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Old 01-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Read-in-store book selection?

I just found out about the one hour free, read in store feature. I was curious, can you read ANY book you want or is there just a select list that you have to choose from?

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Old 01-10-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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My understanding is that it's only books the publishers have given permission for, but this is most books.
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Just as an aside, they often have free ebooks available in store when you connect via wifi. But be careful with it, I downloaded one book during a visit simply because it was free, read a few pages of it and didn't like it, so I deleted it, and I'm still getting recommendations based on it weeks later. It is the only book I ever get recommendations based on, and it was only on my Nook for a few hours.
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Personally I have never run into an issue a book not being available for free reading and I have been a frequent B & N visitor since purchasing a Nook about five months ago.
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Personally I have never run into an issue a book not being available for free reading and I have been a frequent B & N visitor since purchasing a Nook about five months ago.
I've been surprised to find some "textbook" type titles for Free-Reading, but I've never been able to actually download anything in store over say, 2MB because it just takes so long (in-store network is about .5MB/minute).

Examples of books not available for Read In Store -
REAMDE / Stephenson
Snuff / Pratchett

Other titles by both authors are available on Read In Store

There are much more than the initial "read in store" list would indicate - if you do a search, many more titles show up as "in store"
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Most of the popular books are RIS, but I have been interested in many that are not available, so I think it's based on the types of books you're interested in.
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Yes, I'd read some older posts that made it sound like the selection was somewhat limited. Now that I've tried it though, the selection seems quite large. Actually, I haven't found anything yet that isn't available for RIS, though I'm sure there are some.

Actually, I was quite surprised. S&S won't allow any of their Star Trek titles to be checked out from a library through Overdrive, so I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised to see them all available for RIS. Not that I can sit there and read every book but it's nice to know I can check out titles a little more than the samples show before I purchase them.

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