Downloading and reading e-books onto an e-reader depends on the format. Two common formats in University of Toronto Libraries' (UTL) e-book collections. Device: Kobo Forma, Nook Glowlight Plus ", Kindle Oasis 2, Onyx T68 Lynx Nookstudy was working, but as of this week any attempt to download a book. as far as we know, the nook for PC app still downloads books. the the library fills with ALL your nook books (not just study ones, in case you.
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Barnes and Noble has just removed the ability to download eBooks that you have bought from the online Nook Store. They did this so users could not download purchased content locally on their PC and either strip it of the encryption or use a 3rd party reading app. The Barnes and Noble customer care division has sent out a tweet, letting people know that this is their new policy and not a bug. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Barnes and Noble Suspends the Ability to Download Nook eBooks
If you own a Nook e-reader or tablet, you will continue to enjoy purchasing and reading books right on your device. This issue mainly affects people who use an internet web-browser and accesses their Nook Library. In the past, a download option would appear, but now this has been removed.
It does not matter if you bought the e-books at full price or utilized a Barnes and Noble promo code to purchase it. Barnes and Noble is currently in the process of totally revising their website for purchasing content and also the way Nook books are presented. In early it will be formally unveiled and likely this change to downloading content is likely a precursor to reading everything exclusively online.
He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. What can we do to kill it faster? It would be more merciful to just give them all a gun and enough bullets for the whole management team. And probably not a whole lot quicker.
That is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard. And yes, this only applies to the website, but i found dictionaries and graphic novels can still be downloaded. What this REALLY does — for those who still care about Nook — is kill off their bookstore and give the business to Amazon where books still can be easily downloaded, usually cheaper. Personally, were I to sideload a book, the reason for doing so would be to clean up the formatting of the purchased book using Calibre.
The book as delivered is, to me, almost always unreadable with justified text and wide gaps between wordsno spacing between paragraphs, etc. All of that is easily fixed in Calibre but it has to be processed first. All I know is I was reading a book online through the read instantly button and 10 minutes ago, it stopped working.
What kinds of e-readers work with your e-books? Kindle? Nook?
I was told the sideline feature was discontinued. What the heck is going? Customer service was useless and just gave me a number to call because it was 10 minutes to closing time for chat. This greatly upsets me. I find the formats of many ebooks to be a nuisance, so I pull them into an html editor to fix some headings and chapter things.
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The download feature was one of the main reasons I got a nook instead of a kindle. Note: This is even for DRM-free books. I have bought a few books they have removed from their cloud after I paid for the book.
I believe this is one of the many contributing factors to the leveling of ebook sales from Multiple copying and simultaneous sharing, in my view, is unfair to the author and publisher. If an ebook was a print edition instead, the customer would not be allowed to make multiple copies of the book and then give them away.
So I tend toward the idea of reasonableness and fairness for all. Clearly it does to many others, too.
Richard D. We no longer OWN what we pay for. Music, movies, books…all stored in some mystical cloud. You should be able to download the file with no restrictions. The files should be playable in any app capable to play or read it. The Buyer should be allowed to lend the file out and re-sell it.
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Just like physical media. As consumers- we have taken a big step backwards. Overdrive is a different business from Barnes and Noble so downloading through Overdrive would not be affected by a Barnes and Noble download policy.
Of course, we may be seeing a trend but given the hot mess that is the internet infrastructure in the US, book retailers who follow suit will likely be cutting their own throats by doing so. Will this be the future? That Amazon etc will, sooner or later, just allow u to read but not download books. It is like movies being streamed to our TVs. As someone who gets a fairly large number of free and sale books, I have a large nook library.
I actually ran out of space on my simple touch nook. Not gonna be possible anymore now.
The sideloading is one of the reasons I chose Nook over Kindle. DRM is evil. Ownership of that copy of the work should be irrevocable.
Maybe the CEO has stock in Amazon.
Good bye Nook. Been nice knowing you. So exactly WHY would anyone buy a Nook now? Maybe the Accounting Department is looking for a big tax write-off for when the Nook crashes and burns? I do not and have seldom sold an ebook through Amazon, just its competitors. Amazon has already demonstrated its inability to sell books; is this the same line of thinking with BN?
I see that as the only option left to me at the rate this shrinkage continues.
I have even entertained the notion of just selling the physical books when so many obstacles to book sales are thrown in my direction.
Anyone else feel that way? Kobo, hope you enjoy getting my money more than Barnes and Noble did! Is there anywhere we can officially register our feelings about this change?
I agree with Karl, too. That ends today. I want to be able to make a backup copy of a book just like I am legally permitted to make a backup copy of any software i purchase.
Hmmm…I never thought of all these other reasons for sideloading. I always download to my PC and then move the book onto my nook. I just figured out how to find the local copy on my PC that is downloaded by Nook for PC and copied it to my Book folder, so for now that method will still get me what I want.
Until this move, I was finding that Nook readers offered a MUCH better reading experience than any of the Kindles and with the move to Google Play, they now offer a better tablet experience as well. Even my DRM-free ebooks are not downloadable. For shame. Well crap. This elimination of the books has created issues for people like myself who travel a lot to locations where this is no access to the internet.
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To help reduce the amount of weight that I have to travel with I leave my E-reader at home and downloaded the books to my computer that I have to bring due to my work. As the books that I have purchased are my property and should be able to download them to my computer.
At least if you go to the public library that has ebooks you can at least down load them for a period of time. We have 4 nooks in our house and now I regret them all. Just makes me so frustrated. I purchased a Nook Simple Touch. I eventually got rid of it because, as most consumers do, wanted one device to read books on and the transferability of my purchases.
If one spends money on an ebook to read, they should own it straight out and be able to read it in whatever reading app they have and desire. These companies treat everyone like a criminal and should be just happy people are buying their products—not limiting consumers choices and creating all these bells and whistles to overcome to read an e-book.
I for one will not be buying any more ebooks from any company that uses this DRM and read only on my app device strategies.
At least I truly own it then. What a damn joke. Nook books are now the only ones I cannot read on my PC. The actual Nook for Windows app also will not allow me to download the books I have purchased.
Shame on the publisher of some of my favorite titles for using Nook as their exclusive delivery format. I am not tech savvy at all but the last two books I have tried to upload onto my NOOk from the library have not worked. The book is on my computer but cannot get it onto my NOOK. Any help? Well, I just bought the very last Nook book I will ever buy. What a close call! As bc said 3 months ago: download the Nook study program. They are dropdown menus. Once you did all that, the library fills with ALL your nook books not just study ones, in case you have any.