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Topic # 89936 12-Sep-2011 07:52
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Hi All,

I've got a Kobo from Whitbcoulls as a gift from my lady and I love it. The only problem is whitbcoulls ebook store don't have a lot of books. I tried Barbes & Noble but it seems won't work for NZ customer. Will Amazon ebook store sell ebook to NZ?


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  Reply # 519768 12-Sep-2011 08:27
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I'v bought books from www.kobobooks.com
They're a bit cheaper than whitcoulls too.  
Don't think books from amazon will work on kobo reader. 



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  Reply # 519770 12-Sep-2011 08:32
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Did Amazon ebook came in ePub format?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 519777 12-Sep-2011 08:54
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Amazon only sells Kindle format books - so no you can't read them on your Kobe - you really need to look at the availability of books before you chose a reader - not the other way around 




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  Reply # 519798 12-Sep-2011 09:42
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There are plenty of sites to get epub books from.

Calibre has a great search tool for finding books
 http://calibre-ebook.com
     
Kindle format books will only be of use if you always own a kindle.

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  Reply # 519821 12-Sep-2011 10:15
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You can read Kindle books on any web-browser or using the Kindle app on iPhone, Android, Mac or Windows - I know I have to do it all the time since my partner stole my Kindle Laughing ! 




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  Reply # 519823 12-Sep-2011 10:21
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I was buying and reading Kindle books using Kindle for Android and Kindle for iPhone, long before I bought a Kindle.







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  Reply # 519827 12-Sep-2011 10:25
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tonyhughes: I was buying and reading Kindle books using Kindle for Android and Kindle for iPhone, long before I bought a Kindle.
 

I like how it "remembers" where you are up to between devices too so you always just pick up reading from the last page! 




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  Reply # 519853 12-Sep-2011 11:21
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To the OP:

Buying from Barnes & Noble is relatively easy. First, you need a valid US address to put in their system (google should be your friend here..), and a US IP address.

B&N will happily accept international credit cards for buying ebooks.

You can use a proxy or VPN service to get a US IP address. You only need the US IP when purchasing. Once purchased, books can be downloaded from anywhere in the world.


The Kobo cannot (as far as I know) currently read books "protected" by B&N DRM -- but the DRM is easy to strip from the file, and the epub doesn't need to be converted to read on the Kobo.



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  Reply # 519860 12-Sep-2011 11:28
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shermanp: To the OP:

Buying from Barnes & Noble is relatively easy. First, you need a valid US address to put in their system (google should be your friend here..), and a US IP address.

B&N will happily accept international credit cards for buying ebooks.

You can use a proxy or VPN service to get a US IP address. You only need the US IP when purchasing. Once purchased, books can be downloaded from anywhere in the world.


The Kobo cannot (as far as I know) currently read books "protected" by B&N DRM -- but the DRM is easy to strip from the file, and the epub doesn't need to be converted to read on the Kobo.


Thank you shermanp! That's great help! I will look into it!

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