NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2018--Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today launched the B&N YA Podcast featuring an exclusive conversation with bestselling teen author Cassandra Clare. This new podcast for fans of young adult literature follows the launch last year of the hugely successful B&N Podcast and will feature unique in-depth interviews with leading voices in the vibrant teen publishing community. Upcoming guests will include bestselling authors Renée Ahdieh, Gayle Forman, Stephanie Garber, Marisha Pessl, Rainbow Rowell, and Sabaa Tahir. The B&N YA Podcast will offer a new episode every two weeks, with the goal of giving YA readers a fresh and unique perspective on what is on the minds of some of their favorite authors. Customers can visit BN.com/ya-podcast for more information.

“The YA genre is an exciting and progressive section of today’s book industry and has wide crossover appeal to audiences of all ages and interests,” said Stephanie Fryling, Vice President of Merchandising, Children’s Books at Barnes & Noble. “We’re launching this YA podcast to provide our customers with a new platform to delve deeper into this diverse community and hear from their favorite authors and those they might not have found otherwise. Our listeners, as well as publishers and authors, have told us they want more content from this exciting, growing world, and creating a new, dedicated podcast around YA is a clear response to this demand.”

The BN YA Podcast will be hosted by the longtime editor of the B&N Teen Blog and New York Times bestselling YA author Melissa Albert, who can’t wait to share what matters to the biggest and brightest authors in YA with this voracious audience.

The BN YA Podcast is available to download starting today on BN.com, iTunes App Store, and Stitcher. For more information, customers can visit  BN.com/ya-podcast, follow us on  TwitterInstagramPinterest  and Snapchat (bnsnaps), or like us on  Facebook. Customers are encouraged to post about the new B&N YA Podcast on their own social media channels using the hashtag #BNYAPodcast.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 630 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com ( www.bn.com ). The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK ® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store ®. The NOOK Store ( www.nook.com ) features digital books, periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps ™ available for Android ™, iOS ® and Windows ®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company's corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

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Corporate Communications

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or

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Director

Corporate Communications

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