NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, announced that in the coming days NOOK for iPad customers will be able to access one of the largest selections of digital periodicals including more than 175 full-color, interactive magazines and leading newspapers. NOOK Kids for iPad app users can access more than 550 engaging, interactive children’s picture books through that newly updated app. All NOOK iPad, iPhone and iPod touch customers can continue to enjoy their Barnes & Noble digital libraries through the newly updated free reading applications.
“Customers tell us they appreciate the flexibility of reading their favorite digital newspapers, magazines, books, kids’ books and more from Barnes & Noble on their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, and we are pleased to offer these new innovations and free reading apps to them.”
NOOK for iPad will soon be updated to offer the innovative, interactive magazine experience first available on the award-winning NOOK Color™. Optimized for high-resolution displays in rich, beautiful color, iPad users will have access to popular daily, weekly and monthly periodicals, including Esquire, Maxim, Forbes, Food Network Magazine, Newsweek, Popular Science, ESPN The Magazine, Elle, O, the Oprah Magazine, Parenting: Early Years, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and many more. Through Barnes & Noble’s exclusive ArticleView technology, readers can customize the article’s text to their favorite style in an easy to read, central panel on the display. NOOK Magazines can be enjoyed in both portrait and two-page landscape view and feature a slider and other interactive tools to enable the user to move easily throughout the magazine. NOOK Newsstand periodicals are available for subscription at www.nooknewsstand.com with a 14-day free trial and via single copies.
With NOOK Kids for iPad, parents and young readers can enjoy their NOOK Kids collection of great children’s content from more than 550 digital picture books in an engaging, interactive form. They can enjoy stories featuring favorite characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Disney’s Cars, plus classics like Fancy Nancy, Curious George, Barbie and many more. Through exclusive AliveTouch™ technology, readers can interact with words and pictures and even have some read aloud with the Read To Me™ narration feature. Barnes & Noble’s youngest customers can also enjoy more than 12,000 children’s chapter books on all NOOK iPad and iPhone free reading apps, offering the ability to change the text appearance, take notes and look up words.
“Millions of iOS device owners have downloaded our free NOOK apps, and with our upcoming NOOK for iPad update our customers will have access to one of the largest digital collections of interactive magazines and top newspapers through a highly advanced, seamless reading experience,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products, Barnes & Noble. “Customers tell us they appreciate the flexibility of reading their favorite digital newspapers, magazines, books, kids’ books and more from Barnes & Noble on their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, and we are pleased to offer these new innovations and free reading apps to them.”
The updated free NOOK for iPhone app, along with NOOK for iPad, gives users access to their personal collection of NOOK Books, with the ability to sync last page read, notes and highlights across other NOOK devices and apps, customize their font style and size, and more. Customers can shop for new content in Barnes & Noble’s expansive NOOK Bookstore™ of more than 2 million titles by going to www.bn.com/ebooks through the Safari browser on their device or any computer, or by using any of the award-winning NOOK devices. All purchases will automatically appear in the NOOK Library on their iOS device.
About NOOK™ from Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble's NOOK brand of eReading products makes it easy to read what you love, anywhere you like™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to Barnes & Noble's expansive NOOK Bookstore™ of more than two million digital titles, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices. The award-winning NOOK Color™ Reader’s Tablet™, the best-value on the tablet market ($249), features a stunning 7-inch VividView™ Color Touchscreen to read all of the content you love, shop popular apps, connect via email, browse the Web and more. The All-New NOOK ($139), the Simple Touch Reader™, is the easiest-to-use 6-inch touch reader, with the longest battery life of any eReader. In Barnes & Noble stores, NOOK owners can access free Wi-Fi connectivity, enjoy the Read In Store™ feature to read NOOK Books™ for free, and the More In Store™ program, which offers free, exclusive content and special promotions. Barnes & Noble was the first company to offer digital lending for a wide selection of books through its LendMe® technology, available through NOOK eReading products. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.BN.com, as well as at Best Buy, Walmart, Staples and Books-A-Million.
In addition to NOOK devices, Barnes & Noble makes it easy for customers to enjoy any book, anytime, anywhere with its free line of NOOK software, available at www.bn.com/freenookapps. Customers can use Barnes & Noble's free eReading software to access and read books from their personal Barnes & Noble digital library on devices including iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™ smartphones and tablets BlackBerry®, PC and Mac®. Lifetime Library™ helps ensure that Barnes & Noble customers will always be able to access their digital libraries on NOOK products and software-enabled devices and BN.com. Barnes & Noble also offers NOOK Study™ (www.nookstudy.com), an innovative study platform and software solution for higher education, NOOK Kids™ (www.nookkids.com), a collection of digital picture and chapter books for children, and NOOK Books en español™ (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooksenespanol), the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States.
ABOUT BARNES & NOBLE, INC.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 705 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 636 college bookstores serving nearly 4 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™ (www.bn.com/ebooks). Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can buy and read eBooks on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK eBook Readers, devices from partner companies, and hundreds of the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software.
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