Using NOOKcolor and NOOK [NOOK Book]

Overview

Make the most of your new B&N NOOKcolor or NOOK ebook reader! Read books, play media, get free content, uncover powerful, little-known features you’ll love!

Do all this, and much more...

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Using NOOKcolor and NOOK

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study

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Overview

Make the most of your new B&N NOOKcolor or NOOK ebook reader! Read books, play media, get free content, uncover powerful, little-known features you’ll love!

Do all this, and much more...

  • Find and read free books on your NOOKcolor or NOOK
  • Use B&N’s unique LendMe feature to lend and borrow books
  • Play music, audiobooks, podcasts, even video
  • Automatically download full-color book covers
  • Use your NOOKcolor or NOOK to browse the web
  • Add highlights and bookmarks
  • Read B&N ebooks on your iPhone, iPad, computer, Android phone, or Blackberry
  • Add third-party apps that make your NOOK even more powerful
  • Set up your own color wallpaper or screensaver
  • Even publish your own ebooks with B&N PubIt
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132731720
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 1/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 520,477
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Patrick Kanouse is structured authoring program manager for Pearson Education. Always a bookworm, he has gladly adopted ebook reading technologies, while still appreciating the printed book. Patrick also teaches business technical report writing at IUPUI. Outside of teaching about writing, reading on his NOOKcolor, and writing about his NOOKcolor, he writes poetry and has published a PubIt book at BN.com that you can read on your NOOKcolor or NOOK. His website is patrickkanouse.com.

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Table of Contents

Part I, “NOOKcolor”

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your NOOKcolor

Understanding NOOKcolor Gestures

Setting Up and Registering Your NOOKcolor

Using Wi-Fi Hotspots

Disconnecting and Forgetting a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Caring for Your NOOKcolor’s Battery

Charging Your NOOKcolor’s Battery

When You Are Not Reading

Your NOOKcolor’s Controls

The Power Button

The Home Button

The Volume Buttons

The Standard Touchscreen Menus

Chapter 2: Customizing and Configuring Your NOOKcolor

Using Custom Wallpaper

Choosing a Wallpaper

One Step Further--Decals

Your NOOKcolor’s Settings

Device Info Menu

Wireless Menu

Screen Menu

Sounds Menu

Time Menu

Security Menu

Keyboard Menu

Home Menu

Shop Menu

Social Menu

Search Menu

Adding and Using a microSD Card to Your NOOKcolor

Chapter 3: Reading on Your NOOKcolor and Beyond

Browsing Your Library

The Home Screen

The Library

Reading NOOKbooks on Your NOOKcolor

Changing the Text Font and Text Size

Changing the Color Theme, Line Spacing, Margins, and Brightness

Looking Up Words

Reading Magazines on Your NOOKcolor

Reading Newspapers on Your NOOKcolor

Reading NOOKbooks for Kids on Your NOOKcolor

Reading Microsoft Office and Other Documents on Your NOOKcolor

Reading Microsoft Office Documents

Reading HTML Files

Reading PDFs

Chapter 4: Lending and Borrowing Books with LendMe on Your NOOKcolor

Lending Books with LendMe

Lending from Your Library

Lending from LendMe in the Library

Rules for Lending

Borrowing Books

Using the LendMe NOOKextra

Chapter 5: Using Highlights, Bookmarks, and Annotations

Using Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks on Your NOOKcolor

Adding a Highlight or a Note

Viewing, Editing, and Deleting Highlights and Notes

Using Bookmarks

Chapter 6: Playing Music, Audiobooks, Podcasts, and Videos

Adding Audio Files to Your NOOKcolor

Playing Audio on Your NOOKcolor

Using the Music Player

Playing Podcasts and Audiobooks on Your NOOKcolor

Podcasts

Audiobooks

Playing Video Files on Your NOOKcolor

Chapter 7: Using NOOKextras and Surfing the Web

Using NOOKextras

Playing Chess on Your NOOKcolor

Using Contacts on Your NOOKcolor

Playing Crossword on Your NOOKcolor

Using the Gallery on Your NOOKcolor

Playing Music with Pandora on Your NOOKcolor

Playing Sudoku on Your NOOKcolor

Browsing the Web with Your NOOKcolor

An Overview of Browsing on Your NOOKcolor

Using the Bookmarks Screen

Using the Browser Options

Chapter 8: Using the Social Features of Your NOOKcolor

Using Recommend from the Cover Menu or View Details Screen

Using Share from the Reading Tools Toolbar

Using Share from the Text Selection Toolbar

Using the Flag Reading Tools Bar

So What About Twitter and Contacts?

