1. bdarknessb's Avatar
    Loving the new Nook app, and was wondering if I can load my own ebooks from my computer to read in the app?
    07-25-2010 12:38 AM
  2. MikeBinOK's Avatar
    I know you can't for the Kindle app. I strongly suspect you can't for the Nook app (it isn't really in B&N's interest for you to read books from Gutenberg and other places where B&N gets no payment).
    07-25-2010 02:55 AM
  3. prubin's Avatar
    For that try ireader
    07-25-2010 06:00 AM
  4. jtcarnes's Avatar
    I started out with the Kindle app and there was supposedly some way you could "sideload" (for lack of a better term) non-amazon books on it but I couldn't make it work.

    Enter Aldiko. I think it's a FANTASTIC app. It's very configurable and supports a whole bunch of e-book formats. It's a no fuss, no muss setup and I haven't experienced any issues with it. I'd definitely recommend trying it.

    I think you can even convert Kindle books to a format it can understand, but I'm not sure on that since I don't have any Kindle books that weren't free. I can find them in the other formats for Aldiko.
    07-25-2010 09:38 AM
  5. pharmnatr's Avatar
    Look into an app called Calibre. It can convert books to different formats. It may help you
    07-25-2010 08:23 PM
  6. JMusic's Avatar
    Laputa is... interesting.

    Not a badly designed reader, though it has its faults. So does Aldiko, my personal choice, and every other reader I've found (and I keep on trying any I find looking for something to compare to my readers on past devices, uBook and palmfiction being my Windows mobile and Palm preferences).

    If you want to read books legally, and I have no authority to say whether you should or shouldn't, Laputa is not the app for you as the vast majority of the books it offers are offered illegally. On the other hand, if you do want to pirate books, it isn't terribly hard to do so and load them into most other reader software. Laputa just makes that process invisible to the user.

    And on topic, I saw how much space the Nook software took up in my phone's memory and instantly uninstalled it. I also didn't find a "night" setting in my short time checking it out (with an AMOLED screen, night setting is a huge battery saver).
    07-25-2010 10:15 PM
  7. sethjk's Avatar
    The Nook device, not the app notoriously allows you to read nearly any format on it. Kindle does not. You can read Guttenberg, adobe, epub, and other formats on the device. As for the app, I haven't figured out how to get those format on the app yet.
    07-26-2010 11:03 AM
  8. thekarens's Avatar
    At this point you can't sideload books on the app like you can on the actual Nook, but they say that's a feature they will be adding.
    07-26-2010 01:54 PM
  9. prubin's Avatar
    I have been using the Nook reader and I find it hard to use. It frequently shuts down, pages turn awkwardly (either too slow or erroneously) and it flips orientation even though I have an app locking portrait. I have gone back to ireader for B&N books.
    07-27-2010 12:49 PM
  10. twokills's Avatar
    Loving the new Nook app, and was wondering if I can load my own ebooks from my computer to read in the app?
    On your SD card load some .epub files into the nook\my documents directory. Then when you go into the app again hit menu, choose filter, then choose my documents. They will be there.
    08-09-2010 01:51 PM