Taking a cue from Amazon, which last week announced that Kindle owners who subscribe to the digital version of The New York Times would be granted free passage through the paper's new online paywall, Barnes & Noble today announced that Nook owners will receive the same courtesy. All a Nook user has to do is subscribe to the daily e-edition and they'll gain unfettered access to NYTimes.com.
"We are excited to expand our long-standing relationship with The New York Times to provide Nook customers with online access to even more great content any time," said Jonathan Shar , Vice President and General Manager of digital newsstand at Barnes & Noble. "Our customers already enjoy access to one of the leading Nook Newspapers™ on their favorite Nook device, and we believe they’ll appreciate the easy access to all of the wonderful online content available at NYTimes.com at no extra cost."
The deal also extends to current subscribers of The New York Times through Nook Newsstand, who will be notified via email in the coming weeks with more info on how to hop NYTimes.com's paywall.
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