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TheReadingGardener
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free books with nook color

NOT happening. I was told when I purchased my nookcolor thst i would be getting free books. What's the deal?
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alliecatTX
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Re: free books with nook color

Generally, there are a few free books that show up when you first register it - a classic or two, a couple of children's books, and maybe a sample of a novel.  They are not always the same books, and I did have difficulty when I initially registered my device, but erasing and deregistering fixed it immediately.  As for other free books, there is a Free Friday selection every Friday (there are numerous threads on how to access this information), and you can find many free books at bn.com (try searching with 0.00 and maybe a genre that you're interested in).

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TheReadingGardener
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Re: free books with nook color

Thanks! Is it normal to opt for a free book. Put you password in and the it tells me I have purchased the book? Seems strange.
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TheReadingGardener
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Re: free books with nook color

Thanks! Is it normal to opt for a free book. Put you password in and the it tells me I have purchased the book? Seems strange. I hope I'm not being charged. I'm new at this.
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JinSC
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Re: free books with nook color


TheReadingGardener wrote:
Thanks! Is it normal to opt for a free book. Put you password in and the it tells me I have purchased the book? Seems strange.


B&N treats every transaction as if money changed hands, hence the term transaction.  if the book is free, you are billed $0.00.  They have to have something to show in their accounting database.

 

Jeremy

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TheReadingGardener
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Re: free books with nook color

Thak you. This has been very helpful.
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deemure
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Re: free books with nook color

If interested in free books, you may want to go over to the nook book discussion board and look fir the free books thread. Also, keep an eye open for Free Fridays where you are offered a free book. It usually shows up at the top of your main shop area, but you may have to scroll through the pages to get to it.
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chuck4prez
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Re: free books with nook color


JinSC wrote:

TheReadingGardener wrote:
Thanks! Is it normal to opt for a free book. Put you password in and the it tells me I have purchased the book? Seems strange.


B&N treats every transaction as if money changed hands, hence the term transaction.  if the book is free, you are billed $0.00.  They have to have something to show in their accounting database.

 

Jeremy


 

I think it is just how they apply your cc number to the DRM. It works for the pay for books, so why add a second method?
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MatthewH
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Re: free books with nook color

There are many free books available through the B&N Store -- try sorting by price -- and through other sources on the Internet such as Project Gutenberg (older classics that are in the public domain because their copyrights have expired including the first couple Agatha Christie novels which are her only two works old enough to be in the public domain).  Note that for the Project Gutenberg ebooks you will download them using a regular computer and then copy them to your Nook Color via USB cable.  On these boards, copying via USB cable from a standard computer is known as "sideloading" to distinguish from "downloading" directly onto your Nook device with its own wireless connection.

 

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Re: free books with nook color

You can try nookdeals.blogspot.com , she posts often and every friday does a recap of the books available each week. Also inkmesh.com also posts free e-books.
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