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basic questions - using Nook on tablet off-line

I'm really new to all this, especially e-books and such.

 

I'm traveling later this year and I was thinking of getting an Android tablet to view my photos, send emails from time to time, etc. I was thinking it might be good to load the Nook app and maybe get a few books to take with me.

 

I think I know the answer, but I just want to check: if I purchase a book, can I download to my tablet (or is there some other way) so I could read the book while I'm offline, say on the plane or out of WiFi range?

 

And if so, are there any special considerations for doing this?

 

Best, David 

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Re: basic questions - using Nook on tablet off-line

Yes, you can download to your Android Tablet and have them available offline.

 

Safest would be

 

1) Get Nook for Android App and download there.

 

2) Download Nook for PC and download books there. Move those books over to your Android tablet.

 

Then you have two sets fo downloaded books

 

A) Those downloaded in Nook for Android.

B) Those moved over from PC.

 

The first should work. Nook for Android books do get downloaded to the tablet. But in case something goes wrong you can use the second set.

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Re: basic questions - using Nook on tablet off-line

I understand, but since I've bought the darn book, if something was to happen, can't I just download it again. I seem to remember that I can take them off my computer or devices and have them live on their own personal cloud, which I can access when I want to.

 

 

Thanks, D.

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Re: basic questions - using Nook on tablet off-line

You may occasionally find a book that won't work with the Nook App.  To be sure, when on the books page click on the question mark by "Available on Nook devices and apps" and it will tell you what it will work on.

 

Having multiple backup copies of your eBooks is always advisable.  A) the 'cloud' may not always be available. B) the vendor you purchased the eBook from may not always have the rights to sell eBook.  If they lose the rights to sell it, you may not be able to redownload it even though you previously purchased a license to use it.

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Re: basic questions - using Nook on tablet off-line

you wrote: since I've bought the darn book, if something was to happen, can't I just download it again.

 

In your original question you were asking about 'when you are travelling and have no access to WiFi'.

 

If you have no access to WiFi - then no.

 

If you have access to WiFi or to a computer that has an internet connection - then yes, you can download from the cloud anytime.

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Re: basic questions - using Nook on tablet off-line

5ivedome, maybe I was not clear - I meant can I load books on my tablet (when I'm connected) so i can look at them later when I'm off-line. I found out I can so this, and I have the choice to create a backup copy too, as some have suggested.
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Re: basic questions - using Nook on tablet off-line

Yes, that's exactly it.

 

Yes, download them to Nook. Also download a backup copy.