prefer NOOK?

                                One reason: Kindle uses a proprietary format.

                                • 13. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?

                                  I used to love BN and prefer my Nook, but then BN took away the ability to download my books to my desktop. I got my first Nook in 2010, and I fell in love. I thought Kindles were ugly, with the unecesarry keyboard (if I'm only reading what exactly do I need a keyboard for?). I would support BN any way I could; I had no problem paying a little bit more than other ebook retailers for my Nook books. The biggest thing to me was to do my part to try and keep them afloat. I hated Amazon with a passion because as some one above mentioned they seem to go out of their way to smash everyone around them. I rooted for the litlle guy.

                                   

                                  Until the little guy messed up. I have way too many Nook books that I paid for in my library to trust that they will be safe and sound on BN's servers.

                                   

                                  Not to mention that the last 'updated' Nook was the Glowlight, which in my opinion, was a lackluster entry into the ereaer market with crappy contrast and a glitchy OS that freezes up on me way too often.

                                   

                                  Thankfully, I had an older version of the Nook app that let me download my books, and they are now all safely ensonced in my Calibre library. And I'm about to join the Kindle ecosystem. The new Kindle Voyage looks like it is right up my alley.

                                   

                                  I'll never be one of those people who blasts BN...I'll always be a cheerleader but for now I'm not a customer.

                                  • 14. Re: Why do you prefer NOOK over Kindle?

                                    Really great reasons. I am glad I am not the only one that still likes this format.

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