anyway to convert kindle/nook books to work in ibooks?

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  1. acrahm macrumors regular

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    is there anyway to take the kindle or nook books and convert them to be able to read them in ibooks?
     
  2. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    You know they are nook and kindle apps on the app store...:rolleyes:

    They are free, and can read your nook/kindle books..
     
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  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    You have to remove the DRM first. Then you convert to ePub with Calibre, and drag them into iTunes.
     
  5. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    This is what I do. The Kindle app isn't as fancy as iBooks, but the book selection is so much better that I just buy Kindle books and use the Kindle app.
     
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Its nice to have all your books in one app.
     
  7. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Because that second app is so hard to access? It's nice to have the Kindle app because then I can easily access all my purchases and share them between my family's 3 Kindles and 2 iPads.
     
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    Not everyone has 3 kindles and several family members to share data across. For some its easier to have a single app that contains their library. Another example would be using a one Mac app to listen to your Amazon MP3s, a second app to listen to your ripped CDs, third app for Podcasts, a fourth for Audible audio books, and iTunes as a fifth app. Or you can use iTunes, one single app, to access your entire music library.
     
  9. Diane B macrumors member

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    I use ibooks, Kindle and Nook to share both with my husband's Ipad but also with my Touch for very occasional use. In truth, I find the Nook the overall best reading app but Kindle loads faster and sometimes I can find thnge there not available on the other 2.
     
  10. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    When you do this do they show up like a book you bought from the iBooks store? I have a B&N gift card I'd like to use but I like the iBooks app best.
     
  11. kas23 macrumors 603

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    That is an excellent analogy. Also, everyone is different. Some people don't like the iBooks app, some people don't like the Kindle app, etc. For me, I personally prefer to do all my reading in Stanza.
     
  12. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    I personally love the iBooks app and abhor the Kindle app...I like the selection of fonts, the ability to fine-tune my font size, and the overall appearance and slickness of the app. I do buy all my eBooks through Kindle for reading on my iPad, but I use the (above) method and convert to ePub and read it on my iPad. All the formatting is the same, I don't plan on distributing the files anywhere, and they're in sync on my iPhone and iPad both.

    Even images, etc. appear without problem...haven't noticed any problems in converting books thus far.
     
  13. Piggie macrumors 604

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    This is stupid.

    We are not getting eBooks as some stupid cheap price, so we should be entitled to the same benefits a real book gives us.

    I'd be happy if everyone stripped the DRM so that they could read the book they paid full price for on any book reader they owned.

    Think of it for a moment.

    If you bought a real book from a shop and was told you could only read the book in the lounge, but not on the bedroom, or only read it at home, but not read it on the train to work, you would thing it was stupid and refuse to pay.

    If they priced eBooks very very low to compensate for the limitation then fair enough, perhaps when you change devices you could pay again to get the same book on the new device.

    But they don't, often they want the same price for the eBook as they do the physical book, but with the physical book you can read it how, when you like and do with it as you like.

    Personally I'd like to see everyone refuse to buy eBooks till they sorted this out, but it won't happen of course.

    Sigh....
     
  14. Dragoro macrumors 6502

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    All I buy are ebooks, and I have absolutely no problem with the kindle's drm.
     
  15. Piggie macrumors 604

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    What do you mean by no problem?

    No problem removing the drm or no problem accepting the restrictions of the drm?
     
  16. Dragoro macrumors 6502

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    Accepting the restrictions, which to me, are none. I have the kindle, and the apps for the ipad and droid 2.
     
  17. Piggie macrumors 604

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    So, if for some technical change or legal issue in years to come you cannot read your purchased books any more then you will be fine about it?
     
  18. Dragoro macrumors 6502

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    Not something thats going to happen nor me worry about. If Im going to worry about what ifs like that, ill worry bout what if a bus hits me while Im crossing the street on the way to work.
     
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