How to Convert NOOK Books for Reading on Kindle E-readers

Books from Barnes & Noble are in a restricted format that can’t be read unless you use compatible e-readers or NOOK devices. If you have a Kindle device or Kindle e-readers and you want to use it for reading NOOK books, all you need to do is convert the book’s format.

Recommended Tool: Epubor Ultimate
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What is Epubor Ultimate?

Epubor Ultimate is software designed to help you easily convert different types of eBook formats. It will not only help you convert your eBook’s format but also help you decrypt DRM-protected files.

Why Epubor Ultimate?

I strongly recommend this software because I have already used it many times and for a number of reasons. One of these is its free trial version that is handy. I was totally impressed by what this software can do. This software can convert eBooks into various format files and remove DRM protection from a restricted file. It also automatically detects eBooks and devices and has a user-friendly interface that even a beginner can easily navigate through.

To see if Epubor Ultimate is the software for you I made a tutorial on how to easily use it for your kindle e-reading. First let us take a look of its compatibility, then later we are going to dig the steps of using it.

Epubor Ultimate Compatibility

  • OS: From Windows 7 above, Mac
  • eBooks: Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play, etc…
  • Used: eBook converter & DRM removal
  • Input file format: KFX, EPUB, PDF, AZW, AZW1, AZW3, AZW4, MOBI, PRC, TPZ, Topaz, TXT, and HTML.
  • Output file format: EPUB, MOBI, AZW3, TXT, and PDF

How to Convert NOOK books to Kindle Using Epubor Ultimate

To easily utilize Epubor Ultimate for converting NOOK to KINDLE, you will need to learn how to download the NOOK app. If you have already known this step, then you can skip it.

How to Download NOOK App and the Books

Step 1. In order to successfully download the NOOK app, you’ll need to login into your Microsoft Store account. This is important because the NOOK app is only available in Microsoft Store.

Step 2. Search NOOK app in Microsoft Store. After you found it, click “Get” to claim ownership.

log in to MS store account and search Nook App

Step 3. Go to your Microsoft Store and you will see that your NOOK app is ready to be installed.

When you finish installing the app, you can proceed to download the books that you have got from Barnes and Noble into the NOOK app.

Download NOOK books to PC using NOOK app for Windows
Click the Download icon in the upper left corner of the book to save the NOOK eBook to your computer
Device Path: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\BarnesNoble.Nook_ahnzqzva31enc\LocalState

NOOK app is a necessary tool for it serves as a library folder that syncs with Epubor Ultimate app.

How to Use Epubor Ultimate for NOOK to Kindle Reading

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD the app Epubor Ultimate

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STEP 2: LAUNCH Epubor Ultimate

STEP 3: CHOOSE NOOK (all the NOOK books that you have downloaded will automatically be detected)

STEP 4: DRAG AND DROP NOOK files to convert their format

drag and drop file to convert its format

Note: If a dialogue box like this appears it means the file is strictly protected by DRM encryption. Contact epubor support in the given contact info to ask for a NOOK key file about the specific book that has DRM protection.

dialogue box that shows a failed attempt on decrypting DRM protected NOOK book


Kindle supports AZW3, PDF, MOBI, and TXT formats. So it is best to identify in which output format you want your NOOK book to convert for Kindle reading.

choose output format your nook book for kindle e-readers

STEP 6: VIEW converted NOOK book

To view your converted NOOK books, click the folder icon right next to the convert option. With this, you will be redirected to your computer’s epubor folder path C:\Users\UserName\Ultimate

epubor ultimate converted nook format


As you can see even though restricted, hopes are not all gone. Whether you are using Windows or macOS, Epubor Ultimate will be a useful tool for you (please note—you need a Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 computer to download NOOK books because NOOK app is only available for these two platforms). In addition, there are no known cons of this app (not that I’ve heard of it).
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And there you have it! You can now enjoy reading your Barnes & Nobles’ NOOK books using Amazon Kindle devices.

Jay Lloyd Perales

Jay Lloyd Perales is a technical writer at Filelem. He loves to share his thoughts, opinions, and acquired knowledge through writing.

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