How do we read Kindle books on Nook? That seems to be an odd question. If you have ever heard of Amazon and BARNES&NOBLE, you will know they are strong competitors in the field of eBooks and both of them not only possess eBook stores but also provide eReaders. So the problem comes to, why do people purchase eReaders from one store and buy books from the other?
On the one hand, that people choose amazon books as well as Kindle Fire might be due to the fact that amazon has more cheaper eBooks of different categories, including lots of free eBooks. However, we can't ignore that most Kindle books are protected by unique Kindle DRM which makes reading a bit tough. People even can not share their purchased books with others unless removing Kindle DRM. Indeed, Kindle Fire has superb reading experience. On the other hand, people who prefer to B&N and its Nook Color might value B&N's rich library resources. What's more, Nook Color supports EPUB. EPUB is one of the most popular eBook formats while Kindle doesn't support it. Also, Nook Color provides the same reading effects as Kindle Fire.
Consequently, people often ask problems like "Can you read Kindle books on a Nook Color?" or "Can you read Nook books on a Kindle?" This article will cover 3 methods to read Kindle books on Nook readers.
Here are 3 methods to read Kindle books on Nook eReaders, all of which are solid for all the models of Nook devices, either E-Ink reader or tablet.
Method 1: Convert Kindle books to Nook.
Step by step on how to read Kindle books on Nook (Nook Color for example). As most Kindle books purchased from amazon are DRM protected, here we remove Kindle DRM firstly. If your books are MOBI format, which is DRM free, please follow second part directly.
First: Remove DRM from Kindle eBooks.
Step1: Download Kindle DRM Removal and run it.
Step2: Add your Kindle eBooks then "Remove DRM".
1. The Kindle DRM Removal could scan the default save folder of Kindle books automatically.
2. Kindle AZW eBook will be saved as MOBI/AZW3 file when it is unDRMed.
3. If your Kindle books are not downloaded from Kindle for PC, but saves in your E-Ink Kindle eReader, please connect your Kindle to computer via USB cable. Kindle DRM Removal will detect Kindle device connected and display all the books in the right side column.
If you've already copied the books from Kindle device to computer, you may need to manually input Kindle Serial Number(KSN) for decrypting. Tips of KSN:
1.View KSN on your Kindle Reader: Home-Menu-Device Info-Serial Number.
2.Remove space character from the KSN.
3.The KSN is case sensitive.
Second: Convert MOBI/AZW3 to EPUB format.
In this step we will use the free online eBook converter.
Visit the online converter page, at first you need to choose output format, we choose it as "Convert to EPUB". Then add DRM-free eBooks into the free converter.
All the added books will be converted to EPUB automatically, then you just need to click "Download" to get the EPUB books.
All the job left is transfer the EPUB books to your Nook eReader or tablet.
Now you can read Kindle books on your Nook Color easily and freely. You will have wonderful reading experiences on Nook Color.
Method 2: Use Epubor Ultimate to convert DRMed Kindle eBooks to EPUB.
Epubor Ultimate is a versatile all-in-one converter which combines DRM Removal function and formats conversion function perfectly.
The following steps will show you how to proceed.
- Download, install and launch Epubor Ultimate.
- Add books into the main window.
- Select "EPUB" as the output format, set it in the lower left corner.
- Click "Convert" button at the bottom of the right side of screen and you will see the conversion process in a pop-up window.
- The save folder of the converted books will automatically pop up when conversion finished. You can also manually open the folder by clicking "Open Folder" button.
Method 3: Use free Calibre and its plugins to read Kindle books on Nook.
If your Kindle books are MOBI format, just use Calibre to convert formats from MOBI to EPUB.
Otherwise, you'll have to install Calibre plugins to remove DRM firstly. Here is how to use Calibre DeDRM plugins.
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Ada Wang works for Epubor and writes articles for a collection of blogs such as ebookconverter.blogspot.com.