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Old 07-06-2011, 01:22 AM   #1
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Where Can I Buy Non DRM eBooks?

I used to have a Kobo eReader, and I purchased 3 books. Now I sold my Kobo and bought the new Sony Touch Reader (and I LOVE it).

Problem. I want to purchase a particular book but I do not want DRM protection on it.

I already feel cheated that the other 3 books I bought for the Kobo are now totally useless to me. I have no idea how to remove the DRM protection, so I will never buy another eBook like that again.

I don't read these forums as often as I would like, so if anyone can help, please either answer here, or send an email to marnilynn@rogers.com

Thank you
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:39 AM   #2
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I used to have a Kobo eReader, and I purchased 3 books. Now I sold my Kobo and bought the new Sony Touch Reader (and I LOVE it).

Problem. I want to purchase a particular book but I do not want DRM protection on it.

I already feel cheated that the other 3 books I bought for the Kobo are now totally useless to me. I have no idea how to remove the DRM protection, so I will never buy another eBook like that again.

I don't read these forums as often as I would like, so if anyone can help, please either answer here, or send an email to marnilynn@rogers.com

Thank you
The books you bought for Kobo should be readable on the Sony Reader. They both use the same Adobe DRM. You have to register the Sony Reader to the same email address and password as your Kobo.

As for stripping drm, you can google "strip drm" and some pretty introductory articles will pop up.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:41 AM   #3
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Your Kobo books are not totally useless to you. If you register your Sony Reader to the same ADE account that you used for the Kobo, you'll be able to read them just fine.

I'm afraid that all mainstream publishers use DRM.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:01 AM   #4
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There are several places to get DRM-free books, but the Big 6 publishers mostly do not participate.
Here are some:
http://drmfree.calibre-ebook.com/ (list of various drm-free books around the web)
Manybooks (out of copyright)
Smashwords (indie mostly)
Baen Books (scifi and fantasy, this is a mainstream publisher that hates DRM).

various author's websites and small publishers.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:10 AM   #5
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If the book has DRM from whatever store you are looking at, it is unlikely to be available in a non-DRM form somewhere else.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:49 PM   #6
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Just spend the time to learn how to remove DRM infections, that way you are not as limited where you get your books from.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:09 PM   #7
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Strip the eBooks immediately you purchase them. I do this as a matter of course. It's a one-click or drg'ndrop process.
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