Press Release: NOOK Press™ Self-Publishing Platform Is Now Available to Authors and Publishers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium
NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the world's largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that NOOK Press (www.nookpress.com), Barnes & Noble's easy to use self-publishing platform, is now available to authors and publishers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium. Authors and publishers in these countries can now upload and start selling their books in these territories through NOOK devices and Free NOOK Reading AppsTM, allowing them to reach millions of NOOK customers around the globe. As part of this expanded availability, NOOK Press is now available in multiple languages including French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, as well as English, and authors will be paid in their local currency.
"We are excited to make NOOK Press available to independent authors and publishers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium, opening up new sales opportunities to international authors and publishers," said Theresa Horner, General Manager of NOOK Press. "This is another example of Barnes & Noble's long-standing commitment to supporting and promoting authors and publishers, and bringing the very best content to its customers."
NOOK Press is an innovative self-publishing platform offering authors a fast, easy and free way to write, edit, collaborate and publish the highest quality eBooks and make them available to millions of avid reading customers. Titles that launch through NOOK Press are available on NOOK devices and Free NOOK Reading Apps in the US and UK, and via the NOOK® for Windows 8.1 Free Reading App in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium. For US publishers with worldwide rights, their existing NOOK Press content will roll out in the newly added countries over the coming months.
NOOK Press titles will continue to receive unique merchandising opportunities across the NOOK platform, including through popular programs like NOOK First and NOOK Press Presents, as well as on NOOK devices, on BN.com and NOOK.co.uk, and through customer emails and social media. Plus, starting this spring, NOOK Press titles will be featured in a new UK-specific program called Digital First, which will offer selected NOOK Press titles side by side with commercially published titles, with prominent placement on NOOK.co.uk and on the integrated shops on NOOK tablets and eReaders.