All Barnes & Noble customers who do their reading on the iPad via the Nook for iPad app will soon have more content at their disposal in the form of periodicals and newspapers. Barnes & Noble hasn’t revealed exactly when the service will go on air, but has said they will provide access to 175 magazines and newspapers in the coming days. This comes on the heels of a similar announcement made by rival Amazon while both the booksellers have removed the link to their online bookstores from their respective apps in compliance with new Apple regulations. The newspapers are already available on the Nook Color with iOS devices now all set to be included as well.
On offer will be a range of popular daily, weekly and monthly periodicals such as Maxim, Forbes, Food Network Magazine, Newsweek, Popular Science, ESPN The Magazine, Elle, O, the Oprah Magazine, Parenting: Early Years, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and so on, all of which has been optimized for a nice reading experience by making the best use of the rich color and high resolution display of the iPad.
Then there is something for kids too. Like all NOOK Kids for iPad app users will now have access to more than 550 interactive children’s picture books which includes the likes of SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Cars, Curious George, and Barbie.
The Nook for iPad app allows all of the magazines to be viewed as per users personal preference, something made possible by ArticleView technology. This ensures one can adjust font sizes and text style to suit individual reading preference. The text can be read in a convenient central panel in both portrait and landscape mode with slider and a host of other controls to allow easy navigation.
“Millions of iOS device owners have downloaded our free NOOK apps, and with our upcoming NOOK for iPad update our customers will have access to one of the largest digital collections of interactive magazines and top newspapers through a highly advanced, seamless reading experience,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products, Barnes & Noble while also adding, “Customers tell us they appreciate the flexibility of reading their favorite digital newspapers, magazines, books, kids’ books and more from Barnes & Noble on their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, and we are pleased to offer these new innovations and free reading apps to them.”
[showhide type=’pressrelease’]Barnes & Noble to Offer More than 175 Digital Periodicals to NOOK for iPad™ Customers
iPad Owners Will Soon Enjoy Interactive, Full-Color NOOK Magazines™ featuring Exclusive ArticleView™ and Leading Digital Newspapers
Free NOOK Kids™ for iPad App Offers Access to More Than 550 Engaging Children’s Picture Books
iPad, iPhone and iPod touch Customers Can Enjoy NOOK Books™ from Barnes & Noble’s Collection of More than 2 Million Titles
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, announced that in the coming days NOOK for iPad customers will be able to access one of the largest selections of digital periodicals including more than 175 full-color, interactive magazines and leading newspapers. NOOK Kids for iPad app users can access more than 550 engaging, interactive children’s picture books through that newly updated app. All NOOK iPad, iPhone and iPod touch customers can continue to enjoy their Barnes & Noble digital libraries through the newly updated free reading applications.
NOOK for iPad will soon be updated to offer the innovative, interactive magazine experience first available on the award-winning NOOK Color™. Optimized for high-resolution displays in rich, beautiful color, iPad users will have access to popular daily, weekly and monthly periodicals, including Esquire, Maxim, Forbes, Food Network Magazine, Newsweek, Popular Science, ESPN The Magazine, Elle, O, the Oprah Magazine, Parenting: Early Years, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and many more. Through Barnes & Noble’s exclusive ArticleView technology, readers can customize the article’s text to their favorite style in an easy to read, central panel on the display. NOOK Magazines can be enjoyed in both portrait and two-page landscape view and feature a slider and other interactive tools to enable the user to move easily throughout the magazine. NOOK Newsstand periodicals are available for subscription at www.nooknewsstand.com with a 14-day free trial and via single copies.
With NOOK Kids for iPad, parents and young readers can enjoy their NOOK Kids collection of great children’s content from more than 550 digital picture books in an engaging, interactive form. They can enjoy stories featuring favorite characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Disney’s Cars, plus classics like Fancy Nancy, Curious George, Barbie and many more. Through exclusive AliveTouch™ technology, readers can interact with words and pictures and even have some read aloud with the Read To Me™ narration feature. Barnes & Noble’s youngest customers can also enjoy more than 12,000 children’s chapter books on all NOOK iPad and iPhone free reading apps, offering the ability to change the text appearance, take notes and look up words.
“Millions of iOS device owners have downloaded our free NOOK apps, and with our upcoming NOOK for iPad update our customers will have access to one of the largest digital collections of interactive magazines and top newspapers through a highly advanced, seamless reading experience,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products, Barnes & Noble. “Customers tell us they appreciate the flexibility of reading their favorite digital newspapers, magazines, books, kids’ books and more from Barnes & Noble on their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, and we are pleased to offer these new innovations and free reading apps to them.”
The updated free NOOK for iPhone app, along with NOOK for iPad, gives users access to their personal collection of NOOK Books, with the ability to sync last page read, notes and highlights across other NOOK devices and apps, customize their font style and size, and more. Customers can shop for new content in Barnes & Noble’s expansive NOOK Bookstore™ of more than 2 million titles by going to www.bn.com/ebooks through the Safari browser on their device or any computer, or by using any of the award-winning NOOK devices. All purchases will automatically appear in the NOOK Library on their iOS device.
Learn more or get the free NOOK iOS reading applications for no cost at www.nook.com/freenookapps or www.itunes.com/appstore. [/showhide]
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