Barnes & Noble will begin selling its Nook e-reader in the UK this fall

Barnes & Noble opens up its Nook e-reader to an international market. 

Releasing the Nook in the UK will allow Barnes & Noble to compete more effectively with Amazon.

Barnes & Noble announced on Monday that it will be making the long awaited expansion of its e-reader market when it launches its Nook e-reader in the UK this fall.

The Nook will be available at the Nook store, in October, offering more than 2.5 million titles including books, magazines, newspapers, and apps. Barnes & Nobles has withheld the information about its retail partners until a later date.

This step will allow Barnes & Noble to compete more effectively with Amazon, whose Kindle e-reader has been available in the UK for quite some time. According to The Guardian , the retailer has stated that it plans to open up its digital bookstore to 10 new countries within the next year.

Jodi Picoult quiz: How well do you know her books?

The Guardian reports that the new initiative has been backed by Microsoft with $605 million as it makes its first inroads into e-book industry. The new Windows 8 is set to be released in October and it will include a Nook app as part of the agreement.

Chief executive, William Lynch said that he is pleased to be able to offer the company’s Nook products to the “discerning and highly educated consumers in the U.K.”

“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.”

You've read  of  free articles. Subscribe to continue.
Real news can be honest, hopeful, credible, constructive.
What is the Monitor difference? Tackling the tough headlines – with humanity. Listening to sources – with respect. Seeing the story that others are missing by reporting what so often gets overlooked: the values that connect us. That’s Monitor reporting – news that changes how you see the world.

Dear Reader,

About a year ago, I happened upon this statement about the Monitor in the Harvard Business Review – under the charming heading of “do things that don’t interest you”:

“Many things that end up” being meaningful, writes social scientist Joseph Grenny, “have come from conference workshops, articles, or online videos that began as a chore and ended with an insight. My work in Kenya, for example, was heavily influenced by a Christian Science Monitor article I had forced myself to read 10 years earlier. Sometimes, we call things ‘boring’ simply because they lie outside the box we are currently in.”

If you were to come up with a punchline to a joke about the Monitor, that would probably be it. We’re seen as being global, fair, insightful, and perhaps a bit too earnest. We’re the bran muffin of journalism.

But you know what? We change lives. And I’m going to argue that we change lives precisely because we force open that too-small box that most human beings think they live in.

The Monitor is a peculiar little publication that’s hard for the world to figure out. We’re run by a church, but we’re not only for church members and we’re not about converting people. We’re known as being fair even as the world becomes as polarized as at any time since the newspaper’s founding in 1908.

We have a mission beyond circulation, we want to bridge divides. We’re about kicking down the door of thought everywhere and saying, “You are bigger and more capable than you realize. And we can prove it.”

If you’re looking for bran muffin journalism, you can subscribe to the Monitor for $15. You’ll get the Monitor Weekly magazine, the Monitor Daily email, and unlimited access to

QR Code to Barnes & Noble will begin selling its Nook e-reader in the UK this fall
Read this article in
QR Code to Subscription page
Start your subscription today