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B&N expands self-publishing platform to include print distribution, in-store events

US bookselling chain Barnes & Noble has expanded its self-publishing platform Nook Press to incorporate print publishing and distribution, as well as in-store events, reports Publishers Weekly. Under the new program, Nook Press authors who have sold over 1000 copies of their ebook in the past year become eligible to have their book printed in hardcover and paperback and sold via B&N stores, while authors who have sold over 500 copies can hold an in-store event and sell print copies at their event. To have their books considered for the print program, Nook Press authors must submit their books for review to the B&N small press department. B&N chief digital officer Fred Argir said in a statement: ‘Barnes & Noble is proud to be the first to offer coordinated, national distribution for self-published authors who will benefit from in-store placement at Barnes & Noble stores and online at We are thrilled to lead the movement to innovate the self-publishing industry by leveraging our stores nationwide.’


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