Move your eBook collection to one device

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Q. Can I read Nook books on a Kindle? Is there an e-reader that manages books from several electronic bookstores?

A. Barnes & Noble Nook eBooks and Amazon Kindle eBooks use different formats, but dedicated users have shown that it is possible to convert and read Nook books on an Amazon device. How you do this depends on the hardware you have – and may require some technical tweaking to copy Nook books to a Kindle e-reader or Fire tablet.

Distributing eBooks between two brands of e-readers is generally not supported by all businesses. It may also involve breaking built-in copyright protections – so read all the fine print to fully understand what is allowed.

One approach is to load the Barnes & Noble Nook app (or even the Google Play store) for Android onto an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, which allows you to download and read your Nook books in their own app. You can find various fire e-reader and tablet book removal tutorials online with a quick search.

If you don’t want to put a lot of effort into consolidating all your digital books on one tablet, there is another way you can go. If you have an Android, iOS, or Windows 10 tablet, you can install the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, and other eBook mobile apps on it to unify your collection on one device. If you’re looking to replace an old Nook e-reader with something more versatile, an inexpensive Android tablet with e-book apps can serve as a versatile portable library for all your e-books.


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