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If I get a Kindle, can I buy books from Barnes and Noble too?


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Initial post: Dec 7, 2011 6:51:07 PM PST
I'm considering buying an e-reader and am torn between Nook and Kindle. Barnes and Noble says Amazon will not let its books be sold on other readers than Kindle. Will Kindle access books from other vendors?

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 6:53:10 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2011 6:55:41 PM PST
J. Spotts says:
Sideload the Nook reading app onto your Kindle Fire. You'll be able to shop and read books you purchase from their book store.

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 6:55:44 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
Nope. Each book seller has thier own DRM. Nook books cannot be read on the Kindle and Kindle books cannot be read on the Nook.

There is a exception, if you use a tablet like the fire or the nook color you can get the apps to work on them but if you are talking about the Eink readers the answer is still no.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 6:57:46 PM PST
Is it possible to download the books from B&N and use a program like Calibre to send it to your e-ink Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 6:58:52 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Not without removing DRM and converting them.

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 7:00:10 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
Nope. Calibre will not convert books with DRM. You would have to strip the DRM to do so.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 7:01:37 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Actually Calibre will do it with a couple of addons...hehe.

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 7:02:08 PM PST
This may be a problem on the e.ink Kindles, I don't know. But any Android device, including the Kindle Fire, can run apps that support both Kindle and Nook books.

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 7:08:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2011 7:11:04 PM PST
J. Spotts says:
Not sure why you guys are having problems. I've got a Kindle Fire and I can read and access all my Barnes and Noble Books that have been purchasing using the app. Now if you plan to side load content on to your device then you'll need to do some work to get it to display properly outside of the Docs folder and in Books. As for earlier readers, I do not believe sideloading the app will be possible and even if it was it would not function properly. Now I do not have any previous B&N content, so I do not know if the app will make that available to me, but everything I've purchased so far goes into the apps library and is readable on the Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 8:18:15 PM PST
Yeah, I'm using the Nook app too to access my B/N content with no problems at all.

Lynda

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 8:35:00 PM PST
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Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2011 9:00:00 PM PST
I have an ebook I got free from B&N, long before nook. It never came out in Kindle format, no matter how many times I've looked. It was interesting, but I hated reading on computer, so I was happy to be able to make the nook app work on my Fire. There's an audible copy, but still no Kindle book.

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Posted on Dec 7, 2011 9:08:10 PM PST
Jwb52z says:
I wish they'd never named the Kindle Fire in such a way that people would think it actually is a Kindle. It should be called the "Amazon Fire Tablet".

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 9:17:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2011 9:17:56 PM PST
J. Spotts says:
My local community college has an arrangement with the B&N to carry copies of books for the math classes it offers. The books are priced the same as the college book store, but the B&N is closer to my house. The college is almost an hours drive from my house. Beyond that, I usually get my books else where. I'm not an idiot. I price compare for the lowest price and rent books I do not want to keep. B&N is convenient and the custom books used by the college are only available in those two places. So either I drive an hour out of my way, or go to B&N for the book and a latte. Plus I like to spend my time inside the book store reading for free. I live so close I can walk over and spend a half hour reading a couple pages from a book. By the time I'm done it costs me nothing. They are like a library with a starbucks inside ... heaven I think so.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2011 2:56:24 AM PST
C. Scilley says:
I have the Nook app on my Kindle Fire. The reason I put it on there was that I had already purchased some ebooks from Barns and Noble.
Carolyn

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 6:18:36 AM PST
Kelly Damon says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 7:14:13 AM PST
A. Dietz says:
The name of the app is Nook.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 10:14:40 AM PST
Kelly Damon says:
thanks but i cant find the app

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 10:20:14 AM PST
@Kelly You have to sideload the app. I got it from Getjar.com

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 10:58:43 AM PST
Kelly Damon says:
thanks alot i got it

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Mike says:
You woke up a 16 month old thread to announce a gift you received? Sheesh! 😂
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