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.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Gary Oppenhuis15 June, 2010

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

    1. Nate the great15 June, 2010

      It certainly springs to mind, doesn’t it?

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