Sunday September 21 , 2014

My First nook Read In Store Trip!

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Wow, I found something really useful in the otherwise disappointing 1.3 update! Free book reading! 

Here's how it worked for me.  I connected to the store network normally and I received a pop up welcome message.  It said, "Read eBooks for free. You can read many eBooks for up to one hour each day.  Find items in your nook's Shop then tap Read In Store".

Notice the word "MANY".  The first couple books I tried did not have the "read in store" option.  I then found one book and started reading it.  Every page or two it says, "Loading Page" - and pauses.  That's how they control the reading time by checking you every few page turns (smart idea).  You don't seem to have many reading options in this mode - no navigation with table of contents or footnotes.  You also can't do bookmarks, or notes until you buy the book (pretty expected). The first book locked up hard after a few pages so I cancelled and tried another book which seemed to work flawlessly.  Yes, I did try when I got home and it just hung on "Loading Page" Laughing

Interesting items:

- Store has a new menu option, "Recently Read in Store", which makes it easy to continue reading previously read books. Nice.
- The "Shop" icon has a "In Store" ribbon on it in the launcher. Cute.
- Not all books are available. I didn't see a 1:1 correlation with "Lend Me" items.

That make the 1.3 update worth it?

Comments  

 
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0 #5 John 2010-04-26 14:09
Nope, my wife and I each have our own nooks and separate accounts.
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0 #4 John 2010-04-24 20:06
John do you and your wife share an account and were both reading?.
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+1 #3 2010-04-24 19:27
Page turns also seem IMO to have less lag on the new update. The games show that B&N is pursuing the path of android apps (as they indicate on the update blog), which is good news. I just recently picked mine up, and I have not rooted it yet, but probably will in the near future. Browser over 3G would have been great, but I don't think anyone expected that, and I prefer to use my phone for that purpose anyway.
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0 #2 2010-04-23 07:49
I agree that it appears to be a good start, but I also recall I said that about the earlier patch I am also feeling like perhaps they are trying to do a little bit of work in many areas and not providing a focus for these updates. They needed to get the in-store experience going but some of the other features appear to be what they could throw in at the time. Which sometimes you have to do. I guess I am still on the fence with this one.
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+2 #1 John 2010-04-22 23:33
Sounds like a good start. Lets hope they continue with adding books to read. I can't wait to try it out at the store.
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