Setting Up and Registering Your NOOK
When you first turn on your NOOK, you are asked if you are in the UK or United States. Tap the appropriate response.
The first step in getting started with your NOOK is to set up and register it with Barnes & Noble (simply B&N from now on).
The next step is to set up the Wi-Fi access (see Figure 1.1). You can go to a B&N store, and your NOOK will recognize its network and log on automatically. More likely, though, you are at home, so you need to set up the NOOK to access your wireless network. Enter the required information. Tap Continue with Setup.
Figure 1.1. Pick your Wi-Fi network.
For more information on connecting your NOOK to a Wi-Fi hotspot after your initial set up, see “Using Wi-Fi Hotspots,” later in this chapter.
Now you need to pick your time zone. Then you see a screen to set your time zone (see Figure 1.2). Choose your time zone and tap Next. The NOOK registers with B&N.
Figure 1.2. Pick your time zone.
You need to agree to the terms of service. Tap the check box for Yes, I Accept the NOOK Terms of Service and tap Agree. After this, you land at the Do You Have a NOOK Account screen. If you have an existing B&N account, tap Yes, I Have an Account and enter your account information. Tap Submit. If you don’t have an account, you can create one by tapping No, I Need to Create an Account. Fill out the form and tap Submit (see Figure 1.3).
Figure 1.3. Create a B&N account if you do not already have one.
To register your NOOK, you also need to provide a default credit card with a valid billing address to be associated with your B&N account.
After you have an account, you are asked to enter your interests. These are used later by B&N to provide recommendations. You can select one or more. A screen about building your library appears offering some free sample content. You can skip this or tap the covers to receive the content.
You are then taken to the Home screen, and your NOOK is now set up for use.