Barnes & Noble Announces New NOOK Audiobooks App™ for iPhone® and iPad®, and New NOOKAudiobooks.com Website

Customers Can Now Shop More Than 60,000 Top Audiobooks Online at
NOOKAudiobooks.com and Listen on Any NOOK
® by
Samsung Tablet, Android Device, iPhone and iPad

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail
bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products, today announced the NOOK Audiobooks App for iPhone
and iPad and a new website, NOOKAudiobooks.com,
which seamlessly work together to let customers shop a leading selection
of more than 60,000 audiobooks online and listen anywhere, on any NOOK
by Samsung tablet, iPhone, iPad or Android device. Customers simply
select and purchase a competitively priced audiobook from the great
selection, then enjoy listening anywhere via the NOOK Audiobooks App on
their device. Plus, customers can sample any audiobook for free online,
and enjoy audiobooks on demand with no subscription required.

To celebrate the expansion of its NOOK Audiobooks offering, for a
limited time, Barnes & Noble is offering a specially curated selection
of current blockbuster, bestselling and popular audiobook shorts for
$2.99 or less, an incredible value. This promotion includes titles such
as High Heat by Lee Child, A Face in the Crowd by Stephen
King, Pros and Cons by Janet Evanovich, Bullseye by David
Baldacci and more. Customers can learn more at NOOKAudiobooks.com.

“We’re thrilled to expand our NOOK Audiobooks offering to further our
commitment to creating an easy way for customers to find and access
their next great listen on their favorite devices,” said Fred Argir,
Chief Digital Officer at Barnes & Noble. “Customers can discover their
newest audiobook anytime, anywhere and dive in immediately on any NOOK
by Samsung, iPhone, iPad or Android device.”

NOOK Audiobooks are perfect for booklovers of all ages and can open up
new worlds of entertainment and learning while driving or riding in a
car, commuting to the office, walking the dog, and much more. Its great
selection features blockbuster new titles including City on Fire by
Garth Risk Hallberg, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, The
Survivor
by Vince Flynn, After You by Jojo Moyes, and so much
more.

The free NOOK Audiobooks App is now available in the NOOK App Store,
Google Play for Android smartphones and tablets, and the App Store for
iPhone and iPad. For more information on the NOOK Audiobooks App for
iPhone or iPad, or any of NOOK’s best-in-class devices and reading apps,
please visit NOOKAudiobooks.com
or NOOK.com.

The new NOOK Audiobooks offering is powered by digital content delivery
leader Findaway, leveraging its audiobook technology and distribution
platform, AudioEngine.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s
largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products. The Company operates 647 Barnes & Noble
bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites,
BN.com (www.bn.com).
The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK®
tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and
entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store
features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com)
and UK (www.nook.co.uk),
plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and offers the
ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through
Free NOOK Reading Apps available for Android, iOS®
and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting
the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers®
and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble,
Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are
trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

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Contacts

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Senior
Vice President
Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Alan
McNamara, 212-633-3379
Director
Corporate Communications
amcnamara@bn.com