Posts: 42
Registered: ‎03-14-2012
Accepted Solution
What do owners think are the five/ten most imp. things you should learn about/to do on NOOK?
[ Edited ]

When you get a NOOK, there must be a list of things you should do immediately other than register an account with B&N, and this is what I'm asking. I've had my NOOK for over a year but during that time I have been extremely ill and, at times, I've been on medication that would knock most people out. I'm registered, I've learned about Free Fridays and have had those books and Apps downloaded. I've bought other books and Apps through Barnes and Noble and understand that process. (Is there anyplace else you can buy from?)  But I wouldn't know if you should back those books or applications up somehow or copy them for safekeeping. Although a voraciious reader for my entire life, when I became ill I also lost a great deal of my ability to read. I'm slowly getting that back. I have downloaded and printed the manual but haven't read the entire thing.  What would NOOK owners suggest new owners do or learn about immediately?


BTW:  I have a NOOK Tablet.

Accepted Solution
Posts: 611
Registered: ‎06-10-2011
[ Edited ]

Yes, you can buy books from MANY other places; anybody that sells EPUB format books.  What kind of books do you like?  For some books you may have to use Adobe Digital Editions to download to your computer and then copy to your Nook. This includes library books and many "protected" epubs.  Any site that sells books that need that will be VERY clear and give you links and instructions.


You can backup your B&N purchased books by loading Nook for PC on your computer and having it download copies of the books.


Unless you have a Nook HD or HD+ (which I doubt you have since you said you bought your Nook over a year ago), you can NOT buy apps from anyone else except the B&N App Store.



Other Answers: 2
Posts: 3,544
Registered: ‎12-03-2011

1) Search for compulsive reader on forum and learn how to back up books. You can download to Nook for PC and then make a copy.


2) No way to back up Applications.


3) Read the Manual. There's no way around it.


4) Download some of the useful apps like Dolphin and App Killer and Evernote. Take a look at free apps in the app store and see what you like.


5) You can get our Free Books Buddy App for more free books beyond theFree Friday ones. Or Apps Buddy for App Search and New App Releases.


6) Don't let your battery go below 20% if you can. Charge up around 25% to 30%.


7) Read the forums. Nook Tablet forum will show you common things and fixes.

Distinguished Scribe
Posts: 1,059
Registered: ‎05-21-2011

Which device do you have? Nook Color or Tablet??