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LucianusMeridius
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New eBook only shows page 1 of 1.
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I just purchased a new ebook (From Colony to Superpower).  I know it's fairly long, and even on my high-end desktop, the file takes a while to open up, but at least on my PC I can open it.  


On my NST the book shows the cover in the library, and shows it downloaded.  I try to open it, and it takes me to the cover screen, sits there for 4-5 minutes, then takes me right back to whatever page I attempted to open it from.  When I view it in the home screen it shows "Page 1 of 1".

 

I've erased/registered the nst 3 times.  I've attempted to archive/unarchive the book six or seven times, both from the NST itself, and from the webpage, but nothing fixes the issue.  I really want to read this book, and I'm getting frustrated.  I hope you fine people can help. 

 

If it helps, when I download the book onto my PC, it opens in the Nook PC software just fine.  

 

And the ebook on the NST did this before I downloaded the PC software.  I downloaded that software to see if it was a general problem with the ebook.  

 

Also, all my other books work, whether sideloaded or direct.  I have also, to be thorough, attempted to get the book to open properly by sideloading it.  That didn't work either.

 

 

Some basic info:

 

NST, v 1.1.2 

Pulvis et umbra sumus.
by chrisakavern on ‎05-03-2012 12:17 PM

I am having a similar problem with my new NST Glow, as long as I never leave the book, then it holds the page, but if I go to the menu for any reason it shows that I am on page 1 and going back to the book goes back to the beginning of the book.

 

This also happens if I plug the Nook into my computer.

by kamas716 on ‎05-04-2012 11:15 AM

Lucianus, I believe your problem with the book is related to the size of the file.  At 8 MB, that is monstrously large for an eBook.  My Catholic Bible is 4 MB, which is by far the largest book on my NST, and it takes several minutes to fully open.  You could try waiting longer for it to open, but I suspect that at that large a file even if it opens it will respond very slowly.

by kamas716 on ‎05-04-2012 11:18 AM

chrisakavern wrote:

I am having a similar problem with my new NST Glow, as long as I never leave the book, then it holds the page, but if I go to the menu for any reason it shows that I am on page 1 and going back to the book goes back to the beginning of the book.

 

This also happens if I plug the Nook into my computer.


By the "menu" do you mean the "home" screen?  If so, it's a known problem.  I simply avoid the home screen, there's nothing there I want anyway.  I've never had a problem with the book resestting because of plugging into my computer, though.

by LucianusMeridius on ‎05-06-2012 01:11 AM

I've been doing some more work on this issue, and I haven't had any success yet.  I've attempted 2 full factory resets, loaded the book into a different nook by way of lending, and it does the same thing in the other nook.

 

As to the issue of size, this isn't the biggest file I have in my nook. Not by a long shot, and the other book works just fine.  The other book I have is A Game of Thrones 4-Book Bundle by George R. R. Martin. That one runs more than 12MB, and it doesn't have the same issue at all. That one doesn't lag at all, even. It opens and works smooth as the tiny books I've got, so I don't think size is at issue.

by on ‎05-07-2012 08:41 PM
I don't think that just size itself is the issue, but a combination of size and the way the file was generated. I did have an issue with a giant book (a collection of 50 classic SF stories) that took forever to load. I opened it in Calibre (it wasn't DRMed) and resaved to a new copy and it opened just fine.
by hank_gurdjieff on ‎05-14-2012 05:37 AM

I know you already returned the book, but if you run into this again and it is a matter of file size you could split the epub into multiple, smaller files. Then you can read the first 1/4 of the book in the first file, then close that and open the next 1/4 (or whatever is appropriate)... and so on.

 

Calibre is a great program for managing your library and converting files, available free for Windows, Mac and Linux, but the epub editor is not the most elegant (right click on the desired book in the library and select "Tweak Epub" to edit)

 

Sigil is just an editor, but a great one, and also availble for any of the 3 major platforms for free.

 

Thought I'd throw this out there in case someone ends up here looking for a solution.

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LucianusMeridius
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Okay.  So there was no answer. The book didn't work on the tech support side either, so they refunded it.  Still not sure what happened, but c'est la vie.

 

Thanks to all for the help.

Pulvis et umbra sumus.
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