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Using Nook [NOOK Book]

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Using nook is a unique resource that goes beyond the manual and includes comprehensive information on locating third-party books and other specialty topics. It provides tutorials for doing basic tasks and is comprised of valuable tips on how to get the most from the device rather than focusing purely on basic usability. The author, Jim Cheshire, has been entrenched in nook research and use since he first heard about the new device. He has delved into every aspect of it, hacked it, tweaked it, etc. Even before ...

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Overview

Using nook is a unique resource that goes beyond the manual and includes comprehensive information on locating third-party books and other specialty topics. It provides tutorials for doing basic tasks and is comprised of valuable tips on how to get the most from the device rather than focusing purely on basic usability. The author, Jim Cheshire, has been entrenched in nook research and use since he first heard about the new device. He has delved into every aspect of it, hacked it, tweaked it, etc. Even before getting his hands on one, he researched it and listened to the experts discuss its use. He is an early adopter and firm believer in the product and doesn't hesitate to make the claim that it is here to stay. Jim is a published Que author, an avid reader, and a self-proclaimed nook expert.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132103206
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 98
  • Sales rank: 466,338
  • File size: 301 KB

Meet the Author

Jim Cheshire is a computer professional and author and has published numerous

bestselling books on web design and application development. Jim has been featured in

technical publications such as PC Magazine and MSDN Magazine and currently works at

Microsoft on the ASP.NET and IIS teams.

Jim was an early adopter of eBook technology and owns several eBook readers. He is an

avid reader and spends at least a few hours every day reading.

Jim lives in Texas with his wife and two children.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Dedication . 6

About the Author.. 6

Introduction.. 7

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your nook .. 9

Registering Your nook . 9

Using Wi-Fi Hotspots. 10

Disconnecting from a Wi-Fi Hotspot .. 12

Caring for Your nook’s Battery ... 12

Charging Your nook’s Battery . 13

When You Are Not Reading 13

Your nook’s Controls . 14

The Power Button 14

The Home Button 14

Page Turn Buttons .. 15

Color Touchscreen.. 15

Your nook’s Operating System 15

Chapter 2: Customizing and Configuring Your nook 17

Using Custom Wallpaper and Screensavers 17

Creating Wallpaper and Screensaver Images . 17

Copying Wallpaper Images to Your nook.. 19

Copying Screensaver Images to Your nook ... 20

Choosing a Custom Wallpaper or Screensaver .. 21

Wallpaper and Screensavers from Other Sources .. 21

One Step Further–Decals. 21

Your nook’s Settings.. 21

Profile .. 22

Software 22

Available Memory.. 23

Battery and Wi-Fi 23

Device Information. 23

Configuring Your nook’s Settings .. 23

Airplane Mode 23

Wi-Fi Menu . 24

Display Menu . 24

Device Menu 25

Contacts Menu 26

Adding a microSD Card to Your nook 27

Chapter 3: Reading on Your nook and Beyond . 28

An Overview of eBook Formats .. 28

EPUB Format . 29

eReader Format... 30

Browsing Your Library .. 30

The Daily . 30

My B&N Library 31

Archiving My B&N Library Items.. 34

My Documents ... 35

Reading Books on Your nook .. 37

Changing the Text Font and Text Size 38

Navigating to the Furthest Read Point. 39

Looking Up Words in the Dictionary .. 39

Reading Subscription Content.. 40

Chapter 4: Reading Beyond Your nook.. 42

Using Desktop eReader on Your PC or Mac . 42

Browsing Your B&N Online Library with Desktop eReader . 42

Reading Items in Desktop eReader . 44

Importing Books into Desktop eReader .. 45

Configuring Desktop eReader Settings ... 46

Using B&N eReader on Your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Blackberry. 46

