If you needed proof that the tablet market is hedging much of it’s bets on the publishing industry you really need look no further than the Barnes & Noble Nook which is now offering customers $50 off the devices purchase price if they agree to sign up for an online subscription to People magazine.
While the regular price for the Nook is $250 buyers who commit to a $10 per month annual subscription to PEOPLE receive the device for $200.
Obviously when you work out the $120 you’ll spend on the PEOPLE subscription your bill is higher then the original pricing structure for the device however for subscribers or potential subscribers it’s a steal.
Along with your subscription to the celebrity magazine you’ll also receive a seven-inch LD VividView display with 1080p video playback and support for Hulu Plus and other popular Google Android based applications. The Nook also features a dual-core processor with Android 2.3.
With more than 1.1 million Nook units sold in the last two months the device has been a success for the retail chain and if deals like this PEOPLE offering keep popping up the company will likely reach the 4.1 million tablets sold goal set for 2012.
Buyers can receive the Nook pricing discount through March 9 when they sign up for a PEOPLE subscription at the time of purchase.
The Nook/PEOPLE deal is available online through B&N and at brick-and-mortar store locations found throughout the United States.
Just one thing to keep in mind, cancelling your PEOPLE subscription before the one year mark will mean an early termination fee and your account if not cancelled will auto renew at the same $10 per month subscriber fee.