Non B&N Books

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  1. frodo

    frodo Member

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    Hi,
    New to Nook & Android but have succesfully rooted with AN 3.0 and very happy with the results.

    I am interested to know if there is a way to trick the nook into treating a side loaded epub book into behaving like one bought from B&N - ie show up as a shortcut on the bootom of the stock home screen with cover? I thought i'd read somewhere here that this is possible, but can't find the thread again.

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. darmeen

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    I don't think you can trick the nook reader app into reading a non-b&N book...but there are a variety of epub readers on the market that in my opinion are better than the nook app...cool reader and fbreader are a couple. I use cool reader every day, but I also have the kindle and nook app installed as well for any books I purchase from them.
     
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    I read everyday with Aldiko reader, and I think its light years ahead of the Nook reader and I believe it reads epub files.
     
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    Thanks guys, i'll have a look at these.
    cheers,
     
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    faceman Moderator Staff Member

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    I still prefer and recommend FBReader as my every day reading app. Mainly for it's simple use, and sister app FBSync that lets me sync my bookmarks across multiple Android devices.
     
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    What exactly you meant by non B&N books ? Books not purchased from B&N ?

    anyways I use calibre to convert to epub and I navigate to books location from "My Files" in B&N reader. Till today I haven't faced any issues.
     
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    Yes avi,

    Books purchased from some other vendor, free books from books.google.com or gutenberg project...or 'other' methods ;)

    Yes you can read epubs in the nook reader app, but the question was getting those books to show up on the default home screen, and that is a no...B&N reserved that for their books only.
     
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    avi Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, I get it.

    and all my books are from non b&n only ;)
     
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    BoloMKXXVIII Senior Member

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    This is correct. I have several gutenberg books that show up in my BN library. I am running side loaded 1.1.0
     
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    How do you get aldiko to read books you purchased from b&n?
     
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    You either crack the DRM protection (I haven't even tried) or you don't use aldiko to read B&N books. Its the DRM that keeps aldiko from opening those books.
     

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