How do you highlight/bookmark between two pages? (passage runs across to diff pages)
Increase or decrease the font size, until the passage you want is all on one page. There is no way to highlight a passage while it spans 2 pages.
Does the righ to left swype on the status bar only work on webpages or should it be a general back button?
No, it's a general Back button, and works in most contexts. It doesn't work all the time though, which is perhaps why B&N has it shut off on the main Status bar, since there's already a spot reserved for it there.
Is anyone else having problems with viewing their gmail accounts. I have to use the older version in order to get access to my email. If I use the regular version, I can not set labels to my email or reply because the keyboard doesn't respond.
Sorry, not a gmail user.
Is there another way to close a book that you are reading without filling up the read list area. My daughter will have several books openend at one time.
Not at this time. It's an automatic function, and I suspect they didn't anticipate the usage scenario you're experiencing.
How do you get the face/cover on magazines that are sideloaded? I saw something about
calibre but that seems cumbersome. Are there any more options?
Calibre is it, for now. It's possible that a future update will better handle some garbled internal meta-data without pre-processing, but for some books you'll still need calibre.
How do you get the cover on the books as they sit on the shelf since you know they are there but going into the pix gallery? These are books that I have downloaded from the library via ADE or other websites and also magazines.
How do I avoid thumbnails of books going into my picture gallery?
Not currently an option. Hopefully a future update won't throw everything into one big bag. If you want to kill the pix completely for some folder, you can place an empty file named ".nomedia" in there, and it will not scan it.
How do you get those stock pix out of the picture gallery and they REMAIN deleted?
Unless you use the exclusion method above, the gallery will always automatically repopulate itself with the images, and regenerate the thumbnails.