The SparkNotes website is available online free of charge and is supported by advertising. Physical SparkNotes texts can be purchased from booksellers such as Amazon.
SparkNotes is owned by Barnes & Noble and is aimed at high school students. The SparkNotes website provides condensed text and video guides to literary texts, as well as No Fear Shakespeare, which translates Shakespearean works into modern English. SparkNotes also contains tutorials for numerous high school subjects, such as algebra, chemistry and economics. In addition, the site offers test preparation for the GRE, SAT, ACT and Advanced Placement exams. Lastly, it features the blogs, Sparklife and The Mindhut, which publish popular culture articles and how-to guides.