Barnes & Noble's Nook Store has offered short-form works much like those we've seen from Amazon's Kindle Shorts section, but they haven't really been a highlight. The company's new Nook Snaps program may give those quick reads their time to shine, however. The effort will see Barnes & Noble publish three to five original shorts every other month at $2 a piece. While the bookseller is leaning on existing titles to fill out the initial catalog, it hopes that the steady supply of original material will keep us coming back.
NOOK Media Launches Innovative NOOK® Snaps Program Featuring Original Commissioned Short Content
Smart, Fresh and Provocative Perspectives from Compelling Contemporary Voices Selected by NOOK Editors
Star-studded Debut Collection Available Now
New Selections Offered Every Other Month for Only $1.99 Each
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NOOK Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, announced today the launch of NOOK Snaps (www.bn.com/nooksnaps), an innovative bimonthly program offering original, commissioned short-content works by a select group of today's most compelling voices on the NOOK platform.
Insightful and witty, the NOOK Snaps program features high-quality short fiction and narrative non-fiction hand-picked by NOOK editors offering fresh perspectives on modern life, all in an easy-to-enjoy length and at an attractive price. The program offers 3 to 5 new NOOK Snaps selections of at least 5,000 words every other month for only $1.99 each.
"We believe our collection of bite-sized NOOK Snaps, refreshed bimonthly and offered at a great price, provides a wonderful new way for our readers to connect with some of today's most compelling voices," said Theresa Horner, Vice President of Digital Content at NOOK Media. "NOOK Snaps are sure to delight readers with their smart, incisive and provocative points of view told through wonderfully crafted stories. It's an editorially driven program that reflects our ongoing commitment to high-quality short content delivered on our innovative NOOK platform."
Jessanne Collins, an author whose essay, How to be a Playgirl, is a selection in the NOOK Snaps debut collection, said: "I'm really excited to be included in the launch of a program that's going to make the e-publishing marketplace even more vital and diverse."