On Wednesday, Nook Media -- Barnes & Noble subsidiary -- announced that Windows 8 users can take advantage of a "free book and magazine offer", available for a limited period of time, after installing the Nook app.
All that users have to do is download the Nook app -- which is available for any Windows 8-based device -- and sign in with their Microsoft account. From there on, they can choose up to five popular books and five top magazines (all free) from a specific list that includes titles such as Blue Bloods, Hello, Life of Pi, The Enemy, GQ, HGTV Magazine and Time, among others.
"With the NOOK app for Windows 8, customers get an incredible reading experience and can choose from over 3 million NOOK Books, including 1 million free titles, as well as magazines, newspapers and comics on any Windows 8 device", Jamie Iannone, president of Nook Digital Products, says. "Nook is the highest-rated reading and digital bookstore app for Windows 8, and by providing bestselling books and top magazines for free, new NOOK customers can start their digital libraries with some of the best content in the expansive NOOK Store".
The 10 titles can be pulled from the "Welcome Offer" category inside Nook, but only after adding a credit card. The app displays a message that informs users that they will not be charged for free content. The eligible magazines are listed as free per month, and as a result users should not be charged for future issues as well.