NOOK Press was unveiled a few weeks ago and is the direct followup to the PUBIT self-publishing program. When NOOK Press was released, the platform saw a backlash of authors lamenting that fact that they could not edit or make changes to their ebooks once they were published and available for sale. NOOK Press has apparently heard your pleas, because the program just upgraded the platform to allow authors to make adjustments or changes to their published books.
In a statement today, Barnes and Noble said, “We’ve recently made some updates to the platform to make self-publishing even easier. Now with NOOK Press, you can edit your Manuscripts that are already on sale as NOOK Books – without creating a new Project or removing it from sale.”
This is tremendous news for anyone who has to correct a few spelling mistakes or even add new content. NOOK Press is available for free and is a very solid platform, with a few features not found anywhere else. My favorite is the Integrated Collaboration, which allows authors to collaborate with editors, copy-editors, and friends, allowing them to review and comment on your manuscript without ever leaving NOOK Press.
To get started with NOOK Press today, simply create a NOOK Press account and follow the instructions to sync your PubIt! account. B&N has also created two new video tutorials that walk you through the account setup process and the new editorial content tools.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.