NOOK Newsstand Adds More Titles From Meredith and Time Inc.
Now offers over 200 periodicals to users.
The NOOK Newsstand for Barnes & Noble’s e-reader offering NOOK has added more titles from Meredith and Time Inc. to its periodical roster.
NOOK is also updating its newsstand to 1.3 software, increasing capability for the platform. Interactive options now include video, audio podcasts, animations and photo galleries, according to a Barnes & Noble press statement.
Time Inc. releases FORTUNE, PEOPLE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and TIME magazines for the NOOK; the publisher says all 21 of its titles will be available for the NOOK by year’s end. Current print subscribers can download these digital editions for free.
Meredith Corp. brings Parents, Ladies’ Home Journal, Eating Well, Midwest Living, Siempre Mujer, Traditional Home and Fitness magazines to the digital newsstand, with Better Homes and Gardens being added this fall. Meredith plans to have almost two dozen titles on the NOOK by 2012.
Subscriptions and single copy sales are available for Meredith users, with a free 14-day trial for digital subscription purchase.
In April, the NOOK Color refreshed its offerings by including web options, built-in email and new additions to Shop on NOOK Color. This increased functionality brings the e-reader NOOK (once viewed solely as a platform for digital versions of PDFs) in direct competition with tablet competitors like the iPad and the Motorola Xoom.
Time Inc. is making it entire magazine portfolio available on several platforms, with all 21 of its titles to be available for download on the iPad by January 2012.