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Initial post: Dec 27, 2010 7:47:02 AM PST
My library uses the services of OverDrive for viewing their "downloadable" books. Kindle is at this time incompatible witrh this service. Does anyone know if Kindle has plans to offer software updates in order to utilize PDF ebooks or Adobe EPUB formatting? If not, I am really thinking about exchanging Kindle for a NOOK.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010 7:51:34 AM PST
John Newton says:
It's not likely that Amazon will update Kindle software to enable them to use Overdrive ebooks. Of course that's just my opinion. BTW, it's actually the DRM (the security) used that prevents Kindles from using these books. Kindles can already read PDF files they just can't decoded the DRM used.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010 7:53:40 AM PST
If library access is a deal breaker for you, get the nook.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010 8:01:42 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2010 8:04:35 AM PST
John Newton says:
Sorry I missed your Nook comment. I'm not personally a big fan of the eInk Nook. I really don't like the navigation on it though it's a personal thing so I'd advise you try one in person. All eInk ereaders I know of other than Kindles support Overdrive DRM so you have options there. Personally I like Sonys but they are on the expensive side.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010 8:08:01 AM PST
Sorry, but if you want to be able to borrow ebooks from the library, you're going to have to purchase a Nook, a Kobo, or a Sony reader.

On the flip side, I have TONS of freebies and/or inexpensive books that I've been able to load on my Kindle. :-) But library books, at least at the moment, aren't an option.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2010 8:09:11 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Get the Nook then.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 11:03:36 PM PST
gcherie2 says:
I live in the Houston, Tx area, and we can check out ePub books for Kindle and Kindle apps using Overdrive. I have an Asus tablet that only allows ebooks through Kindle. I downloaded the Overdrive Media Console app. (They have now fixed the bug that caused the ebooks to not download). You click on the small book in the top right hand corner. On the next screen, you add your library. Then click on your library(after adding) That will take you to your library where you can select your book. You will have to log in to your library with your library card number. Anyway, that is the way it works here in Houston!

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 11:14:38 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
gcherie, the post you replied to is 2 years old. It is from Dec of 2010.
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