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Barnes & Noble Launches Enhanced NOOK® for iPad® and iPhone® Apps

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Customers Can Now Access Their Favorite NOOK Comics</b><sup><b>™ </b></sup><b>with Zoom View and Receive a Free DC Comics 2013 Superman Sampler with Download of Free NOOK for iOS App and New NOOK Account Registration</b> </p>

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Barnes & Noble Launches Enhanced NOOK® for iPad® and iPhone® Apps

08:30 EDT Tuesday, May 14, 2013

NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today launched its updated NOOK for iOS app, making the most incredible reading experience for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch® even better. New to the NOOK for iOS app, customers can now download and read any of the more than 8,000 comics and graphic novels available in the expansive NOOK Store, with full support for the spectacular Zoom View feature. Zoom View enables readers to automatically focus in on individual panels in graphic novels and comics, allowing them to fully enjoy the stunning artwork and compelling storytelling that brings this genre to life.

To celebrate the arrival of NOOK Comics on the NOOK for iOS app, customers can receive a free DC Comics 2013 Superman Sampler, which includes excerpts from Superman: Last Son of Krypton, Superman: For Tomorrow, Superman: Earth One, and Justice League Volume 1: Origin. The free Superman sampler will be provided to customers that download the updated iOS app and set up a new NOOK account at nook.com/account, and is available for a limited-time only. Visit NOOK.com for more details.

“With our free, updated NOOK for iOS application, we're delivering to customers with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch a great optimized reading experience, now with access to NOOK Comics, one of the leading collections of digital comics and graphic novels available,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at NOOK Media LLC. “Using their iOS device, customers can enjoy NOOK's collection of more than 3 million digital books, magazines and newspapers, as well comics and graphic novels with the stunning Zoom View feature.”

NOOK offers a vast and growing collection of full-color comics and graphic novels in stunning high resolution from top publishers, like DC Entertainment, Marvel, IDW and Dark Horse, the world's greatest superheroes and their most acclaimed stories; and most powerful graphic novels are on NOOK. More titles are added every month and can be purchased at NOOK.com, directly on the critically acclaimed NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+ tablets, on Android tablets via the NOOK for Android app, and on Windows 8 via the NOOK® for Windows 8 app. Most top graphic novels are also available in print format at the nearly 700 Barnes & Noble retail locations nationwide.

More exciting updates for the NOOK for iOS app include:

  • Animated page turns for NOOK Books.
  • Ability to enlarge book illustrations for detailed imagery.
  • Improved organization for NOOK Newsstand periodicals in customers' libraries.
  • Updated improvements to PagePerfect/PDF titles for easier viewing.

The NOOK for iOS app not only provides access to the leading collection of digital graphic novels, but also offers access to a growing and diverse digital catalog on the expansive NOOK Store, featuring:

  • More than 3 million books, including 1 million free books, from bestsellers to new releases, classics and more.
  • The largest digital collection of the top 100 bestselling magazines available for digital subscriptions and single copy sale, plus a large selection of leading daily and weekly newspapers.
  • Free samples of NOOK Books and 14-day free trial subscriptions of newspapers and magazines.
  • ArticleView for magazines, which helps readers focus on an article and quickly move between articles.
  • The ability to sync the last page read across NOOK devices and apps so you don't lose your place.
  • Adjustable fonts, spacing and themes for a customized reading experience.
  • Like all free NOOK Reading Apps, safe storage of all purchased content through the NOOK Cloud, making it easy for customers to access digital books, magazines and more wherever they go on their connected devices.

For more information on the free NOOK for iOS app or the critically acclaimed NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, customers can visit www.nook.com or visit the NOOK Digital Shops and displays in any Barnes & Noble bookstore. Barnes & Noble offers Always Free NOOK Support in all of its neighborhood bookstores, with more than 35,000 NOOKsellers across the country ready to help customers experience all that NOOK has to offer.

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, 212-633-3323
Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications
cbrown@bn.com

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