|03-31-2010, 11:43 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
B&N selling ePub is a sham!
I just did some checking on B&N's site and found something interesting.
Back when B&N first started with eBooks, I did download a free Star Wars eBook that was in ePub using their new social DRM. Now, I go to download the same eBook that's in my library and it's coming up as eReader. So what gives with B&N making the move to ePub?
|03-31-2010, 08:36 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Device: nook color, nook touch
I recently downloaded a book I purchased to my nook, and it was downloaded as an .epub, but when I downloaded it from their website to my PC, it downloaded a .pdb. I'm not sure what the scoop is on that.
|03-31-2010, 08:57 PM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3, Kobo Glo HD
The problem for B&N is that some of their reader apps (the BlackBerry for one) don't currently support ePub. So if they send out one file format it has to be eReader.
Last time I tried, downloading an ebook within the Windows B&N app will still get the ePub version - even though a web browser delivers an eReader version. This isn't possible on the Mac (where the download is always done by the web browser).
I do fault B&N for not reporting if a given ebook is available in ePub format. Amazon does the same with AZW vs TOPAZ, but Amazon should say too.
|03-31-2010, 09:06 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
Device: EZ Reader Pocket Pro...Pink of course
Barnes and Noble saying they support ePub is kind of a joke--it depends on the DRM. Most authors prefer, obviously, to have it, and therefore books with it are still not available on the Nook.
|04-01-2010, 12:46 AM||#5|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Spokane, WA
Add &mediaProfile=epub to the end of the URL. Often, you'll get an epub, even when you don't by clicking on it or in the reader.
|04-02-2010, 11:18 AM||#6|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Device: Sony PRS-505
|04-04-2010, 09:36 AM||#8|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Device: Kindle DX
For me, when I used the Mac version of B&N reader they were downloaded as eReader. When I used the Windows version they came as ePub
|04-05-2010, 12:22 AM||#10|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Seattle / San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Device: Kindle & WiFi Nook & PocketBook IQ
I recently bought an eBook from B&N. The author publishes on SmashWords too. But the price on SmashWords was $3.99 and it was only $0.99 on B&N. (WHY???)
I expected DRM ePub. I got no DRM. And it was .PDB (eReader I believe).
|04-05-2010, 02:09 AM||#11|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Device: Kindle Oasis
However, the PB360 reads DRM'ed epubs via ADE, if you don't want to remove the DRM.
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