Monday, November 29, 2010

Get Your Books in Barnes & Noble's Database

Walking through my local Barnes and Noble location this last weekend, I stumbled upon a kiosk that was promoting the introduction of their new eBook reader...the Color Nook.

This is a wonderful tool in the iPad mold, that offers those who wish to read their literature in digital format access to any books in the Barnes and Noble library.

But when searching their sample for my Eye Witness graphic novels, I found they were not listed, even though they ARE in their online database and available for anyone to order in their printed version through their website.

Doing some research on this subject I uncovered some wonderful news for small and indy press publishers...that Barnes and Noble has the process already in place to make your books (or graphic novels) available to anyone with a Nook reader...even though you might not be distributed by a major wholesaler (since that is not listed as a prerequisite for inclusion).

Quoting their information to me:

Independent publishers and self-published authors are encouraged to sign up for PubIt!, our self-publishing platform. Through the site, you’ll be able to set up an account, load title data, convert files to ePub, and sell on
PubIt's website is:

This is a wonderful opportunity for indy publishers who might have previously struggled to get their products into a mainstream bookseller like Barnes and Noble (and FYI...Books A Million also markets the Color Nook on their website). And for these big-box booksellers, it's an opportunity to stay on top of the current hot trend in readership.

Go for it, my friends and brothers!

R.J. Luedke

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