Would like the porn to go into their own separate category. When I am searching for a book to purchase, I run across a lot of the X rated ones. I just don't care to see them as I look for a good mystery, romance, etc.
NOOK should add real page numbers that correspond to the print editions so that the customers can easily reference, cite passages, and share with friends.
NOTE: The Amazon Kindle DOES HAVE this feature.
I have not had any problems with the nook hd/hd+ charging cord. My problem is with the length. It would be nice to be able to get a cord longer than 5 ft. I recently bought an pad cord for my sister that is 10 ft. and she loves it. A convenient place to charge/use your nook is not always within 5 feet of an outlet. A longer cord that you could buy would be great addition to your accessories.
Now that BN has updated the Nook HD and HD+ to feature the Google Play Store, I believe a Nook Simple Touch update is necessary if BN wants to compete with Amazon and Apple.
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite has a web browser already. The Nook could be much better if it had:
- A web browser
- A email application
- A news reader (RSS possibly)
These few features are not complicated, and they do not require a lot of processing power. I am not asking for the Nook to play Angry Birds, I would just like it to allow me to read more than books. Email, news, and the web would be fantastic.
I already know about the hidden NST Google login browser, so I know that a real browser would work well on the Nook! As a loyal Nook user for over 3 years, I would be very happy to see updates to the E-ink side of the Nook product line!
I really love my Linux OSs and would really like to be able to read the books i bought when I'm running Linux. I took a look at the reader "Calibre" and it looks awesome! I have bought and use Windows XP Professional (2 instances of it-well one OEM for a home made desktop and the one that came on this laptop), I also have Windows 7 Professional and I'm going to get Windows 7 Ultimate for my next home made to run WITH a Linux or two, by way of VirtualBox, as well. Maybe I only get to have Calibre books on my Linux systems... so be it.
One of the largest complaints I hear about NOOK devices is the requirement to have a Credit Card on the account. While I personally feel that there is a completely valid reason for the requirement (the Social DRM that BN employs is easily the most permissive and flexible of the major DRM choices available today), I understand the hesitance of some people to storing their personal billing information online.
An easy way to make customers happy would be to simply allow, as a customer choice, the ability to encode books with either the BN Social DRM or the more standard ADEPT DRM. By default the devices can still prompt for Credit Card information upon registration and the BN Social DRM can still be the go-to DRM model, but an option in the account management section of BN.com would allow a customer to change their DRM style. Thus both the customers and BN are happy - for the vast majority of accounts BN is still capturing the billing information and making impulse shopping easy, but for those who are reticent of the system there is a second option to make them happy.
This would also have a number of tangential side effects that would be a boon to the system. For example, an account using ADEPT would not require a Credit Card to be listed on the account but could still make purchases via Gift Card, making it the perfect account for parents who want to buy an eReader for their child but don't want them to purchase in excess of a certain amount. Likewise, it also makes a great system for people who have chosen not to use Credit and Debit cards and thus wouldn't have access to the NOOK ecosystem.
While there may be some additional costs to roll out the system (the so-called "Adobe Tax" to license the ADEPT encoding system in particular), I believe in the long run it would be a popular option that expands the reach of the NOOK business into markets that it is currently underserving.
*I tried submitting this feedback at the store level but my manager got a bit confused by all the technobabble, so I'm forced to make you do the hard work Alex. Apologies. *
It would be nice to allow an export of the information for all the books in my library to a CSV file, or something similar, to allow uploading on book cataloguing sites like LibraryThing and GoodReads. The information like title, author, publisher, page numbers, size of book, ISBN, etc is all available on each books product information page. Doing it book by book can take a while, so having an export option would be very nice.
