With the addition of DC Entertainment content Barnes & Noble is also introducing Zoom View, an all-new NOOK Comics feature designed for NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color. Zoom View allows readers to focus in on individual panels in graphic novels and comics, allowing you to fully enjoy the stunning artwork and compelling storytelling that brings this genre to life. Zoom View will be immediately available on all DC Entertainment titles.
NOTE: Zoom View requires an update to the current NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color software. The free software update, version 1.4.3, is available for download today at www.nook.com/tablet/update or www.nookcolor.com/update. A free over-the-air (OTA) update requiring no action from customers will begin rolling out to customers via Wi-Fi starting June 27.Read more...
Are you among the nearly half of Americans who have gone to sleep annoyed because your significant other was reading with a light on? Thanks to our newest member of the NOOK family— NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLightTM —you’ll never have that problem again. Starting today, you can pre-order the first and only Reader designed to make bedtime reading perfect, online and in-stores. Learn more about our newest NOOK here.Read more...
Attention Muggles! The moment you’ve been waiting for is here. Starting today, NOOK editions of all seven Harry Potter novels are available for purchase from the Pottermore Shop. You can now enjoy all of the adventures on NOOK—from the early days of Hogwarts, through the very last page of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Wondering how to download these brand new NOOK Books from the Pottermore Shop? Check out this link to learn more.Read more...
The NOOK Comics Store now features nearly 100 of Dark Horses's top titles, like Mass Effect, Hellboy, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Sin City and more!
Start shopping here for your favorite title now.
We’re really excited to welcome another member to the NOOK family: NOOK Tablet – 8GB* is available starting today for just $199 online and in-stores. This new version of our fastest and lightest tablet offers the great features of our top-selling NOOK Tablet – 16GB, but with 8GB of on-board memory, 512MB of RAM and a lower cost.
For all of the details on this exciting new NOOK Tablet – 8GB, please read our full press release here.
*5GB for content, of which 1GB is reserved for NOOK Store contentRead more...
I’m excited to let you know that starting today, NOOK Color owners have access to firmware version 1.4.1, our largest software update ever, that makes the award winning NOOK Color even better. With over 100 feature enhancements, you’ll now be able to access top video and music services, even more popular apps, NOOK Comics™ including your favorites from Marvel Comics, and so much more.
In addition, the software update makes it easier than ever to find great new content with a new, enhanced shop experience. With just a tap, you can shop the redesigned NOOK Store to find your next great read, kids’ book, newsstand title or app—plus get recommendations. And in response to customer feedback, you can now read books in both portrait or landscape and adjust the text with even more font sizes to choose from. These are just some of the new, exciting features to enjoy on NOOK Color with our v1.4.1 software update—read our full press release here.
You can sideload the update here immediately at no cost: www.nookcolor.com/update. The free over the air (OTA) delivery to customers connected to Wi-Fi begins this week.Read more...
Today is one of those days when I realize how lucky I am to have this job. As the guy behind the NOOK Blog, I get to bring you all of the biggest NOOK news as it happens, and today’s news is about as big as it gets!
First, we’ve just announced our newest addition to the NOOK family: NOOK Tablet—our fastest, lightest tablet with the best in HD entertainment. NOOK Tablet is available for pre-order now, and is expected to be available in-stores and on-line in plenty of time for the holidays! Now you can get the award winning reading experience that only Barnes & Noble can offer plus HD movies, TV shows and music from the top names in entertainment! Over 2.5 million books, magazines, newspapers, kids’ books and comics & graphic novels from the world’s largest bookstore; favorite movies and TV shows from Netflix and Hulu Plus; millions of songs to choose from; thousands of must-have apps—plus email and lightning fast Web browsing. It’s everything you want in a tablet—plus it’s built for speed, has tons of memory, features superior battery life and the world’s most advanced VividView™ touchscreen—yet it’s light and portable. All this for just $249.
Next, I’m pleased to let current owners know that firmware 1.1 for NOOK Simple Touch is here, making it even better—now the fastest, easiest to use Reader with the world’s best reading screen & the longest battery life! This update will roll out over Wi-Fi in the coming weeks, but you can sideload to your device now here.
NOOK Color owners should stay-tuned for a firmware update starting in December. Our largest software update yet will make NOOK Color better than ever with over 100 reading enhancements, the hottest music services, top comics & graphic novels, plus NOOK Color customers will be able to download Netflix to watch movies & TV shows and Hulu Plus™ will also be available for NOOK Color in the coming months.
Plus, just in time for holiday gift-giving, we’re dropping the price on NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK Color. Effective immediately, the new and improved NOOK Simple Touch is just $99, while NOOK Color is only $199. So whether you’re looking to give the gift of NOOK this holiday, or just treat yourself, NOOK’s got everything you want at a great value!
For the full details on today’s announcements, read our press release here.Read more...
Starting today, NOOK Color owners have access to firmware version 1.3, a software update that enhances the best-in-class NOOK Newsstand by offering even more interactive versions of the country’s favorite magazines and newspapers.
Not only does this update offer access to new bestselling titles including People, Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Parents and Fitness magazines, the new capabilities allow for Special Interactive NOOK Editions with enhanced content—like videos, audio podcasts, animations, photo galleries, and more—for select titles. Plus, print subscribers to People, Time, Sports Illustrated and Fortune can enjoy the NOOK Magazine™ versions on their NOOK Color at no additional cost.
Also included in the update are performance improvements and new features.
NOOK Color customers can enjoy these new features through a free software update available at www.nookcolor.com/update or provided over the air (OTA) to customers connected to Wi-Fi beginning this week.
For more details about this update, please read the full press release here.Read more...
As a devoted reader, I’m just as excited as you are for each new NOOK development. So when I finally had a chance to hold our All-New NOOK™ in my hands—available for pre-order now—I immediately thought of all the great ways it would make reading even better.
First, it’s ultra-light and thin—something that will make my daily subway commute easier than ever.
Next the incredible battery life—up to 2 months on a single charge—had me looking ahead to summer weekend trips, with one fewer charger to pack.
And when I saw the crisp, clear E Ink® Pearl Display, combined with an easy-to-use touchscreen, I could immediately tell that the All-New NOOK is, quite frankly, the simple touch reader I’ve been waiting for.
Read our press release to learn more about the All-New NOOK, The Simple Touch Reader.
If you’re an Unbound reader, you’re also probably a lifetime reader. That’s why I’m so excited to let you know about our new Read Forever™ campaign from Barnes & Noble. Actually, it’s more than a campaign. It’s a celebration of reading.
The campaign evokes the emotions inspired by a great read and showcases the award winning NOOK Color™ Reader's Tablet™. With over two million titles to choose from, NOOK Color gives the zealous reader all they need to keep reading, and more.
Keep your eyes peeled for this television spot airing during some of your favorite shows in coming weeks.
You’ll find more chances to engage with the Read Forever™ campaign on Unbound, Facebook and Twitter very soon. To help us kick off this important campaign, please let us know in the comments below what you think of our new ad, and find our Read Forever press release here.Read more...