Barnes and Noble has just unveiled a new campaign for customers in key European markets. Residents in Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain will get five free eBooks and magazines who use the Windows 8.1 e-Reading app.
The Italian offer includes bestselling titles Il richiamo della foresta by Jack London, Le nove chiavi dell’antiquario by Martin Rua, Alta marea a Cape Love by Viviana Giorgi and Mia madre è un fiume by Donatella Di Pietrantonio, along with current issues of top selling magazines CHIP Italia, L’Espresso, National Geographic Italia, Cosmopolitan and Men’s Health – Edizione per I’italia.
The Netherlands gets access to bestselling titles Bij nacht vermoord by J.D. Robb, O, o Olivia by Gillian King, 61 uur by Lee Child, Odessa Star by Herman Koch and Parade’s End deel 1 – De ander niet’ by Ford Madox Ford, along with current issues of top selling magazines Esquire – Nederlandse versie, Cosmopolitan – Nederlandse versie, Men’s Health – Nederlandse versie, Vrij Nederland and Computer Idee.
If you live in Switzerland there are a number of great titles, including L’homme volcan by Malzieu Mathias and Thomas Passe-Mondes, Tomes 1 et 2 by Eric Tasset, along with current issues of top selling magazines Maxim Deutschland, Schweiz, Österreich, PCtipp, Beobachter Natur, Tele and Beobachter. As an added bonus, also featured is an assortment of samples including Le grand livre des idées reçues, Insolite et grandes énigmes and Hôtel – Chambre un. Customers will also get the Serial Lecteurs 2014 Collection, which contains the first chapters of popular thrillers from Harlen Coben, Eric Giacometti, Karine Giebel and Claude Izner.
Finally if you are a resident of Spain the gifted books include Los 3 primeros casos del inspector Mascarell by Jordi Sierra I Fabra and Orange is the new black: Crónica de mi año en una prisión federal de mujeres by Piper Kerman, along with current issues of top selling magazines Hola, DeViajes, Elle – Spain edition, Diez Minutos and QUE ME DICES.
Barnes & Noble’s NOOK App for Windows 8.1 is available to Windows 8.1 PC and tablet customers in 32 countries and in 21 languages through the Windows Store. The free app combines NOOK’s award-winning reading experience with shopping directly from the app, so customers from 32 countries around the globe can discover, explore and read a growing and diverse selection of books, magazines, newspapers and comics from any Windows 8.1 tablet or PC. To get started, customers can sign in with a Microsoft account to seamlessly shop and read without having to set up an additional account, providing a dramatically simplified reading and shopping experience.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten 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.