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JustTrish
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Re: Two Nook Household

icebike wrote:

 

JustTrish wrote:

 

Okay, quick question: what if the book was purchased with a gift card?  Am I going to keep them and sort out which book was purchased with which?  I told all my sons to give me B&N gift cards for Mother's Day, so now I have four!

 

 

 

It doesn't matter how the book was purchased.

 

Anytime you download (to your computer or to your nook) the book is encrypted with your DEFAULT credit card.  

 

You can purchase with different credit cards, gift cards, etc, but each book will be encrypted with whatever was the DEFAULT credit card in your account at the time you download it.  You enter that card number once and your nook creates a decryption key from it and remembers that key forever.  You won't be asked again.

 

 

Thanks so much for the quick response.

 

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Xemrac
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Re: Two Nook Household

Newbie Question ... I will be purchasing a NOOK for my husband this afternoon.  Will I be able to register it with the same card that I registered mine with?

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Re: Two Nook Household

Xemrac wrote:

I will be purchasing a NOOK for my husband this afternoon.  Will I be able to register it with the same card that I registered mine with?

 

Certainly. You can use the same credit card on multiple accounts.

 

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Re: Two Nook Household

@Xemrac,

 

You have a couple of options:

 

Register the new nook to the same account as your current nook. In that case it will use the same card for purchases as your current nook. I will not go into the pros and cons of multiple nooks sharing the same account as that has been discussed multiple times.

 

Register the new nook to a new account. In this case you can choose to use the same credit card as the default payment for the new account or use a different card. It will make no difference.

 

I am not sure but suspect that if you use the same default credit card on two different accounts, you will be able to share books (via sideloading) without having to enter credit card information to unlock them.

 

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Xemrac
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Re: Two Nook Household

Thank you ... hubby is kind enough to support my reading addiction and this is going to be a surprise for him when he gets home from this run (long-haul trucker).  My being able to use same card on both will let me have it up and running when I hand it to him.

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Re: NOOKs for kids

Ages of the children make the difference - that I can tell you as the parent of 4 GREAT and trust worthy kids.  Curiosity can hit at any time - to any one - so  you should be aware that in the Romance category of the B & N online eBook offerings, there is an erotica section that has very explicit material.

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Re: Two Nook Household

My husband and I started out with one account for both nooks, now I am seeing the value in having 2 separate accounts.  How would that work at this point with the  joint library.  We also are currently reading the same book is that possible with side loading?  I am afraid my brain is just not wrapping around the whole idea of how this would work.

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Re: Two Nook Household

Does this also work for a 2 -iPhone family. Can we share books? What about other ereaders? I'm hoping to have a Pandigital Novel soon.

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Re: Two Nook Household

I have a similar question.  I have a Nook and my daughter has I-Pod Touch. She is wanting to read a couple of books I have purchased.  I know that I can download the software onto her Touch, but I really do not want her to have access to all of my books (some not appropriate).  Can I register her with her own account and copy my purchases to her Touch?  I really do not want to have to purchase more than once and we share hardbacks.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Two Nook Household

Mr Jobs does not think you are competent enough to allow you to put things on your own Touch without going thru iTunes, or direct download into the app.

 

So This gets tricky, since iTunes can't put books directly into the B&N reader app, you have to download them, and then you would have to change the password on the account somehow.

 

Shared account is not a good solution.  

 

If the book can be finished in 14 days, you could set up an account for her and maybe lend it to her (not all books are lend-able).

 

 

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LarryOnLI
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Re: Two Nook Household

 

Red11 wrote:

I have a similar question.  I have a Nook and my daughter has I-Pod Touch. She is wanting to read a couple of books I have purchased.  I know that I can download the software onto her Touch, but I really do not want her to have access to all of my books (some not appropriate).  Can I register her with her own account and copy my purchases to her Touch?  I really do not want to have to purchase more than once and we share hardbacks.

 

Thanks!

 

 

As icebike said in his reply above, Apple will not let you load files (like eBooks) to the iPod without going through iTunes.

 

However there might be a solution. I have not tried this so can not guarantee it will work.

 

If you load the Apple iBook application onto the iPod (this is supposed to be available with iPod OS 4 available soon) you can then use iTunes to sideload your B&N eBooks into the iBook app.

 

The iBook app will be unable to open the B&N eBooks because it uses a different DRM, but once the books have been loaded to the iPod you can launch the B&N reader app on the iPod and load the books.

