Barnes & Noble Announces Amazing New Low Price for NOOK Simple Touch®
Get Perfect Reading in Bed or Bright Sun with NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight, Now
Available for Just $99
NEW YORK -- August 18, 2013
NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced
amazing new low pricing for the highly acclaimed NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight.
Beginning today, customers can purchase the award-wining NOOK Simple Touch
GlowLight for just $99. This incredible device at an unbeatable value is
available at the nearly 700 Barnes & Noble retail stores nationwide and online
NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight is the most versatile reader ever created, and is
the first designed to address E Ink customers’ number-one request: the ability
to read in the dark in bed and avoid disrupting a significant other. Featuring
Barnes & Noble’s innovative lighting technology, GlowLight shines uniformly
across the display and adjusts with just a touch, so customers can control the
amount of light illuminating their device, whether in a dimly lit or pitch
dark room. At under 7 ounces, NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight is also Barnes &
Noble’s lightest NOOK ever. The device’s ergonomic back and soft-touch design
make it super comfortable to hold in just one hand – perfect for staying up
all night in bed with a can’t-put-it-down novel or for carrying everywhere.
Now at the amazing new low price of just $99, NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight is
perfect for students and customers seeking an exceptional reading experience
for everything from late night studying to lounging on the beach.
“At just $99, our high-quality, top-rated NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight is an
unbeatable value for customers who are seeking an unparalleled, pure reading
experience that goes from beach to bed, day or night,” said Michael P. Huseby,
President, Barnes & Noble, Inc. & CEO, NOOK Media LLC. “NOOK Simple Touch
GlowLight is the first Reader to hit the market with built-in illumination for
reading in the dark and is the perfect way to experience NOOK’s best-in-class
digital reading experience at an unbelievable price.”
NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight features a revolutionary built-in screen protector
offering paper-like reading with no glare, even in bright sunlight. It
provides access to Barnes & Noble’s expansive digital bookstore featuring more
than 3 million books, magazines and newspapers, and enables customers to
borrow digital books from public libraries as well. The device can hold up to
1,000 NOOK Books^® and more content using expandable memory.
Customers can visit www.nook.com 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^TM across the
country ready to assist customers with setting up their NOOKs 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 675 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
686 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 the ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the
company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
NOOK^®, NOOK Store^®, NOOK Video^™, and 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 (US) and 2.5 million (UK) 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 through www.nook.co.uk and
For more information on NOOK, follow us on www.twitter.com/nookBN or
www.twitter.com/nook_UK and www.facebook.com/nook or www.facebook.com/nookGB.
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
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