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The NOOK Book: An Unofficial Guide: Everything you need to know about the NOOK Tablet, NOOK Color, and the NOOK Simple Touch

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Overview

#1 Bestseller!

Make the Most of Any B&N NOOK--Including NOOK Tablet, NOOK Color, or NOOK Simple Touch!

Read books, play media, get free content, uncover powerful, little-known features you’ll love!

Do all this, and much more...

  • Discover great web sources of free and low-cost ebooks
  • Sample B&N content for free before you buy it
  • Mark up your ebooks with highlights, annotations, and bookmarks
  • Stream Netflix, Hulu Plus, and other video on your NOOK Tablet or NOOK Color
  • Listen to music with Pandora, Rhapsody, MOG, and Grooveshark
  • Read full-color comics, graphic novels, and magazines
  • Lend and borrow books with B&N’s LendMe
  • Read your ebooks anywhere--even if you’ve left your NOOK at home
  • Master NOOK’s built-in chess, crosswords, and Sudoku
  • “Root” your NOOK to run standard Android apps
  • Use NOOK Friends to share your reading status, recommendations, and ratings on Facebook, Twitter, or BN.com
  • Manage your content with My NOOK Library or powerful third-party Calibre software
  • Create personal NOOK wallpapers and screensavers
  • Browse the web more efficiently with your NOOK Tablet or NOOK Color
  • Customize NOOK children’s ebooks to read themselves aloud--in your own voice!
  • Use PubIt!M to publish and sell your own ebook at BN.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789748485
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 2/2/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 581,033
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Kanouse works as the structured authoring program manager for Pearson Education. Always a bookworm, he has gladly adopted ebook reading technologies, while still appreciating and valuing the printed book.

Patrick also teaches business technical report writing at IUPUI. Outside of teaching about writing, reading on his NOOK Tablet, and writing about his NOOK Tablet, he writes poetry, publishing a PubIt book at BN.com that you can read on your NOOK Tablet, NOOK Color, or NOOK. His website is patrickkanouse.com.

Patrick lives in Westfield, Indiana, with his wife and two Yorkies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Part I: NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your NOOK Tablet 1

Chapter 2: Customizing and Configuring Your NOOK Tablet 15

Chapter 3: Reading on Your NOOK Tablet and Beyond 37

Chapter 4: Reading and Using NOOK Books for Kids Features 77

Chapter 5: Lending and Borrowing Books with LendMe on Your NOOK Tablet 83

Chapter 6: Using Highlights, Bookmarks, and Annotations 93

Chapter 7: Playing Music, Audiobooks, and Podcasts 101

Chapter 8: Streaming Netflix and Hulu Plus Videos and Playing Videos 109

Chapter 9: Using NOOK Apps and Surfing the Web 123

Chapter 10: Using the Social Features of Your NOOK Tablet 153

Chapter 11: Shopping and Visiting B&N on Your NOOK Tablet 167

Chapter 12: Rooting Your NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color 181

Part II: NOOK

Chapter 13: Getting Started with Your NOOK 205

Chapter 14: Customizing and Configuring Your NOOK 211

Chapter 15: Reading on Your NOOK and Beyond 219

Chapter 16: Lending and Borrowing Books with LendMe on Your NOOK 231

Chapter 17: Using Highlights, Bookmarks, and Annotations 235

Chapter 18: Using the Social Features of Your NOOK 239

Chapter 19: Shopping and Visiting B&N on Your NOOK 243

Chapter 20: Rooting Your NOOK 249

Part III: Beyond the NOOKs

Chapter 21: Reading Beyond Your NOOK 257

Chapter 22: Managing Your ebooks with Calibre 315

Chapter 23: Using My NOOK Library 325

Chapter 24: Using PubIt to Sell Your ebooks 333

Appendix A: Understanding ebook Formats 337

Appendix B: Sources for ebooks Other than B&N 341

Appendix C: Using Picasa to Create Wallpapers and Screensavers 345

Appendix D: Can I Read This Here? 349

Index 351

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Why Charge!

    Why should we pay for instructions? We purchased the Nook! Give us the HINTS , NO CHARGE. I think B+N is really milking us! PLEASE DON'T PAY FOR SOMETHING THAT SHOILD BE FREE. Does anyone agree?

    15 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Really?

    Charging for a book on how to use their product? Seriously?

    11 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2012

    This book was NOT written or published by BN. It was written by

    This book was NOT written or published by BN. It was written by someone just trying to help. They even sell it on Amazon!! Just accept a little help sometimes instead of griping about it.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Dont buy!

    Was a waste of money,not new information. People would be better off buying "Nook Tab. Tips, Nook Color Tips App for 1.00!

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Recommended

    This book is good for thinking about buying the any of NOOK readers.
    It is not overly technical and tells what the products can and cannot do.
    This book would be good for people on the fence about buying a Nook.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Basic or out of date.

    The majority of the book is basic information about how to navigate the menus, shop, how to play the loaded games, etc. The chapters on how to root your nook so that it becomes more of an android device are out of date with instructions for earlier versions of the nook software.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2012

    Helpful!

    Very helpful book. I still use it after 6 monthis of purchasing my Nook Tablet.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Very Helpful

    I installed Nook for PC to compare between Kindle and Nook. Information in Nook Book was instrumental in guiding me to check several points which concerned me. The result so far is overwhelmingly in favor of Nook.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    Excellant source in addition to the user gude that came with my Nook Tablet. I find myself going back to this reference when I have a question or concern. I like to try to solve my problems before contacting a customer service rep.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    Good purchase

    I am happy that I purchased this book. It has given me so much info that I don't think I would have found on my own. I am 72 years old and rather tech challanged. I didn't want an ereader, but my daughter thought otherwise. I really am enjoying it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Helpful

    This is a very helpful informative book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Not for beginners!!

    I love the information in this book, but am scared to try some of the stuff in it....afraid of messing up my software...

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    ????

    Isn't this information something that should be included for free with purchase of Nook? Sounds like a racket to me. I eill not be purchasing.

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Awesome Brendan

    Love it

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Thank you....

    for making this into a free book. When I first bought my Color Nook, I printed off the whole book and it took forever and was hard to keep up with so many pages. Much easier now to look something up rather than having to go through all of those papers.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2012

    highly recommended

    very informative

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Awesome book

    This book was an easy read and very informative. I had a question about something I found in the book, so I emailed the author (information is found in the book) and I received an email back very quickly. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that has a nook tablet. I cannot comment on any other types of nooks, as I only own the nook tablet.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

    recommended

    helps me to navigate through my nook and get the most out of it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    Nice to have on hand

    Very useful to have handy when you have a Nook question. Even let's you know about rooting! Wish you could get electronic updates.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Ok

    This book is ok. It had only a few pointer that i could use. Pretty good as a user guide. Glad I ony paid $1.99

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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