NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc., will bring newspapers from leading colleges and universities from across the U.S. to its expansive NOOK Newsstand offering through a newly announced content licensing partnership with distribution service UWIRE. The digital editions of hundreds of college and university newspapers will now be available across all NOOK devices and through the Free NOOK Reading Apps™. Major newspapers from leading colleges like Harvard, Columbia, Louisiana State University, Northwestern University, University of Michigan and University of Texas at Austin, can now be purchased as a single copy issue or subscribed to on a monthly basis.
“Through NOOK’s exclusive partnership with UWIRE, we are providing a new and convenient way to stay connected with your favorite college or university,” said Jonathan Shar, Vice President & General Manager, Emerging Content, NOOK Media LLC. “NOOK is now the only place that provides easy access to over 500 digital editions of college and university newspapers, delivering them to students, alumni, faculty, and sports fans, across all NOOK devices and NOOK reading apps.”
College and university newspapers will be delivered to NOOK customers and will feature an intuitive design that makes it even easier and more fun to read newspapers digitally. Subscribers to these newspapers will have new issues automatically delivered to their NOOK Libraries™ as soon as they are available to read across all NOOK devices and Free NOOK Reading Apps. In addition, NOOK Newsstand already features the largest digital collection of the top 100 bestselling magazines available for both digital subscriptions and single copy sale in the U.S., plus a large selection of leading daily and weekly newspapers, all available to try free for 14 days.
The addition of college and university newspapers to NOOK highlights Barnes & Noble’s ongoing commitment to serve students with the latest innovations in learning along with access to the best in educational content. At the nearly 700 Barnes & Noble College campus stores nationwide, an expansive network of 4.6 million students are provided with an unrivaled selection of learning resources, including the NOOK line of eReaders and tablets. With these award-winning devices now featuring hundreds of newspapers from leading colleges and universities, Barnes & Noble College is continuing its mission to strengthen student and alumni connections.
For more information on NOOK, customers can visit www.nook.com or visit the NOOK Digital Shops™ and displays in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores and Barnes & Noble College campus stores nationwide. Barnes & Noble offers Always Free NOOK Support in all of its neighborhood bookstores, with more than 35,000 NOOKSellers™ across the country ready to assist customers with setting up and getting the most out of their NOOK devices.
For more information, customers can visit www.nook.com/collegenewspapers.