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Subject: Article on B&N Books
Date Posted: 11/28/2012 4:48 PM ET
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Barnes & Noble Decides That Purchased Ebooks Are Only Yours Until Your Credit Card Expires

Date Posted: 11/28/2012 5:19 PM ET
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There's more discussion Here.

B&N ties the DRM in the books you download to your credit card. When that card expires, they can't use it for DRM and can't charge on it.

IIRC, if you enter a new credit card, then re-download the book, the new DRM will be the new Credit Card Number.

Date Posted: 11/28/2012 8:54 PM ET
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Yet another good reason to strip the DRM from any ebook you download.

Date Posted: 11/28/2012 9:05 PM ET
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Yes indeed. I strip them as soon as I buy them. 

I alreay miss fictionwise. They were getting a lot of business from me. I may be done buying ebooks, except for every now and then. I have enough reading material for the rest of my life hehe.

Date Posted: 11/28/2012 9:21 PM ET
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I have enough reading material for the rest of my life hehe.

Yeah, I have the same problem. wink

 

Subject: Pardon The Slight Threadjack
Date Posted: 11/28/2012 11:25 PM ET
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How do you remove the DRM from an e-book? I have the new basic and cheap NOOK from B&N?

Date Posted: 11/29/2012 5:13 AM ET
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You need to download it to your computer, rather than directly to your Nook.    So you need the Nook app and Calibre.  And the non Calibre plugins designed to remove the DRM. 

Apprentice Alf's how to site

That said, some Nooks have more memory for books from B&N than for ePubs.  There might be a dedicated portion of the memory set aside for Nook books.  So I download it directly to my Nook AND save a copy to my computer and a backup flash drive.

Which reminds me that I need to back up again.

Date Posted: 11/29/2012 8:50 AM ET
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There might be a dedicated portion of the memory set aside for Nook books.

This was true of the Nook Touch I had. Most of the free internal memory was saved for direct downloads from the store. I think 750mb was for side loaded stuff. But mine had a micro-sd card slot for extra storage.

Don't know about the tablets though.

Date Posted: 11/29/2012 6:13 PM ET
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When I had the Sony T1  I put Everything on SDCard never used the T1s memory.  

Anne & Cindy this was one of my pet peeves about B&N.   No one would tell me [on the B&N forums]  What happened to the ebooks purchsed & you get a new card? 

Date Posted: 11/29/2012 7:05 PM ET
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You need to go to the B&N website and enter a new credit card number.  Then that number becomes the DRM key.  You can download it again once you have an active CC. 

But then, what happens to books that are no longer offered?