Authors living in many European countries just got another avenue opened for selling ebooks. Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Press self-publishing wing has expanded its reach. What do you think–hooray or it’s about time? From the retailer:
You may notice some changes the next time you log into NOOK Press. We’ve been working hard to get NOOK Press ready for some new guests – starting today, publishers in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and Belgium will be able to publish with NOOK Press and reach Barnes & Noble’s millions of book-loving customers. This means even more great indie content for customers and increased visibility for you and your NOOK Books in the months to come!
The changes we’ve made for this international expansion mean you can now:
- View nookpress.com in 7 languages: Work and publish in US English, UK English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Select a new language in the dropdown from any page in NOOK Press.
- Set your EUR (€) list prices. If you have indicated that you have Worldwide Rights, we’ll automatically convert the EUR list price from your USD list price as we do for GBP prices, or you can enter your own EUR price.
Thanks to the changes we’ve made, your titles will soon be on sale in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and Belgium if you’ve selected Worldwide Rights in the NOOK Book Details of your project. Because we have a very high volume of NOOK Press content, we are making your titles available in those countries over several months. We appreciate your patience as we work to put all NOOK Press content on sale in our new marketplaces.
With these expanded sales opportunities, it’s a great time to set up a vendor account and get all of your books on sale, if you have not already done so. By signing up now, you’ll have NOOK Books on sale in just 72 hours. If you are looking for self-publishing advice or inspiration from fellow authors, we’ve got you covered. Check out the NOOK Press Blog, which we’ve launched as another way to bring together writers and readers and to expand the conversation about self-publishing, both here and in Europe.
We want to assure you that we’ve been working hard to implement the new features at NOOK Press – including testing, testing, testing! As we open up NOOK Press to international publishers, our primary concern is to make sure that your experience is seamless. In case we missed something, please let us know so that we can fix it right away. We’ve added a new contact form so that you can send our support team an email directly from within NOOK Press.
We want to take this time to thank you for being a valued partner, and to wish you continued success in your self-publishing with NOOK!
Will B&N stay afloat in the ebook business? What are your thoughts?