5 Essential Tips Every Barnes & Noble Nook Owner Should Know

Add your own pictures to the screensaver.

Like the Kindle, the Nook shows a rotating roster of famous author images by default whenever you put the eReader to sleep. But the Nook allows users to change the set of images to three preloaded groups and gives you the ability to upload your own. Add your favorite book covers, pictures of your kids, or anything else you decide.

  • Create a folder for the images you want to use on your computer. Name it something identifiable like “My Kids” or “Pictures From Paris” since this is the name that will show up on the Nook.
  • Add pictures in JPEG or PNG format to the folder. Note: for best results, crop or resize the images to 600 x 800 pixels so they will fill the screen. No need to make them black and white—the Nook will do that for you. The higher the dpi, the better.
  • Connect the Nook to your computer via USB, then navigate to the folder you created.
  • Drag and drop the folder with your images into My Screensavers.
  • Disconnect, then go to Settings > Display > Screensaver on the Nook and you’ll see the names of the folder(s) you uploaded on the list of options.
  • The Nook will choose an image at random from the selected folder to display. For more control, create multiple folders with different types of images.

Essential Nook Tips

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  1. Elvenrunelord Says:

    I think your a little confused about what your writing about.

    Currently most of the public libraries are using the Overdrive system for their ebook library offerings and depending on the book its available in the PDF or Epub formats. Epub is an old international standard while the PDF files are only readable through Adobe’s Digital Editions software.

    Currently Overdrive is working or already has apps for the Ipad, but I doubt you will see that function on the Kindle any time soon.

    I’m pretty sure Overdrive has a Ipad app though.

  2. Elvenrunelord Says:

    Very few books are lendable and most of them are available on the net in many formats for free.

    I really like the idea of digital books, but I do not like how the publishing industry is forcing it to go forward.

    Not really interested in books I can’t lend or pass on for a dollar or two when I’m done with them.

    Working on an article with a solution for this problem but I doubt the publishers will go for it.

  3. silentsquee Says:

    Elvenrunelord –
    I think you may be confused, or maybe your library uses Overdrive only. My library, and all of the libraries in my major metropolitan city, use Overdrive exclusively for audiobooks and movies. Adobe Digital Editions is the program they use for eBooks. ADE is also the program I use to load library epubs and pdfs on to my Nook. Kindle and Nook both have apps for the iPad, and I believe the Nook app can load library books as well. According to Overdrive’s website their iPad/iPhone app is for audio only. I have over 300 books purchased from B&N on my Nook and at least 1/3 of them are available for LendMe. I have only paid for about 50 of those books.

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