B&N releases more Pubit! details & it says a lot about their plans

B&N updated the Pubit! FAQ yesterday, and some of the answers say a lot about B&N's future business plans. They're only interested in the US market, they're looking for distribution partners, and they might be looking at POD.

What do I need to create an account?

  • A BN.com login, which you can create on the spot if you do not already have one
  • Contact information for the account holder
  • A U.S. Credit Card & U.S. Bank Account and all related information
  • Your SSN/TIN/EIN

Will PubIt! support publishers based outside the U.S.?

  • Yes, as long as you have U.S. rights for your titles and have a U.S. bank account and a U.S. credit card.

B&N has decided not to pursue the global ebook market. Their loss.

Where will my titles be listed for sale?

  • PubIt! titles will be available for sale in the Barnes & Noble eBookstore and through all of our digital distribution partners.

Does anyone have any information on this? It's the first I've heard of it.

Will PubIt! support print publishers?

  • In order to sell your titles through PubIt!, you must start with a digital file. At launch, PubIt! will be geared exclusively toward eBooks.

Look at the way they phrased that. It leaves open the possibility that they're going to move into POD.

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2 Comments on B&N releases more Pubit! details & it says a lot about their plans

  1. They really should have given some more careful thought to that name. Not to be crude, but does it rhyme with “Cubit”?

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