Barnes & Noble Launches Online Publishing Platform

Barnes & Noble goes after independent authors

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Barnes & Noble has introduced “PubIt!” a platform for independent publishers and authors to digitally distribute their content through BN.com and the company’s eBookstore.

PubIt! uses a Web-based platform for publishers to independently set up their accounts, upload their eBooks, set the list price and track their sales and payments. Publishers can price their titles between $0.99 and $199.99 and receive a royalty based on the given price.

For PubIt! eBooks priced at or between $2.99 and $9.99, publishers receive 65 percent of the list price for sold content. For those priced at $2.98 or less, or $10.00 or more, publishers receive 40 percent of the list price.  New PubIt content will be available for sale within 24 to 72 hours after upload.




Publishers with U.S. rights to their content can easily upload their ePub files or their Microsoft Word, TXT, HTML or RTF files which the PubIt! platform will convert to ePub at no cost. Publishers can also see how the content will look on one of Barnes & Noble’s eReading devices using the Nook emulator.

Works offered through PubIt! will be merchandised through special promotions on Barnes & Noble’s eBookstore, including a PubIt! bestseller list, and select content will be featured in e-mails, newsletters and throughout BN.com.


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  • http://www.joomadvisor.com Peter Inyang

    I have to say this is a great idea from BN. This could be the kick traditional publishers need up their backside. Im impressed.

  • http://www.seothomas.com Thomas

    The only thing we have had in the past for publishing is Amazons platform or you had to create an ebook yourself and get it sold through affiliate sales. I have been wanting to write an ebook for about a year and PubIt may be the perfect place to give it a shot!

  • Mal

    This concept is remarkable, and I have Us charge card and bank account, but no one can inform me how to do the tax thing. I guess this is just anothe great idea that Canadians cannot participate in. Ugh!

  • Guendalina

    Loveit! This is so hot this gives the little guy a chance to earn money from using their imagination, or writing about real life situations. I wonder can you Pubit a poem?

  • RobV

    Great concept indeed. Another interesting platform is the german PubIt called XinXii where you can upload and sell all kind of written works and eBooks: www.xinxii.com. The author does not have to pay a cent and earns 70% of the selling price per download.

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