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Michelle_B01
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Parental control on family nooks

I purchased three NOOKS, including 2 for my young daughters. All of the books purchased with my account show up on all three NOOKS. Is there a way to prevent their machines from being able to read a book that I purchase with content not appropriate for them?

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Re: Parental control on family nooks

 


Michelle_B01 wrote:

I purchased three NOOKS, including 2 for my young daughters. All of the books purchased with my account show up on all three NOOKS. Is there a way to prevent their machines from being able to read a book that I purchase with content not appropriate for them?





Here is a copy of Doug Pardee's answer to that question.

 

 

 

 

Yes, but you don't want to. Here's what you want to do:

 

Have separate B&N accounts. That way you can each buy whatever books you want, archive whatever books you want, and (when B&N gets synchronization working) you won't be opening your books to the last page that the other person read. A B&N account should be personal, and you can have multiple devices (PC eReader software, iPhone, NOOK, etc.) all synchronized up through them.

 

To share B&N e-books, just copy them your from one NOOK to the other. Obviously, you'll need to hook the NOOKs to a computer, and copy into 'my documents' on the receiving NOOK. The first time that you open an e-book that the other person bought, your NOOK will ask for the name and credit card number used to buy that e-book. Enter that, and away you go. Your NOOK will remember the information and won't ask you again, not for that e-book nor for any other e-book bought on that name and credit card number. It's easy and clean.

 

Note: e-books bought in 'Secure eReader' format at Fictionwise and eReader.com work the same way. If they were bought with a name and/or credit card number that your NOOK hasn't seen before, you'll have to enter that name and credit card number just one time. This won't be a big deal, though, because you'll probably be using the same name/credit card number as at B&N, so your NOOK will probably already have that information.

 

You do want to share an Adobe account for Adobe Digital Editions. If you have multiple computers, activate them all with the same Adobe account. Authorize both of your NOOKs with that account. Now you can copy your Adobe EPUBs back and forth just fine. You can have up to 6 computers and 6 devices on one Adobe account.

 

If you open an account at the Sony Reader e-book store, you have to use the exact same e-mail that you used for the Adobe account. That means that you'll be sharing an account at the Sony store.

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Michelle_B01
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Re: Parental control on family nooks

So....since I am new to NOOK procedure....How do I go about setting up 3 different accounts?

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Re: Parental control on family nooks

You setup the Account with different user names and passwords just like any account. You can use the same credit card on all of them. If I were going to set this up for young children I would not register their Nooks I would purchase books and side load them.


Michelle_B01 wrote:

So....since I am new to NOOK procedure....How do I go about setting up 3 different accounts?


 

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Re: Parental control on family nooks

I also wish there was a way to lock certain books.  I like to lend mine to my niece but have some things on there I'd prefer she didn't read yet. 

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Re: Parental control on family nooks


lisarose10 wrote:

I also wish there was a way to lock certain books.  I like to lend mine to my niece but have some things on there I'd prefer she didn't read yet. 


Archive them, that will remove them from the Nook but not from your account so you can unarchive them later.

 

Or if they were purchased somewhere other than B&N, delete them from the Nook, that's won't erase them from your computer.

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Re: Parental control on family nooks

What about apps. How do I share them between nooks.
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Re: Parental control on family nooks


debngrizz wrote:
What about apps. How do I share them between nooks.

The first edition nook doesn't have apps.

 

Whichever device you have, there's a forum for it, and the folks in that forum will most likely be able to answer your question.