UK buyers to get NOOK in time for Christmas
Barnes & Noble are to sell that its NOOK eBook reader in the UK from this autumn.
A new online storefront marks the first time the company will expand its business internationally. The reader and eBooks are also to be made available through a number of (as yet unannounced) high street retailers.
From mid-October, Barnes & Noble will offer UK buyers the NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, the top-ranked eBook readers in the US.
“We are proud to be able to offer our top-rated line of NOOK reading devices and our award-winning digital bookstore to the discerning and highly educated consumers in the UK,” said William J. Lynch, Chief Executive Officer at Barnes & Noble. “We’re confident our award-winning technology, combined with our expansive content – including books, children’s books, magazines, apps, movies and more – will bring UK customers the option they’ve been waiting for.”
The online NOOK Store is to feature more than 2.5 million digital titles – including top-selling UK books, newspapers and magazines – plus comics and NOOK Apps.