Barnes and Noble has unveiled their Nook Press platform in the UK and will start accepting submissions very soon. The Nation’s largest bookseller will be attending the Oxford Literary Festival where it will be putting together many publishing events to introduce writers and publishers to Nook Press.
Nook Press launched in 2013 as a direct followup to Barnes and Noble’s original self-publishing platform, Pubit! Teresa Horner is spearheading the Nook Press initiative and under her watch is formally expanding into new markets, instead of solely being based in the US.
US authors have been able to sell their self-published books in the US and UK for quite sometime. Due to logistics, the company has never accepted submissions from writers living in the UK to sell books in both countries.
Barnes and Noble plans on expanding Nook Press to France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium later this year. Often, the UK is a launching point to the rest of Europe.
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