Kindle or Nook for downloading from Tuebl?
I've read online that Kindle doesn't support epubs, but can when downloaded with Calibre. I'm kind of leaning to the side of Nook because it looks cool and it supports epubs. What do you guys think? Which of the two is the better e-reader for downloading from Tuebl? Can you download from Tuebl directly into the Nook and Kindle?
Barnes and Noble is thinking of dumping Nook and so I would be leary about it. You could look at KOBO which seems to hang in there. I Have both a KOBO and Kindle and like both. Calibre can take non DRM'd ebooks and translate them to other formats and it works pretty well. I use the Gutenberg Project for free books and put them on the KOBO. I also have all my PDF manuals on the KOBO. Since I deal with Amazon a LOT I buy most of my ebooks from Amazon on the Kindle and it is easier than KOBO. As far as readability both are about the same. Battery life is excellent on both.
1. Barnes & Noble does not perform well at the moment. I think there will be more restrictions you will find after you getting a Nook. As far as I know, you can't directly download books from Tuebl on Nook because I have seen a lot of people asking how to transfer personal books to Nook. Since Nook eReader runs linux os (a basic platform), I don't think it meets your requirements.
2. If you insist Nook, you can download EPUB books from Tuebl on your computer, then transfer the downloaded books to nook via USB cord.
Transfer books to Nook:
The recommended way is to buy a Kindle. Download EPUB books to computer, use Calibre to convert EPUB to Kindle MOBI, then transfer books to Kindle.
Transfer books to Kindle:
Although Kindle does not support EPUB, you can easily convert books to Kindle with powerful Calibre.
3. Kobo is good and nice. But I personally prefer to Amazon eBook eco-system. It's much more complete. It is very convenient despite of the exclusive eBook formats.