Barnes & Noble Introduces New Digital Audiobook Experience

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Barnes & Noble Introduces New Digital Audiobook Experience 

B&N Audiobooks are available for purchase online on Thursday, April 7th  

New York, NY – April 7, 2022 – Today Barnes & Noble announced the newest addition to the Barnes & Noble family: B&N Audiobooks – audiobooks for book people, from book people. The new audiobooks service is available online at bn.com/audiobooks and can be listened to on the Barnes & Noble NOOK app for Android, iOS or the web player.  The bookseller is currently offering a free 30-day subscription trial, inclusive of one free audiobook. 

“We are delighted that the B&N Nook App will be the new home for all our digital offerings as we combine audiobooks and eBooks into one app for a seamless customer experience,” said Jennifer A. Perry, Director of Audiobooks, Barnes & Noble. “Connecting book lovers with their next great read, or listen, and helping them to discover a new favorite author is at the heart of Barnes & Noble. Audiobooks offer another medium to foster this love of books.” 

Barnes & Noble has crafted curated collections of audiobooks for every day and every mood. From cleaning to running, taking road trips, or winding down, the bookseller’s offering spans across dozens of publishers, celebrity narrators and Audie Award Winners, guaranteeing there is an audiobook for every type of listener. 

Customers will have two options when buying audiobooks from B&N Audiobooks: they can purchase one of over 300,000 audiobooks individually, or they can enroll in a new subscription service for $14.99/month, in which they will receive one audiobook credit per month following a free one-month trial period during which new subscribers will receive one free credit just for signing up! 

“The new audiobooks service rounds out the complete offer to readers from Barnes & Noble. It follows the successful launch of our NOOK GlowLight 4 last holiday as the company invests in its digital platforms,” said Barnes & Noble’s CEO, James Daunt. “Meanwhile, we transform our stores and have a strong pipeline of new store openings. It is an exciting time to be a bookseller.” 

Book lovers can listen anytime, anywhere with the B&N NOOK app and on BN.com as B&N Audiobook listening progress, bookmarks, and notes automatically sync across all platforms and devices that are signed in to the same BN.com account and connected to the Internet.  Users will also have the ability to pre-order audiobooks and send à la carte titles as e-gifts. The sale of digital audiobooks is available to customers across the United States. 

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Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest retail bookseller in the United States, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company has over 600 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, as well as the Nook Digital business and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com. General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be found on the Company's website at www.bn.com.