The problem for B&N is that they have implemented geo-restrictions by putting an IP check on their payment page. You can only pay if you have an USA IP-address. This is the reason all e-books are USA-only, even those available worldwide.
This is also the reason you cannot buy books from the B&N store outside the USA, but are allowed to download books already bought.
Of course if you have access to a PC or laptop you can use an USA VPN or proxy to buy the books, and than you can use the Nook to download them.
Amazon has solved this problem by using different Kindle stores for different regions. Fictionwise has registered geo-restrictions per book.
Perhaps we will see a change when they switch to the Epub version of their bookstore (I expect we will see lower prices and more choice then).
Last edited by geertm; 11-04-2009 at 03:01 PM.