I seen that the Apple iPhones and iPads have these really neat apps of fun games from Disney Junior like Mickey Mouse and Sofia the First and I already know that we aren't supported for the programming that they have but it would be amazing if there was a way to make Disney Junior fun apps for the little kids on the nook too. There aren't really any shows either and I've tried multiple times on google play and no luck there either.
Maybe instead of Disney, since it's set up for iTune access only, Nook kids can have fun Nick Jr. Apps for the kids like Bubble Guppies, Paw Patrol, Wallykazam and Dora the Explorer? Or maybe something fun similar to Leap Frog Games? It would be incredible if this was at all possible and I know there are a LOT of suggestions that are probably a lot easier to work on but I'm sure there are tons of kids and parents whom have Nooks that would liek this too.
I love your B&N bookstore. I am a french travelers and always get one or two books to go home (beautiful one) in Paris. I would like to buy the ebook of the book I am buying...each time. Buying a book and your ebook at the same time can be nice. Via a flash code, ticket-code, whathever. Think of it it it doesn't exist. Thanks,
The first Thing is when i am watching a video on the internet and i get a noise telling me i have a new notification it makes it so when i try to change the volume of my movie either to make it louder or softer, the nook thinks that I wish to change the volume of the notification sound instead, so to prevent the nook from getting confused it would be great to have a button in the settings that will mute the notifications or just make the notification volume only available in the settings. Otherwise the nook can get very confused.
The second thing is that i use the Barnes & Noble HDMI connector for the Nook to the TV, I love being able to play my games, watch my movies, and enjoy the ultimate laziness of reading my book on a 70 inch screen. When my family sits down to pick a movie with the nook plugged into the TV it would be a nice feature when plugged into the HDMI connector, if the nook could turn horrizontally in the shop because since the shop does not normally flip horizontally on the Nook it shows sideways on the television. If the screen flipps than all of my family members would be able to read about the movies so we can pick what we want to watch that night.
Thank you for your time.
With several hundred books in my library, it is difficult to remember all of my purchases. Would it be possible to get a .csv or .xls file that lists the books in one's library? Such a file should show title, author, purchase date, and perhaps category.
I have a Nook Simple Touch and I love it. It's a few years old, and will probably need to be replaced this year, but I am really hesitant to buy the Glowlight, because it feels like a downgrade compared to the old Simple Touch. I'm not sure what I'm going to do when I have to replace it, but unless a new Glowlight comes out with a microSD slot, I won't be buying one.
* Please add a microSD slot to the Glowlight. With sites like Smashwords, this feature is a must. People use e-ink devices like the Paperwhite and the Glowlight because they are hard core readers -- we don't want to play with apps, we want to read books, and often get them from multiple sources.
* Please consider the ability to use coupon codes/discounts for Nook Books. I realize that a lot of the difficulty in offering this is that permission to discount requires the publisher's permission, but the Kobo store is able to do this for many of its book, so I don't see why Barnes and Noble can't. As an example, the Nook store offered a book for $9.99. The Kobo store also offered the same book for $9.99, but allowed me to use a 50% off coupon code, so I was able to purchase the book for $5 and side load it to my Nook.
I really hope BN is paying attention to these boards. I recently read that they layed off a major portion of the hardware development team, so I'm naturally concerned about the future of the Nook product, but I think if BN went "back to basics" and really listened to its customer base to build an ereader with the reader in mind, they'd see a big increase in sales and loyalty.
The newest Nook Glowlight has a gray, rubber border on the device which is removable (though unadvised for long periods by your associates). B&N should look into creating different colored versions of this rubber border for a really cool, stylish was to custiomize your Nook Glowlight. I for one would love a dark blue one! NOOK GlowLight
I think it would be fantastic if the nook library had a system, like a shelf, with a list of books that you have already read. It gets pretty frustrating for an avid reader, like me, to have to constantly weed out the books I’ve read. A separate tab in my library would be awesome, and if I wanted to re-read any of them- it won’t be a problem because they are all organized!!
I would like a feature where I could plug in an ear plug into the Nook and have it read to me. It would be especially helpful to be able to plug the Nook into a jack in the car and allow the reader to use the car radio/stereo to read the book much like an apple Ipod performs its music functions.
