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Old 06-02-2010, 10:01 AM   #1
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Transfering B&N ebooks to Sony reader

I wanted to download some free ebooks from B&N and then transfer them to my PRS-300. Turns out I need the B&N software in order to download them.

That's 3rd software piece (in addition to the Sony software and my beloved Calibre) that I must install on my PC for the sole purpose of transferring ebooks to the device.

Is there any way around this?

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Old 06-02-2010, 10:43 AM   #2
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You can download the books without their software by going to 'My eBooks Library' on the B&N website, but they won't work on the Sony with their DRM intact. B&N's DRM is different than the more or less standard Adobe Adept DRM most sellers offer ePub books with.
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Is there any way around this?
Yes: refusing to buy DRM-locked ebooks.
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Thanks Worldwalker, I didn't realize that the free B&N ebooks are also DRM-protected. I'll indeed rather have them in non-DRM protected format.
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So, it means I won't be able to read them on the Sony reader ? Well, no reason to download them then... Thanks !
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You can download the books without their software by going to 'My eBooks Library' on the B&N website, but they won't work on the Sony with their DRM intact. B&N's DRM is different than the more or less standard Adobe Adept DRM most sellers offer ePub books with.
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So, it means I won't be able to read them on the Sony reader ? Well, no reason to download them then... Thanks !
Not without removing the DRM, no.
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