Discover Barnes & Noble Press

It’s a new year and a new look for us. We’ve undergone some major renovations and combined and unified our eBook and print platforms under our new brand:

Barnes & Noble Press

Closely aligned with our national retail stores, Barnes & Noble Press is a free, fast, and easy way to publish your books and reach millions of B&N readers.

Here’s what’s new with Barnes & Noble Press:

The Site:

  • Improved user experience and new visual design
  • Single log-in to unified eBook and print website
  • Updated dashboard with multiple title formats grouped together for easy project management
  • Time saving metadata cloning from one project format to the next
  • Author Tools & Tips page offering formatting, marketing, and promotional assistance with trusted 3rd party partners
  • Build-A-Book user experience enhancements
  • Select subject categories for print and eBook that more closely match those on


  • 12 month eBook pre-order capability available to all publishers
  • Increased royalty rate of 65% for eBooks priced $10.00 or higher

Print Books:

  • Additional trim sizes, glossy covers, and more affordable color printing options
  • Combined print book checkout experience (order copies of different projects in the same cart)
  • Discounting on the first 10 personal copies ordered of each print book title

Coming Soon from Barnes & Noble Press!

  • Upgraded sales reporting
  • Scheduled eBook price changes
  • Additional 3rd party partnerships
  • With plenty more on the way!

There’s a lot to love with the new Barnes & Noble Press. And don’t just take our word for it. See what some of our bestselling authors have to say…

“With a slick design and easy to use interface, the new Barnes & Noble Press platform shows a real dedication to helping writers self-publish professionally.”

– Robert Swartwood, USA Today Bestselling Author of “The Serial Killer’s Wife” Series

“On the new Barnes & Noble Press platform, authors will love the expanded sales report features, the at-a-glance sales stats, and the ability to create custom reports with one simple click!”

Wendy Lindstrom, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Historical Romance Author

“I appreciate the simplicity of the Barnes & Noble Press formatting and uploading process. The platform is great. It’s very clear. It’s easy to use. And I love publishing straight to my B&N readers so they can get my new book the minute it comes out.”

– Marie Force, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Contemporary Romance Author

For more, check out or take it from some more bestselling authors on why they choose to publish direct with Barnes & Noble Press.

Stay up to date with feature enhancements and other site announcements right here on the blog!

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