Barnes & Noble has today communicated to its international Nook users that they have now closed the International Nook Store and users outside the US and UK will no longer be able to open Nook books on their Windows devices.
Barnes & Noble will be refunding any money that International users may have paid for Nook content via the International Nook Store. Which has now been closed as a really of the Barnes & Noble buy out of Microsoft’s investment in the Nook store earlier this year.
Barnes & Noble writes in their email to international customers :
We recently announced that Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have agreed to terminate their commercial partnership. As a result, payments through your Microsoft account no longer supported. In addition, the NOOK App for Windows will from August 7, 2015 are no longer available outside the United States. This means that your NOOK content can no longer open on a Windows platform.
Our records indicate that you are outside the United States and that you are using your Microsoft account as a payment method in your NOOK App for Windows account. Therefore, you may be eligible for a refund from Microsoft for any purchases you have made with your Microsoft account.