Barnes & Noble has today updated their NOOK App for Windows 8.1 devices. The updated app now includes Windows 8.1 features such as supports for new Live Tiles sizes, enhanced snap view, import from SkyDrive and more. Read the full press below.
New York, New York – October 17, 2013 – NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced an updated NOOK App for Windows 8.1 that is fully optimized to integrate the exciting new features of Windows 8.1. The updated app includes a streamlined user interface, faster performance and great new features to highlight Windows 8.1, including enhanced support for snap view and portrait orientation, the ability to import files from SkyDrive, enhanced search, improved library organization and even better in-app support for customers.
To celebrate the launch of the NOOK App for Windows 8.1, customers who download the app have access to an exclusive list of first-in-the-series titles available for $2.99 or less, for a limited time. Popular books available in this offer include One for the Money (Stephanie Plum Series #1) by Janet Evanovich, Liars and Thieves (Tommy Carmellini Series #1) by Stephen Coonts and A Time to Dance (Timeless Love Series #1) by Karen Kingsbury, and many more. NOOK for Windows 8.1 customers can simply scroll to “Shop Popular Lists” in the app to find and download these great titles for $2.99 or less.
“NOOK is one of the highest-rated reading and digital bookstore apps for Windows 8 and we’ve added even more great features to coincide with the launch of Windows 8.1,” said Mahesh Veerina, Chief Operating Officer at NOOK Media LLC. “With the NOOK App for Windows 8.1, customers get an incredible reading experience and can choose from over 3 million NOOK Books™, including 1 million free titles, as well as magazines, newspapers and comics on any Windows 8.1 device.”
New Features in NOOK for Windows include:
•Enhanced search discoverability from anywhere in the app, along with a streamlined search results page.
•Import ePub and PDF files from “My PC” & SkyDrive, with imported files appearing in the NOOK library and current reading page saved for imported items.
•Improved library organization featuring grouping by content type and integrated library search access.
•Support for enhanced snap view in Windows 8.1 to dynamically adapt to changes in orientation.
•Improved support for portrait orientation for a great reading experience on Windows tablets.
•Even better in-app support featuring “Send Feedback” link to contact Customer Service.
•Support for new small and large live tile sizes in Windows 8.1.
•Improved access to archived content including access to items archived on another NOOK device or app.
•Support for interactive magazines was also added in a recent update.
The NOOK App for Windows 8.1 also enables customers to sign in and shop using their Microsoft account, dramatically simplifying the reading and shopping experience while providing customers with easy access to NOOK’s vast selection of digital books, magazines, newspapers and comics on Windows.
The NOOK App for Windows 8.1 is now available to download for free in the Windows Store on all Windows 8.1 devices. Customers can learn more about NOOK for Windows at www.nook.com/nookforwindows8.