4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 20, 2010 10:55 PM by Snaps76

    No rush, but a registration question about transferring ownership

      I got the Nookcolor for my wife for her birthday on December 10.  I opened it and charged it and am now loading it with some books for her so when she gets it, it's "ready to go".  She's not entirely comfortable with technology from the "set-up" side and I'm the "tech guy" in my house,  With three kids and my wife all with laptops and the two desktops at home I often feel like an IT tech in an office building, constantly resolving issues, but I digress...


      Anyway, so that she is surprised, I have it registered to me and linked to MY B&N account (so she won't get emails about purchases and updates, etc.).  Once I give it to her, how do I switch all the registration info to her and her B&N account most efficiently?  Essentially "transferring ownership" to her.  Will I have to de-register myself and then register her, but have to re-download all the books again or is it simpler than that?  If I have to redo it all, I'll just purchase the books now, but wait to download until it's all in her name.


      As the title states, no rush, I'm giving it to her on the 10th of December.


      Thanks for any advice.















        • 1. Re: No rush, but a registration question about transferring ownership

          Replying to my own thread with a follow-up...


          I've been purchasing quite a few NOOKbooks on my B&N account, but suddenly have a fear that once I register the Nookcolor to my wife, she will no longer have access to all the NOOKbooks I have already purchased in my name.  Did I just lock myself into leaving the NOOK registered to me if I want all these books available to her?  (That won't be a huge problem, but it would be nicer if it was all in her name, just so she would feel like it's truly hers and she's not just borrowing "mine")

          • 2. Re: No rush, but a registration question about transferring ownership

            She won't have access to the books purchased under your account if you unregister the nook, then register her under her own B&N account. However, you can download the books you have purchased on your computer (nook for PC), then sideload them onto her nook via USB cord. Or, you can continue to use your account.

            • 3. Re: No rush, but a registration question about transferring ownership

              Short answer: Yes, you will lose all the books you've downloaded to the NOOKcolor under your email address and password.


              Long answer: You still have ownership of those books, and can put them on the NOOKcolor again when you deregister and reregister with her information.  To do this,you'll have to sideload them.  Go to your account at bn.com and scroll down to the Digital Management menu.  There, you'll see a link to go to your library and see all the ebooks you've bought.  Next to each book, there's a link to download the books.  Download each one to your hard drive (in a place you can find them easily) and plug your NOOKcolor into the computer using the provided USB cable.  Find your NOOKcolor drive, I think it's called "media," and open the folder labeled "my documents" or some such.  (I haven't actually plugged a NOOKcolor into my computer yet, so I'm not sure what it says exactly)  Drag and drop your downloaded ebooks into this folder, and eject your NOOKcolor.


              Your books will now be in your library under the "my files" tab.  In order to open them the first time, you'll probably have to enter your name and the credit card number they were originally purchased with, but only on the first book, most likely.  The device will know then to check the ebook's DRM against what it already has on file.


              Unfortunately as it is right now, your books won't show up on the Daily Shelf on the home screen, but you can place them on shelves or wherever else is easy for her to get to.  Everything she buys on her own account will show up on the Daily Shelf.


              Long story short, you can put the ebooks on the NOOKcolor when you decided to change it over, it just takes a few minutes.


              Let us know if you have any questions!

              • 4. Re: No rush, but a registration question about transferring ownership

                Did you already have the BN account with ebooks for yourself, or did you create it just for this purpose? If you just made it, when it's time to give it to your wife, you can just unregister the nook, change the email on the account to her email, and reregister the nook to that email.  All the books you purchased will then be under her name.


                However, if you'd had the account already and use it for your own books, that would give them all to her, so the sideloading thats been explained might be the best, if this is the case.