Barnes & Noble Announces NOOK® Free Fridays Now Includes Apps: Instantly Download a Different Paid App for Free Every Friday

  Barnes & Noble Announces NOOK® Free Fridays Now Includes Apps: Instantly
  Download a Different Paid App for Free Every Friday

     Free Weekly App Offer for NOOK Customers Kicks off with OfficeSuite
               Professional 7 from MobiSystems, a $14.99 Value

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 8, 2013

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), a leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced
the expansion of NOOK Free Fridays, a weekly program that allows NOOK
customers to instantly download free content, now includes a different paid
NOOK App™ for free. Every Friday, NOOK customers can download a different paid
NOOK Book™ and new, favorite or bestselling app directly to their NOOK
tablets, including the critically acclaimed NOOK^® HD and NOOK^® HD+. NOOK is
excited to announce that the free weekly app offer will kick off with the
popular OfficeSuite Professional 7 app. A $14.99 value, OfficeSuite
Professional will be available to download for free today.

To find and download the free NOOK Books and apps featured in the Free Fridays
program, NOOK customers can visit the NOOK Blog (www.nook.com/blog), the NOOK
Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nook), or follow NOOK on Twitter
(www.twitter.com/nookbn) where the free app will be announced every Friday.
The free NOOK Book and app can also be found in the NOOK Store^™
(www.nook.com), and downloaded directly on NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet^™
and NOOK Color^™. Exclusions apply, see NOOK.com for details.

To kick off this special free weekly app offer, NOOK will be offering the
OfficeSuite Professional 7 app by MobiSystems for free today, March 8.
OfficeSuite Professional 7 allows customers to create, view, edit and print
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and attachments and view PDF files
right on their NOOK. This incredibly useful and convenient app is regularly
priced at $14.99, but is now available for free through the Free App Friday
program.

“We are thrilled to offer NOOK customers a variety of exciting apps from top
developers for free every week,” said Claudia Romanini, VP of NOOK Apps, NOOK
Media, LLC. “NOOK Free Fridays is the perfect way to highlight our vast
offering of exciting content, including apps for gaming, entertainment,
productivity and more available in the NOOK Store while offering our customers
a great value.”

The NOOK Store features all of the most popular and bestselling top 100 app
titles for tablets available anywhere, including the hottest games, as well as
lifestyle, productivity, news, entertainment and reading apps. The NOOK Store
also provides helpful age recommendations for parents and lets customers
browse by subject area to find the perfect app for their child among the
broadest and the most curated app collection of kids’ educational apps on any
Android store. With the quality collection of NOOK Apps^™, customers can
choose from a selection of only the best apps available, and enjoy a simple,
organized way to discover and purchase apps – right alongside their favorite
books, movies and TV shows, magazines, newsstand titles and more. Barnes &
Noble’s award-winning line of tablets, including the 7-inch NOOK HD and 9-inch
NOOK HD+, brings to life all this exciting content at incredibly low prices
starting at $199.

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 677 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
678 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.

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.

Follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter (www.bn.com/twitter), Facebook
(www.facebook.com/barnesandnoble) and YouTube
(www.youtube.com/barnesandnoble).

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.

Contact:

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications
cbrown@bn.com
 
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