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Initial post: Mar 19, 2013 11:41:04 AM PDT
Please forgive me if this has already been discussed, did not locate the topic by search. I am heavily considering a Kindle Paperwhite and would like to know if I can transfer the library I have on my Nook to the new device? Any advise would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 11:44:21 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
The Kindle uses a different file format than the Nook. You can't load the Nook books to the Kindle unless you strip the DRM and convert them to a Kindle format.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 11:47:00 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
You can't legally put Nook content on your Kindle Paperwhite. They're incompatible formats.

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 11:58:56 AM PDT
Thank you for the quick replies.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 12:00:46 PM PDT
flipoid says:
The only Kindle on which you'd be able to read your Nook content would be the Kindle Fire (tablet) because you'd be able to put the Nook reading app on the Fire. But you can't (legally) read Nook books on e-ink Kindles (including the Paperwhite) because, as others have said, the formats are incompatible.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 12:02:00 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
You can't legally speed either but most people do it :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 12:27:01 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Well yes, but speeding is always, ALWAYS accidental, right? At least the times I've been caught were. Stripping DRM however, nothing accidental about that.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 12:31:59 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
If someone messed with your computer and set up Calibre to do it wouldn't that be accidental also??

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 1:22:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 19, 2013 1:23:20 PM PDT
PS56k says:
As others have mentioned - basiclly - NO -

Each ebook vendor - BN Nook, Amazon Kindle, and Apple iBook - have their own unique locked DRM or copyright protection scheme. So, no, you can't "consumer easy" copy, download, or in any way move the content from one world to the other..

However, again, as mentioned, if you move to a "tablet", then you can install each of the ereader apps - Nook & Kindle - but of course, it's not as handy and lightweight as the physical ereaders like PaperWhite.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 1:26:12 PM PDT
quilt lover says:
Also, if your nook is a tablet and you purchased kindle books for it, then they would be available on your cloud to send to the paperwhite. Did we cover all bases yet?

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 1:29:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 19, 2013 1:30:50 PM PDT
PS56k says:
OK - I'll even toss one more out there....
I have an orig Kindle K1, and a K3/keyboard - which are just gathering dust. I totally use my orig Nook Color, which is running the N2A microSD card, which boots full Android and therefore gives me: Kindle app, Nook app, and the Overdrive app for local library downloads.

BUT - I'm guessing the OP really just wants a very lightweight ereader - hence the PW -

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 1:34:51 PM PDT
Wow....such great and helpful information!! Thank you so much everyone. PS56k is correct.....looking for something lighter to throw in my purse and I also love to read at the beach. The Nook isn't very good for that. Just didn't want to forfeit my existing library.

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 2:58:28 PM PDT
Wondering says:
According to their product pages, the Kindle Paperwhite weighs 7.5 ounces; the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight (an e-ink device) weighs 6.95 ounces; and the original Nook Simple Touch (e-ink, no light included) weighs 7.48 ounces. Since you're already invested in a Nook library and all three devices are fairly close in weight, maybe one of the e-ink Nooks would fit your needs.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 3:00:04 PM PDT
flipoid says:
You could still use your Nook. Just buy the Paperwhite and load it with free books, or check e-books out from your library, before you head to the beach or elsewhere out and about. If you're going to throw it in your purse, I'd recommend getting a good protective cover for it. (-:

Or a less-expensive alternative would be the Kindle Basic for $69.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2014 5:59:12 PM PST
Thomas S. says:
Thats not completely correct. You cannot do it because they are different formats. Legally has nothing to do with things - if the Paperwite understood Nook style ebook files it would be perfectly fine. You can read nook ebooks on lots of non-nook devices, but the paperwhite would need to support the nook format.

What is illegal is stripping the DRM off of the nook ebook file, and that wasn't really what the poster asked.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2014 6:10:36 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Why are you resurrecting old posts to reply to?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2015 8:31:53 AM PDT
I think you can only do this on the Kindle Fire and not the Paperwhite.... but in case you can, I used to download their NOOK app for Android. I own the Kindle Fire HDX and I had to turn off the security feature that stops you from downloading from untrusted sites. Then go to Get Jar and Search for NOOK. The app comes up. Click to download.. (It's FREE) and after it finishes, tap the download to open it. A Kindle security warning will come up to tell you this is from an untrusted site. Tap to proceed. The Nook App installs and you will find it on your home page or Apps directory.

Don't forget to go back into your security settings and turn ON the selection to protect your Kindle from bad or untrusted downloads.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2015 8:35:00 AM PDT
**Meya** says:
Brenda asked this well over two years ago. She has most likely figured it out by now.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2016 12:24:30 PM PST
But there are others from the future, like myself, who appreciate all the additional information ;)
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