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Barnes & Noble Announces PubIt!™ Self-Publishing
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May 24, 2010
Barnes & Noble, Inc. announces PubIt! by Barnes & Noble, an easy and lucrative way for independent
publishers and self-publishing writers to distribute their works digitally through Barnes & Noble.com
and the Barnes & Noble eBookstore. The easy-to-use publishing and distribution platform offers
qualified independent publishers and authors of self-published works expanded distribution, visibility
and protection that only Barnes & Noble can offer.
The announcement marks Barnes & Noble’s latest move to continue to build one of the world’s largest
digital catalogs, spanning eBooks, journals, periodicals and other types of reading material. PubIt! titles
will be distributed through BN.COM and Barnes & Noble’s eBookstore, which currently offers more
than one million digital titles to millions of dedicated customers in-store and online.
Independent publishers and writers will appreciate PubIt!’s simple and competitive royalty model and
compensation process, the details of which will be available in the coming weeks. Content owners’
intellectual property will be well-protected with Barnes & Noble’s best-in-class digital rights
management technology and offered in the industry standard ePub format that allows publishers’ works
to be enjoyed by millions of Barnes & Noble customers on hundreds of the most popular computing,
mobile and eBook reading devices.
“As a company that has achieved much of its success by building mutually beneficial relationships with
publishers and authors, Barnes & Noble’s new PubIt! service represents an exciting evolution and
significant opportunity in the digital content arena,” said Theresa Horner, director, Digital Products,
Barnes & Noble. “Barnes & Noble is uniquely positioned to support writers and publishers and bring
their exciting digital works to the broadest audience of readers anywhere.”
Whether online or on-the-go, Barnes & Noble customers will have access to PubIt! titles with the
opportunity to browse, sample, buy and download the digital content in seconds to their devices with
free BN reader software. Using Barnes & Noble’s breakthrough Read In Store™ technology, NOOK™
customers can also browse the complete contents of PubIt! titles while in Barnes & Noble stores.
PubIt! is a convenient one-stop-shop, allowing publishers to get their content in front of consumers for
purchase and reading on the most widely adopted mobile devices and software platforms. By following
simple steps to upload their content in an industry standard format for electronic titles, content creators
can reach consumers on hundreds of devices including: NOOK by Barnes & Noble, PC, Mac®, iPad™,
iPhone®, BlackBerry® and others.