This week Barnes & Noble released Pubit!, a free direct-to-device self-publishing service for its Nook e-reader. Authors, who own the electronic rights to their books can take their books live in 24 hours for come cases.
A few things of note:
- For authors who don’t have a MAC, you can use Smashwords to configure.
- Your book will be converted to EPub open ebook Standard.
- Your book will be lendable, which means that Nook users can share your book with one another.
- B&N pays royalties on your book's retail price, instead of what an ebook distributors pay, which is usually net (retail less whatever discount B&N demands).
- If you price your book between $2.99-$9.99 use will receive a 65% royalty of the list price (> Apple, > Amazon which pays of the sales price)
- You can publish direct to Kindle for free as well to DTP with a 70% royalty and your ebook will be available on Kindle devices and Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, Blackberry, and Android-based devices.
Full Pubit! information
In my opinion, if I were seeking to epublish my book, I would:
- publish direct to Kindle. they pay monthly.
- publish to Smashwords only for Epub but not Amazon or B & N distribution
- Publish through Pub-It because your book will be categorized by genre not just ebooks like Smashwords, which is hard for a reader to sift through
- make sure you opt out of Nook for Smashwords when you have successfully converted to EPubit
- join DigiBookWorld, so you can learn the vocabulary and how to format DTP properly, because Pubit is new Thus, you may have to do some reformatting. Which means you need to use a an WYSIWYG ebook editor like Sigil.
- And if I just went over your head, do the last thing I said first.