Two interesting Barnes and Noble press releases hit my inbox this morning.
In the first, Barnes and Noble is offering a free NOOK Simple Touch or a NOOK Color for only $99 if you purchase a one-year NOOK subscription of the New York Times. The cost of the subscription is $19.99 and includes full digital access for both the NOOK and the New York Times website. You can access the bundle directly and see the full terms and conditions at www.nook.com/nyt.
In the second release, Barnes and Noble is offering the NOOK Tablet for $199 with a one-year NOOK subscription to People. The cost of the digital subscription is $9.99 per month. You can check the details and purchase at www.nook.com/people.
These special bundles are available at Barnes and Nobles stores and at nook.com until March 9, 2012.
There’s lots of news today on the Kindle and Nook fronts….
There is a lot of buzz today about the Kindle Lending Program. None of the “Big Six” publishers are yet on board with what is rumored to be the start of Amazon’s “Netflix for books” lending program for books. This article from Paid Content fills in some of the details.
There is already a list of categories for the books in the lending library, and I predict that you will see lists of the books available soon.
I seem to get quite a few visitors looking for bargains on eReaders, so I thought I would pass these on.
Woot.com frequently has eReaders on sale. Like many of their items, these are refurbished, but the prices are quite reasonable. Today (May 23rd, 2011) there are several deals, probably because Barnes and Noble is scheduled to make a big announcement tomorrow that most experts are guessing will be about a new, improved eReader. Here are today’s deals:
You can also find bargain eReaders on eBay. Today’s dailydeal is a brand new Nook Wi-fi for $99.00 with free shipping. Barnes & Noble also sells books, Nooks, the Nook color and various accessories for the Nook in their eBay store.