Browsing My Online Library ... 46

Reading Books in eReader 47

Categorizing Books in eReader 48

Chapter 5: Lending and Borrowing Books with LendMe 49

Lending Books with LendMe 49

Borrowing Books ... 51

Chapter 6: Using Highlights, Bookmarks, and Annotations. 53

Using Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks on Your nook.. 53

Adding a Highlight or a Note ... 54

Viewing Highlights and Notes . 54

Editing Notes .. 55

Deleting Highlights 56

Using Bookmarks 56

Using Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks in Desktop eReader .. 56

Adding Highlights and Notes ... 57

Viewing Highlights and Notes . 57

Editing and Deleting Highlights and Notes 57

Using Bookmarks 58

Using Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks in eReader 58

Using Highlights and Notes.. 58

Using Bookmarks 58

Chapter 7: Playing Music, Audiobooks, and Podcasts .. 59

Adding Audio Files to Your nook 59

Playing Audio on Your nook 59

Using the Audio Player .. 60

Controlling the Order Files Are Played 61

Playing Podcasts and Audiobooks on Your nook .. 61

Podcasts 61

Audiobooks.. 62

Chapter 8: Sampling and Buying Content from B&N... 63

Shopping on Your nook . 63

Browsing the eBookstore... 63

Searching for Content. 64

Sampling and Buying Content.. 64

Shopping on Your Computer 66

Chapter 9: Sideloading Books onto Your nook . 68

Using Fictionwise and eReader.com... 68

Using Adobe Digital Editions .. 68

Sideloading ADE Content to Your nook. 69

Other Sources for eBooks . 69

Chapter 10: Managing Your eBooks with Calibre 71

Configuring Calibre 71

Adding Books to Your Calibre Library 72

Editing Metadata. 72

Adding Covers 74

Sideloading Books with Calibre... 75

Subscribing to News Content in Calibre . 76

Chapter 11: Using My eBook Library 78

Accessing My eBook Library .. 78

Archiving, Deleting, and Lending Books in My eBook Library 78

Downloading Content from My eBook Library. 79

Chapter 12: Using Your nook in a B&N Store.. 81

Chapter 13: Hacking Your nook.. 82

An Introduction to Rooting Your nook 82

How to Root Your nook. 83

Downgrading to Factory Fresh nook 1.0 . 84

Install a Rooted Version of the 1.3 Software.. 85

Updating nookLauncher. 86

Download and Extract the Android SDK 86

Connect to a Wi-Fi Hotspot and Find Your nook’s IP Address.. 87

Connect to Your nook. 87

Uninstall nookLauncher 88

Installing the Latest nookLauncher . 88

Using nookLauncher .. 89

Adding Applications to Your Launcher .. 89

Rearranging Buttons and Removing Buttons . 90

Making nookLauncher Your Default Launcher . 91

Using Trook. 91

Downloading Books with Trook . 92

Reading News with Trook. 92

Accessing Your Calibre Library with Trook.. 92

Adding Calibre to Your Feeds.. 93

More Hacking.. 94

Chapter 14: Browsing the Web on Your nook 95

An Overview of Browsing on Your nook ... 95

Using the Web Browser Tool Bar 95

Configuring Web Browser Settings 96

Chapter 15: Frequently Asked Questions 97

Questions Often Asked by nookies . 97

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  • Posted July 4, 2010

    Not necessary.

    I don't see any reason for anyone to need this book. If you haven't discovered the user's manual that's already loaded on your nook, just go to My Library and tap View My Documents. There's a quick Nook Tour there if you're just looking to get acquainted with the nook's basic operations, and the Nook User Guide, which is a 163 page manual that covers everything and is excellent. If you do decide to try things like rooting your nook, there is much better and thorough information about it on the net for free.

    74 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2010

    Not Worth it Unless You Plan to Hack Your Nook

    I read the last two chapters, the one on hacking and the one after that about the Nook web browser on my Nook while I was in the store. I only checked out the last chapter because it was "there" since I'm very familiar with the Nook and how it operates.

