Self-publishing news: print books will be sold in 640 American book shops
Barnes & Noble, America’s biggest bookshop chain, has annouced that it will now give self-published authors the opportunity to have their books in their stores. Authors will also be able to participate in book signings and discussions.
However, B&N will be exercising quality control and only “eligible” NOOK Press authors will get this chance. Eligible means “those print book authors whose eBook sales of a single title have reached 1,000 units in the past year.”
To win access to the bookshops in all 50 states of America eligible authors must submit their print books for review by Barnes & Noble’s Small Press Department and one of the company’s corporate category buyers. So, still quite a few hurdles to get over, but it is a way for self-published authors to reach an important new market.
Nook is an ereader, owned by Barnes & Noble, just as Kindle is owned by Amazon. Take a look at Nook’s self-publishing services HERE and read sucessful self-published author Joanna Penn’s experiences with Nook HERE.