Exciting Free Fridays News!

Starting today, every Friday we'll be highlighting a free NOOK App in addition to each week's book selection. Read on to discover today's Free Fridays App pick.




Rhodes made a splash on the literary scene in the 1970s, but a tragic motorcycle accident derailed his promising career. Driftless is his first novel in 30 years, and it's certainly worth the wait. Set in a rural and remote southwestern Wisconsin town, Rhodes' novel explores the lives of ordinary people who face extraordinary challenges. From an invalid who gambles away her family’s savings, to a widowed pastor who’s falling in love again, the intertwined stories form a portrait of our varied and complex human condition.


Luckily you won’t have to wait another 30 years for David Rhodes' next novel. Jewelweed is available for pre-order now.


We wanted to make a big splash for our very first Free Fridays App, so we turned to one of our favorite and most useful apps: OfficeSuite Professional 7 – a $14.99 value!


In today’s mobile culture, we’re all used to the convenience of being able to work whenever and wherever we are. With OfficeSuite, you can create, view, edit and print Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and attachments and view PDF files right on your NOOK. So when you’re at lunch and get an urgent email from your boss, just open OfficeSuite to get to work while you’re on-the-go.


Once you’ve used OfficeSuite Professional 7 a few times, you’ll wonder how you survived without it, so make sure you grab this limited-time free offer today!




Free Fridays Recommends


Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what David recommends:


by swan4 on ‎03-08-2013 11:38 PM

The free book sounds great and I've been eyeing this app for a while. So this is the perfect Friday for me. Spec provided the icing with couple more great selections.

by mikesmartha on ‎03-09-2013 10:18 AM

After all the times I have said Fridays can't get any better, you have proven me wrong. Free book and Free app! WOW!! Thanks all. Have a great weekend.

by BookBee88 on ‎03-09-2013 06:57 PM

Hi, I don't know where to post this question, but I really would like to suggest B&N add a feature to help us sort by genre or categories of books.  I have downloaded so many books that it's hard to search for books unless I knew the author's name or the exact title.  It would be nice if I can search by category or genre depending on my mood at the time, and pick what I want to read.  What do you all think?




by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎03-09-2013 10:05 PM


Are you wanting to be able to search your books by category or genre on your Nook itself?  If so, I would suggest creating shelves in your Library.  You can name them Romance, Mystery, etc and sort your books accordingly.  That way you can go to that particular shelf to pick what you want to read. That's the way I have my Nook Tablet set up.  Hope this helps.

by oxford58 on ‎03-09-2013 11:51 PM

Thanks Jeremy, spec, butterflly13, eReaderPercs, and everyone else that posted links and made suggestions for books. I really appreciate all the time and effort people spent sharing with everyone. This is a great community and another reason why I love my nook and B&N...happy Friday everyone. :smileywink:

by cre8tivkj on ‎03-10-2013 10:51 AM

I was super excited about the App and rushed over to BN.com to get it, downloaded it to my Nook Color since it stated on the website it works on the Nook Color and when I tried to install it, it wouldn't install. My Nook gave me an error message stating it isn't available for my device. This is the third time I tried installing an app that was, according to the website for my Nook Color and it wouldn't install. I get the same error message. I have not been unable to resolve this issue with customer service.

by fozzishg on ‎03-10-2013 01:25 PM

TarHeelGirl00: Hard to do that shelf thing after the fact... I have three hundred books.  AND, I can only add to one shelf at a time...  I agree with BookBee88 that we should have better ability to sort and tag.  I hate the shelf thing, it is not intuitive, difficult to organize and time consuming to put in place... ah well, it is what it is at this point.  People have been complaining about this issue for a LONG TIME.

I mean if I want to find a book I remember buying with fairies in it in my list, I can't just search for fairies, I would have had to put them on a shelf labled fairy or it would have to be in the title or author name, otherwise, I scroll through my list of 300 books and try to remember the one I wanted... :smileysad:

This has been talked about on the B&N boards since I bought my Nook Color almost two years ago and no improvement so this comment is not going to do anything but make me feel better because I have vented :smileyhappy:

by JeremyCesarec on ‎03-10-2013 03:34 PM

Hi cre8tivkj ,

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Please contact digital chat for assistance: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/customerservice/chat/survey

by LillieAna on ‎03-10-2013 04:25 PM

I am excited about the Free Friday apps! I upgraded my Nook Original when the HD came out. So I have been trying some apps. I also really liked using my Nook HD to get on the internet the few times I travel. This week's book looks good too.

by lilones5 on ‎03-10-2013 06:38 PM

bookbee88 I agree. I often use my regular tablet because I have more books than my NOOK will hold. If we could search by genre on nook library the way they present them on the site it would be great! Also I had a tech issue that required a replacement nook so my shelves were gone and I have too many titles to reshelve.It would take forever! :smileywink:

by FamilyChic on ‎03-10-2013 07:14 PM

That brings up a good question.  If I upgrade to a new Nook, is there any way to keep my books on their shelves?  If not is there any way to at least get a list or print out of my books by genre, to make it easier to rebuild my shelves?



by vb2idaho on ‎03-10-2013 10:04 PM
I downloaded Driftless Friday night and had it read Saturday night. What an amazing story. Thank you for introducing us to this author.
by ybehome on ‎03-11-2013 12:26 AM

No longer free when I click on the link :smileysad:  I was too late this time. I am still grateful for all the freebies.

by BookBee88 on ‎03-11-2013 02:21 PM

To TarHeelGirl00, thanks for your suggestion, but I use a Samsung tablet to read my books; I don't have a Nook.  I still think a genre search would be helpful to anyone that uses the Nook app on any device.  I rarely remember the author's name or title name with these numerous downloads, unless it is a technical book or a really famous writer.

by AmWo on ‎03-12-2013 01:35 AM

Does anyone know how long you have to download the free friday offerings?  It seems like I had until the next Friday to download previous offers, but when I tried to download the March 8th offer for Driftless and the Office Suite app, it wasn't so free anymore.  Can you go thru customer service or did something change?