I have been spending some time with our helpdesk issues and noticed that one of the most often asked for advice is how to upload our eBooks to eReaders – from Kindle to [insert no-name reader here] – and today I thought I’d connect up a Nook SimpleTouch and write some step-by-step instructions.
The first thing I did was to plug the Nook into the computer. Our generic steps say that the eReader should be recognized as a separate removable drive; that didn’t happen for me. I got a device driver failure notification. A quick web search determined
Having just received our “office” Nook, I am still in geek-mode noting the differences between the two devices.
One of the things that struck me when I first connected the Nook to the computer was the directory structure is completely different from the Kindle’s structure.
The Kindle’s folder structure looks like this on my iMac:
Kindle Directory Structure
For me, as a long-time Kindle user, the directory structure is intuitive. The “audible” directory is where audio-books are, the “documents” directory is the main directory for eBooks, the “music” directory is where we can put music to listen to
Let me start this post out by stating that I am a long-time Kindle owner and lover. If I seem to be favouring the Kindle over the Nook, this is the reason: I have had far more experience with the Kindle than I have with the Nook and I have been spoiled by the Amazon and Kindle experience. That said, let’s get on with my experience thus far.
Look and Feel
My first impressions of the Nook as I extracted the box from the shipping packaging was that the Kindle comes shipped in its ‘own box’ because the