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Old 05-28-2011, 01:12 AM   #6
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User_None, are you on a Mac?

As I understand it, B&N is transitioning to EPUB exclusively and anything you previously downloaded as a PDB can be re-downloaded as an EPUB.

What I've heard is that if you're downloading to a PC or a Nook, you already get EPUBs automatically.

But if you're downloading to a Mac, you will often get PDBs because the old eReader for Mac desktop app sometimes has trouble with EPUBs. (However, now that there's a beta version of Nook for Mac desktop app available, Mac users will probably start getting EPUBs instead of PDBs soon.)

To get an EPUB when downloading to a Mac, change the User Agent on your browser to mimic a PC. You can do this in Safari by going to the menu bar, choosing Develop > User Agent, and selecting Firefox for PC or Internet Explorer.

I haven't tried this on every single book that B&N sells, of course, but so far, it works for every single book I've bought from them.

If you're on a Mac, I'd be interested in knowing if your experience is the same as mine -- i.e., downloading to a Mac results in PDBs, but changing the User Agent to mimic a PC results in EPUBs.

Last edited by Jane12; 05-29-2011 at 08:00 PM. Reason: for clarity
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