Barnes & Noble Nook E-Reader Finally in Stock
The Nook e-reader from Barnes & Noble has officially been on sale for almost 3 months now, but it has been exceedingly hard to get a hold of because B&N has had so few available. All that is supposed to end, and just in time for a Valentine's Day promotion.
The Nook was supposed to challenge the Amazon Kindle, as a way to get e-books and other downloadable content, by opening up the Barnes & Noble e-book store to customers wherever they are. The Kindle has had not only a significant head start, but a few bonus months of no competition as Barnes &Noble struggled to ramp up production. In a press release today, the company announced that the Nook is now available to purchase, both online and in Barnes & Noble bookstores.
The accompanying promotion is called "More in Store" and basically boils down to a few exclusive book deals for the Nook that relate to Valentine's Day. Nook buyers have access to a short story by Adriana Trigiani, a recipe for red velvet cupcakes from Anne Byrn, self-professed Cake Mix Doctor, and a regular feature called "Read Between the Wines" in which wine expert Kevin Zraly tells you which wines pair best with which books. Just in case the bottle you use for late night Danielle Steel novel reading isn't magical enough.
In order to sweeten the deal, red velvet cupcakes notwithstanding, Barnes & Noble has offered free shipping for online orders and will be launching an In-Store Locator on its site in case you'd rather visit the brick-and-mortar establishment to pick up your Nook.
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