Nook Press was announced earlier today by Nook Media, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble. It is an entirely new self publishing platform for e-books. It replaces Pubit, a similar platform that was launched almost two years ago by Barnes & Noble. If you consider yourself a writer, you can make use of Nook Press by writing or editing your manuscripts on its website and them selling your completed work as an e-book for any price between $0.99 and $199.99.

Nook Press is currently only available to B&N approved authors based in the US. The e-books that get published are sold in UK and US via Barnes & Noble’s website, Nook Book Store and Nook’s mobile apps. Authors will have to give B&N a 35% cut of the list price for any title priced between $2.99 and $9.99. A 60% cut of all other prices will be given for published e-book titles that are sold. They’ve not said when Nook Press will be opened up to authors that are based in other countries, or when authors will have another way of using the service apart from its desktop website.

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