Kindle Paper White or Nook? What do you prefer and why?Kindle Paper White or Nook? What do you prefer and why? Jillian #review #e-book
Kindle Paperwhite. I’ve had mine for a year and loved it.
Barnes and Noble is no longer releasing updated devices, and hasn’t released an update for the systems since sometime last year. For example, since Dec of last year, Amazon has rolled out at least 6 updates, and it’s never anything major, just bug fixes or little things here and there, which is why the updates are critical.
The CEO over the Nook program was pulled and relocated to a different department in B&N and was never replaced. Overdrive pulled their support from Nook fall of last year. Overdrive is the system that lets you borrow ebooks from the library, with Libby lumped in as well because it is a part of Overdrive.
Overall, the Nook devices are being phased out, no longer being updated, and are no longer being supported. In most brick and mortar locations, the Nook displays have been moved to the back of the stores or have been minimized. With Amazon and Kobo being the “big” ereaders, they’re seeing a decline in Nook usage and are seeing that it is more expensive to keep it going than it is profitable.
^This. All of this. I watched this happen when I was a manager at BN. ?
@Megan Don’t get me wrong, I love my Kindle and have never been happier with my ereader, and honestly now that I have my Kindle, I do 75% of my reading on it, where before that was 0%. I had a couple of nook devices over the course of 7 years. I just hate seeing it be abandoned completely, especially with the library system.
Same. I’ve owned a nook too. When I switched to Kindle though, I could see why nook started struggling with sales. My store manager at the BN I worked would talk constantly about the sales for Nook when they first came around. He said the sales on Nooks were so great that he was begging employees to come and clock in and just read for a couple hours because he had so much extra money on payroll. And now they’re lucky if they sell one or two devices (outside of holiday season) a day.
If they stop supporting the nook all together and stop making them then I think either they should let us transfer our e library or Amazon should let have the books we have free on the kindle. I have like a lot of money on that nook. Not just my money, it’s my moms money and grandparents money that gave me gift cards for it
@Mercede I’m sure you’ll still be able to access your library if they stop supporting the Nook all together, because of this I don’t think they’d completely shut the system down making it inaccessible. I think they’ll just stop rolling out updates at some point and if there are any issues, they just won’t get fixed. Because they’ve already said they are not going to release any more models, which screams abandonment. Overdrive pulling their support from Nooks all together was the first step to the downward spiral of making them obsolete, sadly. And I agree with you, I think you should be able to transfer your library. I would look into converting the .epub files into .mobi (kindle’s format) files as soon as possible, though it may take some time before you absolutely might need to do this.
I have both. I’ve only had my kindle paper white a short period and the charging port will not hold a charge without me holding it at a slant. Little disappointed in that. So I have to babysit it long enough to get a charge. The only issue I’ve had with it. My Nook will leave the text and go back to the menu. So both seems to have glitches at times.
Oh!! I like the Kindle better in regards to checking out library books.
Kindle because Amazon
Love my nook. I’ve never had any issues with any of my nooks. I’ve never had a kindle so I cant say what they are like.
Can’t wait to see the responses. I have always used a Nook- but my Kindle just came in the mail this week.
I prefer my Nook Glowlight. My kids have Kindles. I personally don’t find them as user friendly.
I’ve heard about the possibility of B&N going under or at least them no longer supporting the Nook so I would be hesitant getting a new one but I love mine that I received 2-3 years ago.
I have owned both. I definitely prefer the paperwhite. All around the device runs better and is more user-friendly. Plus I find amazon has better ebook deals.
Plus I’d be so apprehensive buying a nook glowlight ereader with the struggles BN is dealing with in trying to remain a viable bookselling company. I was a manager for BN for a few years and they’re consistently losing business and doing whatever is necessry to try and obtain sales. Unfortunately, their nook sales are declining rapidly.
I have both. I prefer my Paperwhite because amazon has a great selection of free books, and with Prime taking you can borrow some books for free.
I have a nook, and the battery lasts forever, but I have simple touch without the glow light. I’ve had it for years, and it’s still works great (which is why I haven’t updated). I am debating getting a kindle paper white, but am sad that I can’t transfer my e library over.
What about a nook glow light. You could upgrade and still keep your library.
I’d be cautious about a nook glow light. BN is really struggling and has started pulling support for their nook line.
@Megan I started reading the other comments after I posted and got nervous too.
@Michelle That why I haven’t gotten a kindle paper white yet either, because I cant transfer my e library over. I was originally supposed get a kindle years and years ago but my dad talked my mom into getting me a nook for Christmas that year
I’m also hesitant because of this.
@Stacey that’s why I haven’t decided.
@Mercede I usually use hard copies now because me son mentioned I was on my phone too much (kindle and nook apps)!so to set a good example I try not to read on devices anymore. The nook was soooo big years ago, that at the time it was a great device to purchase!
The nook. I had a simple nook for years and then updated to a glowlight nook. Never had any issues. It works great.
I have both and love both. I have a large library built up on my nook because I had it for 6 years prior to getting a kindle, but I have to admit that amazon has better prices and deals…
The new paperwhite is wonderful. I’ve had a nook since the first one and several since, currently on thr S2 and it is still my preferred over the kindle. However I enjoy them both for their own ways.
I had the first nook and then I got the glow light one and I love it. But haven’t used it in a while (since I stopped reading Ebooks) and it currently misplaced somewhere in my house.
Kindle…I’ve had mine for years…love it
Kindle, I’ve never used a nook, but I love my Kindle. I’ve had the old fashioned one, a fire, and a Paperwhite. For reading, Paperwhite is my fav
I just got a kindle paper white. It is so amazing!!! It’s a great size easy to carry with me. Waterproof I can read anywhere even in the bath. I can use it at night with the lights off. It is hooked up to audible and kindle and can transfer between audiobooks books and ebooks. The battery lasts forever. I would just like to say whatever device you pick you should figure out what company you use the most because that is where you will be getting all of your books.
I have both but I prefer the nook. I’ve had so many issues with my kindle that it’s not even funny. The kindle is extremely slow and it freezes a lot.
I love my paperwhite!
I love my mini iPad