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In this colorful historical novel set in 17th and 18th century England, France and Italy, bestselling author Claude Cueni tells the story of John Law of Lauriston, the man who invented paper money. He was also a mathematical genius, a masterful gambler, a duelist, murderer, womanizer and lover. But he is best known as the inventor of modern finance and architect of the most catastrophic financial crash in history. At the height of his career, Law was an advisor to the the King of France, Louis XIV, The Sun King, and also owner of the Mississippi Corporation, with vast holdings in the Americas, and thus the wealthiest man of his time.
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Nook Press is the surprise
« on: April 09, 2013, 08:23:38 AM »
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Dear Publisher,

Over the past two and a half years, our working partnership has made PubIt! a resounding success. Because of PubIt! publishers like you, we've been able to offer millions of NOOK customers exciting new content from independent authors.

Our success is your success, and we've been working hard to bring you a platform that takes our partnership--and self-publishing--to the next level. Today, we're pleased to introduce to you NOOK Press, our new and improved self-publishing platform!

NOOK Press is self-publishing made simple. With the NOOK Press platform you can write, edit, collaborate, publish and sell your eBooks all in one place--at no cost.

The NOOK Press platform features these exciting new tools and services:

    NEW! One-stop Publishing Solution: Write, edit, format and publish your eBooks in our web-based platform, instantly reaching millions of NOOK customers within 72 hours.
    NEW! Easy ePub Creation and Editing: Upload your manuscript file and make changes directly in NOOK Press. Editing and previewing in one session saves you time and effort.
    NEW! Integrated Collaboration: Collaborate with editors, copyeditors, and friends, allowing them to review and comment on your manuscript without ever leaving NOOK Press.
    Visual Sales Reporting: Our new visually-enhanced sales report makes tracking your sales progress even easier.
    NEW! Instant Chat: Live Chat customer service is now available to quickly answer your questions Monday through Friday between 9am-9pm EST.
    Pathway to Passionate Readers Everywhere: Publish once and reach millions of customers using NOOK and NOOK Reading Apps in the US and UK and more coming soon.
    Same Great Terms: Our favorable PubIt! business terms and commitment to a transparent retail partnership remain unchanged.

NOOK Press Presents
Our booksellers are currently hand-selecting titles for a new merchandising program: NOOK Press Presents -- Our Top 100 Picks for Summer. NOOK Press Presents will be an ongoing merchandising channel for independently published content that comes to NOOK through NOOK Press.

Once you moved your existing PubIt! account to NOOK Press your titles will be considered for this program, which will promote books across the NOOK ecosystem.

Get started with NOOK Press today! Click here to be guided through a quick, one-time account syncing process. Once completed your PubIt! account, sales, payment, and title information will automatically appear in NOOK Press. To find out more about the changeover to NOOK Press, see our support page here.

We're excited to turn the page together on a new chapter in self-publishing!

Sincerely,
The NOOK Press Team

Discuss!  :)

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STILL US ONLY
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Re: Nook Press is the surprise
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 08:25:57 AM »
Underwhelmed.

 
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2013, 08:26:01 AM »
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    Can publishers based outside the U.S. use NOOK Press?
     
    No. At this time, NOOK Press is only available for publishers with a U.S. Bank Account and a U.S. Tax ID that are both tied to a U.S. address.

That's it for my interest, then.  :(


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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013, 08:26:24 AM »
Instantly! (within 72 hours)

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Re: Nook Press is the surprise
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 08:26:39 AM »
My first question is, is it still US only? I can't see anything in that press release about it. I currently go through D2D and their service is wonderful, but I'd consider dealing with it myself for the extra 15% if that was an option.
   

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Re: Nook Press is the surprise
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Re: Nook Press is the surprise
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 08:28:05 AM »
My first question is, is it still US only? I can't see anything in that press release about it. I currently go through D2D and their service is wonderful, but I'd consider dealing with it myself for the extra 15% if that was an option.

That's what I want to know... Can I being in the UK, upload direct now? And can I set the price to free?

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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 08:28:14 AM »
My first question is, is it still US only? I can't see anything in that press release about it. I currently go through D2D and their service is wonderful, but I'd consider dealing with it myself for the extra 15% if that was an option.

Still US only.
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Re: Nook Press is the surprise
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 08:28:47 AM »
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NOOK Press Presents
Our booksellers are currently hand-selecting titles for a new merchandising program: NOOK Press Presents -- Our Top 100 Picks for Summer. NOOK Press Presents will be an ongoing merchandising channel for independently published content that comes to NOOK through NOOK Press.

