Summer Blockbusters Come to NOOK Color(TM) Including Cowboys & Aliens Graphic Novel App with In-Store Exclusives, Winnie the Pooh, Captain America and Other Interactive Kids Books
New York, New York - August 5, 2011 - Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, announced today a myriad of great new summer movie blockbusters and other content for its critically acclaimed NOOK Color Reader's Tablet(TM), making the best value tablet on the market at $249 even better. NOOK Color customers can now read, explore and do even more, with an expanding array of popular high quality NOOK Apps(TM), more than 600 interactive children's picture books, a selection of more than 180 digital newspapers and full-color magazines, along with special content made available exclusively for NOOK(TM) device customers. Among these extras, customers who download the new Cowboys & Aliens graphic novel NOOK App can unlock free exclusives, including a prologue video, sketchbook, character bios and a secret Alien Language Translator while connected to free Wi-Fi® in any Barnes & Noble store.
"NOOK Color is perfect for people who enjoy reading a range of content in rich color, staying connected, and utilizing the latest popular apps," said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products, Barnes & Noble.com. "We've added even more ways for adults and children to enjoy content based on some of the biggest summer movies, plus even more high-quality apps and books. NOOK Color is always getting better and remains the perfect companion for exploring and discovering almost anything, anywhere, and priced at $249, it's a terrific value."
Through its growing collection, customers can enjoy hundreds of popular, high-quality NOOK Apps offered by third-party developers and content providers for NOOK Color. New selections include the ever-popular Ms. PAC-MAN, Text Twist 2, Let's Golf! 2, Mazes, Doodle Jump Deluxe, and more fun apps made just for kids like Preschool Connect the Dots, Monster Match, Sandra Boynton's Moo Baa La La and more. Among the most recent top paid NOOK Apps are Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio, Ms. PAC-MAN, Solitaire and Blast Monkeys and top free apps include Float HD, Fliq Calendar, Tikatok StorySpark, Fandango Movies and BibleReader.
Just in time for back to school, Barnes & Noble's youngest customers can choose from the world's largest collection of digital children's content including more than 600 picture books and more than 12,000 kids' chapter books. The company has added numerous options to prepare kids for classroom time, including interactive Read and Play(TM) titles Kindergators by Rosemary Wells and ABC Dinosaurs from the Museum of Natural History. NOOK Kids also offers new books featuring characters from popular summer movies - Disney's Cars 2, Transformers, Winnie the Pooh, Thor, Captain America and more. Current bestsellers include Cars, Puff the Magic Dragon, I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track, Splat the Cat Sings Flat, Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl, Frog and Toad Are Friends and The Little Mermaid: A Special Song. In addition to NOOK Color, most picture books are available to be enjoyed by iPad(TM) owners using the free NOOK Kids for iPad application (www.nookkids.com/ipad and www.itunes.com/appstore).
Adding tens of thousands of new NOOK Books(TM) to its expansive offering of more than 2 million titles, Barnes & Noble offers something for everyone to read from bestsellers and new releases to favorites and classics. NOOK Color customers will enjoy even more enhanced titles such as Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life, which includes video footage and an exclusive interview with J.K. Rowling. Barnes & Noble's current bestsellers include Jaycee Dugard's survival story A Stolen Life, George R. R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons and a standout newcomer from Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, a thriller mixed with vintage photos appealing to both young adults and adults.
Exclusive More in Store(TM)
Barnes & Noble will offer new More In Store content, exclusively available for NOOK Color and NOOK customers in any of Barnes & Noble's more than 700 stores by connecting to free in-store Wi-Fi service. Readers can enjoy exclusive contributions from bestselling authors Meg Cabot and Janet Evanovich, Tiger's Curse breakout Colleen Houck, grillmaster Andrew Schloss, diamond expert Alicia Oltuski and other notable authors. More In Store content is updated weekly and each new feature is available for four weeks on a rolling basis. NOOK customers can always check the recent content by visiting www.bn.com/moreinstore.