Barnes & Noble’s PubIt! has been around for quite some time. In order to make it more competitive with Amazon’s self-publishing platform, B&N has decided to change things around and rebrand it as NOOK Press. The royalty structure remains the same but Nook Press now has a web-based authoring tool authors can use to produce their work.
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… 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.
explains Theresa Horner, Vice President of Digital Content at NOOK Media. The launch has not been without issues though. Multiple sources are reporting crashes. Unlike KDP, you can’t edit your book after publishing it via Nook Press (as reported by the-digital-reader.com).
Can I edit my Project after I put it On Sale?
NOOK Book Details can be changed after you put your Project On Sale as a NOOK Book, but at this time, the NOOK Book itself cannot be updated or replaced. To update or replace a NOOK Book that is currently On Sale, you would need to take the Project Off Sale, download the ePub from the Project page, create a new Project, upload the downloaded ePub or create a new Manuscript in that Project, and then put that new Project On Sale as a NOOK Book.
That is very inconvenient and a deal breaker for some to say the least. Will the rebranding work for B&N? That remains to be seen.