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Barnes & Noble and NOOK(R) Announce the 1st Annual Readers’ Choice Newsstand Awards

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Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) and NOOK Media LLC, today announced the 1st Annual Readers’ Choice Newsstand Awards, a unique opportunity for readers to vote for their favorite newsstand content and discover great magazines. From October 20, through November 19, readers can vote for their favorite content from a select list of categories at www.nook.com/readerschoice. Each category has four nominees to choose from and all nominated content will be available to be read for free online with a dedicated reading experience that is optimized for PCs, tablets and smartphones. Nominated content can also be shared with friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more. The categories for the 2014 Readers’ Choice Newsstand Awards are as follows:

Complete list of Readers' Choice Newsstand Awards nominated works. (Photo: Business Wire)

Complete list of Readers’ Choice Newsstand Awards nominated works. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Cover of the Year

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Best Advice Article

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Article with the Biggest Societal

Impact

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Best Column or Feature

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Most Inspirational Story

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Best Pop Culture Magazine

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Most Interesting Interview

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Best “How-To” Article

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Best International Import

The nominees will receive a special in-store promotional display at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide for the print edition during the open voting period, as well as other digital promotion.

“Both Barnes & Noble and NOOK have such an incredibly diverse selection of both physical and digital newsstand titles and we are excited to launch the Readers’ Choice Newsstand Awards as a way for customers to highlight the content they love and discover something new,” said Jonathan Shar, Vice President and General Manager of Emerging Digital Content at NOOK Media LLC.

Stephanie Fryling, Vice President, Newsstand at Barnes & Noble, added: “There’s a real treasure trove of content available through our physical and digital newsstands and these awards will spark a conversation about some of the very best works, while showcasing content that readers may not have known was out there.”

Throughout the voting period, readers can enter into a sweepstakes for the chance to win a fantastic grand prize of a trip for two to New York City and a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, as well as other great prizes including $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Cards and Samsung Galaxy Tab(R) 4 NOOK(R) devices. For the official Sweepstakes rules, visit www.nook.com/readerschoice.

Voting closes on November 19 and Barnes & Noble will announce the winners in each category on November 21. The winning publications will be showcased in Barnes & Noble stores across the country throughout the holiday season.

NOOK Newsstand(R) (www.nook.com/newsstand) features the largest digital collection of the top 100 bestselling U.S. magazines available for both digital subscriptions and single copy sale, and a vast collection of newspapers and magazines from around the world. NOOK continues to deliver a growing and diverse catalog of favorite periodicals rendered in a spectacular interactive format across the NOOK reading eco-system, which includes the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK, the first-ever full-featured Android tablet optimized for reading. Barnes & Noble stores nationwide carry a huge selection of the leading print magazines and periodicals including hard-to-find specialty magazines and popular international titles, which can also be found online at BN.com for sale as single issues or subscriptions.

For more information on the Readers’ Choice Newsstand Awards, visit www.nook.com/readerschoice.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 658 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK(R) products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store(R) (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers LLC operates 705 bookstores serving over five million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble(R), Barnes & Noble Booksellers(R) and Barnes & Noble.com(R) are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates.

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About NOOK Media LLC

NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to Read What You Love, Anywhere You LikeTM with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store(R) of more than 3 million digital books in the US and UK, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through free NOOK Reading AppsTM. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.nook.com, as well as leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are available in the United Kingdom at leading retailers; NOOK content can be purchased at www.nook.co.uk.

NOOK(R), the NOOK logos and NOOK MediaTM are trademarks of barnesandnoble.com llc or its affiliates. For more information on NOOK, follow us on www.twitter.com/nookBN and www.twitter.com/nook_UK, and like us on www.facebook.com/nook and www.facebook.com/nookGB.

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