|[May 10, 2012]
Pimsleur Unlimited Now Available on NOOK Tablet™ by Barnes & Noble
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Pimsleur® Language Programs is happy to announce that it has
partnered with Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, to make the
Pimsleur Unlimited NOOK App™ available on Barnes & Noble's award-winning
NOOK Tablet. The launch of this free NOOK App will give customers access
to the Pimsleur Unlimited™ series directly on their NOOKs. Pimsleur
Unlimited combines the power of the time-tested Pimsleur Audio
Method with a visual, interactive program that allows users to learn
quickly, review easily, and confidently engage others with their new
skills. The NOOK App is available for Spanish, French, Italian or German.
"We're very excited to have Pimsleur Unlimited on the NOOK platform,
making all of the functionality of this exciting language software fully
mobile for users," says Robert Riger, Director of Pimsleur Language
Available in the NOOK App Store (www.nook.com),
the Pimsleur Unlimited App features all of the software from the series
including the audio lessons and interactive games. When customers
download the NOOK App, they receive two free lessons and can unlock a
third free lesson when they bring their NOOK Tablet into their local
Barnes & Noble store. In addition, users can also cruise ahead and
preview the images for all 30 lessons in the first level of the Pimsleur
Unlimited series. If you own Pimsleur Unlimited for PC or
MAC, you can upgrade the free NOOK App into a fully functional version
of your software, unlocking over 45 hours of lessons and games. These
users also gain access to Pimsleur's revolutionary audio-only chat rooms
from their NOOK Tablet, allowing them to chat and practice their new
skills with language ambassadors in real time.
"It's exciting to see the emergence of high-end premium language
learning tools like the Pimsleur Unlimited App, which brings an engaging
learning and education model to all ages," said Claudia Romanini,
Director of Developer Relations at Barnes & Noble. "The synergies with
the app and the physical product allow NOOK users to take full advantage
of their investment either on the go or at home," she added.
With visual features including Speak Easy, Flash Cards, and Quick Match, Pimsleur
Unlimited reinforces the fundamental elements of the Pimsleur
Method-core vocabulary, graduated recall, anticipation, and organic
learning-to help users develop and maintain language skills. Pimsleur's
familiar narrator guides users through the multi-level programs with
ease, telling them in English what is expected of them every step of the
way. The Pimsleur Unlimited program updates to add new features
and developments, so users can benefit from ongoing efforts to create
the best, most effective language learning experience available.
Pimsleur Unlimited is also designed to provide users with a
deeper understanding of the language and culture they are studying.
Users who purchase the Unlimited App are encouraged to join live
sessions with native speakers in Pimsleur's all-audio chat rooms,
allowing them to plunge into the intricacies of everyday life, travel,
and culture. The chat sessions offer a real-world experience to help
users navigate their new language with confidence and ease while also
putting their newly-acquired skills to the test.
The Pimsleur Unlimited NOOK Apps are available on NOOK.com. Pimsleur
Unlimited programs in Spanish, French, Italian, and German are
available at Barnes & Noble stores or online at Pimsleur.com,
PimsleurUnlimited.com, or BN.com.
Experience NOOK at any Barnes & Noble bookstore or at www.nook.com.
For more on Pimsleur Unlimited, please visit: https://www.pimsleurunlimited.com/details.html.
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
Pimsleur® is the ultimate resource for spoken language learning.
Pimsleur's Comprehensive Programs are the most effective
language-learning programs ever developed. The company's programs
utilize proven methods of learning based on extensive research of how
people master languages. The Pimsleur Method is a patented method
developed by Dr. Paul Pimsleur that allows users to learn a language the
way native speakers do, integrating vocabulary, grammar, and
pronunciation into everyday conversations. The audio portion of the
Pimsleur Unlimited programs is completely portable and can be listened
to anytime, anywhere. Pimsleur is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio;
a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. PIMSLEUR® is a registered trademark
f Beverly Pimsleur, used by Simon & Schuster under exclusive license.
Simon & Schuster Audio is a leading publisher of general
interest audiobooks including bestselling fiction, nonfiction,
business/finance, self-improvement, inspiration, language learning
programs, original audiobook productions, and children's titles. In
addition to a list that includes such unparalleled authors as Mary
Higgins Clark, Vince Flynn, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Michael
Lewis, and David McCullough. Simon & Schuster Audio has produced
audiobooks that have won seven Grammy Awards and earned thirty-five
Grammy nominations since 1989. For more information about Simon &
Schuster Audio, visit our website at www.audio.simonandschuster.com.
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global
leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to
providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages,
across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children's
Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and
international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United
Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.
About NOOK® from Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble's NOOK brand of eReading products makes 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 Barnes &
Noble's expansive NOOK Store™ of more than 2.5 million
digital titles, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of
popular devices. NOOK Tablet™ is Barnes & Noble's fastest,
lightest tablet with the best in entertainment from top services and
everything you want in a tablet at a great value ($199 for NOOK Tablet -
8GB, and $249 for NOOK Tablet - 16GB). Both NOOK Tablet and the
award-winning NOOK Color™ ($169) feature a stunning 7-inch
VividView™ Color Touchscreen to read all of the content you
love, shop popular apps, connect via email, browse the Web and more.
NOOK Simple Touch™ ($99) is the fastest, easiest to use
reader with the world's best reading screen and the longest battery life
and NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight™ ($139) features patent-pending
lighting technology that makes it perfect for reading at bedtime and on
the beach. Barnes & Noble offers NOOK owners Always Free NOOK Support in
any of its nearly 700 bookstores, as well as free Wi-Fi®
connectivity to enjoy the Read In Store™ feature to read NOOK
Books™ for free, and the More In Store™ program,
which offers free, exclusive content and special promotions. Barnes &
Noble was the first company to offer digital lending for a wide
selection of books through its LendMe® technology, available
through NOOK eReading products. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble
stores and online at www.nook.com,
as well as at Best Buy, Walmart, Staples, Target, Radio Shack,
Books-A-Million, OfficeMax, Fred Meyer, P.C. Richard & Son (News - Alert) stores,
Office Depot, Fry's Electronics, Kmart, hhgregg, Sears and Systemax Inc.
In addition to NOOK devices, Barnes & Noble makes it easy for customers
to enjoy any book, anytime, anywhere with its free NOOK Reading Apps™,
available at www.nook.com/freenookapps.
Customers can use Barnes & Noble's free eReading software to access and
read books from their personal Barnes & Noble digital library on devices
including iPad™, iPhone (News - Alert)®, iPod touch®,
Android™ smartphones and tablets, PC and Mac®.
Lifetime Library™ helps ensure that Barnes & Noble customers will always
be able to access their digital libraries on NOOK products and
software-enabled devices and BN.com.
Barnes & Noble also offers NOOK Study™ (www.nookstudy.com),
an innovative study platform and software solution for higher education,
NOOK Kids™ (www.nookkids.com),
a collection of digital picture and chapter books for children, and NOOK
Books en español™ (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooksenespanol),
the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States.
For more information on NOOK devices and eReading software, updates, new
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us on www.twitter.com/nookBN
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a
Fortune 500 company, operates 691 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes &
Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes &
Noble, also operates 641 college bookstores serving over 4.6 million
students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the
United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through
one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than
two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™ (www.bn.com/ebooks).
Through Barnes & Noble's NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can
buy and read digital books and content on the widest range of platforms,
including NOOK devices, partner company products, and the most popular
mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software. Barnes & Noble is
proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associated 2012 Customer Service
Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the
Internet by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
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Apps™, NOOK Kids™, NOOK Digital Shop™,
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