Barnes & Noble made its Nook application available to Windows 8 and Windows RT users on Wednesday morning by releasing it to the Windows Store. The application comes just over a month after Microsoft invested $300 million into Barnes & Noble for a 17.6% stake in a new subsidiary.
The purpose of that subsidiary was to focus on the Nook Media brand, which includes Barnes & Noble’s college and digital businesses. As part of the deal, Barnes & Noble agreed to bring its Nook digital bookstore to Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows RT devices.
The company’s CEO promised last month that the Nook app for Windows 8 was “imminent,” but it wasn’t quite available for the new platform’s launch on October 26. It is available to download from the Windows Store from today, however, and it’s likely to be particularly interesting to those of you with a new Surface RT tablet, who can now enjoy more than 3 million digital books and magazines on the go.