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Buyer Beware: Can You Trust Your Self-Publishing Company?

Last week, Barnes & Noble launched a new Print on Demand service to complement their Nook ebook self-publishing platform. On the surface, that should be a smart move. More self-publishing authors are looking for ways to produce both print and ebook editions. Barnes & Noble knows a lot about books. Their Nook Press platform works (relatively) smoothly. But then, if you read the fine print, things are weird. First of all, Barnes & Noble—a retailer whose primary business is selling books—does not offer their Nook Press clients retail distribution. “The NOOK Press print platform program is for you to print books for your personal use, and does not include selling those books through Barnes & Noble stores or BN.com. You may sell the books you print on your own, however.” Huh? The only reason for a writer to bother with a printing option that doesn’t include retail is if they don’t intend […]

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