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  1. bgrutter

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    So, i've looked through the list of all the threads and haven't seen any that touch this topic. So, if i missed the obvious, please point me in the right direction.

    Where do most people turn to obtain books? My wife pond to use the NC as a reader and i plan to use it as a Tablet. I've got the tablet part worked out, but now i need to get the reader part situated.

    TIA!
     

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    Well, you can always open up your app drawer and click on the "shop" icon. This takes you to the built in B&N store. You had to set up an account before you rooted...so you can just browse through the 2.5 Million titles they have there.

    If that's not enough, you can download the kindle app and browse through the 700K+ titles they have.

    Outside of that...I don't know where else you can go to buy books. :D


    For future posts on this topic...LET'S KEEP THIS DISCUSSION LEGAL...Please no posting of torrent sites or anything of that nature.

    Sorry...just wanted to get that out of the way just in case. ;)
     
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    Many libraries have ebooks you can download.

    If you have Google Books or Kindle installed, you can get books from there as well.
     
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    But of course ;)

    So, what about the public libraries? Many of them have free copies of downloadable books. I've read that the NC can't get those. Is there any truth to that.
     
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    It could be that the built in nook app doesn't allow certain types of files...but you're rooted with Android market. You could always download different types of e-book readers like Aldiko that may allow for different side-loaded e-books that you may already own or free download via the e-book reader apps themselves.

    Edit: Just so you know...I'm not much of a reader ;)
     
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    Laputa is my choice. They have a pretty good selection of classics and newer books. Get it at the market.
     
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    Last time I looked at Laputa they had all kinds of pirated material on there. As a wannabe author myself I can't support any app that encourages piracy of books. Has that changed on the app? I confess I haven't used it in forever.

    Edit: Just fired up Laputa. Found pirated material in about 15 seconds.

    My recommendations for places to find legal books (in no particular order)

    BN's store
    Kindle store through the Kindle app
    Gutenberg Project
    Local library

    Additionally, there are various stores across the web that sell ebooks. You would have to buy them and side load them via Calibre.
     
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    Its probably my ignorance thinking anything in the android market was good to go. :thinking:

    Anyways, I am no advocate of piracy. Which makes it ironic that I have a parrot on my androidify android. Doh!

    I removed the app.
     
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    The Android market is not regulated very well.
     
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    Another great source for public domain books is www.manybooks.net You can download books in the ePub format and read with your Nook reader.
     
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    You can also get books, legally, from Baen Books - they both sell books and have lots available for free from the Baen Free library.
     
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    For library books..... Most libraries near me use overdrive for their book lending. I haven't tried it out yet, but I saw the other day that overdrive has its own app now. It may or may not be up to par with nook's library app as far as ability to change color/brightness, but if you don't want to deal with the hassle of sideloading library books on, it might be worth a try.

    Also, if you choose to get the kindle app, jungle-search.com has an option to subscribe via email to be contacted anytime there is a promotional free book through Amazon. Usually a couple every day, sometimes only free for the day though, so you gotta act fast if it's a book you are interested in.
     
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    You can also sign up for Lendle and Ebook Fling. All you need is to add your (Kindle or Nook) books. You can buy credits on ebook fling (which is sometimes cheaper) than buying a book
     
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    The overdrive app on the market works great with library books. Just check out your book, download, then open in overdrive. Totally able to customize the fonts, type size, brightness, even a night mode with white type on a background.
     
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    Calibre has a great manager to move books from your computer to phone tablet etc. Try Audible for a good source of books on cd/mp3
     
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    Here are some legal sources for ebooks:

    Project Gutenberg (free)
    Fictionwise (pay)
    Webscriptions (pay)
    Baen (free/pay)
     

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