Barnes & Noble takes Nook e-reader to Britain

Aug 20, 2012
The "Nook" digital reader is displayed at a launching in 2009 in New York City. Barnes & Noble on Monday announced it will release Nook tablets in Britain in the first move by the world's largest book seller to sell the e-readers outside the United States.

Barnes & Noble on Monday announced it will release Nook tablets in Britain in the first move by the world's largest book seller to sell the e-readers outside the United States.

Nook tablets and digital content will become available in October at a new online shop at nook.co.uk.

"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 Barnes & Noble chief executive William Lynch.

"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."

Barnes & Noble said that it would start by focusing on offerings including digital books, magazines and newspapers. Pricing details were not disclosed.

The company last week cut prices in the US to $179 and $199 for a Nook Tablet with 16 gigabytes or 32 gigabyte of memory, respectively.

The price of a Nook Color was trimmed to $149.

The moves came as people snapped up recently-launched Google Nexus 7 tablets and rumors heightened that Apple next month will release a "mini" iPad with a seven-inch screen that would go head-to-head with Nook, Kindle and Nexus 7.

Explore further: BlackBerry sets new phone launch in revival bid

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Barnes & Noble unveils $199 Nook Tablet

Feb 21, 2012

US bookseller Barnes & Noble unveiled a new version of its Nook tablet computer Tuesday, a device with the same $199 price tag as Amazon's Kindle Fire.

Barnes & Noble adds apps to Nook e-reader

Apr 25, 2011

Barnes & Noble Inc. on Monday added an applications store and an email program to its Nook Color e-reader, bringing the $249 device closer to working like a tablet computer in the vein of the iPad.

Barnes & Noble's unveils $249 Nook Tablet

Nov 07, 2011

Barnes & Noble unveiled a $249 Nook Tablet Monday just ahead of the crucial holiday shopping season as the book retailer fights for a larger share of the lucrative e-book market.

Recommended for you

Big new iPhone brings Apple more profit

2 hours ago

Apple's largest iPhone is selling for $100 more than its other new model, but a new report says it costs Apple only $15.50 more to make the more expensive version.

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in China in days

4 hours ago

US technology giant Microsoft will launch its Xbox One in China on September 29, becoming the first game console to enter the market in 14 years, it said Tuesday, in an apparent reversal of a delay announced ...

PlayStation TV to hit US in October

5 hours ago

PlayStation TV home entertainment system is set to hit North America on October 14 as Sony seeks to improve its financial footing with games, films and music.

User comments : 0