The United Kingdom has been powerfully receptive to mobile devices and digital content in recent years. That growing appetite is bound to be satisfied further by a major announcement today from Barnes & Noble.
The leading retailer of digital and print content confirmed Monday that its NOOK reading experience and leading digital bookstore are coming to the United Kingdom this fall through a dedicated online storefront.
The world’s largest bookseller will also offer its highly sought-after NOOK digital products and content to UK reading and entertainment lovers through partnerships with leading retailers expected to be announced shortly.
The company says that the first products to be available will include Barnes & Noble’s line of E Ink Readers, NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight – the top-ranked eBook readers in the United States today.
“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,” says William J. Lynch, Chief Executive Officer 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.”