Press Release: Barnes & Noble Partners with Amtrak and HarperCollins Publishers to Provide Free Ebooks in Celebration of Train Days
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced an exciting new promotional partnership with Amtrak, HarperCollins and leading magazine publishers to provide free eBooks and eMagazines to Amtrak customers during Amtrak Train Days. Starting May 9 with the kick-off of Amtrak Train Days, and running through November, NOOK is providing an enhanced travel experience by leveraging expert booksellers to curate a collection of free eBooks and eMagazines for Amtrak passengers - perfect for enjoying while traveling by train. For more information, visit http://nookoffers.com/amtrak/.
Passengers will be thrilled to access bestselling eBooks from HarperCollins, in addition to other classics and popular self-published titles from NOOK Press® that have been customized to appeal to every reading preference, including romance, mystery, thrillers, children's and business titles. The selection will rotate throughout Amtrak Train Days and the list at launch includes HarperCollins titles Spy Catcher by Matthew Dunn and This Will Change Everything by Jared Diamond, as well as NOOK Press favorites including On a Night Like This by Barbara Freethy and The Wedding Gift by Lucy Kevin. Amtrak passengers will also have access to enjoy a constantly changing list of free single issue eMagazines from top publishers, starting with Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Wired, Seventeen and more. To get ready for the Amtrak and NOOK promotion, customers can install the Free NOOK Reading AppTM today on their Android or iOS device by visiting www.NOOKapp.com.
"Barnes & Noble is always looking at new ways to connect with readers and the fantastic partnership between Amtrak and NOOK is a unique way to provide travelers with engaging reading content," said Jeanniey Mullen, Vice President of Marketing at NOOK. "We've partnered with top eBook and eMagazine publishers, while also providing access to classics and popular self-published titles from NOOK Press, to bring Amtrak passengers a strong list of reading content to enjoy for free on any device via the Free NOOK Reading App."
Angela Tribelli, Chief Marketing Officer, HarperCollins Publishers, added: "We're delighted to partner with Amtrak and NOOK to celebrate train travel. HarperCollins is committed to bringing new audiences to our authors and to making great books available to people whenever they have time to relax and discover their next favorite read."
Amtrak Train Days, a traveling, community-centric experience, will kick off at Chicago Union Station on May 9, and then it hits the rails, traveling to dozens of locations across the country from May through November. For more information, visit www.amtraktraindays.com.
Anyone traveling on Amtrak during Amtrak Train Days can access the free eBook and eMagazine content by downloading the Free NOOK Reading App on a smartphone or tablet. Once a selection is made, the customer will be immediately presented with an access code, redeemable at http://nookoffers.com/amtrak/. Customers can also learn more about NOOK's participation in Amtrak Train Days by liking NOOK on Facebook and following NOOK on Twitter and Instagram.
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Amtrak is America's Railroad®, the nation's intercity passenger rail service and its high-speed rail operator. Amtrak and its state and commuter partners move people, the economy and the nation forward. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a nine member board of directors appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman. In FY 2014, nearly 31 million passengers traveled on Amtrak on more than 300 daily trains - at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) - that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Enjoy the journey® at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information. Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter (@Amtrak) and check out our blog at blog.amtrak.com.