Once you moved your existing PubIt! account to NOOK Press your titles will be considered for this program, which will promote books across the NOOK ecosystem.

This^ sounds promising.

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Re: Nook Press is the surprise
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 08:28:58 AM »
Interesting, although I doubt I'd want my WIP manuscripts on their cloud. Seems weird. And what format would it be? If it's something proprietary I'm staying far far away.

I wonder if you can use it only for print books (so I can stay in Select, if I decide to do so).

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Re: Nook Press is the surprise
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 08:31:20 AM »
This^ sounds promising.

Yeah, but 100 out of ...? If you write in a less popular genre, that would seem to lower your odds of being selected.

 
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2013, 08:37:42 AM »
Nook Press Presents..  so in other words, if you book is already selling well on the Nook we'll help you sell more copies.

I might have hoped they might have offered to promote the print version of a book in store. Then they might have had something to help the B&N chain. Too much to ask for.


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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2013, 08:41:22 AM »
I don't know. I just checked it out and I like it a lot better. Must be the graphs. I love graphs :)

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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2013, 08:48:49 AM »
Doggone it!

I was really hoping they were going to allow indies and small presses to upload for pre-ordering.  :'(

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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2013, 08:49:21 AM »
Underwhelmed as well, especially since they are not opening up for Canadians or those in the UK to publish directly with them.

 
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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2013, 08:52:46 AM »
Underwhelmed.

Seconded.  It's Pubit with a new dress.  Not exactly the earth-shattering news they were touting. 

Give me some marketing tools for your site, B&N, I can coordinate with my editors just fine, thank you.

 
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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2013, 08:53:57 AM »
Looks interesting, going to have to give it a look see, especially since I do better at B&N.


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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2013, 08:54:35 AM »
It's nice that they went to the trouble to plan for customer support which they completely neglected in PubIt.
Some of the terms seem off-putting and confusing.
I'm happy with Amazon right now, so yeah, no, I'm not signing up for it.  Maybe later if they prove how great it is.


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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2013, 08:55:25 AM »
It reminds me a lot of the Kobo dashboard, which is not bad. Ha, I like the graphs too.

I'm not sure why anyone would want to write their book inside Nook Press. What I'm concerned about is that this will become another formatting job for each release. Are they still going to accept regular epubs? Are regular ePubs still going to be eligible for the marketing/promo extras they mentioned?

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Our booksellers are currently hand-selecting titles for a new merchandising program: NOOK Press Presents -- Our Top 100 Picks for Summer. NOOK Press Presents will be an ongoing merchandising channel for independently published content that comes to NOOK through NOOK Press.

^ Makes it sound like if you don't publish using this new editing tool they've given us, you won't be eligible. I could be reading too much into that though.

ETA: I set up a testing project, and it looks like we'll still be able to upload a regular epub.
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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2013, 08:57:41 AM »
What are the downsides, if any? It seems like it's just a new front end? Why do I have to "opt in" to this? I mean, if it's just formatting change, why not make it universal?
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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2013, 08:59:24 AM »
It's building on the Nook name for when they spin it off... in order to save it from the sinking ship that is B&N. The only intriguing part is the possible promotion of indie authors and even that is a weak premise. I was hoping for more, but it's essentially their attempt at being KDP.
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Re: Nook Press is the surprise
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2013, 09:00:59 AM »
I like the new look a lot. They seem to have put a lot of thought into the design and operation, which is a good sign for Nook.

The fact that they've changed the name from PubIt to Nook Press intrigues me. The new name is an improvement, but I wonder if there isn't some behind-the-scenes restructuring going on to clearly separate Nook Press from B&N.

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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2013, 09:07:21 AM »
I can't even log into it. Tried "Get Started" and used my old long in to "sync" like it said to do. All fail.

I can log into Pubit still just fine.

Whatever. I'll look at it again tomrorow.

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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2013, 09:08:00 AM »
I'd like to read the fine print now.

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Re: Nook Press is the surprise
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2013, 09:09:57 AM »
I'm entirely underwhelmed. It does look like you can still upload a regular epub file, which is good.

But did anyone catch that you will no longer be able to upload updated versions of your book? Once the file is uploaded, it can't be changed, ever - you would have to republish it as a new project. Not that I edit my books after I publish them, but I do change my back matter on occasion. This part of the change is making me consider switching from direct distribution to Smashwords distribution for B&N.


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