Barnes & Noble Introduces New NOOK® for Windows 8 App
Customers Can Now Sign In and Shop Using a Microsoft Account – Dramatically
Simplifying the Reading and Shopping Experience
NEW YORK -- February 4, 2013
NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced
the new NOOK for Windows 8 app that enables customers to sign in and shop
using their Microsoft account, dramatically simplifying the reading and
shopping experience. By eliminating the need to sign in with separate
credentials or create an account in advance, the NOOK for Windows 8 app
provides customers seamless access to NOOK’s vast selection of digital books,
magazines, newspapers and comics on Windows 8.
Access Reading Content Anywhere: Like all free NOOK Reading Apps^™, purchased
content is safely stored through the NOOK Cloud^™, making it easy for
customers to access digital books, magazines and more wherever they go. NOOK
customers can now sign in with a Microsoft account and then combine it with
their existing NOOK account, providing access to all previously purchased NOOK
content in one library while having the option to use the Microsoft account as
the primary account.
“As part of our strategic partnership with Microsoft, we are thrilled that
NOOK is the first digital bookstore to support Microsoft account for sign in
on Windows 8,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at NOOK Media
LLC. “NOOK is already the highest-rated reading and digital bookstore app on
Windows 8, offering the best reading and shopping experience on Windows 8 PCs
and tablets. And now, by enabling simple convenient sign in with a Microsoft
account, the NOOK app makes reading and shopping even more fun and easy.”
A Growing and Diverse Digital Catalog and Other Innovative Features: The fully
integrated NOOK Store™ offers NOOK for Windows 8 customers access to one of
the world’s largest digital content collections featuring:
*More than 3 million books, including 1 million free books, from
bestsellers to new releases, classics and more.
*The largest digital collection of the top 100 bestselling magazines
available for digital subscriptions and single copy sale, plus a large
selection of leading daily and weekly newspapers.
*A vast and growing collection of full-color comics, graphic novels and
*Free samples of NOOK Books^™ and 14-day free trial subscriptions of
newspapers and magazines.
*ArticleView^™ for magazines, which helps readers focus on an article and
quickly move between articles.
*The ability to sync the last page read across NOOK devices and apps so you
don’t lose your place.
*Adjustable fonts, spacing and themes for a customized reading experience.
*NOOK Channels^™, a pioneering recommendation system that provides an easy
way to discover new titles by theme.
NOOK for Windows 8 is now available to download for free on the Windows Store
on all Windows 8 PCs and tablets. Customers can learn more about NOOK for
Windows 8 at www.nook.com/nookforwindows8.
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, BN.com (www.bn.com). 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™ (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates
674 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 Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is
only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com 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: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
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& Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of
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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
www.nook.com/freenookapps. 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 www.nook.com, as well as leading retailers including Best
Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are available in the
United Kingdom throughwww.nook.co.ukandleading retailers.
For more information on NOOK, follow us on www.twitter.com/nookBN or
www.twitter.com/nook_UK and www.facebook.com/nook.
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, (212) 633-3323
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Carolyn J. Brown, (212) 633-4062
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