Moving Your E-Books to a New E-Reader

Q. My old Nook e-reader died. Did all the books I purchased on it go with it? Can I get the books again on a new Nook?


Once installed, the Nook mobile app displays the library of previously purchased e-books that can be downloaded to the new device. Credit The New York Times

A. The demise of your Nook hardware does not mean that the e-books you purchased from Barnes & Noble’s online store are lost forever. Like other e-book shops (including those for the Amazon’s Kindle, Apple’s iBooks app and the Kobo eReader), the titles you purchased are connected to your account with the company — and not tied to any particular device.

When you purchase a new tablet or e-reader and set it up for the first time, log in with the old username and password you used on the previous device. Once you have logged in on the new screen, you should see the list of titles you previously purchased with the account. If you wish, you can download each book again to keep on the new gadget.

Keep in mind that files not stored in your online account — like documents you copied manually from the computer or had stored locally on a microSD card — will need to be recopied (or the memory card moved) to the new device.

Barnes & Noble sells a variety of Nook-branded devices on its website and in its stores, including a $50 basic color tablet model with a seven-inch screen, several Galaxy Tab Nooks made by Samsung and a traditional e-reader with the monochrome screen. The company also makes free mobile reading apps that you can download and use to read your Nook books on Android, iOS and Windows hardware.

Author: J. D. Biersdorfer
Twitter: @jdbiersdorfer


The 5 best e-readers you can buy



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TL;DR We binge-read novels on several e-readers to find the best ones. A few page turners later, we found that Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is the absolute best e-reader you can buy.

To a bookworm, there is no greater pleasure in life than diving into a good book. Although many people still prefer good old paper books, digital natives and people who travel a lot love their ebooks and e-readers.

E-readers have come a very long way since Amazon’s first Kindle came out in 2007. Amazon still offers the widest range of e-readers, which includes the humble Kindle and the Rolls Royce of e-readers, the Kindle Oasis.

Of course, there are other great e-readers out there from Amazon’s main competitors: Kobo and Barnes & Noble.

We’ve tested all the latest e-readers to find out which ones are best for all kinds of buyers. Whether you love page-turning buttons, enjoy reading in the bath, or just want a nice cheap e-reader, there’s an e-reader for you in our buying guide.

Note that all Kindles come in two versions: with special offers and without. If you choose the ones with special offers, you will see ads on the lock screen and potentially elsewhere, but you will save money.

The Kindle Oasis may be our top pick, but for various reasons laid out in the slides below, you should also consider the Kobo Aura One, Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite, the Barnes & Noble Glowlight Plus, and Amazon’s cheapest Kindle.

Author: Malarie Gokey
Twitter: @MalarieGokey

People still love reading paperback books!

57409586.jpgThe advantages of reading an ebook can be many and it could be in sync with your digital habits but people still prefer ‘paperbacks’ when it comes to reading a book. And we have proof!

TOIBooks recently conducted a Twitter poll and asked its readers to choose their reading preferences between an ebook, a reading app or a paperback. 82 percent people voted for paperbacks, 15 percent preferred ebooks and 3 percent preferred a reading app. This interesting trend signifies that we still believe in the power of touch. The feeling of holding a book and turning the pages is something that can never be done with an ebook or a reading app.

The advantages and disadvantages of a paperback versus an ebook have been discussed over and over again. Even though ebooks are comfortable and hassle free, several studies suggest that reading on paper is better for memory retention and focus. Plus, there is the nostalgia factor too. People love to own books and giving them a personal touch by writing name and date has been a centuries old habit.

According to a report by Goodereader, in 2016, paperback market grew 7.5 percent and ebook saw a drip of 18.7 percent in America. It reaffirms that print books will not die.

Another interesting trend that came up in this poll was the growing preference of reading apps. The trend of reading apps is catching up fast with the increased usage of smartphones and other smart devices. Push notifications, digital shelves, quick connect with the authors and curated collections are few features in a reading app that are bound to make you an addict.

So, whether you want to deep dive into the world of stories by turning pages or through increased screen time, books, in any form, will always be a gift you can open again and again!

Author: Times of India Team
Twitter: @timesofindia