Barnes and Noble just announced a new back-to-school promotion where they are giving away twelve ebooks from their classics series, twelve SparkNotes, three Nook Study guides, and four Nook Color apps with the purchase of a Nook Touch, Nook Color, or 1st Gen Nook.
The offer is good both online at B&N.com and in Barnes and Noble retail stores. In order to get the free content, you have to buy a Nook by the end of the day on September 11th and then register it with a Barnes and Noble account by October 31st.
The Barnes and Noble Classic ebooks include introductions, footnotes, endnotes, and additional information about the book and author. The SparkNotes are study guides akin to CliffNotes. SparkNotes is owned by Barnes and Noble, in fact. The Nook Color apps are free anyway, so that’s not saying much. I guess they included them for organizational purposes, and obviously aren’t going to do any good on the Nook Touch or Nook Classic.
Here’s the complete list of free content:
A Tale of Two Cities
Crime and Punishment
The Good Soldier
The House of Mirth
The Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man
One Hundred Years of Solitude
War and Peace
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Great Gatsby
Lord of the Flies
The Catcher in the Rye
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Oedipus Plays
NOOK Study Guides
NOOK Study’s 50 Survival Tips: How to Win at College
NOOK Study’s 25 Tips for Living Up a Semester Abroad
NOOK Study’s 25 Tips for Landing an Internship
NOOK Color apps
NOOK Word of the Day