December 23, 2013 at 08:30 AM EST
Barnes & Noble Announces NOOK®’s Biggest Newsstand Offer Ever: Subscribe to 2 Popular Magazines for the Price of 1, Plus Receive the Last 12 Issues of Each Magazine Free

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 the biggest NOOK Newsstand offer ever, just in time for the holidays. Customers can now subscribe to two popular magazines for the price of one, plus receive the last 12 issues of each magazine for free, making now the perfect time for NOOK customers to start building their library for one amazing low price. Customers can choose from over 50 participating bestselling titles, including the following popular combinations:

  • Food Network Magazine & O, The Oprah Magazine
  • People & Entertainment Weekly
  • Sports Illustrated & Golf Magazine
  • WIRED & GQ
  • Women’s Health & Prevention
  • Better Homes and Gardens & Every Day with Rachael Ray
  • Plus Many More

To see the entire list of popular, bestselling magazine subscriptions available during this special limited time offer, and for more details, visit www.BN.com/2for1.

“We’re excited to offer customers this incredible value of two magazine subscriptions for one amazing low price, plus the last 12 issues free of each title,” said Jonathan Shar, Vice President & General Manager, Emerging Content, NOOK Media LLC. “Customers can experience their favorite periodicals across our entire family of NOOK devices and Free NOOK Reading Apps and start building their library during the holidays. This is NOOK Newsstand’s biggest offer ever and an unmatched value for our customers.”

“This is a perfect holiday treat for magazine lovers,” said Chris Wilkes, Vice President, Hearst Magazines App Lab. “If you’re drawn to cozy spaces and comforting recipes, go for HGTV Magazine and Food Network Magazine; if it’s jetpacks and Jeeps, combine Popular Mechanics and Car & Driver. Whatever readers choose, they can experience a double-dose of great content and beautiful photography on NOOK devices wherever they are, all year long.”

“We’re thrilled to offer a collection of our most popular titles such as PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple and InStyle to NOOK customers through this exclusive offer,” said Lynne Biggar, EVP of Consumer Marketing, Time, Inc. “NOOK’s best-in-class reading technology allows our readers to experience our brands and high-quality content in an innovative and beautiful way.”

Customers who subscribe to the digital editions of their favorite magazines through the NOOK Newsstand will have new issues automatically delivered to their NOOK Librariesas soon as they are available to read across all NOOK devices and Free NOOK Reading Apps. In addition, NOOK Newsstand features the largest digital collection of the top 100 bestselling magazines available for both digital subscriptions and single copy sale in the U.S., plus a large selection of leading newspapers, all available to try free for 14 days.

NOOK continues to deliver a growing and diverse catalog of favorite periodicals rendered in a spectacular interactive format across the NOOK reading eco-system, which includes the critically acclaimed NOOK® HD, NOOK® HD+, NOOK Simple Touch® and the new NOOK GlowLight. Magazines and newspapers from NOOK Newsstand are also available through the Free NOOK Reading Apps, including NOOK® for Windows 8, NOOK for iOS and NOOK for Android phones and tablets.

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® (www.nook.com), 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 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 (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.

Contacts:

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications
cbrown@bn.com
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