You no longer need a Nook ereader to absorb ebooks from Barnes & Noble’s digital library; the publisher just launched a web-based reader for PC and Mac browsers. Start using it and you’ll get six free books, too.
Barnes & Noble announced the new site called “Nook for Web” (creative name, isn’t it?) on its official blog this morning. The web application works on most browsers running on Mac or Windows laptops or desktops, but it does not work on the iPad‘s Safari browser; you’ll have to keep using the Nook iPad app to read books on your tablet.
You don’t even need a Nook or Barnes & Noble account to read some of what’s there — you basically get to sample books without any commitment, including the six free books that are part of the launch promotion. But if you do log in with your Nook account, you can access all the purchased books in your personal library and read them from where you left off on other Nook devices or software.
The free books you’ll get access to include Map of Bones by James Rollins, Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell, The Vow by Kim Carpenter, The Boxcar Children Summer Special by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Brave by Tennant Redbank and Perfect Island Getaways by Patricia Schultz.
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