Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Royal Wedding Comes to NOOK Color(TM) with Exclusive Us Weekly Digital Magazine and NOOK Book(TM) Available Beginning Today -

The Royal Wedding Comes to NOOK Color(TM) with Exclusive Us Weekly Digital Magazine and NOOK Book(TM) Available Beginning Today

Relive the Royal Nuptials with Exclusive Us Weekly Special NOOK Magazine(TM): Will & Kate The Royal Wedding: Special Collector's Edition

Revel in Stunning Images in NOOK Book William & Catherine: Their Romance and Royal Wedding in Photographs, Available for a Limited Time Exclusively on NOOK Color

New York, New York - May 6, 2011 - Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, today announced the availability of two exclusive digital Royal Wedding titles available only for NOOK Color customers. Those who want to relive the beauty and excitement of the recent nuptials can enjoy a special exclusive NOOK Magazine from the editors of Us Weekly, Will & Kate The Royal Wedding: Special Collector's Edition, and a stunning NOOK Book from Sterling Publishing, William & Catherine: Their Romance and Royal Wedding in Photographs, available exclusively for a limited time. Both titles depict the romance of Prince William and Kate Middleton that charmed the world, fascinating never-before-seen interviews and more brought to life on the 7-inch VividView(TM) color touchscreen on NOOK Color Reader's Tablet(TM).

"With one of the world's largest digital content collections, we always look to bring our customers the content they love. With these exclusives for NOOK Color owners, we're delivering two exciting and timely titles that recapture the Royal Wedding to be enjoyed for years to come," said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products, Barnes & Noble. "Both titles offer customers an inside glimpse at the event that recently captivated the world, with hundreds of images that look amazing on NOOK Color's beautiful display."

The special Will & Kate The Royal Wedding: Special Collector's Edition features more than 130 pictures to view, a look at Prince William and Kate Middleton's love story, Kate's new life as a princess, interviews with family and friends and much more. The NOOK Magazine is available for $9.99 exclusively through NOOK Newsstand(TM) for NOOK Color customers, and the print edition can be found at Barnes & Noble stores or

With William & Catherine: Their Romance and Royal Wedding in Photographs, book-loving royal watchers can immerse themselves in the beauty and fairy-tale quality of Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton with photography and detailed captions, available for a limited time exclusively on NOOK Color. Authored by David Elliot Cohen, the creator of more than thirty illustrated books including The New York Times bestsellers A Day in the Life of America and America 24/7, with a foreword by official NBC royal commentator Robert Jobson, the title is available today for $7.99.

Through more than two hundred spectacular photographs, William & Catherine recounts the couple's wildly different childhoods, their romance and engagement, the events leading up to the wedding, and the grand affair itself. Fans can remember the massive crowds lining the parade route, the sparkling celebrities at Westminster Abbey, the bride's spectacular gown, "The Kisses" on Buckingham Palace's balcony, and the worldwide celebrations. Also included is a brief pictorial history of British royal weddings from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840 to Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981. The hardcover print edition is available for pre-order now at and will be available in Barnes & Noble stores beginning May 17.

About NOOK(TM) 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(TM) of more than two million digital titles, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices. NOOK products are the most full-featured, dedicated eReading devices on the market. The award-winning NOOK Color Reader's Tablet, the best-value on the tablet market ($249), features a stunning 7-inch VividView(TM) Color Touchscreen to read all of the content you love, shop popular apps, connect via e-mail, browse the Web and more. For book lovers, NOOK 3G ($199) and NOOK Wi-Fi® ($149) offer a paper-like reading experience with a color touchscreen for navigation. In Barnes & Noble stores, NOOK owners can access free Wi-Fi connectivity, enjoy the Read In Store(TM) feature to read NOOK Books(TM) for free, and the More In Store(TM) 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(TM) technology, available through NOOK eReading products. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at, 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 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(TM), iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android(TM), BlackBerry® and other smartphones, PC and Mac®. Lifetime Library(TM) helps ensure that Barnes & Noble customers will always be able to access their digital libraries on NOOK products and software-enabled devices and Barnes & Noble also offers NOOK Study(TM) (, an innovative study platform and software solution for higher education, NOOK Kids(TM) (, a collection of digital picture and chapter books for children, and NOOK Books en espaƱol(TM) (, the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States.

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