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Now, you can explore the most exciting new titles (and remember the classics) at the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. Check out conversations with authors like Jeff VanderMeer and Gary Shteyngart at the B&N Review, and browse write-ups of the best in literary fiction. Come to our Facebook page to weigh in on what it means to be a book nerd. Browse digital deals on the NOOK blog, tweet about books with us,or self-publish your latest novella with NOOK Press. And for those of you looking for support for your NOOK, the NOOK Support Forums will still be here.

We will continue to provide you with books that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old friends. And we hope that you’ll continue to tell us how you’re doing, what you’re reading, and what books mean to you.

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B&N Community Usage Guidelines

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Welcome to the B&N Community! Barnes & Noble ("BN") provides the B&N Community as a service to its users and customers, to help them exchange ideas, tips, information, and techniques related to our products.


While our community is aimed at B&N customers and users, we welcome everyone with an interest in B&N products and services, as long as you observe these community rules:



Be respectful.


  • Respect people's time and attention by asking well-thought-out questions and sharing what you've learned so far in your experimentation or prior research.
  • Respect people as individuals by keeping your tone positive and your comments constructive.
  • Please do not post any material that harasses others, or otherwise interferes with another party's use of the B&N Community.


Be relevant.


  • Make sure your contributions are relevant to the mission of the community and to the specific forum or blog where you post.
  • If you have a new question, start a new thread rather than interrupting a conversation.
  • Solicitations are rarely relevant. If you have something you want members to join, participate in, or buy, ask us first.


Keep your word.


  • Don't post anything that would violate any contractual agreements (copyright, trade secret, or otherwise) or nondisclosure agreements to which you are a party.


Protect privacy - yours and others.


  • Don't share anything about yourself or your organization that you would not want to see on a road-side billboard.
  • Share your business email address if you wish, but don't post personal information-your own or anyone else's-including contact information or any content that you receive in one-to-one communications without the author's consent.


Remember, this is user-generated content.


  • You'll find plenty of good advice here, but remember that your situation, configuration, or implementation may vary from that of the individual sharing a solution.
  • Some advice you find here may even be wrong. Apply the same good judgment here that you would apply to information anywhere on the Internet.


Keep it legal.


  • You remain solely responsible to comply with applicable law.
  • Accordingly, you should not post any material
    1. that would infringe on any intellectual property rights of any party including, without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret or copyright,
    2. that contains any adware, malware, spyware, computer programming routines, software or viruses that are intended to damage, interfere with or in any way limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, intercept or expropriate any system data or personal information, permit unauthorized access to the B&N Community or any part thereof or disable, damage or erase any portion of the content or advertisements processed or stored therein,
    3. that is deemed to be illegal by any local, state, federal or international law or
    4. that promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances or provides instructional information about activities such as making or buying illegal weapons or substances.


No Spamming/Advertising.


  • The B&N Community is provided to our users and customers and is not intended for the promotion of third party services, products, websites or organizations.
  • Please do not post any advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation including chain letters, pyramid schemes, class action suits, or charitable appeals.


Not a Legal Venue.


  • The B&N Community is not a legal venue, and as such any discussion of litigation (past, present or future) shall not be allowed.
  • B&N retains the right to remove such content and to limit participants' access to the B&N Community if this type of content is posted.

Copyright and Intellectual Property rights. 


Participants in the Barnes & Noble Book Clubs retain full ownership of the original material they create and post in these forums. By participating in the Book Clubs, you give Barnes & the permanent royalty-free license to use this content in this service or in the marketing of this service. Participants do not have the right to copy or redistribute the content of this service outside of the message boards. More details are available in the Website Terms of Use.


By using the  B&N Community you agree to follow these guidelines as well as the B&N Privacy Policy, B&N Copyright Policy and B&N’s general Website Terms of Use. We thank you, and your fellow community members thank you. If you see any offensive, abusive or otherwise inappropriate postings, please click on the “Report Abuse to a Moderator” link that is attached to the message.


Click the Laurel leaf to say thank you for helpful posts. And be sure to come back to click the 'Accept as Solution' button for the post that solved your issue. This may help someone else.
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