7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2013 10:45 AM by jukin

    B&N site book categories are pants

    jukin

      This is the only forum that seemed appropriate. I just wanted to moan about B&N's pretty useless book categorie options. I would like to look at music related books, try finding 'Music' or 'Movies & TV'. They are listed under Teens & Kids but go there and yes, all you get are kids books. B&N's Non Fiction categories include NO entertainment related categories so unless you are looking a for a specific book, you're screwed. Whoever designed their 'wonderful' site was obviously not from planet Earth.

       

      I have a Nook Tablet, I love it but I buy all my e-books on Amazon, remove the DRM and then, via Calibre, convert them to ePub and send them to my Nook. It's a pain but I much prefer buying books from Amazon than from B&N, there is just no comparison.

       

      Rant over. :smileyhappy:

        • Re: B&N site book categories are pants
          TarHeelGirl00

           


          jukin wrote:

          This is the only forum that seemed appropriate. I just wanted to moan about B&N's pretty useless book categorie options. I would like to look at music related books, try finding 'Music' or 'Movies & TV'. They are listed under Teens & Kids but go there and yes, all you get are kids books. B&N's Non Fiction categories include NO entertainment related categories so unless you are looking a for a specific book, you're screwed. Whoever designed their 'wonderful' site was obviously not from planet Earth.

           

          I have a Nook Tablet, I love it but I buy all my e-books on Amazon, remove the DRM and then, via Calibre, convert them to ePub and send them to my Nook. It's a pain but I much prefer buying books from Amazon than from B&N, there is just no comparison.

           

          Rant over. :smileyhappy:



          http://www.barnesandnoble.com/container/stores.asp?PID=40895

           

          This is a link to the Music/Film/TV/Theater page.  Hope it helps.

          • Re: B&N site book categories are pants
            keriflur

            jukin wrote:

            I have a Nook Tablet, I love it but I buy all my e-books on Amazon, remove the DRM and then, via Calibre, convert them to ePub and send them to my Nook. It's a pain but I much prefer buying books from Amazon than from B&N, there is just no comparison.

             

            Rant over. :smileyhappy:


            Wouldn't it be easier, if you prefer the Amazon categories and search, to search at Amazon and then buy at B&N?  That way you don't have to strip DRM and convert.

              • Re: B&N site book categories are pants
                Ya_Ya

                keriflur wrote:

                Wouldn't it be easier, if you prefer the Amazon categories and search, to search at Amazon and then buy at B&N?  That way you don't have to strip DRM and convert.


                Or buy a Kindle?

                  • Re: B&N site book categories are pants
                    jukin

                    Ya_Ya wrote:

                    keriflur wrote:

                    Wouldn't it be easier, if you prefer the Amazon categories and search, to search at Amazon and then buy at B&N?  That way you don't have to strip DRM and convert.


                    Or buy a Kindle?


                    Well, I have a Kindle Keyboard actually which is how I am able to purchase ebooks from Amazon. After seeing how good reading was on the Nook Tablet, I use that now for 90% of my reading and use the Kindle for when I am outside. I really don't like the spec of the Fire so am happy to stick with my Nook.

                  • Re: B&N site book categories are pants
                    jukin

                    keriflur wrote:



                    Wouldn't it be easier, if you prefer the Amazon categories and search, to search at Amazon and then buy at B&N?  That way you don't have to strip DRM and convert.


                    I did think of that a while back but found that often Amazon had books that B&N did not, especially discounted or self-published books. However, I will say that B&N has the best Magazine choice by far and so I subcribe to a bunch of them as they look great on the Nook.

                  • Re: B&N site book categories are pants
                    compulsivereaderTX

                    jukin wrote:

                    This is the only forum that seemed appropriate. I just wanted to moan about B&N's pretty useless book categorie options. I would like to look at music related books, try finding 'Music' or 'Movies & TV'. They are listed under Teens & Kids but go there and yes, all you get are kids books. B&N's Non Fiction categories include NO entertainment related categories so unless you are looking a for a specific book, you're screwed. Whoever designed their 'wonderful' site was obviously not from planet Earth.

                     

                    I have a Nook Tablet, I love it but I buy all my e-books on Amazon, remove the DRM and then, via Calibre, convert them to ePub and send them to my Nook. It's a pain but I much prefer buying books from Amazon than from B&N, there is just no comparison.

                     

                    Rant over. :smileyhappy:


                    Completely puzzed here. Why anyone would make such a decision to spend money on the wrong device, then complain that the website doesn't carry what you want, but it doesn't matter because you prefer to buy a book in another format and convert them for said incompatible device?

                     

                    I can see you are new to the forums so I'm going to assume that you made this drastically wrong choice of devices fairly recently. I'm having a difficult time believing that this is a real post and not a drive-by.

                    If it's a real post, return it, sell it and buy a more appropriate device for your wants and needs because it doesn't matter how the website is set up here, if you don't buy here.