In an attempt to jump-start its digital content business abroad, Barnes & Noble is offering readers across Europe free ebooks and digital magazines when they download the Nook app for Windows 8.1.
The deal is in effect in Spain, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands and the content on offer varies country to country.
In Italy, for instance, according to a press release, the deal includes:
Il richiamo della foresta by Jack London, Le nove chiavi dell’antiquario by Martin Rua, Alta marea a Cape Love by Viviana Giorgi and Mia madre è un fiume by Donatella Di Pietrantonio, along with current issues of top selling magazines CHIP Italia, L’Espresso, National Geographic Italia, Cosmopolitan and Men’s Health – Edizione per I’italia.
Readers will get all the books on the list for free as well as the current editions of the magazines, according to a Barnes & Noble spokesperson.
In Spain, the free content includes:
Los 3 primeros casos del inspector Mascarell by Jordi Sierra I Fabra and Orange is the new black: Crónica de mi año en una prisión federal de mujeres by Piper Kerman, along with current issues of top selling magazines Hola, DeViajes, Elle – Spain edition, Diez Minutos and QUE ME DICES.
In Switzerland, the content includes:
L’homme volcan by Malzieu Mathias and Thomas Passe-Mondes, Tomes 1 et 2 by Eric Tasset, along with current issues of top selling magazines Maxim Deutschland, Schweiz, Österreich, PCtipp, Beobachter Natur, Tele and Beobachter. As an added bonus, also featured is an assortment of samples including Le grand livre des idées reçues, Insolite et grandes énigmes and Hôtel – Chambre un. Customers will also get the Serial Lecteurs 2014 Collection, which contains the first chapters of popular thrillers from Harlen Coben, Eric Giacometti, Karine Giebel and Claude Izner.
And in the Netherlands, the content includes:
Bij nacht vermoord by J.D. Robb, O, o Olivia by Gillian King, 61 uur by Lee Child, Odessa Star by Herman Koch and Parade’s End deel 1 – De ander niet’ by Ford Madox Ford, along with current issues of top selling magazines Esquire – Nederlandse versie, Cosmopolitan – Nederlandse versie, Men’s Health – Nederlandse versie, Vrij Nederland and Computer Idee.
Nook is now in 32 countries and 21 languages.