Thursday 6th December 2012
Imagine launches entire portfolio on Barnes & Noble Nook tablet
Respected technology publisher extends worldwide digital reach with the debut of its leading brands on the B&N Nook
Barnes & Noble has a new digital content partner in the form of UK-based technology publisher Imagine Publishing, creators of popular worldwide magazine brands, including iCreate, How It Works, games™, Retro Gamer, Photoshop® Creative, Digital Photographer, Android Magazine and SciFiNow.
Live from today on the Barnes & Noble Nook tablet and at BarnesandNoble.com is Imagine’s entire portfolio of 19 magazine digital editions covering technology, knowledge/science, photography and videogames markets. Imagine’s portfolio of over 150 technology bookazines follows soon after.
Barnes & Noble, the respected US print and online bookseller has over 40 million customers and launched its first Nook eReader to rival the Amazon Kindle in October 2009. The Nook became a full colour tablet in November 2011. Between its high street stores and online outlets, Barnes & Noble sells over 300 million books a year and is the second largest retailer of magazines in America.
“Imagine’s relationship with Barnes & Noble has always been strong since we formed the company in 2005, and it’s now great to be able to drive revenues to its digital operation,” said Imagine Publishing Group Managing Director Damian Butt. “B&N attracts an affluent, discerning customer who appreciates quality, and that’s why Imagine’s magazines and bookazines have always been hugely successful. Now for the first time, that content is available on the cool Nook tablet - the perfect partnership!”
“We are truly excited about our digital expansion onto Barnes & Noble’s high quality Nook range, which now features their flagship Nook HD+ tablet.” said Group Creative Director Mark Kendrick. “Nook owners are going to love how incredible Imagine’s magazines look and read on their new digital device” he added.
Imagine Publishing is one of the UK’s fastest-growing multimedia content publishers. Formed in May 2005, it now publishes 19 regular print magazines, 50 digital apps, over 240 bookazines, 29 websites and thousands of articles every month in the technology, videogames, photography and knowledge/science markets. An Imagine magazine is purchased every ten seconds.