Barnes & Noble Welcomes New NOOK® Owners: Get $5 to Spend on NOOK Books®, Apps, Movies and More When Registering a New NOOK Device

NOOK Has the Very Best Content at Great Values: Start a New NOOK Library with 50% off the Hottest Bestsellers of the Season Plus Limited-Time Subscription Bundles on Magazines

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS), one of the nation’s largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today reminds new NOOK owners of the special welcome offer for those unwrapping a new NOOK tablet or eReader this holiday season. The perfect way to experience all that NOOK has to offer, customers receive a $5 credit to spend on digital books, apps, movies, TV shows, newspapers or magazines from the expansive NOOK Store when registering an account to a new NOOK device. This hugely-popular offer has been available to customers since September, 2013 and applies to new NOOK devices purchased at Barnes & Noble stores, BN.com or any retail outlet selling NOOK; additional terms and conditions apply.

“NOOK tablets and eReaders continue to be big hits with kids and adults who want the best experience for digital content, and we are welcoming all of the new NOOK owners with $5 to help get their library started,” said Jim Hilt, Vice President of eBooks at Barnes & Noble. “Barnes & Noble is also offering great post-holiday values on the leading digital content, making now the best time for customers to load their new NOOK device with books, magazines, apps, movies and more.”

The bestselling NOOK Books of the season are available for 50% off for a limited time, including fiction bestsellers Inferno by Dan Brown and Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, thought-provoking non-fiction like Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg and Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly, and the best in reading for children and teens including The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. To view the full list and start shopping now, visit www.bn.com/biggestdealsbestnookbooks. These great deals are in addition to the fantastic content values available from NOOK every day through programs like NOOK Daily Find, the bi-weekly Spotlight program featuring great titles at great prices, and the ever-popular NOOK Books Under $2.99 list featuring a curated selection of the very best books at prices suited to any budget.

Additionally, NOOK 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 customers to add top magazines to their NOOK account at unmatched values. To see the entire list of popular, bestselling magazine subscriptions available during this special limited time offer, visit www.BN.com/2for1.

NOOK customers can also access exclusive offers by downloading a Free NOOK Reading App, providing even more flexibility to Read What You Love, Anywhere You Like on a multitude of mobile devices. First-time NOOK customers who download any Free NOOK Reading App, including NOOK® for Windows 8, NOOK for iOS and NOOK for Android, will receive four free eBooks from bestselling series and two free popular magazines for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply; visit NOOK.com/apps for more details.

Customers can also experience the newly announced NOOK GlowLight, Barnes & Noble’s lightest eReader yet, at NOOK.com or the NOOK Digital Shops and displays in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores nationwide. NOOK GlowLight features a fresh, contemporary design, sharper text, perfectly lit pages and instant access to Barnes & Noble’s massive selection of more than 3 million titles. Perfect for anyone who wants a pure, distraction-free reading experience, Barnes & Noble’s new NOOK GlowLight is ad-free and available at a great value of just $119. Barnes & Noble Members can save an additional 10 percent on the new NOOK GlowLight through December 31. Barnes & Noble offers Always Free NOOK Supportin all of its neighborhood bookstores, with more than 40,000 booksellers across the country ready to assist customers with setting up their NOOK devices or choosing their next great read.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (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.

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Contact:
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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