Barnes & Noble has added six Time Inc. magazine titles for Nook Color users, including Time, Sports Illustrated and People.
The interactive versions of the titles will be free to those who already subscribe to them. The bookseller now offers more than 200 magazine and periodical titles for the Nook Color. By the end of the year, Barnes & Noble plans to make all 21 U.S. Time Inc. titles available, and they’ll be available on other top tablets as well. The Nook magazine special editions include extras like video and audio podcasts, photo galleries and other features. Nook customers who don’t have the Color device can also access Time and Fortune‘s E-Ink versions.
The announcement coincides with new editions of Meredith Corp. titles Parents and Fitness for the Nook Color. Meredith also plans to make Better Homes and Gardens available to Nook Color owners this fall.
The expansion of titles for Nook Color comes after publishers of women’s magazines like O, The Oprah Magazine and Women’s Health have seen sales of their Nook Color editions match and even beat sales of iPad versions.