Barnes & Noble have finally launched their eBook app within the UK, at last offering us Brits a direct high quality alternative to the Amazon Kindle Store.
If you are a fan of Barnes & Noble’s Nook series of e-readers then you will be pleased to know that the US based company have now officially launched their iPhone, iPad and Android app within the UK. 100% free, the app allows consumers to download new eBooks direct to their devices and the Nook Store boasts access to over 2.5 million books, magazines and newspapers. As well as one off payment and free book titles, the Nook Store also offers its very own Newstand service allowing folk’ to subscribe to certain editions of magazine much like Apple does on its iOS devices.
Barnes and Noble currently have a range of solid hardware on the market. These range from tablets such as the Nook HD+ and Nook HD which compete with the Amazon kindle Fire, as well as dedicated e-readers including the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight and Nook Simple Touch.
Amazon and Kobo, two of the most prominent providers of eBook across the UK, have both had apps out on Android and iOS devices for some time. In the case of Barnes and Noble, though, the words better late than never do indeed spring to mind.
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