I fyou were driving on a road trip, it would be nice if the book would read the words in the story to you.Listening to books while you drive is a very enjoyable experience and you should support the process
I wish Barnes & Noble had something similar to Amazon's BookMatch. Essentially a service where if you buy the physical book from B&N you can get the Nook Book version for free, 1, 2, or 3 dollars depending on the book. Basically the book version of digital copy movies.
While I certainly hope that nothing ever happens to B&N, having purchased several hundred BN ePub books I would like to be able to have a local backup. Yes, it is easy to download any one book. But it is tedious to do it for many.
Being able to download an entire library, and/or a shelf or any particular filter (e.g. author, etc.) would be a nice addition.
In any event, keep up the good work.
If I am shopping at a Target or Walmart and notice a book that interests me I would like to be able to scan the bar code of the book, and have it automatically open the browser on my phone to the NOOK title of the same name. That way I can easily add it to my wish list or buy a Barnes and Noble book right there in a competitors store!
Wouldn't that be awesome?
These forums are an excellent place to collect good ideas for improving the nook experience and I would like to contribute as well. I have had the 1st generation nook and now the nook simple touch. The e ink readers are by far my favorite method of reading novels old and new. I have some requests I'd like to make of the next e ink reader Barnes and Noble create.
First I would like an e ink reader with a screen bigger then 6 inches. As much as I like being able to slip my nook simple touch into a large coat pocket, I am able to get my 10 inch Samsung galaxy 2 where ever I go with out difficulty. Amazon offers a 10 inch e ink reader but it does not support the formats that nook traditionally supports and I would have to rebuy the library I have already purchased from Barnes and Noble. A 10 inch nook ereader would be a perfect addition to the nook family for those who not only want a larger screen for the fun of having one but also for those whose eye sight has deteriorated with age.
My second request would be at least one set of page turning side buttons. The newest nook addition was created with out them. From what I see on the forums that isn't necessarily a popular decision. The side button's have been useful in my nook simple touch and can be designed without adding a great deal of bulk to the nook.
It may go without saying but the nook product has been able to absorb accidental abuse that other tablets don't survive very well. I certainly hope you continue the trend.
Finally if it can be economically incorporated (I know I am talking to a business here) I would like to see a keyboard attachment of some kind for the e ink readers. There seems to be demand for it, and even the most basic text file can be copied and pasted to word or the more advanced document programs. A key board that works on e ink readers would be a welcome accessory.
Thank you for your time
I have been trying to buy cookbooks on my NOOK to save space in my kitchen. It would make my life so much easier if there was a way for me to tag recipes that I like in a variety of different books and have a "custom book" be generated that included all the pages I tagged. That would allow me to have one super cookbook. I am sure there would be other uses for this feature besides recipes. This would be a great enhancement for a new Nook or for the application, I would happily pay for a Nook application that included this feature!
My suggestions center around the web site and how it works. There doesn't seem to be much of anything here about that. Here are my suggestions and forgive me if some of these are "stolen" from Amazon. They didn't get huge by being bad.
1. Have a one click button next to content to add it to the wish list - No freakin drop down menu
2. When canceling subscriptions, ASK for the reason why. You might actually learn what your customers want/don't want that way (duh)
3. Provide another button by each items purchased for instant access to reporting problems with content and/or requesting refund.
4. Not sure if they have this, but a notify list of some sort that tells you when favorite authors are coming out with new books so you don't have to always be looking around for them
5. Perhaps some kind of subscription video service similar to Netflix or Amazon Prime
I honestly have very few complaints with the Nook itself (just that screen is very hard to keep clean). All my complaints/suggestions seem to center around the web site and customer service actually. Those are areas I would think B&N can really step up their game and do better than Amazon. Why not poll your Nook customer base and see what they have to say? It's not rocket science. I don't even ding them when I find books more expensive than Amazon. It isn't all books and I'm not sure it's even totally under their control but they DO control the way their web site works. I don't know about everyone else but the device itself isn't the only basis for me deciding what eRaeder to get. The whole eco system behind it is also very important. Amazon has some advantages there (immersion reading between book and Audible audio content, Amazon Prime) but that isn't to say that B&N can't give them a run for their money IF they have the desire. They just need to listen to their customers.
I love the Nook HD, but I am often using my PC to read Nook Books. Reading with the white background is annoying. Please add inverted display options (Black background) for reading on the PC!