Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Barnes and Noble to Sell Self-Published Books In-Store!!!!

What is it?
Self-published authors will soon have the opportunity to see their books on the shelves of Barnes and Noble.
Why is it game-changing?
This decision, not only opens doors for indie authors everywhere, but it’s also the first move to offer real competition to Amazon. How is one Amazon bookstore to compete against 640 Barnes and Noble stores? The answer may surprise you!

Long Story Short
Amazon has been the leading supporter of Indie Authors for many years, and with the news of its upcoming bookstores, it was sure to knock Barnes and Noble off its own shelves. B&N, however, isn’t going down without a fight. They’ll be offering indie authors the chance to sell their self-published books in-store.

Before you start doing the happy dance, you need to understand the catch. To qualify for this program, you would need to say goodbye to Amazon’s KDP Select. This is only for NOOK Press authors  whose e-book sales (per title) have reached 1,000 units in the past year. So this “opportunity” isn’t as simple as it sounds. Still, it may very well be the first of many changes that will help knock down the gates holding back talented self-published authors.

16 comments:

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    1. For now, yes! It will be interesting to see how it plays out in the years to come!

      Thanks for stopping by, Juneta!!! :D

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  2. This is sooooooooooooooooooo exciting!!

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    1. It really is! The prerequisites are interesting, but everything needs a guideline. :)

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  3. Have you read the details though? Those authors must've sold 1000 books through Nook to be considered. Most authors sell ebooks through Amazon. It will limit who is eligible. Most are calling it a publicity stunt. Any author with a book listed through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, etc. that is returnable can be stocked in B&N.

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    1. Yes :)

      I wrote a full article with the details on that link below it.

      It's my take on it compared with Amazon, but I wrote it for Writers After Dark website!

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  4. Well this is definitely going to change things in publishing for sure. It may be limited NOW, but that may change in time.

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    1. Exactly!!! I just hope it's not too late for their stores when they do lol

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  5. I love the possibilities, even though this is the tiniest of baby steps. It's still a step in the right direction!

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  6. That's awesome! It's a start, anyway. We've sold approximately 0 copies through Nook. We also know approximately 0 people who have a Nook, so we never set up a Nook copy. It all works out.

    Currently we have all of our books stocked in all of the local chain bookstores, and that's good enough for us.

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