A week after Amazon Kindle New York Times subscribers received word that their subscriptions granted them free access to the paper’s website, Barnes & Noble Nook subscribers will also soon be able to access NYTimes.com for free.
The New York Times announced its paywall a few weeks ago , which allows for free access to a set amount of content across digital platforms. The Nook subscription for the New York Times costs $19.99 per month, and these users will not have to pay for any content when accessing the NYTimes.com.
For non-home delivery subscribers, access to the NYTimes.com plus its Smartphone Apps starts at $15 every four weeks. For tablet access, the subscription will cost $20. Obviously, if Kindle or Nook user are already paying for a subscription to the New York Times via their e-reading device, it wouldn’t make sense to charge them twice. Barnes and Noble says that The New York Times continues to be one of the bestselling NOOK Newspapers.
Barnes & Noble customers with current subscriptions to The New York Times through NOOK Newsstand will be notified via email in the coming weeks with more information on how they will gain free access to NYTimes.com.