Barnes and Noble announced an expansion to their ebook library today, launching the first dedicated Spanish language ebookstore in the United States.
Here’s the full press release for more details:
New York, New York – November 18, 2010 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced NOOKbooks en español, the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States, and the best – and growing – selection of Spanish titles, including bestsellers, new releases, classics, works in translation and more. With NOOKbooks en español, Barnes & Noble customers now have nearly instant access to thousands of popular Spanish language titles, including thousands of free works, to be enjoyed across a wide range of platforms, including NOOKcolor, NOOK 3G and NOOK Wi-Fi, and the company’s free software available for iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™, BlackBerry®, PC, and Mac®.
“For the first time ever, NOOKbooks en español enables Spanish speakers in the U.S., and those interested in learning and reading in Spanish, to get Spanish-language new releases, bestsellers, and classics in a digital format,” said Patricia Arancibia, International Content Manager, Digital Products at Barnes & Noble.
“Our goal is to continue building a service that revolves around the customer, making the largest and most diverse selection of digital content convenient and accessible for everyone,” added Theresa Horner, VP, Content, Digital Products at Barnes & Noble.
Working closely with many of the top international and U.S.-based publishers, Barnes & Noble will continue to expand its catalog of NOOKbooks en español, which currently includes more than a third of the top-selling trade Spanish-language titles in the U.S.
In addition to accessing NOOKbooks en español on NOOK devices, customers can use Barnes & Noble’s free eReading software to download and read books from their personal Barnes & Noble digital library on devices including iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™, BlackBerry® and other smartphones, PC, and Mac®. And with the Lifetime Library™ advantage, Barnes & Noble ensures that your content always goes wherever you go and is always protected and accessible on a variety of devices, as well as BN.com.
Learn more and experience NOOKbooks en español today by visiting http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooksenespanol, part of Barnes & Noble’s expansive NOOKbook™ Store (www.bn.com/NOOKbooks), which features more than two million digital titles, including books, newspapers, magazines, and engaging children’s content.