2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2014 6:31 AM by NookGardener

    Reading books stored on USB

    Saphyre3

      Hello, Nook Color geniuses,

       

      Several of you helped me last month, (NookGardener, Wulfraed, kamas716, etc.) when I could not figure out how to add items to my micro usb card and clean up the internal memory.

       

      I have another question that runs along the same line.

       

      I have moved the books that I had bought directly from Barnes & Noble to my computer and then copied them to the chip. I then archived the downloaded copy to free up the internal memory.

       

      I want you to know what the Nook shows me after following the procedure.

       

      When I start the Nook Color up, no books show up at all across the bottom of the page. Is this normal because they are no longer on the internal memory?

       

      The books are now on the chip (where I wanted them to be). How do I access the books on the chip without having to download them again?

       

      On the micro card, all of the books are numbers. How do I get the book title's or the book cover picture to show up so I know what book I am opening? 

       

      I can access the books easily, but as I said with the numbers as the only "title" it is a crap shoot for me to know what book I am opening. While it is nice to have more space for books, it is difficult to know which one is which.

       

      I should mention that I experimented by opening up one of the files on the chip and it went right to title page, there was no book cover photo, just in case that aspect is important.

       

      Is this just the way it has to be now? Because the idea of opening each file up to see what book it is seems silly to me.

       

      I have another question, but I am not sure this is the correct forum for it. If you have a functioning Nook color would you (or did you) upgrade to one of the Nook Tablets?

      I am not into movies or television shows, I love reading, so I would not need HD for any reason, right?

       

      ---Just to show that I am not the most boring person on the planet and sit around all day reading, I also love to experiment with my recipes for artisan bread baking, I love my flower garden and I am a Demo for the Stampin' Up! company crafting too. It amazes me how much reading I can fit into doing all of those things.---

       

      Thank you for any and all help or advice you give.

      --Rose

       

        • Re: Reading books stored on USB
          kamas716

          Saphyre3 wrote:

          Hello, Nook Color geniuses,

           

          Several of you helped me last month, (NookGardener, Wulfraed, kamas716, etc.) when I could not figure out how to add items to my micro usb card and clean up the internal memory.

           

          I have another question that runs along the same line.

           

          I have moved the books that I had bought directly from Barnes & Noble to my computer and then copied them to the chip. I then archived the downloaded copy to free up the internal memory.

           

          I want you to know what the Nook shows me after following the procedure.

           

          When I start the Nook Color up, no books show up at all across the bottom of the page. Is this normal because they are no longer on the internal memory?


           

           

          I don't remember if this is normal or not.  I _think_ it might be.

           

           


           

          The books are now on the chip (where I wanted them to be). How do I access the books on the chip without having to download them again?


           

           

          I believe they are now listed under 'My files' or something like that, and then under 'books'.  I'm just going by memory here, as I don't have either an NC or NT with me at the moment.

           

           

           


          On the micro card, all of the books are numbers. How do I get the book title's or the book cover picture to show up so I know what book I am opening? 

           

          I can access the books easily, but as I said with the numbers as the only "title" it is a crap shoot for me to know what book I am opening. While it is nice to have more space for books, it is difficult to know which one is which.

           

          I should mention that I experimented by opening up one of the files on the chip and it went right to title page, there was no book cover photo, just in case that aspect is important.

           

          Is this just the way it has to be now? Because the idea of opening each file up to see what book it is seems silly to me.


           

           

          Since the books are just showing up as numbers, I'm assuming you downloaded them straight off the website rather than through Nook for PC or some other program.  You could just go in and change the name of the file, but it may behoove you to get the free program called CalibreCalibre will allow you to modify each eBook file to your liking.  You can change the name, addcovers, mark them in a series, etc. It's sometimes a little clunky to work with, but it can do most anything you want with the eBook. 

           

           


          I have another question, but I am not sure this is the correct forum for it. If you have a functioning Nook color would you (or did you) upgrade to one of the Nook Tablets?

          I am not into movies or television shows, I love reading, so I would not need HD for any reason, right?

           

          Thank you for any and all help or advice you give.

          --Rose

           


          If what you have is still working for you the way you want it to, I wouldn't spend the money on a new device.  But, that's just me.

          • Re: Reading books stored on USB
            NookGardener

            @Saphyre3, 

             

            Couple of questions/options for you to think about. 

             

            1) What is your computer operating system? If you are running Windows Vista or Win 7, then nook for pc may be a viable option for you. (Books will download with the titles.) If you are using Win 8, dont bother with that app (Win 8 uses the books ISBN instead of the title as well. So you are back to square one.)

            2) Depending on the quantity of books you have, you could log into your account again, unarchive your books, then redownload them again.  As you redownload each one, once its done downloading, go in and change the ISBN to the book title. Be sure to keep the epub extension. Bear in mind, I dont consider this the best option. It's just AN option. (Its going to be time consuming and isnt very effecient.) 

            3) Agree with kamas.  Calibre is a program that you should consider learning. (It has a feature that will allow you to import all your books, will look up the isbn and add the title.) Some people dont like it because it creates folders by author, and puts the books under each author. Cant recall how how adding covers works on the NC. (Did they display or not once you added them?)  At a minimum, you will get the title of the book with a gray cover (which is much better than a number.) 

             

            Re: should you upgrade your working NC to an HD or not? The clarity of the screen on the HD's is vastly better than the NC. Which is very noticable for magazines.  But the HD's really cant be used outside. 

             

            If your primary purpose is reading, you may want to consider an eink device. (The NGL doesnt have a  sd card though, so you might be back to square one on the B&N content issue though.)