Barnes and Noble Nook Windows 8 app released

It took a bit longer than Barnes and Noble predicted but its promised Nook app made for Windows 8 and Windows RT has finally made it into the Windows Store for download.

The free Nook app serves as both an eReader and an online store where users can purchase and download eBooks once you sign up for a Nook account. You can also subscribe to online magazines and newspapers along with comic books from Marvel, DC and other publishers.

If you own a Nook tablet, the Nook Windows 8 app will allow users to sync the last page they might have read on the app and then continue to read at the place they left off on the Nook tablet or other Nook app.

One interesting thing you will quickly discover once you open up the Nook Windows 8 app is that it comes with a free sample book from Microsoft Press, Windows 8 Plain and Simple. This "sample" version is actually over 500 pages long and has over 50 percent of the full book's content.

This new app also represents the first real collaboration between Barnes and Noble and Microsoft since the two companies announced plans earlier this year to team up for a planned spinoff of the Nook business.

Source: Windows Store website | Image via Microsoft

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Hello,

Barnes & Noble, the company the Nook software integrates with, is a separate company from Microsoft. I would find it very strange if the app was tied to my Microsoft Account, just as I would for the Kindle app or any other ereader app.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

goretsky said,
Hello,

Barnes & Noble, the company the Nook software integrates with, is a separate company from Microsoft. I would find it very strange if the app was tied to my Microsoft Account, just as I would for the Kindle app or any other ereader app.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

Hello there,

Nook Media LLC is now a separate company from B&N and Microsoft is part of it.

It make sense to integrate Nook with Microsoft Account. As of now Microsoft's ecosystem is the only major ecosystem that's is missing a Book/News Stand solution.

Apple and Google have their own solutions for a while now and is tied with their ecosystems.

Still requires a B&N account to sing on and it does not utilize a Microsoft Account, meaning even Microsoft is now part of Nook Media LLC, the Nook App IS NOT a part of Microsoft's ecosystem. :-(