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Old 03-23-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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Preferred Format when purchasing

Hello all...

In your experiences with the nook, if given a choice of formats, which format do you choose when purchasing an eBook from somewhere beside B&N?

Is one format better than any other? Faster? Any advantages?

My (uneducated guess) would be ePub?

Thanks in advance...

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Old 03-23-2010, 07:41 PM   #2
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I have bought a lot at Fictionwise, mostly before I bought the nook. If I buy eReader books, there's often a 5% additional rebate for that format instead of ePub. Also, with eReader books, I can bulk download them, but with ePub books, I have to download them one at a time with Adobe Digital Editions. Even so, if the price is the same, I think I will go with ePub because I have found that eReader illustrations tend to be really low resolution, and look far worse on higher resolution screens like the nook or my PC.
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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I dl whats cheapest, use tools to strip the drm and convert to epub.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:25 PM   #4
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For the typical text only ebook, there may be little difference - although eReader formatting tends to be simpler. Images are indeed typically lower resolution in eReader ebooks. See A Comparison of format limitations based on The Hobbit.
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