NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS),
the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products,
and Fuhu, Inc., the leader in tablets made just for kids, announced
today the launch of an innovative NOOK app for children that will come
installed on Fuhu’s nabi tablets, including the nabi Jr., nabi 2 and
nabi XD, beginning late Summer.
The new NOOK App for Kids to be installed on nabi tablets is fully
compliant with the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
and provides a curated reading experience for children, with access to
thousands of new and classic children’s titles. The nabi tablets will
also come preloaded with the full NOOK for Android™ app for
use in parent mode, providing adult users with access to more than 3
million books, magazines, newspapers, comics and graphic novels in the
NOOK Store™, including more than a million free titles.
The new NOOK App for Kids will be preloaded on the entire line of nabi
products including: nabi Jr. (5-inch, $99), nabi 2 (7-inch, $179) and
nabi XD (10.1-inch, $249). The nabi tablet is the #1 selling tablet for
children, built with the most comprehensive set of parental controls,
its exclusive nabi Coins and Treasure Box, Spinlets Plus TV and music
stores, and Fooz Kids University and Wings Learning System. nabi is the
only choice for high-quality tablets made just for kids.
Through this entirely new application designed specifically for
children, NOOK offers various features exclusive to the NOOK Kids™
reading experience. Kids can easily find a favorite story and engage
with the books and their favorite characters by digitally turning pages,
interacting with the text, and zooming in and around graphics – all on
the nabi tablets. The app also helps parents select books that are
appropriate for their children by giving them complete control over the
browsing and shopping experience. The new app adheres to the Federal
Trade Commission’s regulations on children’s online privacy under COPPA.
“This new partnership with Fuhu continues our commitment to making NOOK
content available to our new and existing customers across a broad range
of platforms and devices,” said Mike Saturnia, Vice President and
General Manager of NOOK Sales & Business Development. “By installing our
innovative kids app alongside our NOOK for Android app on Fuhu’s
exciting nabi tablets, we are opening up NOOK’s expansive content
offering to even more families and children.”
“Fuhu is committed to ensuring that our nabi tablets come preloaded with
the best and most entertaining, educational and enriching features,
which is why this partnership with NOOK is such a great fit,” said Jim
Mitchell, CEO of Fuhu, Inc. “By making NOOK the pre-installed reading
app on our market-leading nabi tablets, we are reinforcing and extending
our commitment to join with companies that share our commitment to
providing the richest content to customers.”
Through the full NOOK for Android app in parent mode on nabi tablets,
existing NOOK customers will be able to access all the books in their
personal NOOK Library™ by signing in using a valid NOOK
account. New adult customers will seamlessly be able to set up an
account, purchase books and start reading while in parent mode on their
Like all Free NOOK Reading Apps™, purchased content is safely
stored through the NOOK Cloud™, making it easy for customers
to access digital books, magazines and more wherever they go. Using NOOK
Sync™ technology, NOOK Reading Apps automatically synchronize
a customer’s last page read across all of their devices. Customers can
learn more about the full suite of Free NOOK Reading Apps at www.nook.com/apps.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company
operates 677 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the
Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).
Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital
reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers
award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital
reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store™ (www.nook.com),
while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 678 bookstores
serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and
universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to be
named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is
one of only 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the
number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music
and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer
satisfaction according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring
Top 100 Edition).
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the
Internet by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
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About NOOK Media LLC
NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to read what you
love, anywhere you like™ with a fun, easy-to-use and
immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access
to the expansive NOOK Store™ of more than 3 million digital
books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and the
ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through
free NOOK Reading Apps™ and NOOK Video apps, available at www.nook.com/freenookapps.
NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any of Barnes & Noble’s
nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and
online at www.nook.com,
as well as leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and
many others. NOOK products are available in the United Kingdom through www.nook.co.uk and leading
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About Fuhu, Inc.
Fuhu, Inc., creator of the nabi tablet, is a leading designer, seller
and innovator of thoughtful consumer products and services for children.
Fuhu is committed to creating children's solutions that are: (1)
socially responsible, (2) made right, (3) make a difference in people's
lives, (4) for parents by parents, and (5) dedicated to the intellectual
development of children. Fuhu is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif.,
with other U.S. offices in Denver and San Jose. For more information,