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.
The Nook certainly dominated the ebook news yesterday.
As expected, Barnes & Noble announced the Nook Tablet,which will be available on November 18. The Tablet will retail for $249. Here’s a link to a hands-on video from Engadget.
Barnes & Noble has also reduced the price on two of its other readers. The Simple Touch will retail for $99. The Nook Color’s price will be reduced to $199.
Both readers are also getting updates: The Simple Touch update includes improvements to the page refresh rate and the battery life. Here’s a hands-on video for the Simple Touch from Engadget.
For the original Nook color, the new updates will add Hulu Plus, etc.
And, if you find it confusing – Nook Color, Nook Tablet – here’s an article to help you sort it out.
To help sell all the readers, Barnes & Noble is launching in-store Nook Stations!
And, if all of that is not enough, Barnes & Noble announced that they will be launching an international Nook in the months ahead.