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u is an eReading and studying app that is the initial step for B&N College’s education platform under development. The company also offers a textbook rental option to its customers, digital textbooks and other course materials through a proprietary digital platform (Yuzu). B&N College’s primary suppliers of new textbooks include Pearson Education, Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill, MPS, MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. (MBS), and John Wiley & Sons. Competition B&N College competes directly with Follett Corporation, Nebraska Book Company, Amazon.com, and Chegg.com. Seasonality The B&N College business is highly seasonal, with the major portion of sales and operating profit realized during the second and third fiscal quarters, when college students generally purchase and rent textbooks for the upcoming semesters. Revenues from textbook rentals, which primarily occur at the beginning of the semester, are recognized over the rental period. NOOK This segment includes the company’s digital business, which includes its eBookstore, digital newsstand and sales of NOOK devices and accessories through B&N Retail, B&N College and third party distribution partners. The underlying strategy of the NOOK business is to offer customers any digital book, newspaper or magazine, anytime, on any device. The company entered into a partnership to develop co-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK tablets that feature the Barnes & Noble digital reading experience. The company operates digital books and magazines for sale and consumption through the Web, NOOK2 reading devices, co-branded NOOK devices and reading software for iOS, Android and Windows 8. Barnes & Noble’s NOOK digital bookstore and Reading Apps provide customers the ability to purchase and read their digital content and access to their Lifetime Library on a range of digital platforms, including Windows 8 PCs and tablets, iPad, iPhone, Android smartphones and tablets, PC and Mac. The NOOK digital bookstore offers a catalog of books and magazines, numbering approximately 3 million titles. NOOK sells various different devices to satisfy customers’ digital needs, including media tablets NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, and the NOOK GlowLight. NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ provide customers access to various books and magazines in the NOOK Store, and, through Google Play, approximately 700,000 Android apps and games, millions of songs, various movies and TV shows, plus popular Google services like the Chrome browser, Gmail, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps. The bookstores provide free Wi-Fi connectivity for NOOK devices, Read In Store access, which allows owners to read NOOK Books for free, and the More In Store program, which offers free, exclusive content and special promotions. NOOK devices also allow for digital lending of a selection of books through its LendMe technology. In addition to selling NOOK devices through its bookstores, the company sells devices through other third-party retail channels. The company’s third-party retail partners include Wal-Mart, Target, Books-A-Million, Fry’s Electronics, MicroCenter, QVC and HSN retailers. These additional retailers expand the reach of the company’s NOOK devices. The company sells digital content in the U.K. directly through its NOOK devices and its nook.co.uk Website. NOOK acquires the rights to distribute digital content from publishers and distributes the content on barnesandnoble.com, NOOK devices and other eBookstore platforms. Competition NOOK competes with online digital businesses, notably Amazon.com and Apple. Seasonality The NOOK business, like that of many technology companies, is impacted by the launch of new products and the promotional efforts to support those new products, as well as the traditional retail holiday selling seasonality. Trademarks and Service Marks The trademarks and service marks owned by the company and its subsidiaries include B&N, Barnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble.com, barnesandnoble.com, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Barnsie, NOOK, NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet, Reader’s Tablet, NOOK Simple Touch, NOOK GlowLight, NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, The Simple Touch Reader, NOOK Press, NOOK Books, NOOK Book Enha

 

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