Chapter 9: Shopping and Visiting B&N on Your NOOKcolor

Shopping on Your NOOKcolor

Navigating the NOOKstore

Browsing the NOOKstore

Sampling and Buying Content

Shopping on Your Computer

Using Your NOOKcolor in a B&N Store

Part II, “NOOK”

Chapter 10: Getting Started with Your NOOK

Registering Your NOOK

Using Wi-Fi Hotspots

Disconnecting from a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Caring for Your NOOK’s Battery

Charging Your NOOK’s Battery

When You Are Not Reading

Your NOOK’s Controls

The Power Button

The Home Button

Page Turn Buttons

Color Touchscreen

Your NOOK’s Operating System

Chapter 11: Customizing and Configuring Your NOOK

Using Custom Wallpaper and Screensavers

Creating Wallpaper and Screensaver Images

Copying Wallpaper Images to Your NOOK

Copying Screensaver Images to Your NOOK

Choosing a Custom Wallpaper or Screensaver

Wallpaper and Screensavers from Other Sources

One Step Further--Decals

Your NOOK’s Settings

Profile

Software

Available Memory

Battery and Wi-Fi

Device Information

Configuring Your NOOK’s Settings

Airplane Mode

Wi-Fi Menu

Display Menu

Device Menu

Contacts Menu

Adding a microSD Card to Your NOOK

Chapter 12: Reading on Your NOOK and Beyond

Browsing Your Library

The Daily

My B&N Library

Archiving My B&N Library Items

My Documents

Reading Books on Your NOOK

Changing the Text Font and Text Size

Autosaving Page Location on BN.com

Looking Up Words in the Dictionary

Reading Subscription Content

Chapter 13: Lending and Borrowing Books on Your NOOK Using LendMe

Lending Books with LendMe

Borrowing Books

Chapter 14: Using Highlights, Bookmarks, and Annotations

Using Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks on Your NOOK

Adding a Highlight or a Note

Viewing Highlights and Notes

Editing Notes

Deleting Highlights

Using Bookmarks

Chapter 15: Playing Music, Audiobooks, and Podcasts

Adding Audio Files to Your NOOK

Playing Audio on Your NOOK

Using the Audio Player

Controlling the Order Files Are Played

Playing Podcasts and Audiobooks on Your NOOK

Podcasts

Audiobooks

Playing Chess and Soduko on Your NOOK

Sudoku

Chess

Chapter 16: Shopping and Visiting B&N on Your NOOK

Shopping on Your NOOK

Browsing the NOOKstore

Searching for Content

Sampling and Buying Content

Using Your NOOK in a B&N Store

Chapter 17: Browsing the Web on Your NOOK

An Overview of Browsing on Your NOOK

Using the Web Browser Toolbar

Configuring Web Browser Settings

Chapter 18: Rooting Your NOOK

An Introduction to Rooting Your NOOK

How to Root Your NOOK

Downgrading to Factory Fresh NOOK 1.0

Install a Rooted Version of the 1.4 Software

Using mynook.ru Launcher

Installing ADB over USB

Installing Applications on Your Rooted NOOK

Using Trook

Downloading Books with Trook

Reading News with Trook

Accessing Your Calibre Library with Trook

Adding Calibre to Your Feeds

More Hacking

Unrooting Your NOOK

Part III, “Beyond the NOOKs”

Chapter 19: Reading Beyond Your NOOK

Using the NOOK for PC App

Browsing Your B&N Online Library with the NOOK for PC App

Viewing the Daily in the NOOK for PC App

Shopping for ebooks in the NOOK for PC App

Reading Items in the NOOK for PC App

Using Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks in the NOOK for PC App

Adding Highlights and Notes

Viewing Highlights and Notes

Editing and Deleting Highlights and Notes

Using Bookmarks

Importing Books into the NOOK for PC App

Configuring the NOOK for PC App Settings

Using NOOK Apps on Your iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android Phone

