NOOK Book, The: An Unofficial Guide: Everything You Need to Know for the NOOK, NOOK Color, and NOOK Study, 2nd Edition
Make the Most of Your B&N NOOK Color 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...
- Learn about the NOOK Study capabilities
- Root your NOOK Color to add third-party apps from the Android Market
- Find and read free books on your NOOK Color 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 NOOK Color to browse the web
- Add highlights, notes, and bookmarks
- Read B&N ebooks on your iPhone, iPad, computer, Android phone, or Blackberry
- Set up your own color wallpaper or screensaver
- Publish your own ebooks with B&N PubIt
- Download and use B&N NOOK Apps
- Learn how to use NOOK Friends to recommend books and give updates
- Read enhanced ebooks with video and audio
- Read B&N children’s books with interactive activities
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Covers it all,
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This review is from: The NOOK Book: An Unofficial Guide: Everything You Need to Know for the NOOK, NOOK Color, and NOOK Study (2nd Edition) (Paperback)So often guide books lack in depth information though they promise to cover all. This one really does and it's extremely clear, complete and easy to follow.
Some of the topics covered in depth are web surfing, customizing and configuring the Nook, shopping, tips about shopping on B&N, what you can read and notate and what does not notate. It covers such things as lending and borrowing books as well as social features, how to use the Library. where to find other ebooks, as well as managing ebooks with Calibre.
I love my Nook for reading, but want to root it as well(be able to use it in a basic Android mode without destroying it). Instructions here are clear and easy to follow including where to find the files needed to root it and the different ways it can be rooted.
It seems a lot of people have both Nooks and Kindles and if I had I would have gotten the Kindle version because then you don't have to fight holding the book open while referring to it... Read more
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A great book, BUT,
This review is from: The NOOK Book: An Unofficial Guide: Everything You Need to Know for the NOOK, NOOK Color, and NOOK Study (2nd Edition) (Paperback)Purchasing my Nook Color AFTER purchasing this book, I was really looking forward to rooting it from the microsd card as described in chapter 10. However after several minutes searching for the referenced site in the book to download the necessary files, and even being unsuccessful at locating the author's website, I am extremely disappointed that the site referenced does not exist.
Having taught computer programming and beginning to program my on Android applications I was looking forward to seeing my apps on my nook Color. Guess I'll have to figure out another way, unless someone can help me find the download file.
The book itself is written very clearly and is very thorough, even explaining how to use Calibre in chapter 19 to convert other e-book formats to epub format, for use on the nook, which was very straightforward.
All in all, the book is very good, I was just disappointed that what I really wanted, to root my nook without voiding the warrenty, led... Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
the nook book,
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This review is from: The NOOK Book: An Unofficial Guide: Everything You Need to Know for the NOOK, NOOK Color, and NOOK Study (2nd Edition) (Kindle Edition)its a good guide for the nook color tablet. informative,and very nicely illustrated easy to read and understand, I found it to be good reading.
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Table of Contents
PART I NOOK Color
1 Getting Started with Your NOOK Color 1
2 Customizing and Configuring Your NOOK Color 13
3 Reading on Your NOOK Color and Beyond 35
4 Lending and Borrowing Books with LendMe on Your NOOK Color 71
5 Using Highlights, Bookmarks, and Annotations 81
6 Playing Music, Audiobooks, Podcasts, and Videos 89
7 Using NOOK Apps and Surfing the Web 99
8 Using the Social Features of Your NOOK Color 131
9 Shopping and Visiting B&N on Your NOOK Color 143
10 Rooting Your NOOK Color 155
PART II NOOK
11 Getting Started with Your NOOK 167
12 Customizing and Configuring Your NOOK 173
13 Reading on Your NOOK and Beyond 181
14 Lending and Borrowing Books on Your NOOK Using LendMe 193
15 Using Highlights, Bookmarks, and Annotations 197
16 Using the Social Features of Your NOOK 201
17 Shopping and Visiting B&N on Your NOOK 205
PART III Beyond the NOOKs
18 Reading Beyond Your NOOK 211
19 Managing Your ebooks with Calibre 267
20 Using My NOOK Library 277
21 Using PubIt to Sell Your ebooks 281
A Understanding ebook Formats 285
B Sources for ebooks Other than B&N 289
C Sideloading Adobe Digital Editions 293
D Using Picasa to Create Wallpapers and Screensavers 295
E Can I Read This Here? 299
F Frequently Asked Questions 301
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