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Miatapaul: It was my understanding that the Nook can run a Kindle application. Is that not correct?

Because I chose to make the book part of "Amazon Prime," Amazon has the sole electronic distribution rights for a 90-day period. This expires for the first time in less than two weeks, but I can renew it. Books that participate in Amazon Prime are more heavily promoted by Amazon, and the author has options to offer free copies for a limited time and so on. I chose to participate because Amazon is the lion's share of eBooks right now - my eBook reader is an iPad 3, but I run the Kindle app on it. I believe only Apple iBooks demand an Apple native format.
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Just ordered your book Glenn, but I'm old school. Bought a paperback, LOL
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Is anyone here a regular at Anythingsailing.com?
Seems like a lot of us here like Glen's book so maybe someone who is a regular at AS might like to get our author of the week hooked up with "the other sailing site."
I've got a login but don't post too often and I've heard they can be a little tough so maybe a note from a regular would go over better.
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Miatapaul: It was my understanding that the Nook can run a Kindle application. Is that not correct?.
There's a Kindle app that will run on Android tablets and phones. Nooks are built on Android, but B&N limits the functionality to prevent "non-approved" apps from running. Not surprisingly, Kindle software is "non-approved." However, Nook Color and Tablet can be easily hacked to run the full Android OS, and then Kindle app for Android is easily installed on it. (I have actually done this with my Nook Color.)

Nook Simple Touch can theoretically do the same, but the e-ink display is so slow that the full Android does not run well. (I have not tried this, but my carpool buddy refused to listen to my warnings and tried it anyway. He was very unhappy with the result.)

However, an even better option for Nook owners is to buy the Kindle book and download to Kindle software for PC or Mac, install the Calibre software on your PC or Mac, download an Add-In to strip the DRM (might be unnecessary, since many of these self-published books do not have DRM), and have Calibre convert it from Kindle to EPUB, then copy it onto the Nook. It actually is simpler than it sounds. Technically this is a violation of the terms of use, but if you are paying for the book I do not believe that it's unethical as long as you are not sharing the copy.

Since I have a Nook Touch, I have made this conversion for other Kindle books that I purchased from Amazon, but in this case I've borrowed my son's Kindle so I can borrow the book from Amazon Prime's lending library. The lending library is only available on Kindle hardware.


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Is anyone here a regular at Anythingsailing.com?
Seems like a lot of us here like Glen's book so maybe someone who is a regular at AS might like to get our author of the week hooked up with "the other sailing site."
I've got a login but don't post too often and I've heard they can be a little tough so maybe a note from a regular would go over better.
Should really go where people are. Has anyone posted this on CF? If not, I'll hook Glenn up over there. I can also pimp it over at SA in the cruising section.

It's a good read. And I love it that he's published this completely on his own. Very cool.


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I'll let smacktabby post it on CF and SA (both places I don't haunt much).

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Thank you for your patronage, RealST. Enjoy the book! them dead trees need to be used for somethin'!
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Thanks Smackdaddy! You all are so cool. I wish I could pour you a glass of this fine zin right now.

Because this is my first book, I can use the help towards promotion - thank you everyone!
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Thanks for the info, TakeFive. I didn't know it was so complicated! It reminds me of the early days of PC's, the era 1982-86 approximately, when there were five or six "major" kinds of PC and software could only run on one type. At least eReaders, even the iPad, cost about 1/10 of a full-blown 1984 PC, in adjusted dollars.

I was an avid first-generation Kindle user for a couple of years and when the iPad came out I assumed if I went with it I would have to give up my Kindle library. When the Apple guy showed me the Kindle app, I was sold. Very happy with iPad 1 and 3 - the glare doesn't seem to be a problem, but the light generating screen is useful for those cases when artificial light is not available.
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Well crap,
I ordered a version of this book and now am not sure if it is compatible with my reader. It came in a package that requires some user input, it appears that I must manually "move" the opening "screen", "app", or whatever the technical term is for the front of the package with the art work. It appears to have some form of mechanical hinge that is not obvious at first glance but does appear to be quite cleverly designed and functional.

After rotating the artwork I am able to see the writing, note that clicking the writing does not open a new screen or advance the text. I found that after reading the first page of text I was able to repeat the actions that moved the artwork aside and revealed the text to advance through to the next screen.

The bookmark function does not seem to be working but I found that I can manually place a chopstick (left over from take out) between the text delivery modules and am able to quickly locate where I left off reading.

I am finding the tactile experience of this delivery system to be oddly rewarding and surprisingly portable.
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