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Still completely infatuated with my Nook, and also with the Hennepin County Library. As of today, HCL has 12863 different ebook titles in the system. And many of those books have more than one copy.
When I got my nook on Black Friday last year I was expecting to have to purchase the majority of my books because while the nook supports the Overdrive Library system, HCL only had about 800 different titles available. I was considering buying a $15 membership to the Free Library of Philadelphia, but figured I'd wait until I ran out of things to read. FLP had around 4000 or 5000 titles at that time. Apparently they aren't buying new ones at the same rate as HCL, because they're only at about 5800 now.
I ♥ my local library!!!
Between the diverse selection from the library and the authors that I'm still buying, I have yet to run out of stuff to read.
I'm currently at over 60 books read just this year alone, and I'm totally loving the fact that I've fallen in love with reading again. It's not that I ever fell out of love, it just wasn't convenient. I'd run out of things to read because I wasn't going to the library regularly enough.
Now, we just need to get publishers to start giving you a free ebook version when you buy the hardcover like movies started doing w/the free digital download when you buy the DVD.
There's some stuff I will still buy the actually dead tree version of, but I'm not paying twice to get it in ebook also!



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Jun. 21st, 2011 12:19 pm (UTC)
There are actually some authors/publishers that are doing this. I'm pretty sure I heard the most recent Bujold novel came with a disc. Sadly, I was feeling to broke to buy it and got it from the library instead.

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Jun. 21st, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Scott Sigler did the same thing with his next Galactic Football League book. I pre-ordered the limited edition hardcover and will be getting the ebook for free. Now if only all the big publishers would jump on that bandwagon!

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Jun. 28th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
The only drawback to library books on the Nook is that you can't download them directly. You have to download them to your computer and then use Adobe Digital Editions to move them over to the Nook. I figure it's still less work than going to the library was.
You would download ADE here: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/
and then you either use your existing Adobe account or make a new one to sign in. It's kind of like Acrobat Reader in that it's free but is just used for opening/reading and not creating.
I believe the actual Overdrive apps are for using your iPhone/iPad/Android, etc rather than the Nook.
Plug the Nook into the computer, open ADE, and just drag the library books over to the Nook. Also, on the Nook they will be under 'My Documents' rather than 'My B & N Downloads'
If you're still having problems Thurs I'll have my laptop and my Nook at the hotel so I can show you.
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