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How to Read Nook Books on Kobo

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Barnes and Noble introduced Nook App to compete with Adobe Digital Editions. It can access your purchased books in your Nook library. But you cannot put all your Nook eBooks on other readers such as Kobo eReader because a part of Nook ebooks are protected with Nook DRM while ADE doesn't support the B&N DRM scheme.

Kobo Inc totally adopts Adobe Adept DRM. In other words, you can read Kobo books on Nook. However, If you load Nook eBooks (EPUB or PDF) to Kobo eReader, the Nook DRM must be removed at first in order that you can open and read the Nook ebooks on Kobo.

This guide will show you how to remove DRM directly from B&N EPUB files and read Nook eBooks on Kobo.

Step 1. Remove DRM Protection from Nook EPUB Books

To read DRM-protected Nook books on Kobo, you must first remove the DRM from Nook books. Now the only effective tool to remove Nook DRM is to Epubor Ultimate. And this solution is only accessible on Windows 8 and Windows 10 computers.

1 On Win 8/10 computer, download Nook app from the Microsoft app store.

2 Download Nook books to your computer via the Nook app.

3 Download and run Epubor Ultimate for Windows.

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4 Remove Nook DRM with Epubor Ultimate.

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1. The above is the simple guide. If you're not clear with any step, please read the complete guide on how to remove Nook DRM.

2. This method here only works on Windows 8/10 computers. Now there is no way to remove Nook DRM on Winodws 7 or Mac.

3. The decrypted Nook books will be in EPUB format. Kobo eReader supports both EPUB and PDF. You can also choose to convert Nook EPUB to PDF with Epubor Ultimate. Just click the blue "convert to PDF" button.

Step 2. Transfer Nook EPUB/PDF to Kobo eReader

Now click on the "decrypted" (or "Succedeed") word at the end of each title or the blue folder icon at the bottom right of Epubor Ultimate to find the DRM-free Nook EPUB or converted PDF books.

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Plug the Kobo to your computer with the USB cable.

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In the Kobo reader, it will prompt "Reading" or "Manage Library" and select the latter. It will pop up a window to promptly open folder. Drag the DRM-free nook books to Kobo eReader. Calibre can also help you transfer epub files to eReader device or convert DRM-free books to your custom eBooks format. Wait for the Kobo to process the new content, and then start the reading journey.

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