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Old 02-01-2020, 02:20 PM   #1
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Nook Purchase?

Any advantages to the current Nook 7.8" reader compared to the Kobo and Kindle top end ebook readers? Based on group activity here it looks to me like the Nook readers are about dead compared to the Kindle and Kobo readers. As I recall B&N is only in the USA so there is no Nook sales and support outside the USA.

I have multiple Kindle and Kobo readers, the Kindles dating back to the K2 and DX but including more current models too.
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Old 02-01-2020, 03:48 PM   #2
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No advantages other than the form factor for those who don't like lopsided design and/or want buttons on both sides.

Hardware-wise the Nook is actually pretty good. Software-wise, not so much (very few customization options).
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Old 02-01-2020, 09:37 PM   #3
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Hardware-wise the Nook is actually pretty good. Software-wise, not so much (very few customization options).
I was thinking of getting one but when I heard that you can't install fonts on it I gave up on that idea.
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Old 02-02-2020, 01:44 AM   #4
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I was thinking of getting one but when I heard that you can't install fonts on it I gave up on that idea.
It's true you can't install fonts. I like to use Google's Literata Book and Georgia on my Nook is just about as good. But I do wish I could install my own fonts.

Honestly, if a Nook were the only reader I had, I'd be just fine with it. But the software is just missing all the niceties that Kobo has.
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Old 02-03-2020, 08:25 AM   #5
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...Georgia on my Nook is just about as good.
I agree. Georgia on my Nook Glowlight Plus (6") is pretty good. I would rather be able to load fonts, but it is usable as is.
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Old 02-12-2020, 02:29 PM   #6
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I web ordered the current 7.8" B&N Glowlight Plus yesterday as it is not listed as available from the local B&N store. Per a email from UPS this morning it is due for delivery today! Apparently B&N has a local warehouse in the area. Not surprising as many companies do due to Nevada's business inventory tax laws compared to California's. Much cheaper to hold inventory in Nevada and ship to California than warehouse inventory in California from what I have read.
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Most of us who have a Nook aren't recommending it because we don't know when/if the wool will be pulled out from under us and Nook shut down. While we technogeeks can get around it, the average ereader reader isn't a technogeek and would be left blowing in the wind.
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Old 02-13-2020, 02:03 AM   #8
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Most of us who have a Nook aren't recommending it because we don't know when/if the wool will be pulled out from under us and Nook shut down. While we technogeeks can get around it, the average ereader reader isn't a technogeek and would be left blowing in the wind.
Fortunately an awful lot of DRM free EPUBs available from multiple sources that can be side loaded. Virtually everything from Smashwords as well as Baen and TOR science fiction ebooks plus of course the EPUB books available here at MobileRead Forums and from other sources.
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And it is possible with the right tools to convert other formats (at this point, almost exclusively MOBI files) to epub if they're DRM free
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I web ordered the current 7.8" B&N Glowlight Plus yesterday as it is not listed as available from the local B&N store. Per a email from UPS this morning it is due for delivery today! Apparently B&N has a local warehouse in the area. Not surprising as many companies do due to Nevada's business inventory tax laws compared to California's. Much cheaper to hold inventory in Nevada and ship to California than warehouse inventory in California from what I have read.
I do think you are making a huge mistake. The nook software is abysmal. It's the worst of any current Reader. You should cancel the order and get something better. If you really want a 7.8" Reader, you can get for a Kobo Forma at 8". Much much better software. Plus, the Forma uses a plastic backed screen so it's much more durable and lighter.
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Old 02-15-2020, 03:51 AM   #11
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I do think you are making a huge mistake. The nook software is abysmal. It's the worst of any current Reader. You should cancel the order and get something better. If you really want a 7.8" Reader, you can get for a Kobo Forma at 8". Much much better software. Plus, the Forma uses a plastic backed screen so it's much more durable and lighter.
I like larger format readers and have Kindle DX, Sony PRS-950, Kindle Oasis G9 and G10 readers as well as both the Kobo Aura One and Kobo Forma readers. I got the Sony units after all support ceased and have basically used side loading of files for both the Sony and Kobo readers, with a few books purchased from Kobo. Intending to do the same with the Nook too with minimal use of B&N book purchases. The Kindles are fed via Amazon purchases, emailed book files and side loaded files. Therefore not too worried that support for the NOOK from B&N might vanish any time. I like the paging switches on both sides of the screen of both the Nook Glowlight 3 and Glowlight Plus. They remind me of the old Kindle DX as well as the Kindle 2, Kindle keyboard and Kindle NT units controls.
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:10 PM   #12
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You are not making a big mistake. I think the Nook GL+7.8 is a fine reader. I don't buy any books from BN because I can't liberate them. However, sideloading works just fine. I also like to have buttons on both sides of my reader. I change hands constantly when reading and I would hate to have to rotate my reader each time. The Forma looks like a good reader but it was $280 when I bought my Nook. Now you can order from Walmart for $250 but the Nook is still cheaper. Congrats on your new Nook.
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