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Subject: Sharing a Nook account with kids
Date Posted: 4/5/2013 10:30 AM ET
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I have a Nook Color.  My daughters both got small tablets for Christmas, and they want to be able to read e-books on them.  I have downloaded several free books that would be appropriate for them--Bliss a few weeks ago, and today's Storybound are even AR books.  However, they are downloaded to my account.

My account is heavily erotica, so obviously I don't want them to have access to that.  I'm not sure I want to give them access to my password, either, since I have auto-ordering on my account (entering password and clicking download orders the book and charges my card).  I know that up to 6 devices can share an account, but I don't want "true" sharing, if you know what I mean.

They'd be using the Nook app on their tablets.  Is there a way to download only certain books to their Nook apps?  And do they have to have my password?  Any help or advice is welcome!

Date Posted: 4/5/2013 12:21 PM ET
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I couldn't find a way around this.
Date Posted: 4/5/2013 12:21 PM ET
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I think if you share an account, you SHARE everything.  The only workaround I can even think of is the new Nook tablets that have accounts built in, but from what I'm reading they just have generic tablets?   Your best bet would be to open another Nook account in  your name just for them.

Date Posted: 4/5/2013 12:48 PM ET
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Sheila- no you cannot do that.   We have Nooks for staff to use, someone asked if it was possible for having JUST a kid's Nook, to let them see what it was like, how hard it is for kids etc.  But when we asked B&N they said it could not be done that way.  PLUS they said everyone should have their own account, blah blah sales pitch. 

I think the only way to do this would be to have another account JUST for the girls, and not have the auto buy feature set up.  So you'd be the one to enter the password or go online to buy the book.

Date Posted: 4/5/2013 5:55 PM ET
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I would just open separate accounts for them.  After all, it's free.  You can still link it to your card, but they can only access the books in their own accounts.  I found this out when I accidently bought a book off of an old account I forgot I had, and couldn't load it to my nook, which was registered to the other account.

Date Posted: 4/6/2013 2:10 PM ET
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The problem is that you can't designate books to share accross accounts.  I wanted to do that with my niece.  I have a whole lot of books I'd love for her to have access to, but there's no way to do that.  All I can do is lend her one, once, for that brief time.