Barnes & Noble Introduces Free NOOK® for Android™ and NOOK for iOS Reading Apps in UK

  Barnes & Noble Introduces Free NOOK® for Android™ and NOOK for iOS Reading
  Apps in UK

 Easy-to-Use Free Apps Offer UK Customers Customisable Reading Experience on
                 Android Devices, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

      Access Over 2.5 Million Digital UK Books, Magazines and Newspapers

            Exclusive Free Books and Magazine Trial Subscriptions

Business Wire

LONDON -- November 27, 2012

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s
largest bookseller and leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products, today announced its popular, free NOOK for Android and
NOOK for iPad and iPhone apps are now available for download in the UK, giving
British customers even more flexibility to Read What You Love, Anywhere You
Like^™ on a multitude of mobile devices. With free NOOK Reading Apps^™, UK
customers can use an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android smartphone or tablet to
easily shop the expansive NOOK Store^™ ( of over 2.5 million
books, magazines, newspapers and comics, and access their digital library
anywhere they go.

Smart NOOK Sync^™ technology means that customers can also automatically sync
their entire library on the go, including last page read, bookmarks, notes and
highlights across all of their devices. Start a book on a NOOK tablet or
eReader and seamlessly pick back up on an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Android
smartphone or tablet to keep reading anytime, anywhere – all without losing
the page.

“Following the successful launch of our award-winning NOOK line in the UK,
we’re delighted to introduce our free NOOK Reading Apps that seamlessly bring
millions of digital titles to the fingertips of customers who use Android and
iOS devices, and to put our unmatched digital reading experience into the
hands of even more Brits,” said Jamie Iannone, President of NOOK Media LLC.
“Our popular collection of reading apps have been downloaded millions of times
in the US, and now UK customers can enjoy the flexibility to shop our vast
digital catalogue and enjoy titles from their NOOK Library anywhere they go,
whether they’re using one of our award-winning NOOK products, an iPad, iPhone
or Android device.”

Combining a fully integrated shop with NOOK’s award-winning digital reading
experience, customers can browse one of the world’s largest digital bookstores
featuring new releases, bestsellers, classics, and a large collection from
independent publishers and self-publishing authors through NOOK’s PubIt!^™
programme. UK customers can enjoy a free sample of NOOK Books^™, and purchase
and download titles in seconds to begin reading instantly. NOOK for Android
and NOOK for iOS also offer access to the highly acclaimed NOOK Newsstand^™,
so customers can try digital periodicals for free for 14 days and enjoy a
large and growing selection of popular newspapers and magazines by
subscription or single copy purchases.

Barnes & Noble’s adoption of open standards like EPUB format and its Adobe^®
technology partnership allows customers to enjoy their NOOK content on a wide
variety of devices and platforms. Purchased content is always safe and secure
through the free NOOK Cloud^™, making it easy for UK customers to access
digital books, magazines and newspapers from their NOOK devices, tablets and
smartphones for reading on the go.

Featuring NOOK’s award-winning digital reading platform perfectly optimised
for iOS and Android devices, customers can personalise their reading
experience by selecting from a variety of supported languages, professionally
designed or customised themes and multiple font types and sizes. While reading
a book, seamlessly search, add notes, highlights and bookmarks, look up words
using the in-built British English dictionary and more. Pinch and zoom to
navigate and explore even the tiniest details of popular NOOK Magazines^™ and
use innovative ArticleView^™ to focus only on the text, and get closer to
favorite superheroes and characters in NOOK Comics^™ with Zoom View^™, which
puts the focus on individual panels for an even more immersive digital comics

NOOK has recently launched a range of devices in the UK, including NOOK^® HD,
the ultra-light and highest-resolution 7-inch HD tablet, NOOK^® HD+, the
lightest and lowest priced full HD tablet, as well as the highly-acclaimed
NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight E Ink^® eReaders. The
perfect companion to NOOK devices, free NOOK Reading Apps will give even more
Brits, who already own an iOS or Android-based tablet or smartphone access to
one of the world’s largest digital bookstores. As part of the introduction of
the free reading apps to the UK, Barnes & Noble gives new NOOK for Android and
NOOK for iOS customers access to free books to begin their NOOK reading
experience, and free trial subscriptions to magazines and newspapers.

More information and access to download free NOOK for Android and NOOK for iOS
apps is available at Customers can also
find and download NOOK for Android from the Google Play Store and NOOK for iOS
in the Apple App Store.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company
operates 689 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s
largest e-commerce sites, ( Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary
is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The
NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK^® products and an expansive
collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK
Store^™ (, while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates
667 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at
colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to
be named a J.D. Power and Associated 2012 Customer Service Champion and is
only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & is ranked the
number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and
video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction
according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet
by visiting the company's corporate website:

NOOK^®, NOOK Store^™, NOOK Video^™, NOOK Video Apps^™ are trademarks of Barnes
& Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of
their respective owners.

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About NOOK Media LLC

NOOK reading and entertainment products make 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 the expansive NOOK Store^™ of
more than 3 million digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and
TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular
devices through free NOOK Reading Apps^™ and NOOK Video apps, available at NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any
of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble
stores and online at, as well as leading retailers including Best
Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are available in the
United Kingdom retailers.

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