Would be nice to allow different content to be downloaded to different reading devices. I read Nook books on my Nook Simple Touch and on my iPad and iPod Touch, using the Nook apps. Of the three devices, the Nook Simple Touch is the most memory-limited (I have over 1000 Nook books), so I end up archiving books to free up memory on the Nook that I do not really want to remove from the other two devices. Of course, the next time I sync the iPad or iPod, the books I had to archive due to the Nook's lack of memory space are removed from the iPad/iPod. I only read textbooks on the iPad, so would like to avoid having them automatically download on the Nook and filling up the memory. There should be an option to turn off automatic downloading, and allow users a choice of which device to download to. Additionally, it would be nice to allow users to remove a book from one device, without having to archive.
I would love to see interactive magazines added to the B&N catalog. My wife uses Google Play as her source for magazines and a number of these are "interactive" where you can scroll through portions of the page or enlarge pictures with descriptions in the same page. These same magazines do not have this feature in the Android Nook app and are simply scans of the original magazine.
This suggestion applies to both the Nook apps on Android (which I use on my tablet) and the Nook reader devices (I own a Nook Glow light).
As someone who purchases books, magazines, newspapers and comics. It is fairly easy to get around with the exception of Comic books which often get lost in my library. A new pulldown tab to view only "Comic books" would be greatly appreciated.
I would encourage BN to adopt a single charging cord and connector across their model range.
If there was a single method, I realize it would be over engineered for e ink devices, there are a number of advantages for customers and I believe BN.
BN would likely find add on products like charging stations would be more available. Hopefully the simplified stocking costs and additional accessory sales would offset the cost of a using a single cord and connector solution.
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?
Barnes and Noble / Nook now has the backing of Microsoft and some of the biggest publishers in the world. This means they have the ability to push the publishers in the inevitable direction that music has already gone -- with the elimination of DRM (Digital Restrictions Management). Its high time to do away with DRM. There are so many ludicrous things about DRM - let me tell you about just one ridiculous situation that came up tonight.
Tonight I bought a gift NookBook for my mother in law. Except for some reason it never got to her. Suffice it to say that it was a technical snafu and it ended up in my account instead of hers. But when I called to ask to have them transfer it to her account the "customer service rep." actually said that they didn't have a way to do that!!! Can you believe that??? They actually suggested I buy it as a gift a second time to "solve" the problem!!! In other words they made an insulting suggestion instead of offering some kind of solution. Yeah, I'm going to give more money to you to buy the book (that I don't want for myself -- its for her not me) because your company isn't competent enough to offer real customer service?!?!?
What a joke DRM is. If it weren't for DRM I would just move it myself, problem solved. When I buy a physical book I can gift it to whoever I want. I don't need some special key to remove the lock on the book or to give me the ability to actually read the book. We have the right to do with our possessions and to share them as we please. DRM is unethical.
Leading developers like Amazon Kindle are currently developing a prototype color-e ink device with Glowlight. I think that the reading experience would be GREATLY enhanced with color. Also, the color could help increase the feasability of a simple web browser on any future Nook Simple Touches.
Also, I think in the future, an e-ink tablet would be really cool. You could play apps on a screen with no glare. This is probably years ahead, but it's definitely something to consider to compete with Apple and Amazon.
I think that Barnes & Noble should really implement a voice control system of future Nook tablets. Apple has a really advanced voice control system that we recognize as Siri. I mean, the Barnes & Noble voice control doesn't have to be so complicated (like "when is the next NBA game?"), it should just be simple commands like "play Adele music" or "sync library" or "open angry birds" or "go back to what I was reading."
These features would really make the Nook tablet experience more enjoyable and convenient.
Amazon offers Whispersync for Apps, which basically allows users to resume their progress on apps across different Kindle devices. It's really exciting to get a new Nook, but that means you have to start over on all of the apps. I have a Nook Color and would like to get the next Nook tablet model as soon as it comes out (hopefully this fall). I have lots of apps that I've made lots of progress on and I would really appreciate it if Barnes & Noble could somehow release an update to all Nook devices that support apps to that they can transfer progress on apps. This feature would attract a lot of new customers.