Aspiring Authors Looking To Self-Publish Have A New Option In Nook Press

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Self-publishing is increasingly becoming the norm, instead of the exception, in today's digital world. Services like Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing and Apple's Breakout Books make it easy for new authors to publish their books and get plenty of exposure. Now Nook wants in on it, and is using its parent company's own self-publishing business as the backbone.

Nook announced today the launch of Nook Press, a new self-publishing portal for authors that want to get on the Nook store. The service is being built upon the foundation laid by PubIt!, Barnes & Noble's self-publishing business. Authors who are already on PubIt! will be able to transition to Nook Press without any problems.

“We’re thrilled to bring all the new and exciting features of Nook Press to existing PubIt! authors and new writers looking for a quick, effective and free one-stop self-publishing platform that delivers high-quality eBooks to millions of book-loving Nook customers,” said Theresa Horner, Vice President of Digital Content at Nook Media. “Nook Press authors bring variety, new voices and value to Nook’s ecosystem that allows us to continue to offer our customers a great selection of noteworthy eBooks by independent authors at unbeatable prices.”

Authors who choose to go with Nook Press can look forward to the following features:

  • Instant Access: The “Quick Start” option lets writers try out the tools before they commit to becoming a vendor, all they need to sign up is an e-mail address. “Live Chat” offers writers instant support and personalized answers to questions at every stage of the publishing process. The service is available Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm EST.
  • One-stop Service: Authors can write, edit, format, and publish their work in one place with exclusive content tools all at no cost, and sell books to millions of Nook customers within 2-3 days.
  • Easy ePub Creation and Editing: With new content creation tools, authors can easily upload a manuscript just once, then continue to write and edit directly within Nook Press, quickly and easily turning their work into a professional-quality ePub file.
  • Integrated Collaboration: Nook Press allows authors to safely and quickly invite their network of friends and editors to read and comment on any Nook Press project in a secure environment.
  • Easier-to-Read Sales Reporting: Visually-enhanced sales report allows authors to easily track daily sales and track month-over-month progress.
  • Pathways to Passionate Readers: With Nook Press, authors can publish once and reach millions of customers using Nook and Nook Reading Apps in the US and UK.
  • Unbeatable Merchandising Opportunities: Nook Press offers authors robust merchandising opportunities in the Nook Store and Nook ecosystem, including a new Nook Press Nook Channel on Nook HD and Nook HD+ coming soon. Select content will be in social media campaigns, e-mails and newsletters directed to millions of Nook customers, resulting in broader audience reach, more sales and new independent bestsellers.
  • All of that sounds nice, but what about royalties? Authors publishing on Nook Press can expect compensation royalties of 65 percent for books between $2.99 and $9.99. Authors will receive compensation royalties of 40 percent for books costing less than $2.98 or more than $10. Authors can charge up to $199.99 for their books.

    If all the above sounds good to you, you can get started on your self-publishing journey by visiting the official Nook Press site.