Barnes and Noble has just launched their Nook Glowlight e-Reader in the UK for £89. It will be available this week at Argos, Currys/PC World, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, ASDA and bookshop chain Foyles.
The United Kingdom has been a priority with Barnes and Noble since they first entered the market in 2012. They have been selling the Nook Simple Touch and the Simple Touch Reader with glowlight as their flagship devices.
The new Nook Glowlight was unveiled late last year in the US and the frontlit display underwent a radical transformation. The big selling factor is the fact the display not does suffer from the pale blue hue that was evident on the NST.
This marks the first occasion that the Nook Glowlight is available outside of the US. The Nations largest bookseller does not plan to release a new e-reader this year in the United States, so they can afford to allocate more units overseas. The only new devices planned are two new Android tablets that are co-developed with Samsung.
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.