Barnes & Noble opens first Spanish language digital bookstore in the US
November 18, 2010 | 10:36 am
By Paul Biba
From the press release:
Barnes & Noble today announced NOOKbooks en español, the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States, and the best – and growing – selection of Spanish titles, including bestsellers, new releases, classics, works in translation and more. With NOOKbooks en español, Barnes & Noble customers now have nearly instant access to thousands of popular Spanish language titles, including thousands of free works, to be enjoyed across a wide range of platforms, including NOOK color, NOOK 3G and NOOK Wi-Fi, and the company’s free software available for iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™, BlackBerry®, PC, and Mac®.
“For the first time ever, NOOKbooks en español enables Spanish speakers in the U.S., and those interested in learning and reading in Spanish, to get Spanish-language new releases, bestsellers, and classics in a digital format,” said Patricia Arancibia, International Content Manager, Digital Products at Barnes & Noble.
Working closely with many of the top international and U.S.-based publishers, Barnes & Noble will continue to expand its catalog of NOOKbooks en español, which currently includes more than a third of the top-selling trade Spanish-language titles in the U.S.