Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest
bookseller, announced that it began shipping its All-New NOOK yesterday,
getting pre-ordered devices to customers well ahead of schedule. New
online orders for The Simple Touch Reader are now shipping immediately
for delivery in time for Father's Day and summer reading. Customers
visiting one of Barnes & Noble's more than 700 stores will be able to
try live NOOK demonstration units beginning Thursday, and will find
product in-stock in stores beginning this weekend.
The All-New NOOK, introduced by Barnes & Noble just last week, is the
easiest-to-use, most intuitive eReader available, with best-in-class
battery performance of up to 2 months on a single charge. The device is
ultra-light and portable and features a 6-inch full touchscreen with the
most advanced E Ink Pearl display for crisp, clear reading even in
bright sunlight. NOOK customers can access the world's largest bookstore
of more than 2 million books, magazines and newspapers, available via
Wi-Fi®. The All-New NOOK is $139 in Barnes & Noble stores and
online at www.nook.com.
"We're excited with pre-order demand for the All-New NOOK to date and
are very pleased to deliver this easy-to-use device to our customers
earlier than committed," said William Lynch, CEO of Barnes & Noble. "We
welcome customers to visit their neighborhood Barnes & Noble store to
learn more about NOOK and experience our new light, portable, touch
About NOOK? from Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble's NOOK brand of eReading products makes 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 Barnes &
Noble's expansive NOOK Bookstore? of more than two million
digital titles, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of
popular devices. The award-winning NOOK Color? Reader's Tablet?,
the best-value on the tablet market ($249), features a stunning 7-inch
VividView? Color Touchscreen to read all of the content you
love, shop popular apps, connect via email, browse the Web and more. The
All-New NOOK ($139), the Simple Touch Reader?, is the
easiest-to-use 6-inch touch reader, with the longest battery life of any
eReader. In Barnes & Noble stores, NOOK owners can access free Wi-Fi
connectivity, enjoy the Read In Store? feature to read NOOK
Books? for free, and the More In Store? program,
which offers free, exclusive content and special promotions. Barnes &
Noble was the first company to offer digital lending for a wide
selection of books through its LendMe® technology, available
through NOOK eReading products. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble
stores and online at www.BN.com,
as well as at Best Buy, Walmart, Staples and Books-A-Million.
In addition to NOOK devices, Barnes & Noble makes it easy for customers
to enjoy any book, anytime, anywhere with its free line of NOOK
software, available at www.bn.com/freenookapps.
Customers can use Barnes & Noble's free eReading software to access and
read books from their personal Barnes & Noble digital library on devices
including iPad?, iPhone®, iPod touch®,
Android? smartphones and tablets BlackBerry®, PC
and Mac®. Lifetime Library? helps ensure that Barnes & Noble
customers will always be able to access their digital libraries on NOOK
products and software-enabled devices and BN.com. Barnes & Noble also
offers NOOK Study? (www.nookstudy.com),
an innovative study platform and software solution for higher education,
NOOK Kids? (www.nookkids.com),
a collection of digital picture and chapter books for children, and NOOK
Books en español? (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooksenespanol),
the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States.
For more information on NOOK devices and eReading software, updates, new
NOOK Book releases, Free Friday? NOOK Books and more, follow us on www.twitter.com/ebooksbn
ABOUT BARNES & NOBLE, INC.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest
bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 705 bookstores in 50
states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 636 college bookstores
serving nearly 4 million students and faculty members at colleges and
universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its
online business through Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com),
one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than
two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore? (www.bn.com/ebooks).
Through Barnes & Noble's NOOK? eReading product offering,
customers can buy and read eBooks on the widest range of platforms,
including NOOK eBook Readers, devices from partner companies, and
hundreds of the most popular mobile and computing devices using free
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the
Internet by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
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