You must register your NOOK Color to a Barnes & Noble account so that you can purchase and download NOOK Books™, NOOK Magazines™, NOOK Newspapers™, and NOOK Apps™ from the NOOK Store™ and read them on your NOOK Color.
To register your NOOK Color, turn on your NOOK Color and follow these steps:
1. Enjoy the introductory video.
2. Review the Terms of Service, and tap Accept.
3. Select your Time Zone, and tap Next.
4. Connect to a Wi-Fi network*.
5. Register your NOOK Color to your BN.com account:
If you already have a BN.com account:
a) Enter the email address and password for your account.
b) Tap Submit.
If you do not yet have a BN.com account:
a) Tap the Create an Account button.
b) Fill in the form with your name, email, password and additional information requested.
c) Tap Submit.
That's it. You've registered your NOOK Color.
*To register your NOOK Color and to purchase and download books and periodicals, you must be connected to a Wi-Fi network. You may connect to your home Wi-Fi. If you're in a Barnes & Noble store, your NOOK Color will connect automatically to Barnes & Noble's free in-store Wi-Fi network. If you're in some other location with Wi-Fi access, your NOOK Color will list all the networks it finds. Tap on the name of the network you want to connect to. If you see a lock symbol beside the network's name, it's a secure network. You'll need to enter a password to connect to that network. If you do not know the network password, ask the network administrator for help.