Barnes & Noble has rolled out Nook for the Web, a free cloud-based service that allows customers to access their e-books on any PC or Mac browser.
Unfortunately, Nook for the Web doesn’t yet support Internet-enabled tablet or smartphones, although B&N plans on enabling a full mobile experience for its new platform by the holiday season.
"Nook for Web makes it easier than ever for anyone - from Nook customers to those experiencing digital content for the first time - to access and read books online," explained B&N rep Jamie Iannone.
"There’s no need to download special software to access your digital library - Nook for Web seamlessly combines Barnes & Noble’s digital reading experience and Nook Store to deliver an immersive, easy-to-use [service] for readers to consume millions of titles right from their Web browser."
According to Iannone, customers can now read any book from their personal library simply by signing in using a valid Nook account.
"Sync the last page read from a Nook tablet, reader, or the Web, and keep reading virtually anytime, anywhere – all without losing the page... Customers can [also] send free Nook book samples directly to an existing library to automatically access new content on the go from any Nook device or one with free Nook reading apps," he added.
It should be noted that Amazon, B&N’s primary rival, offers a similar cloud-based eReader platform which is seamlessly synched across multiple devices.