Browsing My NOOK Library

Reading Books in the NOOK App

Adding Notes and Highlights in the NOOK App

Using NOOK Apps on Your iPad

Browsing My NOOK Library

Reading Books in the NOOK for iPad App

Adding Notes and Highlights in the NOOK for iPad App

Using NOOKstudy Apps on PC and Mac

Downloading, Installing, and Setting Up the NOOKstudy App

Navigating NOOKstudy

Using the Highlights, Notes, and Look Up Features of NOOKstudy

Zooming and Rotating Books

Shopping with NOOKstudy

A dding Your Own Files to NOOKstudy

Chapter 20: Managing Your ebooks with Calibre

Configuring Calibre

Adding Books to Your Calibre Library

Editing Metadata

Adding Covers

Sideloading Books with Calibre

Subscribing to News Content in Calibre

Converting ebooks in Calibre

Chapter 21: Using My NOOK Library

Accessing My NOOK Library

Archiving, Deleting, and Lending Books in My NOOK Library

Downloading Content from My NOOK Library

Chapter 22: Using PubIt to Sell Your ebooks

Setting Up PubIt

Putting Content into PubIt

Appendix A: Understanding ebook Formats

An Overview of ebook Formats

EPUB Format

eReader Format

Using Adobe Digital Editions

Appendix B: Sources for ebooks Other than B&N

EPUB Sources

eReader Sources for Your NOOK

Appendix C: Sideloading Adobe Digital Editions

Appendix D: Using Picasa to Create Wallpapers and Screensavers

Creating Wallpaper and Screensaver Images

Appendix E: Can I Read This Here?

Appendix F: Frequently Asked Questions

Questions Often Asked by NOOKies

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted January 31, 2011

    Great tips and tricks for New and Veteran users

    I had the chance to review this book this past week. Personally, I have the NOOK G3/Wi-Fi so I concentrated so my review is of the NOOK section. I really loved the way the book is written in a friendly and easy to understand format. The humor about the hardest part of using the NOOK was so true and brought back the memory of my NOOK arriving for the firs time. The tip about needed a credit card was excellent to include. I have had more than one person see me with my NOOK and ask me why they cannot get their account to work and it has always been because they did not include a CC number. This book covers all the ordinary tips and information you would expect from this type of book and that I found out mostly by trail and error. I would have loved to have had this information at my fingertips when I first purchased my NOOK. Since I had my NOOK since February 2010, I did not expect to learn anything new but with the information included on using the NOOK with Calibre and after market add-ons such as fun skins I learned some new things as well. I only found a couple of tips that were not accurate at that might have been due to the software version the writers were using. The two I found were deleting can now been done through My Documents and you can look up a word by typing it in instead of having to scroll through the page to highlight the word. Overall, this was a great tip book full of practical as well as fun information. It was easy to read and understand and I highly recommend it for new NOOK users as well as veteran users who might want to learn a new thing or two.

    23 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

    Good idea to get!

    This book has all the same info as the manual that you get with your nook or nookcolor, but it puts it in a easier format to understand and gives a clearer understanding and picture of what to do or how set things up. It is a good idea to get it if the manul is confusing to you, but not if you undersrand the manul just fine.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Good to know information

    I found the information useful and straightfoward. I would recommend this for technically challenged Nookie newbies. I already had figured out a lot of things on my own, but I also learned many new things which I think will come in handy. Search option aside, I think an index would be helpful. I also noticed that the section on using annotations was missing.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

    Great

    Good for a new user

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    IT'S OKAY....BUT

    The Nook Color itself seems okay except for the battery time. The service help on this needs a lot of improvement. I bought the Nook Color as a gift along with the glare saver. They sent the screen protector instead, but since my friend has already thrown out the box on the screen saver, they would not send her the glare saver. Then my friend ordered a new glare saver and paid to have it expeditated..it's now been 2 weeks and she still hasnt received it. Also, when I called the 800 number for some info before I bought the Nook Color, the person I spoke to had no idea about how it worked and kept putting me on hold. Then my friend went into a Barnes and Noble for some setup help and they were not helpful at all. Frustrating!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    Hu

    This book tells you how t get a milloin dollars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    Help

    How do you delete a book from your nook?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    I have the nook on the left of the cover

    It sucks

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    to the clue person

    Yaaaayyyyi win!!!!!! :)
    -Emily

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Clue....youith win!!!!

    A HACK!! To browse the internet go to settings....soucle.....lnk to facebook twitter and google......google....need help?....google home....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Imari

    Omfg.....

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Serena to jbird

    Im 5'2 im a good cleaner and waitress. I word at all u c eat buffets b4 and everyone loved me. Im very respctfull and caring. Im fair too. The costomer is always right

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Christina

    Okayyy...

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Selena

    Im 14, im 6 feet 6 inches so im good for things up high, i would treat costumers with respect and fairness, and as everyone says the costumers always right.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    WORKERS FOUND

    We dont need anymore people. Sorry.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Jessie Bacon

    That is so cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    VP VOTING

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Nook Color

    I love my Nook Color..Several friends bought one on my recommendation and love it also..

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Love it

    It is a awrsome ereader

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

    LOVE IT!!!!!! AND MY NOOK COLOR

    Buy Buy Buy!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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