8 Replies Latest reply on Dec 13, 2011 11:00 AM by dtmarshall

    Surprise my wife?

      I got a second NC for my wife and would like to register it in her own new account and side load some of my books, and program some Pandora stations before giving to her for Christmans.  But if I register it now won't she start getting emails from B&N before Christmas?  Can I register without giving her email address?  If I try to put my email it just wants to share my account.

       

      Is there a date for the next update that will include the Netflix app?

        • Re: Surprise my wife?
          j-andersonjma

          You might consider setting up a new e-mail address (like a free AT&T account) then register in your wife's name on B&N with the "fake" e-mail address.  Then just before Christmas sign in to her account and access the Account Setup page.  There you can change the "fake" e-mail to the one she uses.

           

          Also, you might try calling B&N or stopping by a store to ask about easier ways of accomplishing your surprise.

            • Re: Surprise my wife?
              whiteginger

              Why don't you charge it fully and then wait until the last minute--assuming it won't take that long--to set it up with a few goodies?  Even if she sees you working on the NC, she will probably think you are playing around with your own NC.  The NC will fit easily into a gift bag or one of those small pre-wrapped shirt boxes or you could always just put a big bow around it. 

               

              What a thoughtful husband you are!

                • Re: Surprise my wife?

                  I think I'll set up an email account with gmail and try to register her NC, set it up, and then change to her email after Christmas.  The next trick will be to see if I can side load some of my books on to her NC.  It sounds like once I'm logged on to my B&N account I on my computer I then need to hook her NC to it, find a book in my library and hit "download".

                    • Re: Surprise my wife?

                      KenJR wrote:

                      I think I'll set up an email account with gmail and try to register her NC, set it up, and then change to her email after Christmas.  The next trick will be to see if I can side load some of my books on to her NC.  It sounds like once I'm logged on to my B&N account I on my computer I then need to hook her NC to it, find a book in my library and hit "download".



                      If I understand what you're trying to do correctly, I don't believe this will work.  The epubs have DRM attached that will prevent them from being opened on a device not registered to the same account as purchased it.  See my earlier reply to fix this.  :smileyhappy:

                        • You can sideload your NOOK purchases to someone else's NOOK.
                          Ya_Ya

                          dtmarshall wrote:


                          If I understand what you're trying to do correctly, I don't believe this will work.  The epubs have DRM attached that will prevent them from being opened on a device not registered to the same account as purchased it.  See my earlier reply to fix this.  :smileyhappy:


                          You are incorrect.

                           

                          B&N's DRM (well, actually, Adobe Social DRM) is not device specific or even account specific.

                           

                          He can sideload any book from his own account to her device and she will be able to read it on her NOOK as long as he enters the unlock info.  That is, the name & credit card number which was the default on his account at the time of download.  Note, this isn't necessarily the card number in effect when purchased, or a gift card if the book was purchased via gift card.  It's the card number in effect at download.

                           

                          If one is unsure of this, all one needs to do is open NOOK for PC, archive the book, sync, redownload and then you'll use the card in effect now.

                           

                          See the link in my signature for Doug's great directions; they are based on N1E in which you could see the B&N Downloads folder, so instead of anything that references that, just use the "My B&N Downloads" folder on your PC as your origination folder.  :smileyhappy:

                            • Re: You can sideload your NOOK purchases to someone else's NOOK.

                              Ya_Ya wrote:

                              dtmarshall wrote:


                              If I understand what you're trying to do correctly, I don't believe this will work.  The epubs have DRM attached that will prevent them from being opened on a device not registered to the same account as purchased it.  See my earlier reply to fix this.  :smileyhappy:


                              You are incorrect.

                               

                              B&N's DRM (well, actually, Adobe Social DRM) is not device specific or even account specific.

                               

                              He can sideload any book from his own account to her device and she will be able to read it on her NOOK as long as he enters the unlock info.  That is, the name & credit card number which was the default on his account at the time of download.  Note, this isn't necessarily the card number in effect when purchased, or a gift card if the book was purchased via gift card.  It's the card number in effect at download.

                               

                              If one is unsure of this, all one needs to do is open NOOK for PC, archive the book, sync, redownload and then you'll use the card in effect now.

                               

                              See the link in my signature for Doug's great directions; they are based on N1E in which you could see the B&N Downloads folder, so instead of anything that references that, just use the "My B&N Downloads" folder on your PC as your origination folder.  :smileyhappy:



                              Uh...  yeah, actually I realized it was based on the CC.  But if you've got to supply CC info to allow your wife to read epubs on a nook that's in the same household, using a CC that's likely on a joint account...  Why complicate it?  There is such a thing as too much information.  Putting both devices on the same account accomplishes the same thing, and it's a heck of a lot easier and more convenient.

                          • NOOK for PC / NOOK for Mac will make this WAY easier.
                            Ya_Ya

                            KenJR wrote:

                             It sounds like once I'm logged on to my B&N account I on my computer I then need to hook her NC to it, find a book in my library and hit "download".


                            It's easier to do it through NOOK for PC / NOOK for Mac because you get recognizable book titles.

                             

                            If you directly download via the download button on the website, you get titles that are solely ISBN numbers - and sometimes they have an extra dot:  12345678910121.v2.epub and the NOOK devices seem to have issues handling that extra dot.  You have to rename the book to 12345678910121.epub before you sideload in order for the book to work.

                             

                            See Doug's directions in my signature.

                      • Re: Surprise my wife?

                        KenJR wrote:

                        I got a second NC for my wife and would like to register it in her own new account and side load some of my books, and program some Pandora stations before giving to her for Christmans.  But if I register it now won't she start getting emails from B&N before Christmas?  Can I register without giving her email address?  If I try to put my email it just wants to share my account.

                         

                        Is there a date for the next update that will include the Netflix app?



                        Why don't you just register it with the same email as the one you already have?  You can have up to 6 devices.  Then she won't know, and you both get the books.