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NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

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Preston Gralla (author) is the author of more than 40 books that have been translated into 20 languages, including Samsung Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual, Droid X: The Missing Manual, Droid 2: The Missing Manual, Big Book of Windows Hacks, Windows Vista in a Nutshell, How the Internet Works, and How Wireless Works. He is a contributing editor to Computerworld, a founder and editor-in-chief of Case Study Forum, and was a founding editor and then editorial director of PC/Computing, executive editor for CNet/ZDNet, and the founding managing editor of PC Week.

He has written about technology for many national newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News (for whom he wrote a technology column), PC World, and numerous others. As a widely recognized technology expert, he has made many television and radio appearances, including on the CBS “Early Show”, MSNBC, ABC “World News Now”, and National Public Radio. Under his editorship, PC/Computing was a finalist for General Excellence in the National Magazine Awards. He has also won the Best Feature in a Computing Publication award from the Computer Press Association.

Gralla is also the recipient of a 2010–2011 Fiction Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife (his two children have flown the coop). He welcomes feedback about his books by email at .

About the Creative Team

Nan Barber (editor) has worked with the Missing Manual series since its inception—long enough to remember booting up her computer from a floppy disk. Email: .

Melanie Yarbrough (production editor) lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she works as a production editor. When not ushering books through production, she’s writing and baking whatever she can think up. Email: .

Bob Pfahler (indexer) is a freelance indexer who indexed this book on behalf of Potomac Indexing, LLC, an international indexing partnership at www.potomacindexing.com. Besides the subject of computer software, he specializes in business, management, biography, and history. He can be reached at .

Julie Van Keuren (proofreader) quit her newspaper job in 2006 to move to Montana and live the freelancing dream. She and her husband M.H. (who is living the novel-writing dream) have two sons, Dexter and Michael. Email: .

Acknowledgments

Many thanks go to my editor Nan Barber, who not only patiently shepherded this book through the lengthy writing and publishing process, but provided valuable feedback and sharpened my prose. Thanks also go to Brian Sawyer, for making the introduction that ultimately led to this book.

I’d also like to thank all the other folks at O’Reilly who worked on this book, especially Melanie Yarbrough for bringing the beautiful finished product to fruition, Julie Van Keuren for excising errors, and Bob Pfahler for writing the index.

Preston Gralla

The Missing Manual Series

Missing Manuals are witty, superbly written guides to computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index and cross-references to specific pages (not just chapters).

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Your Body: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

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Your Money: The Missing Manual by J.D. Roth

For a full list of all Missing Manuals in print, go to www.missingmanuals.com/library.html.

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