Sunday, May 12, 2013

Notes From My Desk: Death to the Nook

There have been many times in my Nook's life that I have been ready to throw it against the wall.  I don't know if mine is just glitchy, or if it is simply faulty software.  I have had way more difficulty than I should with getting books on my Nook (unless they were bought straight from Barnes and Noble through the Nook).  This should not be complicated.  THIS SHOULD NOT BE COMPLICATED.  But alas, it is.  At least for me.  I don't go to NetGalley and request books often, but every time I do, I have a problem.  If you have a Kindle, using NetGalley is really simple and they can send the title straight to your Kindle.  If you don't (like me), you have to download it and then use the appropriate program to send it to the Nook or whatever device you're using.  Doesn't sound like a big deal, right?


I put up with books being chopped up and sentences spliced and half the page missing and a ton of other things for the sake of reading books on a device I paid a bit of money for.  But this last book I was approved for from NetGalley, which I was pretty excited to read... well.  I attempted to transfer it from Adobe's reading program (which is what you're supposed to do), but it didn't quite go over.  The icon for the book was there, but the book wasn't.  And neither were any other books I'd transferred over from Adobe. 


Books gone.  All of the books.

I've had a lot of issues with the Nook, such as not being able to clean up my library in any sense, but this was the final straw.  Granted, it could be Adobe that is the issue, but I need to use Adobe for the Nook.  The Nook does not have software of it's own to get books onto the hardware from an outside source (like NetGalley). 

Final Thought: I'm getting a Kindle

P.S: Barnes and Noble announced that it will not be selling more Nooks starting... I don't know, I don't care enough to look it up.  But I think that says something.


  1. Ouch! Go ahead and throw some tables. . .and that Nook. How frustrating!