Originally Posted by aagstn
I'm seriously considering moving from the iPod Touch as my main reader to a nook. I buy all my books from Fictionwise and have for over 10 years so I have a huge collection of eReader format books to sideload. However, reading some of the threads it seems like the Nook is a hassle to use with sideloaded books. Hard to find titles, etc. I really wanted to put all my books on it, but that is nearly a thousand titles and I don't want it to be a hassle to find something to read or to find a bookmark.
Trying to decide if the Nook is right for me or if I should go through the process of trying to strip the DRM and convert them to ePub and get a Sony Reader.
It's no hassle to operate the sideloaded books. Neither with the standard library, nor with the enhanced/softrooted nookLibrary.
But personally, I'm a bit obsessed by details.
If you use the standard library, you have slightly different menus (no sort by most recent) and can't show covers.
If you use the softrooted/enhanced nookLibrary, you can sort and have thumbnails. But the thumbnalis look differently. If you let nook extract them from the books, they are less appealing than the B&N ones. You can manually add thumbnails for every single book. This enhances the quality, but would you really want to do that for xxx books?
Personally, I mainly (>>80%) use nook for the original B&N books. Then it's a nice experience. And for $ 259, nook really is a catch.
But for the sideloaded books, in my opinion there are more convenient/appealing solutions in the market.
On Kindle for example (although I rank Kindle 2 slightly behind nook, but I've got a different approach with various readers for various needs) I don't see a difference at all, be it sideloaded PDFs, sideloaded Mobipockets or "original" Kindle files.
And: I LOVE the Kindle reader app
on iPod touch/iPhone. Wouldn't Kindle 2 be a perfect match?
But still: nook is a great reader, has been a positive surprise.
Of my readers, over all I can recommend: Sony 900, iRex 800, Kindle 2, nook and Cybook Opus. (No specific order, always depends on ones preferences).