Barnes and Nobles and Self-Publishing


There’s now a Barnes & Noble Press (a self-publishing suite).

I guess it’s their take on Amazon's KDP.

When I first hear about it, I was thrilled, especially since Createspace is getting rid of their author services. But, I'm not quite sure if it will be similar.

With B&N,  you can upload your manuscript in a Word doc format, fill out the vendor information forms, and they will publish it into an e-book.

They say that within 72 hours or less, your e-book will be available for sale at BN.com and “all Nook reading devices and apps.”

It is a little more involved if you want a POD book in that you, as far as I can make out, will need to “prep your manuscript files, upload your interior page” as well as upload the front and back covers.

I wish they were more explicit in their promo as to whether they offer author services. They do mention a suite of tools rather than a suite of services, so I’m not sure. But, it's probably a DIY thing.

If you’d like more information on the topic, go to:

http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/press-release/barnes-noble-announces-barnes-noble-press-enhanced-self-publishing-suite-reach-millions-barnes-noble-readers/

https://press.barnesandnoble.com/author-tools-and-tips/bn-press-path-to-publication


Karen Cioffi is an award-winning children’s author and children’s ghostwriter/ rewriter. For tips on writing for children OR if you need help with your project, contact me at Writing for Children with Karen Cioffi.

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