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Old 01-02-2010, 12:08 AM   #1
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I know that Nook works with both ePub and PDB formats but if I have jetBook-Lite and would like to purchase eBook from B&N website how can I see if this book will be in PDB or ePub format? I didn't find this information on B&N website but maybe I missed something...
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I know that Nook works with both ePub and PDB formats but if I have jetBook-Lite and would like to purchase eBook from B&N website how can I see if this book will be in PDB or ePub format? I didn't find this information on B&N website but maybe I missed something...
B&N currently does not state the type of file the book is. The best thing to do is to download the free sample and see what type of file it is.
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I downloaded the freebie Altar of Eden and got a PDB when downloaded from the website, but got an EPUB when I downloaded within the B&N Reader Application.
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I downloaded the freebie Altar of Eden and got a PDB when downloaded from the website, but got an EPUB when I downloaded within the B&N Reader Application.

Does that mean that they have both formats available for all books?

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Old 01-02-2010, 07:02 AM   #5
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I downloaded the freebie Altar of Eden and got a PDB when downloaded from the website, but got an EPUB when I downloaded within the B&N Reader Application.
I only have three ebooks from B&N, but they all give a PDB when downloaded from the website and an EPUB when I downloaded within the B&N Reader. This may be because the BlackBerry app does not yet support ePub (i.e. it may not be this way forever).
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i use B&N as mac user.
in the mac version there is no option to go directly to the shop, only indirectly through safari.
however i had bought a book and it loaded two weeks back as .epub and now as .pdb
just now i got cabbages tool working for epub
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i use B&N as mac user.
in the mac version there is no option to go directly to the shop, only indirectly through safari.
however i had bought a book and it loaded two weeks back as .epub and now as .pdb
just now i got cabbages tool working for epub
The mac B&N reader sucks dont it... I had to use windows to get the book and then remove the drm
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Why they don't provide 2 links - one for ePub and second one for PDB the same way as fictionwise do for Multiformat books?
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Why they don't provide 2 links - one for ePub and second one for PDB the same way as fictionwise do for Multiformat books?
I think (and this is just my thought process) is that since they have the windows ereader software to kinda work like the nook they assume you have the nook and you can download the ePub version though the windows software.
The others that need to download it through the website do not have the nook and are going to load it into some other device that may do not support ePub.
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I think (and this is just my thought process) is that since they have the windows ereader software to kinda work like the nook they assume you have the nook and you can download the ePub version though the windows software.
The others that need to download it through the website do not have the nook and are going to load it into some other device that may do not support ePub.
The answer is a bit simpler: They are migrating to ePub from PDB, but the migration isn't complete, and they are taking time with it.
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The problem is that B&N is being unfair to the customer. If you download a sample that is in eReader and you buy it only to get ePub, they should refund your money, but they won't. B&N has totally screwed things up.
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If you search for the book on http://ebooks.addall.com it will tell you whether the book is pdb or epub, and it supports detecting which format is available at B&N.
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If you search for the book on http://ebooks.addall.com it will tell you whether the book is pdb or epub, and it supports detecting which format is available at B&N.
Thank you. This link is very useful.

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If you search for the book on http://ebooks.addall.com it will tell you whether the book is pdb or epub, and it supports detecting which format is available at B&N.
I would not count on this being entirely correct...

I just downloaded a free book on B&N, Altar of Eden, and the format was Epub.

I searched on addall and it listed the B&N book as Ereader.....
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I would not count on this being entirely correct...

I just downloaded a free book on B&N, Altar of Eden, and the format was Epub.

I searched on addall and it listed the B&N book as Ereader.....
Ah, good to know. I haven't run into that issue, but I'm guessing B&N has not fully updated whatever database addall uses to generate its results. Buyer beware, I guess!
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