Apparently B&N decided to change how they do DRM. There is a work around to this change, but it involves getting into that dark area of the law we call future proofing ebooks.
Thanks, Mercury, can you give me more info about "future proofing"? or a link to such information?
I kind of thought I was future proofing (backing up) my purchases by downloading them to the NOOK app on my computer and therefore creating the epub file. Is there something else?
BTW: I read about this "problem" of asking for credit card info on the Glowlight boards.
I tried a soft reset. Nothing.
I tried using the name as it appears in my account, rather than exactly as it appears on the card. Nothing.
Since the books are sideloaded, they cannot be archived.
So, I'm still looking for answers/workarounds. Thanks for any info or suggestions.
Backing up was enough future proofing when B&N was using the old system, though I believe it always meant striping the DRM from ebooks.
Again striping DRM is well in to the murky bits of the law. That said unless you're distributing ebooks your chances of being caught are slim to none.
Since it is in the murky bits of the law, all I can say here is googling alf and drm get interesting results.
To Mercury's point, we've made a change in how DRM is handled on our devices that doesn't allow the same behavior you were accustomed to. I'm sorry for the inconvenience that's presenting.
Another way to achieve what you are doing now, is to use our Profiles feature to help manage/organize content amongst your family. Essentially, we can combine your two libraries into one and then you would select the content that goes to each Profile.
There are some limitations - mainly among our legacy devices. But, I'm hoping that might help.
Feel free to PM me for more information.
Tangentially related, when did the Nook Glowlight gain profiles, or become a legacy device?
At least the HD offers profiles so, in theory, this may resolve the issue in this post, assuming both Nooks are HDs.
Sorry for the misstep - the Glowlight isn't a legacy device.
I'm hoping we'll retro fit our older devices with the profile feature, but mainly this applies to our post HD lineup and our broader BYOD strategy. The new 4.0 Android update allows you to create/manage profiles as well, which will in turn then sync out to iOS and our latest NOOK devices.
A band-aid to the issue at large, but progress nonetheless.
Thanks to all of you--Mercury, Alex, and Froide. After a few PMs with Alex, I will probably set up the sharing profiles for those devices which will accept profiles--my HD and HD+. Wish me luck for a smooth transition!
As I recently posted in the similar discussion, DRM change? :
This topic - and its resolution - was discussed over at Mobileread
If you have the latest version of Alf's plug-in, the workaround is explained in the help file for the B&N area of the customization dialog.
You will need Nookstudy which can be downloaded from here: