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What's In A NOOK? Help Please
December 13, 2012 | This Just In

Posted on 12/13/2012 7:57:13 PM PST by This Just In

Good day, Freepers -

I am in need of some information concerning Barnes and Nobles NOOK. I know that it is a device which allows us to read ebooks, etc. After purchasing the NOOK, who do u load ebooks?

Is the NOOK a good device? I am in search of advice and info. because a relative my be purchasing this NOOK for our children. We are book lovers, and enjoy reading books the old fashioned way, buy a loved one wishes to introduce us to the world of ebooks.

Your help is deeply appreciated.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

TJI


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1 posted on 12/13/2012 7:57:18 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Amazon Kindle is the way to go. We own three of them, including the original and original Fire.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 8:00:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: This Just In

Google is your friend. There is ton of reviews of all such devices. And toasters too.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 8:02:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you, 2ndDivisionVet,

Why is the Kindle better than the NOOK? What’s the difference, besides the obvious? Have you owned a NOOK?

Best Regards
TJI


4 posted on 12/13/2012 8:03:17 PM PST by This Just In
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m thinking about the PaperWhite. I’ve had my giant-sized DX since the day they first came out, and I like it quite a bit.


5 posted on 12/13/2012 8:03:35 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: This Just In

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Support-NOOK-Tablet/379003185/

Lots of free books can be downloaded from archive.org or gutenberg.org


6 posted on 12/13/2012 8:04:18 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: This Just In

This thread has a real possibility of NOT ending well. ;)


7 posted on 12/13/2012 8:05:13 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Revolting cat!

And the Captain Obvious Award goes to.....

Revolting cat!

You think? Of course, but recommendations and advice from Freepers other than you are far more to the point and appreciated.

I’ve already visited cnet and other sources.


8 posted on 12/13/2012 8:05:51 PM PST by This Just In
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To: gov_bean_ counter

It will end well for me despite morons wasting their breath. :^)


9 posted on 12/13/2012 8:07:45 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

I’m new to E readers too, TJI. I have a Kindle fire and have to figure out how to set it up.

Wherever the Nook came from(Barnes and Noble) can help you too..You’ll have to have WiFi and a password.

As for using both, I think that’s fine. There are games that they can play on the Nook too.
My ten year old granddaughter still reads voraciously. But the Nook is a fun change of pace and good for travel.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 8:08:00 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: This Just In

Kindle & Kindle Fire here.

The Kindle is much lighter than the Fire and more comfortable for just sitting and reading if that’s your main use. I chose Kindle over Nook, just because I felt it had more popularity & therefore staying power.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 8:08:27 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: This Just In

Backlights (like on a laptop) give some people major headaches, and the Kindle’s e-ink looks like paper. You need light to read it, but no backlight.

It pays to look into content. See what newspapers and magazines are available for the different companies. E-readers aren’t just for books.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 8:08:35 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Thanks for the positive and helpful comments, Mountain Mary.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 8:09:50 PM PST by This Just In
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How do you start 2nd DV? My daughter said I should use my Amazon password and WiFi password for my home.
THen do you order the books from Amazon in the form of apps?


14 posted on 12/13/2012 8:10:31 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: nuconvert

Thanks, nuconvert.

The staying power is something i considered, but my relative is purchasing the NOOK. Or rather, they may be. They asked what we thought about it. I’m trying to gather info. before providing a comment.

Best Wishes


15 posted on 12/13/2012 8:12:28 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

The Fire is my wife’s, but I understand that it does almost everything the iPad does for MUCH less money. I just like my regular Kindle that holds tons of books and can access the Internet if need be.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 8:13:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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I am a prolific reader and didn't think that I'd ever go for the e-book trend. My house overfloweth with books. After a couple of family members bought a Nook and a Kindle, I decided to take a closer look.

Finally purchased the Kindle. Liked the keyboard, the 3G for free if I allowed what are really unobtrusive ads, and the ease of downloading from Amazon. Didn't go for the Kindle Fire. Wasn't really interested in e-magazines or other features. Just wanted access to literature. Amazon has a library of free books published prior to 1913.

So, I've downloaded all my favorite authors and some that I hadn't read! Regular sales and I scour the $.99 books for new authors. I also have some great games that were really inexpensive. All in all, I love the thing! Happy hunting for your device!

17 posted on 12/13/2012 8:13:48 PM PST by MWestMom ("And those that cried appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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To: This Just In

You prefer random anecdotes to lab and use reports out there? Your choice, but no lame Captain Obvious jokes will make you the smartest man in the room.


18 posted on 12/13/2012 8:14:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: This Just In

Oh, and let me know when crucial information on this thread appears that you cannot find elsewhere. So far, no luck, sorry.


19 posted on 12/13/2012 8:16:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Mountain Mary

Yes, Mrs. 2ndDivisionVet does all that, but I thinks that’s right.


20 posted on 12/13/2012 8:16:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: This Just In

I have a first generation kindle, a kindle fire and I’m typing this on a Nexus 7. I love the Nexus unless I have to read outside. I use the amazon kindle app on my nexus and if I go to the beach I charge up my original kindle because it has the ink screen and bring that one because I can read easily in the sunlight. As for the Nook, I have only briefly looked at it in the store. You should go to a Barnes and Noble and check it out.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 8:16:57 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: This Just In

I prefer the satisfaction of turning the pages of a real book. Nothing better than laying it down open to the page you are reading and getting a fresh cup of coffee or a beer and reloading a pipe and settling back and enjoying turning the pages.


22 posted on 12/13/2012 8:18:01 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: This Just In

I am an 80 year old and have had a Kindle for almost 2 years.

If I can do it anyone can.

I also can download from my public library. (It is like a loan and disappears after 3 weeks).

Good luck !

,


23 posted on 12/13/2012 8:18:30 PM PST by Mears
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To: Revolting cat!

You are starving for so much attention that you have to post a moronic comment? You’re the joke. Deal with it while I enjoy all of the informative comments from mature minded Freepers, unlike you.

The articles did not provide the specific info. i was seeking.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 8:19:29 PM PST by This Just In
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I see. You will need WiFi to download the book you order but once you have it, you can go anywhere and read it.


25 posted on 12/13/2012 8:20:26 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: This Just In

It’s you who’s posturing and seeking attention advertising your shopping list, and then responding to advice with insults.


26 posted on 12/13/2012 8:22:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I don’t disagree. And, that is what kept me from getting one for the longest time. I love my Kindle for travel and the ability to adjust the size of the text has been really helpful as well. I still love the feel of a book though. Nothing like it. : )


27 posted on 12/13/2012 8:23:09 PM PST by MWestMom ("And those that cried appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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To: Sawdring

Thank you, Sawdring, for the comments. I appreciate your time and mature response.

Our problem is that there isn’t a Barnes and Noble within 200 miles from our home.

The Kindle seems to be far more popular from what I’ve read.

Best Regards


28 posted on 12/13/2012 8:24:56 PM PST by This Just In
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To: MWestMom

If you have Amazon Prime, you can also loan one more current book a month.


29 posted on 12/13/2012 8:26:18 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Mears

Thanks, Mears. :^)


30 posted on 12/13/2012 8:28:30 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

I have a Nook Color. I’m basically happy with it, it’s a “walled garden” Android Tablet. That means I can get apps for it, but only at the Nook App store. They do need to be recharged every few days, especially if you’re using the built-in WiFi a lot.

If you buy an ebook at Barnes and Noble, AND have your Nook registered to the same account, it will download automatically to your Nook next time it’s in wifi range (and at any Barnes and Noble bookstore)

There are less expensive versions, black and white with “E-paper” displays that positively SIP power, I had an e-paper Kobo that I literally charged every other month for 6 hours, and was good to go.

You can also load books via the USB cable that comes with the Nook, and in any case I highly recommend you get the free “Calibre” library manager software, to manage all your ebooks, on and off your reader. It also allows you to convert between formats: default for a Nook is the open-specification EPUB format: if you buy a Kindle, the default format is the Amazon-proprietary Kindle MZW format, and often has Digital Right Management in it. DRM means they can remotely delete your book. The Calibre software CAN remove the DRM and convert to the open EPUB format.

Calibre can be downloaded from:

http://calibre-ebook.com/


31 posted on 12/13/2012 8:28:41 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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Nooks yes crannies not so much


32 posted on 12/13/2012 8:30:16 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: ican'tbelieveit

If you have Amazon Prime, you can also loan one more current book a month.


I signed up for Amazon Prime since I do a lot of my Christmas Shopping through Amazon and the Prime included free shipping. Paid for the annual subscription on the first few orders! I haven’t taken advantage of the loaners yet because I downloaded so many free and inexpensive books! Prime gives you free movies and TV shows as well.


33 posted on 12/13/2012 8:30:56 PM PST by MWestMom ("And those that cried appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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To: This Just In

I have a Nook. Probably the original version or close to it ! It works well for novels and similar, where it falls down is on text books, guidebooks and the like where you typically want to quickly flip between pages to see a map or diagram that’s being referenced on other page(s). A royal pain !

Maybe later versions do that better but I don’t think so, a friend with a Kindle had the same criticism.

One thing that’s great is the amount of free books available including lots of classics.


34 posted on 12/13/2012 8:31:27 PM PST by 1066AD
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Yes, I own both the Nook and six Kindles, including the kindle Fire. Obviously, I prefer the Kindle over the Nook, which I seldom pick up anymore. Why? I’m not sure entirely, but the Kindles, with the exception of the Fire are lighter, and hold a charge much, much longer. I prefer the Amazon book selection over B&N, although both offer many older out of print titles, often for a dollar or less. I suppose there are large number of very small reasons why I prefer the Kindle over the Nook, certainly more than I could list, but the Kindle is my clear favorite.


35 posted on 12/13/2012 8:31:38 PM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: Red_Devil 232

We wholeheartedly agree, Red, which is why we weren’t that interested in purchasing an iPad, or Kindle, or NOOK. Although, when traveling these devices are quite beneficial. We used to haul a lot of books w/us during vacationing abroad. This device would make traveling a lot easier.

Thanks for your comment.

Best Wishes


36 posted on 12/13/2012 8:31:38 PM PST by This Just In
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To: Mountain Mary

There are a couple of levels of passwords.

First, you will register your Kindle to your Amazon account. Once you enter your Amazon account info, to connect over your home network, if you have wireless, you will need to enter your wireless network information.

To access new books, you can either go to Amazon on a computer and order books, and they will be delivered to your Kindle over the wireless connection. With a wireless connection, you can shop from your Kindle. No apps required, as the Kindle is the “app,” so to speak. If you don’t have wireless, you can connect your Kindle to your computer with an USB cable.

I have the Kindle 3g (has a keyboard), with a protective case with a built in light. The light is pulled out and turns on when the Kindle is turned on, for night reading.

And others have said, the text is adjustable, and nothing else is more like reading print on paper, from a dark room to in the sunlight, just amazing resolution.


37 posted on 12/13/2012 8:32:15 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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I’ve had a Kindle for about 2 years, my wife and daughter both just bought a Nook. Hardware wise, they are essentially the same; they got the Nook for Barnes & Chernobyl inventory. It really boils down to what type of book you plan on reading. It seems that students can access more textbooks with the Nook.

I think you would like either of them.

They are absolutely easy to use.


38 posted on 12/13/2012 8:33:01 PM PST by liege (I'll pay more for tomatoes...or lettuce.)
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To: Salgak

Excellent post, Salgak. Thank you.


39 posted on 12/13/2012 8:34:21 PM PST by This Just In
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Kindles have been out longer, and Amazon is a much larger company, it’s been over a decade since they were, primarily, a bookstore. . . . B&N is still, basically, a bookstore. . .


40 posted on 12/13/2012 8:34:29 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: smokingfrog

Thanks for the reminder of gutenberg!!! I notice they download to your computer, NOT the device...how do you get it TO the device?

/dumb question

And, to the poster of the thread...I’ve never owned a NOOK. Only the cheapest Kindle. Nothing’s too..........”good”.........for me. ;)


41 posted on 12/13/2012 8:34:49 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Amazon Kindle is the way to go. We own three of them, including the original and original Fire.

I agree, although I only have 2 of them. The 3G for books and the fire for tablet, apps, books while away.

One daughter has a color Nook and she is envious of all the free books offered for the kindle.

Amazon has Kindle fires for $159.

42 posted on 12/13/2012 8:34:55 PM PST by Abby4116
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To: Red_Devil 232

I thought I would miss the page turning, and I still keep 2 or three paper books going, but I love my Kindle. And I have to “push” a button to turn the page, and I can carry 20 books with me everywhere without any effort.


43 posted on 12/13/2012 8:35:05 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: PUGACHEV

Thank you for a helpful post, PUGACHEV.


44 posted on 12/13/2012 8:36:48 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Buy the Kindle Fire HD
Amazon IS the future.
They will eventually take over the world.
Barnes and Noble does not have a chance.


45 posted on 12/13/2012 8:38:14 PM PST by mowowie
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I have the Nook color and since I am connected to Wireless for my computer I can also watch some things on my Nook. Barnes and Noble is pretty good at helping you get set up. But thank goodness I have a grandson who knows this stuff and when I don’t know what to do he comes and helps me out.


46 posted on 12/13/2012 8:39:12 PM PST by Spunky (We lost so now I am thinking of joining them and getting an Obamaphone.)
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To: MWestMom

I am probably Amazon’s worst nightmare with their Prime membership! I have gotten better this year about putting things in my cart and not making impulse purchases, but building up an order. And I have their Amazon store card, with six months interest free financing when a single purchase is $150.


47 posted on 12/13/2012 8:39:47 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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LOL


48 posted on 12/13/2012 8:39:50 PM PST by This Just In
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I WAS going to return the Kindle that I got as a gift...until I found out you can download FREE BOOKS from Amazon.

Free definitely fits my budget. ;)


49 posted on 12/13/2012 8:40:05 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: This Just In
A few reasons why you're better off buying physical paper books...

-Nothing compares to the smell of paper book pages.
-Nothing compares to the dirty smudges on the screen of your iPad - and do you really know where it has been lately?
-There is a satisfaction turning real pages and it is actually good exercise.
-I would not be surprised if there was a correlation between increased tablet usage and the onset of diabetes.
-You cannot get an ebook signed by it's author.
-Books are an excellent form of carbon capture and the really offensive ones an excellent renewable fuel.
-In economic downturns, books can be used to wipe your can, insulate your house, and can be used for reading during extended power outages.
50 posted on 12/13/2012 8:41:13 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs (The Ameritopian Motto: Gov The Sheeple, Buy The Sheeple, Bore The Sheeple)
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