NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS),
the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products,
announced today an exclusive promotion with POP/R&B Global Superstar
Justin Bieber, which will kick off in Barnes & Noble stores from
November 8 through December 24, 2012.
The promotion, which coincides with Justin’s “Believe” concert tour,
will give customers a chance to enter a sweepstakes at their local
Barnes & Noble NOOK counter for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
attend one of Justin’s concerts and meet Justin after the show. Other
highlights of this exclusive promotion include a chance to win a NOOK®
HD, the lightest and highest-resolution 7-Inch HD tablet available, as
well as a donation by Barnes & Noble to the charity Pencils of Promise.
“We are thrilled to partner with Justin on this promotion,” said Sasha
Norkin, vice president of Marketing NOOK Media, LLC. “This is a unique
opportunity for us to work with one of America’s leading artists on a
campaign that combines Justin’s love of music with a passion for
reading. We welcome customers and Justin fans across the country to
visit our stores over the coming months to experience his new book, Just
Getting Started, both on our new NOOK tablets and in hardcover, and
have the chance to meet Justin. Barnes & Noble has also pledged
financial support as well as 1,000 preloaded NOOK Simple Touch™
devices for students in Pencils of Promise schools.”
“I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to connect with my fans,
and the Believe in Reading campaign gives me a chance to meet some of my
biggest fans during the Believe tour, while encouraging all my fans to
visit their local Barnes & Noble store to explore all of the great
reading content available on NOOK,” Justin Bieber said.
Believe in Reading Sweepstakes – Enter for a Chance to See Justin
Bieber Perform Live
For the millions of fans across the country who dream of seeing Justin
Bieber perform live, Barnes & Noble and NOOK is offering a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do just that. Customers and fans who
visit the NOOK counter at their local Barnes & Noble store will be able
to enter for a chance to win a grand prize of four tickets and an
all-expenses paid trip to Justin’s final concert of his Believe Tour in
Miami, Florida. This amazing prize also includes a chance to meet Justin
at the show.
Grand prize winners will also receive the recently launched and
critically acclaimed NOOK HD, the world’s most exceptional 7-inch
reading and entertainment tablet, which will be pre-loaded with Justin’s
latest eBook, Just Getting Started.
Following the path of Justin’s Believe Tour, customers in select cities
who visit the NOOK counter at their local Barnes & Noble store can enter
for a chance to win two tickets to the show in that city, along with the
opportunity to meet Justin backstage. This offer is available at Barnes
& Noble stores in San Antonio, TX; New Orleans, LA; Birmingham, AL;
Nashville, TN; Greensboro, NC; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA and Orlando,
FL. Those who do not win in their local markets are automatically
entered in the National Sweepstakes.
Donation to Justin Bieber’s Charity, Pencils of Promise
At the end of the Believe in Reading campaign, Barnes & Noble will make
a significant donation to the charity Pencils of Promise. Barnes & Noble
will also donate 1,000 NOOK Simple Touch Readers to students in Pencils
of Promise schools, all preloaded with a selection of eBooks.
For more information on this special promotion and sweepstakes, and to
view an exclusive Justin Bieber Believe in Reading video message, visit www.bn.com/JustinBieber.
Followers of Justin Bieber on Twitter will also get more information
about the promotion and sweepstakes when he tweets about
#BELIEVEinReading on www.twitter.com/JustinBieber
during his Believe tour. With almost 700 stores nationwide, Barnes &
Noble is the best place for Justin Bieber fans to get all of his
merchandise in one convenient location, including his CDs (Believe,
Under the Mistletoe, My World, Never Say Never- remixes),
DVDs (Never Say Never) and Books (Just Getting Started).
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 689 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™
while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 667 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 Associated 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).
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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 will also soon be available in the United
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About Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber - one of the most googled people on the planet - has
amassed over 3 billion views on YouTube, over 47 million Facebook fans
and more than 29 million Twitter followers. Bieber's current album
BELIEVE (Island Def Jam) exploded to #1 in 30 countries including top
markets such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and
Brazil. The platinum album's first two singles "Boyfriend" and the #1
radio smash "As Long As You Love Me" feat. Big Sean are both
multiplatinum. Bieber's current Believe World Tour sold out in 45
minutes and is the #1 grossing tour in the world according to Billboard
magazine. "Beauty And A Beat," which features Nicki Minaj, recently
smashed the VEVO record for the most watched music video in 24 hours
delivering 10.6 million views. The video is currently at more than 70
million views since its VEVO premiere on Friday, October 12.