Barnes & Noble Announces NOOK® Special Savings Offer

  Barnes & Noble Announces NOOK® Special Savings Offer

  Customers Receive $50 Credit to Spend on NOOK Books^™, Apps, Movies & More
When They Purchase NOOK^® HD+ in Store or Online Available for a Limited Time

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- February 26, 2013

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced a
special limited time savings offer on the critically acclaimed NOOK HD+, the
lowest-priced and lightest 9-inch full HD tablet. Starting Tuesday, February
26, through Monday, March 11, customers who purchase NOOK HD+ online at or at any of the nearly 700 Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will
receive $50 in their NOOK account to purchase digital content from the
expansive NOOK Store^™, including apps, magazines, newspapers, books, movies,
TV shows and more. It’s the perfect way for customers to start their NOOK
library with the best in reading and entertainment.

The $50 credit will load to a customer’s NOOK account within 3-10 days of
registering that account to the new NOOK HD+. The free $50 credit must be used
within 30 days of posting to a customer’s NOOK account. See
for more details and Terms and Conditions.

NOOK HD+ offers everything that customers want in a tablet, with millions of
books, apps, movies, TV shows, magazines and more on its must-see full HD
9-inch screen. At only 18.2 ounces (515 grams), NOOK HD+ is the lightest full
HD tablet ever invented. Offered in the color “Slate,” and featuring great
battery life and expandable memory for even more storage, NOOK HD+ is
available for $269 (16GB) and $299 (32GB), and is now an even greater value
with a free $50 promotional credit when purchased at, or in-store
at Barnes & Noble, between February 26 and March 11.

Both NOOK HD+ and the 7-inch NOOK^® HD deliver extraordinary experiences in
the areas that tablet owners use most. The reading experience is unmatched,
offering beautifully rendered text, magazines in spectacular HD and lightning
fast page turns. NOOK Video^™ delivers a growing and diverse catalog of
favorite standard and HD movies and TV shows rendered in spectacular color and
stunning definition from major studios and content providers including
NBCUniversal and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The Web browser in NOOK
HD and NOOK HD+ is super-fast, making it simple and smooth to surf favorite
sites. The built-in email app offers an easy-to-use, clean format that
supports a host of popular personal and work-related email services including
Gmail and Microsoft^® Exchange ActiveSync. NOOK Apps^™ includes many of the
most popular and bestselling top 100 app titles for tablets, including Angry
Birds, Temple Run: Brave and Words with Friends, along with thousands of other
popular apps and games.

NOOK HD+ is packed full with even more great tablet features, including:

  *NOOK Profiles^™: A personalized experience that instantly transforms the
    device in hand to any family member’s very own tablet so only they can see
    their own content.
  *NOOK Channels^™: A pioneering recommendation system that provides an easy
    way to discover new titles by theme.
  *The ability to sync the last page read across NOOK devices and apps so
    customers don’t lose their place.
  *A stunning Full HD 1920x1280 display for rich color and deep contrast.
  *Expandable memory and free unlimited NOOK Cloud^™ storage for all NOOK
  *Adjustable fonts, spacing and themes for a customized reading experience.
  *A powerful 1.5Ghz dual-core processor and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Customers can visit or visit the NOOK Digital Shops^™ and
displays in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores for more
information. Barnes & Noble offers Always Free NOOK Support in all of its
neighborhood bookstores, with more than 35,000 NOOKsellers across the country
ready to assist customers with setting up their NOOK devices or choosing their
next great read.

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
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 & 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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Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Corporate Communications
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications
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