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Barnes & Noble Launches Audio App and Web Site

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Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the NOOK Audiobooks App for iPhone and iPad and a new website, NOOKAudiobooks.com, which seamlessly work together to let customers shop a leading selection of more than 60,000 audiobooks online and listen anywhere, on any NOOK by Samsung tablet, iPhone, iPad or Android device. Customers simply select and purchase a competitively priced audiobook from the great selection, then enjoy listening anywhere via the NOOK Audiobooks App on their device. Plus, customers can sample any audiobook for free online, and enjoy audiobooks on demand with no subscription required.
 
To celebrate the expansion of its NOOK Audiobooks offering, for a limited time, Barnes & Noble is offering a specially curated selection of current blockbuster, bestselling and popular audiobook shorts for $2.99 or less, an incredible value. This promotion includes titles such as High Heat by Lee Child, A Face in the Crowd by Stephen King, Pros and Cons by Janet Evanovich, Bullseyeby David Baldacci and more. Customers can learn more at NOOKAudiobooks.com.
 
“We’re thrilled to expand our NOOK Audiobooks offering to further our commitment to creating an easy way for customers to find and access their next great listen on their favorite devices,” said Fred Argir, Chief Digital Officer at Barnes & Noble. “Customers can discover their newest audiobook anytime, anywhere and dive in immediately on any NOOK by Samsung, iPhone, iPad or Android device.”
 
NOOK Audiobooks are perfect for booklovers of all ages and can open up new worlds of entertainment and learning while driving or riding in a car, commuting to the office, walking the dog, and much more. Its great selection features blockbuster new titles including City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, The Survivor by Vince Flynn, After You by Jojo Moyes, and so much more.
 
The free NOOK Audiobooks App is now available in the NOOK App Store, Google Play for Android smartphones and tablets, and the App Store for iPhone and iPad. For more information on the NOOK Audiobooks App for iPhone or iPad, or any of NOOK’s best-in-class devices and reading apps, please visit NOOKAudiobooks.com or NOOK.com.
 
The new NOOK Audiobooks offering is powered by digital content delivery leader Findaway, leveraging its audiobook technology and distribution platform, AudioEngine.
 
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 647 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK®tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com) and UK (www.nook.co.uk), plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps available for Android, iOS® and Windows®.
 
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
 
Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.
 
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