Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest terrestrial bookseller, announced the launch of Barnes & Noble Press, an enhanced and more user-friendly version of the company’s self-publishing platform that makes it easy to publish ebooks or print books from one integrated platform. The redesigned site replaces the formerly-named NOOK Press. "Nook" is the name of an e-reader format developed by B&N.
The new Barnes & Noble Press enhances the self-publishing experience in many ways, including increased royalty rates for ebooks priced at $10.00 and above, as well as additional trim size options for print books. Barnes & Noble Press also continues to give qualified authors the opportunity to apply for signings and events at Barnes & Noble bookstores, as well as giving select authors the opportunity to sell their books in stores.
“Barnes & Noble has helped authors of all kinds publish hundreds of thousands of titles on its self-publishing platform, giving them a chance to reach a national readership,” said Fred Argir, Chief Digital Officer at B&N. “Now, we’re thrilled to announce Barnes & Noble Press, which combines eBooks and print into one easy-to-use platform, as well as offering new features and tools for both the established author and the hobbyist.”
Barnes & Noble Press has several new features, including:
- Improved user experience and new visual design
- Sign in to a single website to create and manage print and ebooks all in one place
- Increased royalty rate of 65% for ebooks priced $10.00+
- Additional print book trim sizes, glossy cover and color printing options
- 12 month pre-order capability for all authors for all ebooks
- Author tools & tips
Barnes & Noble Press has received favorable early reviews from some of the platform’s bestselling self-published authors.
“I appreciate the simplicity of the Barnes & Noble Press formatting and uploading process,” said Marie Force, a New York Times bestselling author using Barnes & Noble Press. “The platform is great. It’s very clear, it’s easy to use, and I love publishing straight to NOOK readers so they can get my new book the minute it comes out.”
Current users of NOOK Press will be transferred automatically onto the new Barnes & Noble Press platform and their books will continue to be available for NOOK readers. Barnes & Noble Press says it remains committed to serving the self-publishing community by helping authors reach millions of readers, offering programs to help drive awareness and book sales, and providing high quality print-on-demand options so that anyone can create paperback or hardcover books for friends & family, business, fans, prospective readers and reviewers, and personal use.