    This book might be worth it if you want to root your nook and you are a little nervous about doing so. It has nice step by step instructions about everything, including how to use the "Command Window" and the command lines. As we all know, many of those that didn't grow up with DOS or aren't in the IT field have never touched those areas of their computers.

    It gets into what is available after you root it a LITTLE bit, not a lot of detail on anything other than trook or nooklauncher quite frankly. Nothing at all on how to organize your libraries, though he does mention you can do so.

    I found the web browser chapter was interesting, not in a good way, and it made me think less of the book in general...

    The browser chapter had all the "this button does this and that button does that" information but really nothing you can't get out of the manual. I would have at least expected that he would recommend using mobile web sites for browsing if they are available, instead he warned readers the margins on Google are off (his example) when using the browser and hopefully B&N would fix this in a future update.

    So, in general, this appears to be the manual, rewritten, except for the hacking section.

    38 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2010

    Not worth the money......better to download the B&N full guide, print it and use it.

    This book is(was) a distinct dissappointment!! It covers literally nothing of use that is not already in the Nook Gude that you can download free from B & N. I would never reccoment this to anyone now that I have been stuck with it.

    30 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Wish I'd had this when I first bought my nook

    Even though I have had my nook for quite a while, I did find this book extremely helpful and very well written. It's definitely worth the very reasonable price to have as a handy-dandy reference book.

    29 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Very helpful Nook book

    This book has been helpful to me. I was afraid to do anything on my nook, using this book I can do things without any fear. It's helped me LOVE my nook even more.

    16 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2010

    this should be free with purchase of a nook

    just sayin' :-\

    14 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2010

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    If you just want to have it.

    As agreed with others on their comments, it should come with purchase of your nook. I'll just stick with the manual I have only one purpose with my nookie and that's to download good enjoyable books to read. Even though everyone is saying there's not much difference in this Using Nook book oppose to the manual that comes with your very own nook so why not find another good read for that price. It's your choice "I've made mine.

    Enjoy your nook and read.

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2010

    Do Not Waste Your Time

    As someone who is very familiar with all of the inner workings of the Nook, I am warning anyone who comes across this ebook to run screaming in the opposite direction. I have read this book and while there is some good information, there are also quite a few major errors. The only information that is needed is the Quick Guide and the User's Manual. So find something else to spend your $5 on.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2010

    An important thing to consider...

    As others have stated before me, the manual has pretty much anything you need so the only reason to have this would be to hack your own Nook. But one important thought would be to realize that anyone who hacks their NOOK and starts messing with the programs also negates any warranty you might have. This would definitely fall outside the "normal use" category.

    So if you want to play with the guts of your electronic, do so at your own risk!

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2010

    basic

    Most info in this book can be found in the BN users guide.

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2010

    Not worth the price

    Not much new here. Had hopes that chapter on hacking and apps would be of use - it wasn't.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2010

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    using nook

    this book is very useful if u have a nook that is hacked

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2010

    lots of good stuff, I learned a lot

    Good solid information, He goes slow and is clear The Screen saver chapter is excellent

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2010

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    Its ok

    Its an ok book, but only useful when trying to hack a nook.

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

    Don't Bother!

    This might have been useful to a new "nookie" 6 months ago or more but not anymore. Almost everything in here is included in the manual, or is unnecessary information. The items he suggests to "hack" for are already fixed in the updated software for the nook. Waste of time & money now.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2010

    Don't hack your Nook!

    This is an out dated guide there is newer stuff on the market

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2010

    Soooo helpful!

    Very thorough.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2010

    Very Helpful

    This book was great to have as a new nookie. So far, it has answered all of my questions.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2014

    918-805-7335

    Call to find the hidden web browser on NOOK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Nook Simple Touch

    I want a refund :( . How come there is no glowlight? I say EVERY NOOK SHOULD HAVE A GLOWLIGHT!!! Am I supposed to pay 30 to 40 extra bucks to install a light in my Nook?? What the heck. And if I can't return my nook becuase of their "one year warranty" then I'll have to have a long word with them D:

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