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Used to love my Kindle. Not now. Welcome Nook. An easy divorce.


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Initial post: May 20, 2013 8:10:29 AM PDT
David Levine says:
I have enjoyed my Kindle for the past few years, reading mostly books in mobi format. Then I bought a book and it got sent in a Topaz format. I complained and asked for a mobi format. I was told "Please be informed that kindle books are primarily formatted in .AZW format, so you won't be able to access the above mentioned eBook in .MOBI format." Further, "we'll continue to work with publishers directly and ask that they make their content available in all formats." I answered that I had been reading mobi for years. Now I have been asked to call them (for the third time) to discuss the problem. So I went to B&N to see if I could get a copy of the book and it was easily available in a different format. Hello Nook. Goodbye Kindle. This will be a painless divorce.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:13:31 AM PDT
Dittie says:
Kindle and Nook are not mutually exclusive but, hey, dump your Kindle for the sake of one e-book. I'm curious, though, what happens when you want an e-book that is exclusive to Kindle?

Posted on May 20, 2013 8:15:04 AM PDT
Tim W. says:
Good luck. You'll likely need it. *Hands David his hat*

Posted on May 20, 2013 8:17:01 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Buh-bye. Good luck reading all those .mobi books on a Nook.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:17:40 AM PDT
Cassie Anne says:
So, you're angry at Amazon because a *publisher* chose to submit in a less-than-optimal format?

Enjoy your Nook.

Posted on May 20, 2013 8:19:27 AM PDT
Dittie says:
I don't think he's paying any attention to the comments here because he's too busy trying to delete all those Kindles from his wish list.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:28:21 AM PDT
Juan Fermin says:
Nook has now opened up their Tablet to the Google Play marketplace, which means that you can now install Kindle on the Nook.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:31:01 AM PDT
Tim W. says:
I have a Nook app on my KF. It works perfectly fine. Amazon gave me the leeway to load it when they permitted installation of third party apps.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:32:26 AM PDT
Dittie says:
Nowhere did the OP even imply a reference to a tablet but if we are to assume as much, you can also install the Nook reader app on a Kindle Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:32:41 AM PDT
Mike says:
Hey, David: whatever gave you the idea that we'd be interested? Not!

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:33:09 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
On some of the Nook tablets. That's no help on the e-readers, which is clearly what's being discussed. If OP had a Fire, he could install all manner of reading apps on it and wouldn't have had a problem. Well, shouldn't have had a problem.

Posted on May 20, 2013 8:33:30 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 20, 2013 8:39:50 AM PDT
David Levine says:
I am in fact keeping my Kindle Touch -- and my Kindle 3, keyboard. I have too much on it to let it go, but it won't be my first choice for books. I am annoyed with Amazon and wanted to express how annoyed I am. I hate the proprietary corporate attitude of Amazon, Apple, etc. Perhaps B&N will be better. I have only had the Nook Touch Glow for a week, but I find that it is easier to hold, has better battery life, and the glow feature is adjustable and handy.
I don't think that the publisher "chose to submit in a less-than-optimal format" because B&N offers the different format. And why, after years of reading MOBI on Kindle, would I be told "[you] won't be able to access the above mentioned eBook in .MOBI format."

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:34:55 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
Show me a corporation that doesn't have a proprietary attitude.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:35:23 AM PDT
Dittie says:
"And why, after years of reading MOBI on KJindle, would I be told "[you] won't be able to access the above mentioned eBook in .MOBI format."

Because that's the format choice the publisher made when making that title available here. Sheesh.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:35:30 AM PDT
Mike says:
Still don't care, David. Why don't you rant in the rant thread? So long.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:38:58 AM PDT
Tim W. says:
I'd suggest you keep your Nook purchases backed up. When they stop selling a book, it disappears from your online library. You may also notice that it will disappear from your Nook device after you sync. Unless they've changed, that's what happens.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:41:00 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Nothing wrong with having more than one e-reader. Normally, you don't get to keep your old wife after a divorce, easy or not, but maybe things are different where you come from.

B&N is only better to the extent that they're running scared. Their books just as encrypted with proprietary DRM as anybody's (it's not really about the format, it's about the DRM). They still don't provide refunds on mistakenly-purchased, poorly-formatted, or otherwise regretted e-book purchases the way Amazon does. And they're still desperately trying to stay afloat.

Topaz books do suck, and I refuse to buy them. It is a publisher option that is fortunately rare, and yes, it's an option only Amazon offers to them. So if a publisher chose to also sell through B&N the book would not have been in Topaz. It's been a couple of years since the last time I ran across one, however.

Posted on May 20, 2013 8:42:26 AM PDT
David Levine says:
Dear Mike, if you don't care, why answer?
Dear Dittie, is it the publisher's decision re format offered to the reader? Or the retailer's choice?
Dear Peachy Pat, the fact that all corporations might have a proprietary attitude doesn't make it more palatable.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:45:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 20, 2013 8:48:20 AM PDT
Dittie says:
Dear David, re: question to Mike, what difference does it make?

Dear David, re: question to me, it's the publisher's choice for the third time.

Dear David, re: question to Pat, it's somehow more palatable to you if it's B&N?

ETA: Oh, and one more question, Dear David, just because I'm more curious than is probably for my own good -- what reaction did your Kindle complaint get on the Nook forum when you just dropped in there to whine to other customers?

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:47:36 AM PDT
David Levine says:
Thanks R. D. - Can you tell if a book is in the AZW -- Topaz -- format, before you buy it?

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:47:45 AM PDT
Mike says:
Because you're so annoying.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:48:09 AM PDT
Cassie Anne says:
The publisher chooses the format available from a list of options provided by the retailer. Amazon made (makes?) Topaz available, but the publisher chose to upload that format.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:48:26 AM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
"Perhaps B&N will be better."

Perhaps not. Are you completely unaware that B&N are giving Nooks away, and that whoever buys the Nook part of B&N may very well make the decision to stop supporting or making Nooks? Not to mention their "no return for any reason" policy.

But do have a great time with B&N, the disappearing Nook, Microsoft or whoever buys the mess that B&N's Nook package is.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:48:53 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
It is most defintely the publisher's decision on what format is offered. Where exactly would you get the idea that the retailers make decisions on the production of e-books? Does Wall-mart decide what features go into a Visio TV?

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2013 8:49:25 AM PDT
Dittie says:
That's what the sample feature is for.
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Initial post:  May 20, 2013
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