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jrec

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Jun 12, 2008
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Just wanted to let you know that the Overdrive reader for public library ebooks works on the Nook STR.

Here are some miscellaneous tips:
  • Some libraries don't offer free ebooks. I live in California, and went to the library in the county south of where I live to get a membership in a library that has free ebooks.
  • I use Opera Mini with Overdrive on the Nook STR. This is for browsing books and downloading them. Overdrive just reads them.
  • For the most part I find it better to browse on my laptop using the same account, check out on the laptop, then use Opera Mini to download on the Nook STR.
  • I've been saving the downloaded files to the Adobe Digital Editions folder on the SD card instead of to the default directory provided by Opera Mini.
  • You need a free Adobe Digital Editions account to use Overdrive.
  • Overall, this system is considerably more cumbersome than using the Nook (or Kindle) ecosystem, but I love the free pricing!
 

Renate

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Unless I'm wrong, the OverDrive apps use a different DRM than the native Nook Reader.

I put the OverDrive app on my Nook so that I could download books from my library directly.
It didn't seem that I could open those books in the native Reader.

I find the OverDrive reader to be more disruptive with page turns.

A tangent: I'd like to know exactly how the native Reader does page turns.
 

cbay

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Nov 1, 2007
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Unless I'm wrong, the OverDrive apps use a different DRM than the native Nook Reader.

I put the OverDrive app on my Nook so that I could download books from my library directly.
It didn't seem that I could open those books in the native Reader.

I find the OverDrive reader to be more disruptive with page turns.

A tangent: I'd like to know exactly how the native Reader does page turns.

Try Aldiko, download using Opera and open using Aldiko. I find it better than Overdrive. The latest Aldiko does not seem to work for me, but an older one from the aldiko website works.

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