 

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Re: Two Nook Household

Thank you both for your replies.  Didn't think about the issues that would come with Apple being so darn picky about what you can and cannot load.  She may just have to read the book in paper form (gasp)!!  :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Two Nook Household

Thanks for this info, does it still work if u have 2 Adobe acccnts?? just give cc info to Adobe also??

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Re: Two Nook Household


esa01 wrote:

Thanks for this info, does it still work if u have 2 Adobe acccnts?? just give cc info to Adobe also??


No, Adobe uses a completely different system. You can't share e-books between Adobe accounts, but you can share an Adobe account among six computers and six devices. See the link in my signature.

 

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Re: Two Nook Household

Am I understanding this correctly????

 

You can have 2 accounts in the same household and both read the books from each account. Does that mean you can read the books at the same time? Is this like the lend me feature, will we only have two weeks to read the book and then it leaves our Nook?

 

I seem to get myself more confused about it the more I read the posts:smileywink:  lol

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nuyear1975 wrote:

Am I understanding this correctly????

 

You can have 2 accounts in the same household and both read the books from each account. Does that mean you can read the books at the same time? Is this like the lend me feature, will we only have two weeks to read the book and then it leaves our Nook?

 

I seem to get myself more confused about it the more I read the posts:smileywink:  lol


Check out the link in my signature.

 

The DRM system that Barnes & Noble uses is a simple one. The e-book is encrypted using a key that is derived from the name and credit card number that was the 'default credit card' when the e-book was downloaded. Anyone who knows that name and credit card number can read that e-book. B&N figures that you're not going to post your credit card number on the Web.

 

This system only applies to Barnes & Noble and to the 'Secure eReader' format e-books that you can get from B&N subsidiaries Fictionwise and eReader.com.

 

It has nothing to do with Lend-Me. Lend-Me allows you to safely lend e-books to total strangers. There are even Web sites set up to help strangers 'hook up' to share e-books.

 

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Re: Two Nook Household

This sounds easy enough...I have read through all of it and have a couple questions, I am not computer savvy!

 

If we each have an account and want to share a book, we hook both Nooks to one computer and download the book to the one needing the book...get CC info and then just store it on the documents folder, right? Can this be done by hooking only one Nook to the computer and going to the account through B&N.com or do you have to do it through the Nooks? Also, do you have to have internet access to swap between the Nooks? I don't want to mess this up when I go to do it and lose any information!

 

Thanks for the help:smileyhappy:

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Re: Two Nook Household

 


nuyear1975 wrote:

This sounds easy enough...I have read through all of it and have a couple questions, I am not computer savvy!

 

If we each have an account and want to share a book, we hook both Nooks to one computer and download the book to the one needing the book...get CC info and then just store it on the documents folder, right? Can this be done by hooking only one Nook to the computer and going to the account through B&N.com or do you have to do it through the Nooks? Also, do you have to have internet access to swap between the Nooks? I don't want to mess this up when I go to do it and lose any information!

 

Thanks for the help:smileyhappy:


 

 

Whichever nook is registered to the account the book has been bought in can download the book normally.

 

You can either then connect the nook to your computer and copy the book from the nook to your computer or download it directly from the B&N website to your computer. I would recommend the later since the name of the book file on your nook is based on the ISBN number and might be hard to recognize.

 

THe connect the other (target) nook to the computer and copy the book file to the "my documents" folder on the target nook.

 

Eject the target nook from the computer and attempt to open the book. If the book was encrypted with a key that is not already on the target nook then you will be prompted to enter your credit card info.

 

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AikiPen
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Re: Two Nook Household

Very interesting topic! I've been trying to figure out what to do with my son since I just ordered him the Nook Wi-If on Monday. Thanks for all the great info.

 

Now B&N are you listening? Since the price drop I can see lots of parents buying Nooks for kids. I think we need changes on the accounting end of things for families.

 

My vision of a perfect B&N account world:

 

-A master account with a credit card number

-The ability to create 'sub' accounts under the master account and designate the sub account as either an adult or a child. An adult account can purchase from the credit card. A child account can only purchase from a gift card.

-Each account can list their own private gift cards.

-Adult accounts can download all books in the family library

-Child accounts can only download books they purchase and anything the master account holder has designated as suitable for all family members.

 

I know it is only a pipe dream but I can still dream right?:smileywink:

 

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