Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Barnes & Noble NOOK

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-12-2012, 04:25 AM   #1
nelson7lim
Connoisseur
nelson7lim began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 84
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2010
Device: nook
how do i buy ebook from B&N outside US?

is there any way to buy ebooks from B&N if i'm outside the US? i reside in Singapore. if there is, how do i do it?
nelson7lim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
geertm
Guru
geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 811
Karma: 1207382
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Netherlands
Device: Nook, Nook Touch and Nook Color
Quote:
Originally Posted by nelson7lim View Post
is there any way to buy ebooks from B&N if i'm outside the US? i reside in Singapore. if there is, how do i do it?
1. Register you B&N account with an US shipping and billing address. Any valid US address will work, just google something. The billing address is not checked, so your non-US credit card will work fine.

2. Install an US VPN like Hotspot Shield (free) or AlwaysVPN ($8.50) on your PC.

3. To buy books using your PC first start the VPN. When the VPN is active go to the B&N website and buy your books/magazines/apps. Sync the library on your Nook to download the books to your Nook using Wifi.

4. If you have a NC or NT you can install the free Puffin browser app. This browser uses an US cloud, so within this browser you will have an US IP-address. If you go to the B&N website within this browser, you can buy books using your NC/NT.
geertm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 11:23 AM   #3
nelson7lim
Connoisseur
nelson7lim began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 84
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2010
Device: nook
when i sync the library on my nook to download the books, do i have to have vpn on still?

and, what is NC and NT?
nelson7lim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
melmac
Wizard
melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
melmac's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,116
Karma: 3709775
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Perth AU
Device: Sony PRS650
I think that B&N changed something some while back because I used to need a VPN to buy from them but don't any more now I found as long as the account has a US address then I have no problems. However back when I did use a VPN I only had it on during the purchase bit and not during the sync.
I believe NC, NT is probably Nook colour, Nook Touch
melmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 01:23 PM   #5
nelson7lim
Connoisseur
nelson7lim began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 84
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2010
Device: nook
so for now as long as there is a US address, i do not need to use a vpn?
nelson7lim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 01:30 PM   #6
melmac
Wizard
melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.melmac ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
melmac's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,116
Karma: 3709775
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Perth AU
Device: Sony PRS650
Quote:
Originally Posted by nelson7lim View Post
so for now as long as there is a US address, i do not need to use a vpn?
Works for me, I use a US address and my aussie credit card no VPN
melmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 01:50 PM   #7
Nahgem
Groupie
Nahgem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nahgem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nahgem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nahgem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nahgem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nahgem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nahgem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nahgem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nahgem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nahgem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nahgem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Nahgem's Avatar
 
Posts: 170
Karma: 1065326
Join Date: Oct 2010
Device: Nooks
Since geertm was talking about having a browser installed, I suspect the NT in this case means Nook Tablet, rather than Nook Touch. You'll see them both referred to as the NT and it can get kinda confusing at times.

Enjoy your Nook!
Nahgem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 01:50 PM   #8
nelson7lim
Connoisseur
nelson7lim began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 84
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2010
Device: nook
alright. thank you so much.
nelson7lim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 02:43 PM   #9
geertm
Guru
geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geertm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 811
Karma: 1207382
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Netherlands
Device: Nook, Nook Touch and Nook Color
Quote:
Originally Posted by nelson7lim View Post
when i sync the library on my nook to download the books, do i have to have vpn on still?

and, what is NC and NT?
You only need the VPN on your PC to buy books. Everything that is bought and in your B&N library can be downloaded anywhere in the word.

NC = Nook Color, NT = Nook Tablet (most people use NST now for Nook Simple Touch).

B&N's IP-address check seems to be not active now and then, but as far as I know you still need a VPN.
geertm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 04:14 PM   #10
nelson7lim
Connoisseur
nelson7lim began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 84
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2010
Device: nook
the information was really helpful. forgive me for not knowing the terms. i got myself a nook a few years back and sold it as i didnt have much time to use it. but now, i am trying to get my hands on the NST with glowlight.

so to summarize, buying nook.
1) get an account with B&N, add in a US address, add credit card with US address
2) get a freight forwarder to ship it to me

to buy a ebook
1) install a vpn
2) open vpn, open browser, login, get the ebook the same way i got the nook

is there any place where there is a large number of ebooks i can download for free?
nelson7lim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 10:17 PM   #11
ATimson
Evangelist
ATimson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATimson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATimson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATimson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATimson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATimson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATimson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATimson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATimson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATimson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATimson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ATimson's Avatar
 
Posts: 425
Karma: 1044878
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: nook STR, iPod Touch 3G
Quote:
Originally Posted by nelson7lim View Post
is there any place where there is a large number of ebooks i can download for free?
May I suggest Project Gutenberg and the Baen Free Library.
ATimson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 12:34 PM   #12
ProfCrash
Tea Enthusiast
ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ProfCrash's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,052
Karma: 72252545
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Somewhere in the USA
Device: Kindle1, Kindle DX Graphite, K3 3G, IPad 3, PW2
OR Mobile Reads which has an excellent library of well formatted free books.
ProfCrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 04:33 AM   #13
Ryvyan
I read what I want.
Ryvyan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ryvyan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ryvyan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ryvyan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ryvyan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ryvyan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ryvyan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ryvyan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ryvyan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ryvyan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ryvyan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Ryvyan's Avatar
 
Posts: 205
Karma: 215845
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Singapore
Device: iPhone 4S, Nook STR
Quote:
Originally Posted by nelson7lim View Post
the information was really helpful. forgive me for not knowing the terms. i got myself a nook a few years back and sold it as i didnt have much time to use it. but now, i am trying to get my hands on the NST with glowlight.

so to summarize, buying nook.
1) get an account with B&N, add in a US address, add credit card with US address
2) get a freight forwarder to ship it to me

to buy a ebook
1) install a vpn
2) open vpn, open browser, login, get the ebook the same way i got the nook

is there any place where there is a large number of ebooks i can download for free?
I'm in Singapore too, and I have never needed a VPN when "purchasing" free eBooks off B&N. I probably had to the first time, but never since.
Ryvyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What to Buy? & Why? RedHerring Which one should I buy? 7 12-12-2011 09:40 AM
New On The Indy Writer Front & Free eBook For eBook Review RGSanders Self-Promotions by Authors and Publishers 2 09-26-2011 04:29 PM
To buy pBook, to buy eBook, or not to buy... covingtoncat73 General Discussions 9 05-03-2011 10:11 PM
Classic Cannot buy B&N ebook through alwaysvpn anymore? bthoven Barnes & Noble NOOK 6 02-10-2010 10:48 AM
Links to lot of eBook shops (free & commercial ones) ebook-spot.de ebook-spot.de Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 0 11-23-2009 03:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:16 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.