14 Replies Latest reply on Feb 2, 2013 6:47 PM by 5ivedom

    Page numbers doubled in NookBooks

      The last 5 or more nookbooks I've purchased have had incorrect page numbers. They have always matched the paper versions until last month. I tried reducing the font size, and that didn't work. Also tried Publisher Defaults on with no success. I have not called customer service yet. I wanted to see if anyone besides myself is having this problem. This last book says it's published by the author (Carolyn Jewel), but the others were Avon, Berkley and S&S.
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          Currently reading Thousand Orcs by R.A. Salvatore having similar issue. Was guessing it was just a font issue versus the original.


          With my reg font size generally every 3 nook pages was 1 numbered page. I reduced the  font size and it became 1 numbered page every 2 nook pages. Havent tried going any smaller to see if I can get it 1 to 1
          Chubbs

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              DrWho453

              Its because of the way epubs are created. Page numbers on epubs will usually be different from a standard book's page number. It has to do with how it reads the HTML and I think each HTML is a chapter but I would have to look into it again. Also changing font sizes will control when how long one page is. I wish I could explain it better but you can do a search on epub to learn more on how it works.

               

              You can rename an epub to .zip  or open it with zip program to see the xhtml files and CSS styles that make up the books. Although DRM protected books have their codes encrypted so you can't read them if you try this on a DRM book.

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              Nallia

              Ebook pages are numbered differently than paper books.  They are not made to correspond.  That yours did before was nothing more than sheer luck.

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                HighseasPirate

                So far I only read one book and it would do as you said.  I just thought it was due to the font size like everyone esle.

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                  I guess my question is.... what difference it makes unless you are switching between nook and paperback and why the heck would you do that and pay twice for the same book. Never noticed because I only have the nook version.
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                      Nallia

                       


                      nooky56 wrote:
                      I guess my question is.... what difference it makes unless you are switching between nook and paperback and why the heck would you do that and pay twice for the same book. Never noticed because I only have the nook version.

                       

                      Well, I don't switch back and forth between versions when I'm reading, but I buy every single book that I know I want to keep forever in hardcover (if available) and ebook versions, so I almost always pay twice for the same book.

                       

                      But I never said I was sane. 

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                        akaCat

                        Thanks for the link, Ya_Ya! I'd been trying to figure out how the page numbers were calculated.

                         


                        nooky56 wrote:
                        I guess my question is.... what difference it makes unless you are switching between nook and paperback and why the heck would you do that and pay twice for the same book. Never noticed because I only have the nook version.

                         

                        I'm OCD, and I like to always be able to calculate how much longer it will take me to finish a book. I don't care if the numbering syncs between versions, as long as it's some consistent method.

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                            This was a question that I had when I started researching ereaders, and someone here pointed out to me that in fact the paper version is different than the Ebook version.

                            I was at B&N one day looking at the NColor and asked the sales person at the nook counter about the page numbers and they had told me that they were the same as the PB version.

                            So I quick grabbed a book that I was reading as it had some maps in it and I wanted to see if they showed up in the NColor also.

                            Told him the page number of the maps, he looked them up on the nook and think he was surprised to find out that the page numbers do not correspond to the PB version.

                            The good news is the maps showed up but you couldnt zoom in on them.


                            Which leads me to .....

                             

                             

                             

                            Nallia wrote:


                            nooky56 wrote:
                            I guess my question is.... what difference it makes unless you are switching between nook and paperback and why the heck would you do that and pay twice for the same book. Never noticed because I only have the nook version.

                             

                            Well, I don't switch back and forth between versions when I'm reading, but I buy every single book that I know I want to keep forever in hardcover (if available) and ebook versions, so I almost always pay twice for the same book.

                             

                            But I never said I was sane.

                             

                             


                             

                             

                             

                             

                            The reason why I had asked that question in the first place was....

                            While I probably wouldnt buy every single book, I have thought that it would be convenient sometimes to purchase the book for the nook, especially if you were going out of town, therefore you could take the nook and leave the book. If you were in the middle of the PB and wanted to switch over to the nook it would be easy if the page numbers would correspond with each other especially if the chapters were long and you were in the middle of a chapter or something.

                             

                            But as you now know...they just are not going to be the same...

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                          CindySNJ

                          Hi:  

                                Body of message was missing.   What I said was I beleive that actual matching page numbers is supposed to be paret of the update, at least according to HSN.

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                              Nallia

                               


                              CindySNJ wrote:

                              Hi:  

                                    Body of message was missing.   What I said was I beleive that actual matching page numbers is supposed to be paret of the update, at least according to HSN.


                               

                               

                              I would be very surprised if this was the case.  After all, paperback versions don't have the same number of pages as hardcover versions.  Why should ebooks?  And which version should they correspond to?

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                              Thanks for the link Ya_Ya--and everyone who replied. I use to be able to get within 2-4 pages of the paper versions when discussing books with others, but lately it's been 50. Not good.
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                                I'm also having a weird issue with numbering, but In my case, it is only happening with a single book.

                                 

                                I bought a copy (using my Nook ST) of this book:

                                http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pride-and-prejudice-jane-austen/1002057084?ean=9781411432963

                                , and when viewed with the web interface reader, shows a normal looking number of 409 pages. 

                                 

                                When I open this same book on my Nook ST, it shows it has 944 (?!) pages. Each swipe jumps one, two, and sometimes even four page numbers. It's the oddest thing.

                                None of my other several hundred Nook books has this problem. 

                                 

                                So I performed a few tests with this book.

                                 

                                I went ahead and downloaded this book straight from my B&N Nook library page, and opened it with Adobe Digital Editions. and it too shows the normal page numbering (409).  So, I went ahead and I sideloaded that same .epub file to my Nook ST (after archiving the original store bought file), and it shows 409 pages when viewed from the device.

                                 

                                The only file showing the weird excessive page numbering is the one I bought from the B&N shop that is sync'd to the Nook.

                                 

                                From my perspective, after having performed two separate downloads of the same book, and viewing them in different devices/applications is this: there appears to be separate files being pushed depending if you're buying via your Nook, or buying via the website.

                                 

                                If that's not the case, then I can't explain what is going on. All I know is the one I downloaded via my PC using the B&N library, is different than the one that gets pushed to my Nook ST.

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                                    That's really strange.

                                     

                                    I can't think of how they figure out whether you buy from Nook or from the website. I thought it was the same system i.e.

                                     

                                    Nook ------->  B&N     ---->    Book

                                    Website --->  Server  ---->   Purchased

                                     

                                     

                                    So one B&N server that both the Nook Device and the Website accessed when buying books.

                                     

                                    However, based on what you wrote they seem to have separate copies. And, even more strange, you get a separate copy based on where you download from?