As the new Kindle Fire tablet is shipped out to Amazon customers this week, Condé Nast has made its titles available on the Fire’s top competitor, Barnes and Noble’s NOOK Tablet, and its predecessor, the NOOK Color.
Today president Bob Sauerberg announced that 17 Condé Nast titles will be available on NOOK Color and Tablet by the end of the month. The last, Vogue, will catch up in early 2012. Digital editions will be bundled with current print subscriptions and there is a free trial for new monthly subscribers.
According to a May report in the New York Times, women’s magazines sell especially well on the NOOK, in part because e-readers have been more effectively marketed to women than the iPad. Rodale, Meredith and Hearst all reported digital NOOK and Kindle sales in women’s titles that rivaled or beat their iPad figures.