Nook Debuts Nook Press, A New Self-Publishing Platform To Compete With Kindle Direct Publishing

nook logoBarnes & Noble subsidiary Nook today [April 9th] announced the launch of Nook Press, a self-publishing platform to help the e-reader and e-book seller attract more self-publishing authors. The platform will help Nook compete with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, providing a content creation and management tool that builds on Barnes & Noble’s aging PubIt! platform with tools designed in partnership with self-publishing company FastPencil.

PubIt! was only two and a half years old, and while Nook touted its success in its press release (20 percent growth quarter upon quarter, 30 percent of Nook customers buying self-published titles every month), it’s clear that the company wanted to try a different approach, with a complete rebranding and rebuilding of its self-publishing tools.

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