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Barnes & Noble is bringing Nook e-reader to the UK

Digital reader and content will be out this Autumn
Mon Aug 20 2012, 15:14
Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

BOOKSELLER Barnes & Noble will start selling its Nook e-reader and associated digital content in the UK from this Autumn.

The firm has not released pricing information yet, but let's take a stab and assume that it is going to be somewhere in the region of £100 to £200, or roughly the same price as Amazon's Kindle, the piece of hardware that is likely to be its main competitor.

B&N said that the first hardware to go on sale in Blighty will be the Simple Touch and Simple Touch with Glowlight. These cost $100 and $139 respectively.

Content will be sold through a web site that will launch in October, says the US based firm, and prices, partnerships and supportive retailers will be announced shortly.

"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, CEO 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 Nook store will feature a lot of content, more than 2.5 million titles, including books, comics and magazines, according to the firm. µ


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