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People and other magazines added to Nook

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NEW YORK (AP) - People, Fortune and other leading magazines are coming to the Nook.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced Tuesday that it had agreed with Time to make all 21 of its U.S. releases available on its Nook Color e-reader by the end of the year. People, Fortune, Time and Sports Illustrated were added Tuesday to the Nook Newsstand, with InStyle and Entertainment Weekly among those expected over the next few months. As of Tuesday, the Meredith Corp.'s Fitness and Parents magazine also were available on the Nook.

The Nook's color reader has become a strong competitor to Apple's iPad, which offers apps for Time and Meredith publications, as a favorite touchscreen device for reading magazines online. Sales on the Nook have been especially strong for publications such as Women's Health and Cosmopolitan.

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