|[January 16, 2014]
Barnes & Noble Comes to Australia with Exclusive NOOK® for Windows 8.1 Offer: Customers in Australia Get Free NOOK Books® and Magazines with Download of NOOK App for Windows 8.1
SYDNEY --(Business Wire)--
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 Australia. The perfect way to experience all that NOOK
for Windows 8.1 has to offer, this exclusive deal enables customers who
install the NOOK App as a new user and sign in with a Microsoft (News - Alert) account
to receive five free popular books and five free top magazines. The free
eBooks are bestselling titles Catch the Zolt: The Debt Instalment One
by Phillip Gwynne, Be Careful What You Wish For by Gemma
Crisp, The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas, Back to the Pilliga
by Tony Parsons (News - Alert) and The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destiny: A Memoir
by Meshel Laurie, along with issues of top selling magazines Australian
Geographic, GQ, Good Health, Vogue and Taste.com.au Magazine.
"We recently rolled out compelling free offers to customers in the UK
and Spain and now we're excited to offer free bestselling eBooks and top
magazines to customers in Australia," said Doug Carlson, Executive Vice
President of Digital Content and Marketing at NOOK Media. "This is all a
part of our commitment to bringing NOOK's best-in-class digital reading
experience to millions of new customers around the world and we look
forward to rolling out similar great offers to customers in more
countries in the near future, helping them to experience our unmatched
"We are excited to welcome the NOOK App to Windows 8 in Australia and
our customers will really enjoy the free books and magazines, along with
all that the NOOK App has to offer. This app is a must for any bookworm
and a great escape for summer holiday reading. To get people even more
excited about Windows 8 and the NOOK App this summer, Microsoft will be
at several major airports around the country at our Windows Lounge
showcasing all that Windows 8 can do, including a demonstration of the
NOOK App and more information on how to get the free eBooks and
magazines to enjoy while traveling and on holiday. The Windows 8
platform has an ever-expanding number of high-quality apps that we're
incredibly proud of, and this new addition from NOOK is testament to
that," said Melissa Dewick, Product Marketing Manager, Apps and Services
at Microsoft Australia.
Barnes & Noble recently announced that the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 is
available to Windows 8.1 PC and tablet customers in 32 countries and in
12 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
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 NOO 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 673 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®
while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 695 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™, and
NOOK Video Apps™ are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Other
trademarks referenced in this release are the property of their
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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 (News - Alert) 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
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