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03/27/2013

Barnes & Noble Announces Exclusive Free Offer on NOOKŪ 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

New York, 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 NOOKŪ 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.
 
NOOKŪ, 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 through www.nook.co.uk and leading retailers.
 
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