Barnes and Noble launched Nook Audiobooks last year, which is an online platform that allows you tap into a massive ecosystem of over 60,000 titles. Audiobooks are apparently very important to the nations largest bookseller, as the company just released new apps for the iPhone and iPad. Additionally, they created a new web portal, where you can login to your account and listen to audiobooks online.
To celebrate the expansion of its NOOK Audiobooks offering, for a limited time, Barnes & Noble is offering a specially curated selection of current blockbuster, bestselling and popular audiobook shorts for $2.99 or less, an incredible value. This promotion includes titles such as High Heat by Lee Child, A Face in the Crowd by Stephen King, Pros and Cons by Janet Evanovich, Bullseye by David Baldacci and more.
I think Barnes and Noble just did a fairly great thing about expanding Nook Audiobooks to iOS. The audio service has only been around for about a year, and B&N only had a simple Android app. I think the website they created where users can buy and listen to content might be very compelling for people who have a Blackberry 10 device, Windows Phone or employ alternative operating systems such as Chrome OS and Tizen.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.