The purchase process was easy, the download instantaneous.
But the Nook has Issues.
When I hit page 33 and try and go to the next page, it pauses, and jumps to page 55 (start of chapter 2) -- if I hit the back button, nothing happens, so I hit a second time and it now randomly sends me back to page 12 or page 18.
A quick Google search, tells me that B&N Message Board and a blog post here says I'm not the only one. As this blogger points out, there is no "go to page" option -- just cover, and chapters.
Also for additional content, I found FictionWise a Barnes & Noble company! But not all the content available is compatible with the Nook, nor is it integrated into B&N's main site. Seems like it would be trivial for them to make a link -- like with its used books.
I totally get that this is a "version one" release -- I'm a little stunned that this kind of problem exists -- you'd think QA/QC would have caught something like this. You would think that actually turning the pages in order would be, I dunno, a basic Tier 1 test?
*UPDATED* Evidently changing the font will allow you to read the content, but the page numbers disappear -- which really, when you think about it, the page numbers are coincidental anyway...important in some contexts...but largely concidental....especially in an e-book reader. Noodle on that over coffee this morning....
I bought a Nook this Labor Day weekend, and have had a good experience so far—its good points outweigh the bad.
I made the mistake of using a long confusing password(that even the Pentagon might struggle with), so it took a few tries to get my Nook registered. But, once the registration went through, it has been smooth sailing.
We all develop our own particulars: I would like to be able to download/install an Arial type font(Sans Serif) into my Nook.