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Barnes & Noble Announces NOOK® Free Fridays Now Includes Apps: Instantly Download a Different Paid App for Free Every Friday

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Free Weekly App Offer for NOOK Customers Kicks off with OfficeSuite Professional 7 from MobiSystems, a $14.99 Value</b> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> </p>

Friday, March 08, 2013

Barnes & Noble Announces NOOK® Free Fridays Now Includes Apps: Instantly Download a Different Paid App for Free Every Friday08:30 EST Friday, March 08, 2013 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the expansion of NOOK Free Fridays, a weekly program that allows NOOK customers to instantly download free content, now includes a different paid NOOK App™ for free. Every Friday, NOOK customers can download a different paid NOOK Book™ and new, favorite or bestselling app directly to their NOOK tablets, including the critically acclaimed NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+. NOOK is excited to announce that the free weekly app offer will kick off with the popular OfficeSuite Professional 7 app. A $14.99 value, OfficeSuite Professional will be available to download for free today. To find and download the free NOOK Books and apps featured in the Free Fridays program, NOOK customers can visit the NOOK Blog (www.nook.com/blog), the NOOK Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nook), or follow NOOK on Twitter (www.twitter.com/nookbn) where the free app will be announced every Friday. The free NOOK Book and app can also be found in the NOOK Store™ (www.nook.com), and downloaded directly on NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™. Exclusions apply, see NOOK.com for details. To kick off this special free weekly app offer, NOOK will be offering the OfficeSuite Professional 7 app by MobiSystems for free today, March 8. OfficeSuite Professional 7 allows customers to create, view, edit and print Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and attachments and view PDF files right on their NOOK. This incredibly useful and convenient app is regularly priced at $14.99, but is now available for free through the Free App Friday program. “We are thrilled to offer NOOK customers a variety of exciting apps from top developers for free every week,” said Claudia Romanini, VP of NOOK Apps, NOOK Media, LLC. “NOOK Free Fridays is the perfect way to highlight our vast offering of exciting content, including apps for gaming, entertainment, productivity and more available in the NOOK Store while offering our customers a great value.” The NOOK Store features all of the most popular and bestselling top 100 app titles for tablets available anywhere, including the hottest games, as well as lifestyle, productivity, news, entertainment and reading apps. The NOOK Store also provides helpful age recommendations for parents and lets customers browse by subject area to find the perfect app for their child among the broadest and the most curated app collection of kids' educational apps on any Android store. With the quality collection of NOOK Apps™, customers can choose from a selection of only the best apps available, and enjoy a simple, organized way to discover and purchase apps – right alongside their favorite books, movies and TV shows, magazines, newsstand titles and more. Barnes & Noble's award-winning line of tablets, including the 7-inch NOOK HD and 9-inch NOOK HD+, brings to life all this exciting content at incredibly low prices starting at $199. 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 677 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 678 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™, NOOK Video Apps™ are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of their respective owners. Follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter (www.bn.com/twitter), Facebook (www.facebook.com/barnesandnoble) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/barnesandnoble). 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 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 through www.nook.co.uk and leading retailers. For more information on NOOK, follow us on www.twitter.com/nookBN or www.twitter.com/nook_UK and www.facebook.com/nook. Barnes & Noble, Inc.Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323Corporate Communicationsmkeating@bn.comorBarnes & Noble, Inc.Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062Corporate Communicationscbrown@bn.com