Barnes and Noble recently trademarked the phrase PubIt PRO and since then many baseless rumors inundated the internet. Today Barnes and Noble rolled out their new PubIt Pro program, which invited successful PubIt Professionals to share their self-publishing adventures.
PubIt Pro is in essence a new program that features authors sharing their stories on how they managed to garner success and sales in the world of self-publishing. They give some great advice to help new authors avoid some of the pitfalls that they have experienced.
One of the great aspects of this program is that it enhances most of the things we have been talking about during our Indy Author Initiative program. Some of the authors in the videos below talk about cover art, branding yourself, creating a webpage, how to recharge the creative juices, and much more.
This is a great program released from Barnes and Noble because it is a vehicle that allows the authors to connect with the audience directly. It seems they did not do a press release with the launch, but I’d like to thank the PubIt and PubIt PRO team for letting us know the skinny about the new program.
PubIt was a program launched last year that allows authors to submit their eBooks to the Barnes and Noble online ebookstore and be listed side by side with bestselling authors. You can think of it as an independent self-publishing platform that gives you tons of exposure. The books can be submitted in ePub, TXT, RTF and be listed on the website within 72 hours of your submission. One of the much-toted selling points of PubIt is Barnes & Noble’s promise of no hidden terms or fees. Writers can set any price between $0.99 and $199.99 for their work, and they’ll receive between 40% and 65% a cut of that sticker price.
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.