I have a lot (300+) books on my NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight
I want to read series in the correct order but the titles do not always include what number the book is in the series.
Romance books need to be ordered by Author and series by author.
WHEN will this be added? It is REALLY annoying to have to keep going back to my library on the web to figure out which book to read next in the series!!!!
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 had high hopes when I bought my first Nook. Systematically, as the line expanded and I "bought up," those hopes have been dashed.
The absurdities crowd in on themselves. A "tablet" without a Facebook app? I can't put the Chrome browser on an Android-based tablet? I can't side-load applications like my password manager because they represent a "security risk"? Whose security? You claim that users have access to Google Play on the HD but, in fact, we don't have access to the entire store.
People come here and ask for this-and-that and the-other-thing. But really, all people ever needed and need now is for B+N to treat them like customers, instead of like ATMs. I bought the first Nook, then the Nook Color, then the Nook Tablet, then the Nook HD. These products do not evince the design of giving the buyers what they want and need. These products do not evince any evidence that B+N looked to customer satisfation first, profit second. Marketing concerns about tying buyers to the B+N brand, overcame customer service concerns of making the customer want to come back for more. But, you generate profit by satisfying customers. The old saying is, insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. I'm nuts.
Now, I don't like Amazon, the company, and I don't buy books there. So, I come to B&N, a company I've been patronizing for more than 30 years, well back into brick-and-mortar days. And I find that here, marketing plans are still revolving around rent-seeking and not around offering new, interesting and useful ways for me to enjoy the products I've purchased.
My wife is worried by reports that B+N is dumping the Nook lines, because they're unprofitable. They're unprofitable because the organization worked on making them profitable, instead of working on making them the reader/tablet everybody would want to have. Stop it.
Now, here's my little feature list.
- Either let me side-load apps, or open up the whole Google Play store. I want every app that I use on my Samsung S3 available for my Nook.
- Zinio. Some magazines (like The New Scientist) publish the digital edition through Zinio. No Zinio app for my Nook, so I can't read my digital edition of the magazine on it.
- Facebook. I mean, really.
- Unlock the "share" function in the reader, so that I can share all books and not just ones I bought at B&N.
- Be the first e-reader to unlock the "copy" function, so I can copy squibs out of the books when I'm researching. I realize that these absurd DRM rules are mixed up in this. But I buy a lot of DRM-free books (most technical ebooks are now DRM free), and being able to save material would be very useful.
- Make the research features that are available in Nook Study available in the Nook ereader products. With all the research I do, it would be a huge help if I could copy an important text and get a cite for it at the same time. I had really hoped that ereaders would give me a leg up on the tediousness of typing out passages and formatting cites.
- Frankly, the product search is horrible. If I search for "Google Maps," I don't want to see a zillion search results of books with the word "map" in the title.
You can look at the history of emerging product lines and see the examples of companies that totaled hosed the line, fixed the problem and established themselves. The Nook has all the basics in place for a solid line of tablets and readers. Somebody just needs to step up, kick the marketing droids out of the conference room, and settle down to the question, "How can we turn our Nook users into raving fans?"
This evening, I was searching through the Digital Newsstand for Interview Magazine, it wasn't there. I currently have a print subscription (from which I bought a print issue from a BN store). I plan to switch to a digital format after my subscription expires. It would be great if Interview Magazine was included in the Nook Shop, thanks.
Here's the magazine's website, www.interviewmagazine.com
I would love for the on-line wish list to be available on the nook. As it is, you have to create a separate wish-list on the nook, and if you purchase a book on-line that is on your nook wish-list then the book does not disappear from the nook wish-list. Annoying.
It would be so much nicer if I could search for a book and then add it to a shelf instead of having to go through almost a hundred books just to add a book to a shelf.
It would be nice if the Simple Touch would stop locking up also.
I'm trying to use the library section of "My Nook" on the B&N site, and wanted to recommend that with all teh filters you do have, why not filters for things like "Samples, "Lend me", "Pre-order" and other book tags the site already uses. As it is, anything that isn't aperiodical or a textbook is all under the only "book" filter, so finding anything in there is fairly difficult. Other tags that could/should be used/added (and then filterable) would include Genre, Omnibus/Series Editions (e.g. https://mynook.barnesandnoble.com/productDetail.html?ean=9780345541178&deliveryId=686751162 and https://mynook.barnesandnoble.com/productDetail.html?ean=9780307974174&deliveryId=189799646), etc.
Thanks for considering this request.
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.
Please provide the option in reader settings for a true night mode, i.e., white letters on a totally black background. The charcoal gray background available just doesn't provide enough contrast for reading in total darkness and the screen emits enough light to be bothersome to significant others nearby trying to sleep.
Users should be able to add their own fonts to the Nook. Even though the preloaded font selection on the Nook is good, lots of people want to be able to read in the font of their choice.
On the Kindle models, it is relatively easy and straightforward to install your own fonts on the device.
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.
Libraries and 3rd parties already do this. Why not allow customers a lease to own program or "rent a nook" This would be profitable at airports, hotel chains, travel services, or even a crazier idea at BN stores. Also partner up with major airlines to have the device embedded in the back seat of a bus, train or airplane. Obviously security may be a risk, but some simple coding to devices to allow temporary account or allow devices to be used for "one time use" so customers can swipe a credit card to download content.
I read a fair share of text in Cyrillic. There's no built-in hyphenation for such books on the NST Glowlight. This makes for a not that pleasant looking justified texts, with large gaps on bigger font settings.
Another problem resulting from the absent hyphenation with Cyrillic texts is that, on occasion, after I've read a book in Cyrillic, and then I open a book in English, the English book's hyphenation has also disappeared and I have to restart the device to get it back.
Somehow, my 3-year-old nephew put my Nook HD in demo mode. I googled it and found: Settings > Device Information. While holding down the Volume + button, tap just above the right side of the volume bar. A menu should pop up.
One of the options is "Enable Demo Mode." I tried unchecking this, but when I reaccessed the menu it REMAINED CHECKED. Demo Mode sucks because the device will not properly sleep (and therefore drains the battery life), and most of the settings are blocked.
TO THE NOOK DEVELOPERS: In the NEXT SOFTWARE UPDATE for the Nook HD, please have a proper way to take the Nook HD out of demo mode. At least, make sure that if you uncheck "Enable Demo Mode" on the hidden menu, it actually will take the device out of demo mode. 99% of people don't know how to access this hidden menu, so the in-store demo devices will probably not be taken out of demo mode by someone trying the device. Please help, because Demo mode really sucks for me.
A lot of people have a Nook, but don't really know anyone with similar interests to borrow books from. The Nook should help find Nook friends with similar books and interests. This way, people will find Nook friends to share book reviews, quotes, and borrow books from. This kind of like Picked Just for You in the Nook shop, only used to help find Nook friends.
Will you be updating the featured favorite in the Nook store section called "picked just for you?" Far From Heaven has been up there for a while and it would be nice to see other suggestions.
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.