How to Read Kindle Books on Nook

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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 here's the problem, why do people purchase eReaders from one store and buy books from the other? Obviously, some people prefer to purchase ebooks from Amazon while reading them with Nook eReader instead. And here are 2 methods to read Kindle books on Nook eReaders.

Key important: convert the Amazon DRMed ebooks to DRM-free epubs.

Method 1: Convert Kindle books to Nook.

In order to read Kindle books on Nook eReader, you just need to remove DRM from your Kindle books and convert them to epub files. So you can transfer the epub file to your Nook eReader for reading. And you can follow below guide to convert Kindle books to epub.

1Download Kindle books via Kindle for PC/Mac

Download kindle for PC/MAC, and install it on your computer. Then sign in with your Amazon account, and click the kindle book cover to download kindle books.

2Install Epubor DRM Removal to your computer

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3Convert Kindle books to ePub

Launch Epubor Ultimate, click Kindle tab on the left panel, then all of your Kindle books that are downloaded via older version Kindle app will show up under Kindle tab. Next add Kindle books to the right main window to remove DRM. Lastly, choose ePub as the output format, then click Convert to ePub, and you will get ePub files.

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When the conversion complete, you can find your ePub files by clicking Succeeded or the book folder icon on the lower right corner of the screen.

Watch the easiest way to remove kindle drm in 2023

Method 2: Use free Calibre and its plugins to read Kindle books on Nook.

You can also use the Cablire and its free plugin to help dedrm from Kindle books and convert kindle to ePub/PDF format.

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Now that kindle books are transfromed into EPUB format, you can connect your Nook device to computer with a USB and then transfer them to Nook folder.


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12/5/2012 11:39:48
Or just purchase an N2A card and use the Kindle app!!  Way easier!!
01/9/2014 23:28:46
I read through the instructions and it mentions being able to read the books on Nook Color once they are reformatted.  However, I have the original Nook... will it work as well?  My son gave me an Amazon gift card for Christmas thinking I had a kindle.  He meant well, but I want to use it for books without buying a kindle.
01/23/2014 23:34:57

Hi Maggie,

Yes this instruction is solid for all models of Nook.

05/25/2014 05:44:21
Will I lose any of my other downloads, ie; books from friends, all my books currently on file from ePub, or games previously downloaded?
01/12/2015 18:45:51

It says things like "If your Kindle books are Mobi formatted..." .

How do you know what format your Kindle books are in.  I have my Kindle books on Toshiba computers.
Do I understand correctly that Nook uses the EPub format?

thank you.

01/12/2015 20:46:20

Hi Kyle,

The file extension of the book is the format of your Kindle book. Usually DRM free Kindle books are mobi format.
Nook supports both EPUB and PDF format. But for a better reading experience, you'd better choose epub format.

02/10/2015 20:52:12
If you have a nook table you can go onto the web. Go the the google app store and search the kindle app. Then just down load and buy and read right on your nook with the kindle app. I just did it and works fine. But you have to go on the web and find it. If you just search the shop of your nook you wont find the kindle app.
05/14/2016 06:24:07
Can you tell me whatbyou mean by nook table
02/3/2024 03:07:58
Can you do that, go into the web, on all Nook tablets? I'm looking at getting a glowlight 4 or 4e. Also do you download the Google Play store to the Nook and then download Kindle reading app? Did you go on the web and just Google "Kindle reading app"? Sorry f9r so many questions. Your way seems much easier.
02/7/2024 09:38:26
Thank you for your comments. For reading kindle books on nook, it depends on your nook model. If your nook is tablet, you can just install the kindle app on nook, and then read kindle books with the kindle app. If you are using the nook ereader, you need to strip nook drm and then transfer the kindle books with no-drm to your nook ereader for reading.
08/11/2015 09:18:51
I looks like all these procedures allow you to read Kindle book on the Nook app on a computer.  Once you convert the file to a Nook compatible format on you computer, how do you upload it onto a Nook?
08/11/2015 09:19:29
I looks like all these procedures allow you to read Kindle book on the Nook app on a computer.  Once you convert the file to a Nook compatible format on you computer, how do you upload it onto a Nook?
08/12/2015 18:53:55

Hi, Steve

You can just drag your converted books to the Nook reading app.If you want to read them on your Nook device, you can transfer them to your Nook eReader via USB.


03/6/2016 16:09:50
HI, i used calibre and could convert the books into epub format. Once i connect (by usb) my nook to my computer (i have a Macbook) i used calibre to send the file to the nook, but it tells me that there is a communication problem to connect with the nook. Can you help me please?
Thank you very much
Cheers from Argentina
06/28/2016 19:24:50
Easy, just copy the epub book to the Nook drive.
09/18/2017 02:06:54
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09/20/2017 15:30:55
Thank you! We are glad to know that you like our articles. We will keep working hard to find good tips and tricks.
03/11/2019 16:08:25
So this is a trick to get people to download software they don't need. You can download it for free and it does decrypt the files but it will only give you 20% of the book unless you register the software and to do that you have to pay $27.00 so it's not really free is it.
03/12/2019 15:44:19

You are using the trial version. It will decrypt and convert 20% content of each book.
Here is the solution:
Solution 1: Buy the full version.

Solution 2: Ask for customer support team to ask for temporary license.

Solution 3: Contact editor team to help translation the software or one article in exchange of a free license .

07/28/2019 02:07:27
Thank you for taking the time to figure this out and share your knowledge!
05/24/2024 09:41:41
Do you mean I need to break out my mothballed PC, go thru all this rigmarole and transfer all 1700 (you read that right) books to my Nook?! Won’t the app do that? I’m not even sure my PC is safe to use anymore.I quit using it after it refused to download iTunes four years ago.
05/24/2024 10:36:31
Thank you for contacting us. To transfer kindle books to nook, you need to convert kindle books to nook supported format.
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