This week’s news about B&N retreating from the international ebook market inspired me to make sure that all my Nook purchases are backed up in DRM-free form.
This takes very little effort, and I would recommend that you do the same. The process is more tedious than technically challenging, and if you can install an app or upgrade a piece of software then you can strip the DRM from your ebooks.
To get you started, this morning I dug out and refreshed the three posts I have written on removing DRM from Kindle, Nook, and Kobo ebooks.
I had already worked my way through the ebooks I bought from Amazon and Kobo, but curating my Nook library is proving to be far more work.
It’s not just that my Nook library is larger, but also that NookStudy has a broken search function and is slow to download and open ebooks. Also, its developers don’t seem to understand the concept of multi-tasking.
This is an annoying experience but at least I’ll only have to mess with it this one time.
P.S. If you happen to know of an easy way to get Nook ebooks off a Nook device so that the DRM can be removed, please leave a comment. I’ve had a couple of requests from readers who have had problems with NookStudy. Thanks!