Press Release: Introducing the NOOK Press® Print Service, A Professional-Quality Print-on-Demand Service for Authors
November 12, 2014

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the launch of the NOOK Press print service, an easy-to-use, fast and affordable service that allows self-published authors and aspiring writers and storytellers to print their own customized professional-quality books. The new service, available at, is for everyone, from the established self-published author to the first-time book maker who wants to create an affordable, customized, high-quality print book delivered in about a week.

Barnes & Noble Jumps into Print-on-Demand with Nook Press Print
November 12, 2014

In a move to pick up more self-publishing clients, Barnes & Noble has launchedNook Press Print, a new print-on-demand service for independent authors looking to take their manuscripts into the physical world. Users can pick from a variety of materials and formats, including hardcover and softcover books, in a number of different sizes. Authors can get their texts published in full color or black and white, and select different paper materials. Users can pick from a variety of materials and formats, including hardcover and softcover books, in a number of different sizes.

How Digital Printing Can Reduce Risk and Offer Access to New Markets
November 12, 2014

We spoke to Kirby Best, President and CEO of Performance Scrubs and former book printer, about the opportunities digital printing provides for publishers, and how on-demand printing can help publishers reach new markets. Kirby will present his insights on new publishing opportunities in "Confessions of a Former Book Manufacturer" at the Digital Book Printing Conference on Nov. 19.

What the Photo Industry Can Teach Publishers about Digital Printing
November 5, 2014

The photo industry may not seem like a likely source of insight for book publishers, but its transformation in the 1990s has a few lessons worth noting, as Publerati founder Caleb Mason observes in his September blog post. In-store photo kiosks-the instant photo printing machines that now occupy nearly every department store and pharmacy in the U.S.-bear more than a passing resemblance to print on demand book machines, writes Mason, a former photo industry professional himself.

Distribution: Consortium Adds Four
October 23, 2014 at 1:00 am

Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, a member of the Perseus Books Group, has signed four new publisher clients: Alternative Comics, Cicada Books, Deep Vellum Publishing, and Postcart Editions.