Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) has invested $89.5 million in Nook Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS), which makes the Nook electronic reader device.

Pearson’s investment will give the learning company a five percent stake in Nook. Barnes & Noble will hold a 78.2 percent stake in the company after the transaction, and Microsoft will own 16.8 percent.

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