Barnes & Noble Announces Exclusive NOOK® for Windows 8.1 Offer: Customers in France Get Free NOOK Books® and Magazines with

  Barnes & Noble Announces Exclusive NOOK® for Windows 8.1 Offer: Customers in
  France Get Free NOOK Books® and Magazines with Download of NOOK App for
  Windows 8.1

Customers Receive Free Bestselling Books and Free Top Magazines, Available for
                    a Limited Time on NOOK for Windows 8.1

 NOOK Is the Must-Have Reading and Shopping Experience for Windows 8 PCs and
        Tablets and Is Now Available in 32 Countries and 21 Languages

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- May 15, 2014

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the
world’s largest booksellers and a leading retailer of content, digital media
and educational products, today announced a limited time free eBook and
magazine offer through the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 in France. The perfect way
to experience all that NOOK for Windows 8.1 has to offer, customers who
download the app will receive free popular books and five free top magazines.
Titles include bestselling eBooks Thomas Passe-Mondes, Tomes 1 et 2 by Eric
Tasset  and L’homme volcan by Malzieu Mathias, along with current issues of
top selling magazines ELLE France, Paris Match, Premiere, Public and Le Point.
As an added bonus, also featured is an assortment of samples including Le
grand livre des idées reçues, Insolite et grandes énigmes and Hôtel - Chambre
un. Customers will also get the Serial Lecteurs 2014 Collection, which
contains the first chapters of popular thrillers from Harlen Coben, Eric
Giacometti, Karine Giebel and Claude Izner.

“By providing bestselling books and top magazines for free, new NOOK customers
in France can start their digital libraries with some great content from the
NOOK Store^®, helping them to experience our unmatched reading platform,” said
Colin Eustace, General Manager, Barnes & Noble S.à.r.l. “The NOOK App for
Windows 8.1 provides innovative features and a robust catalog of local and
international content, and customers in France can download it now in the
Windows Store and start reading today.”

Barnes & Noble’s NOOK App for Windows 8.1 is available to Windows 8.1 PC and
tablet customers in 32 countries and in 21 languages through the Windows
Store. The free app combines NOOK’s award-winning reading experience with
shopping directly from the app, so customers from 32 countries around the
globe can discover, explore and read a growing and diverse selection of books,
magazines, newspapers and comics from any Windows 8.1 tablet or PC. For the
full list of countries and for more information, visit
www.nook.com/windows/countries. To get started, customers can sign in with a
Microsoft account to seamlessly shop and read without having to set up an
additional account, providing a dramatically simplified reading and shopping
experience.

The NOOK App for Windows 8.1 Offers the Following Great Features:

A Growing and Diverse Digital Catalog: The fully integrated NOOK Store offers
NOOK for Windows 8.1 customers access to a growing and diverse content
collection with both local and international titles featuring:

  *Bestsellers, new releases, classics and more available in 32 countries in
    21 languages, with highly customised local market content offerings in
    Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain,
    Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
  *A large collection of the top international bestselling magazines
    available for both digital subscriptions and single copy sale, plus a
    large selection of leading daily and weekly newspapers.
  *A large and growing collection of full-color comics, graphic novels and
    kids’ comics.

Avid readers can sample NOOK Books ^ for free and download content quickly
without ever leaving the NOOK App for Windows 8.1.

Easy to Use Interface: Offering intuitive digital reading and content
discovery, the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 is designed for visual content
discovery and infinite scrolling of content on a wide range of Windows 8.1
tablets using the fast and fluid Windows 8 touch experience. The NOOK App for
Windows 8.1 also provides enhanced search-based discoverability from anywhere
in the app, as well as a new library organisation feature that automatically
organises newspapers and magazines into stacks, along with integrated library
and shop search access. Customers can also import ePub and PDF files from “My
PC” & SkyDrive, with imported files appearing in the NOOK Library^™.

Seamless Shopping and Reading: Elevating the shopping experience to new
digital heights, customers using the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 can browse
books, magazines, newspapers and comics through NOOK’s leading digital content
catalog, learn more about the title (including details and reviews) right from
within the app, and tap to purchase and begin reading in seconds. Our unique
NOOK Channels^™ experience will bring the most personalised set of books based
on customer interest, like having your favourite bookstore at your fingertips.
And because the shopping experience is integrated into the app, there’s no
need to launch an external browser or visit a Web page to complete a purchase
or download the purchased content.

Updates Streamed Instantly to the Start Screen: The NOOK App for Windows 8.1
features live tile integration that delivers updates on the device’s Start
screen, including the customer’s current read, progress within a book or
magazine, latest periodicals or pre-ordered titles recently delivered to
customers’ NOOK Library, and more.

Access Reading Content Anywhere: Like all Free NOOK Reading Apps^™, purchased
content is safely stored in the NOOK Cloud^™, making it easy for customers to
access digital books, magazines and more wherever they go. Using NOOK Sync^™
technology, the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 automatically syncs a customer’s last
page read across all of their Windows 8.1 devices. Start reading a magazine on
a Windows PC and seamlessly dive back in on a Windows tablet to keep reading
virtually anytime, anywhere – all without losing the page.

The NOOK App for Windows 8.1 is now available to download for free in the
Windows Store on all Windows 8.1 PCs and tablets in supported countries.
Customers can learn more about the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 in their country
at www.nook.com/windows/countries.

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 by visiting the
company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

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 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
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications
cbrown@bn.com
 
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