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posted by [personal profile] cat63 at 11:31am on 05/03/2016 under
For several years now, I have refused to buy any books from the Nook store, because they don’t allow you to download a copy of the book file.

Thus, if the store goes under and your device dies, you lose the books you’ve bought.

Paranoia?

Perhaps.

But.

I’ve just had an email from Nook explaining that they’ll no longer be selling digital content in the UK and that “To meet your digital reading needs going forward, NOOK has partnered with award-winning Sainsbury's Entertainment on Demand to ensure that you have continued access to the vast majority of your purchased NOOK Books at no new cost to you. “

So, not *all* of them then….

On the plus side, I’d signed up to the Sainsburys book thing a couple of days before this, (they had the cheapest copy of an ebook I wanted *and* I could buy it with Nectar points) so I know that you *can* get a copy of the file from them, so if they do have the Nook books I already bought, I may be able to get my backup files for them at last.
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posted by [personal profile] bluemeridian at 12:00am on 07/03/2016
I have a handful of books via nook, but this is the reason I'd already decided I won't buy any more. Ugh.
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posted by [personal profile] cat63 at 09:06am on 07/03/2016
Not just me then! :)

I think you're Ok for now - it's only the UK store that's closing down at this point. But it does illustrate why buying from places that give you an actual file to back up is a good idea!

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