Barnes & Noble Announces Exclusive Free Offer on NOOK® for Windows 8: Free NOOK Books™ and Magazines with Download of NOOK

  Barnes & Noble Announces Exclusive Free Offer on NOOK® for Windows 8: Free
  NOOK Books™ and Magazines with Download of NOOK App for Windows 8

 Choose up to Five Free Bestselling Books and Five Free Top Magazines From a
       Select List, Available for a Limited Time on NOOK for Windows 8

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 27, 2013

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), a leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced a
limited time free book and magazine offer on the NOOK app for Windows 8,
available for download on any Windows 8 device. The perfect way to experience
all that NOOK for Windows 8 has to offer, this exclusive offer enables
customers who download the app to choose up to five free popular books and
five free top magazines from a select list, which features bestselling titles
Best American Series 2012, Blue Bloods, Hello, Cupcake!, Life of Pi and The
Enemy, along with current issues of top selling magazines Food Network
Magazine, GQ, HGTV Magazine, Real Simple and TIME.

To find and download the free NOOK Books and magazines, NOOK for Windows 8
users can simply scroll to the Popular Lists section in the app and find the
“Welcome Offer” list. Customers will have to act fast to get their free copy
of the modern classic, Life of Pi, which is only available to the first
100,000 customers who download the book on the NOOK app for Windows 8.

“NOOK is the highest-rated reading and digital bookstore app for Windows 8,
and by providing bestselling books and top magazines for free, new NOOK
customers can start their digital libraries with some of the best content in
the expansive NOOK Store™,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products
at NOOK Media LLC. “With the NOOK app for Windows 8, customers get an
incredible reading experience and can choose from over 3 million NOOK Books,
including 1 million free titles, as well as magazines, newspapers and comics
on any Windows 8 device.”

The new NOOK app for Windows 8 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 App for Windows 8 provides customers
easy access to NOOK’s vast selection of digital books, magazines, newspapers
and comics on Windows 8.

A Growing and Diverse Digital Catalog and Other Innovative Features: The fully
incorporated NOOK Store offers NOOK app 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. Download in seconds,
    without ever leaving the app.
  *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 all available for
    immediate download.
  *Sign in using your Microsoft Account – no need to create a new account.
  *A vast and growing collection of full-color comics, graphic novels and
    kids’ comics.
  *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.

Like all free NOOK Reading Apps™, purchased content is stored through the NOOK
Cloud™, making it easy for customers to access digital books, magazines and
more wherever they go. The NOOK App for Windows 8 is now available to download
for free through the Windows Store on all Windows 8 devices. 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 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.

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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.

Contact:

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