Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Press™ Self-Publishing Platform Is Now Available to Authors and Publishers in the UK, France, Germany,

  Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Press™ Self-Publishing Platform Is Now Available to
  Authors and Publishers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the
  Netherlands and Belgium

    International Authors and Publishers Can Now Reach Millions of NOOK^®
    Customers Around the Globe and Can Receive Powerful NOOK Merchandising
                                Opportunities

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 18, 2014

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the
world’s largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media
and educational products, today announced that NOOK Press (www.nookpress.com),
Barnes & Noble’s easy to use self-publishing platform, is now available to
authors and publishers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the
Netherlands and Belgium. Authors and publishers in these countries can now
upload and start selling their books in these territories through NOOK devices
and Free NOOK Reading Apps^™, allowing them to reach millions of NOOK
customers around the globe. As part of this expanded availability, NOOK Press
is now available in multiple languages including French, Italian, German,
Spanish, Dutch, as well as English, and authors will be paid in their local
currency.

“We are excited to make NOOK Press available to independent authors and
publishers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and
Belgium, opening up new sales opportunities to international authors and
publishers,” said Theresa Horner, General Manager of NOOK Press. “This is
another example of Barnes & Noble’s long-standing commitment to supporting and
promoting authors and publishers, and bringing the very best content to its
customers.”

NOOK Press is an innovative self-publishing platform offering authors a fast,
easy and free way to write, edit, collaborate and publish the highest quality
eBooks and make them available to millions of avid reading customers. Titles
that launch through NOOK Press are available on NOOK devices and Free NOOK
Reading Apps in the US and UK, and via the NOOK^® for Windows 8.1 Free Reading
App in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium. For US
publishers with worldwide rights, their existing NOOK Press content will roll
out in the newly added countries over the coming months.

NOOK Press titles will continue to receive unique merchandising opportunities
across the NOOK platform, including through popular programs like NOOK First
and NOOK Press Presents, as well as on NOOK devices, on BN.com and NOOK.co.uk,
and through customer emails and social media. Plus, starting this spring, NOOK
Press titles will be featured in a new UK-specific program called Digital
First, which will offer selected NOOK Press titles side by side with
commercially published titles, with prominent placement on NOOK.co.uk and on
the integrated shops on NOOK tablets and eReaders.

“By expanding NOOK Press to the international community, we're furthering our
dedication to bring NOOK’s best-in-class digital reading experience and
exciting new content to our customers around the globe,” said Colin Eustace,
General Manager, Barnes & Noble S.A.R.L. “Our goal is to get more people
reading digitally, and with NOOK Press, we’re offering readers access to new
voices and stories,and it’s another great reason to start reading with NOOK.”

NOOK Press Provides Authors with Simple Tools:

  *Instant Access: The “Quick Start” option lets writers try out the tools
    before they commit to becoming a vendor – all they need to sign up is an
    email address. “Live Chat” offers writers instant support and personalized
    answers to questions at every stage of the publishing process. The service
    is available Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm GMT in
    local languages.
  *One-stop Service: Authors can write, edit, format and publish their work
    in one place with exclusive content tools all at no cost, and sell books
    to millions of NOOK customers within 2-3 days.
  *Easy ePub Creation and Editing: With new content creation tools, authors
    can easily upload a manuscript just once, then continue to write and edit
    directly within NOOK Press, quickly and easily turning their work into a
    professional-quality ePub file.
  *Integrated Collaboration: NOOK Press allows authors to safely and quickly
    invite their network of friends and editors to read and comment on any
    NOOK Press project in a secure environment.
  *Fast International Publishing: When authors click “Publish,” their books
    go on sale as a NOOK Book^® within 72 hours.
  *Easy-to-Read Sales Reporting: A visually-enhanced sales report allows
    authors to easily track daily sales and monitor month-over-month progress.
  *Pathways to Passionate Readers: With NOOK Press, authors can publish once
    and reach millions of customers around the globe.
  *Unbeatable Merchandising Opportunities: NOOK Press offers authors robust
    merchandising opportunities in the NOOK Store^® and NOOK ecosystem,
    including special NOOK Press-focused merchandising programs, such as NOOK
    First, NOOK Press Presents and Digital First, which surface great new
    independent reads to NOOK customers. Select content will also be included
    in social media campaigns, emails and newsletters directed to millions of
    NOOK customers, resulting in broader audience reach, more sales and new
    independent bestsellers.
  *Competitive Compensation Model: At NOOK Press, authors enjoy a simple and
    competitive compensation model, with no hidden terms or fees. NOOK Press
    authors can price their titles between £0.75 ($0.99/€ 0.99) and £120.00
    ($199.99/€ 199.99) and receive a competitive royalty based on the given
    price. For NOOK Press titles priced at or between £1.50 and £7.99 ($2.99
    and $9.99/€ 2.50 and € 9.49), authors receive 65 percent of the list price
    for sold content. For those priced at £1.49 ($2.98/€ 2.49) or less, or
    £8.00 ($10.00/€ 9.50) or more, authors receive 40 percent of the provided
    list price. NOOK Press authors will be compensated for the list price they
    set with no additional charges, regardless of file size.

For more information on NOOK Press and to start publishing your work today,
please visit www.nookpress.com.

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 663 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
696 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at
colleges and universities across the United States.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet
by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

NOOK^® and NOOK Store^® 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^™ 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 at leading retailers; NOOK content can be purchased at
www.nook.co.uk.

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.

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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