Barnes & Noble to Launch PubIt Digital Publishing Service this Summer

Posted on May 25, 2010

BN PubitBarnes & Noble has announced a service called PubIt that will enable independent publishers and writers to distribute their works digitally through Barnes & Noble.com and the Barnes & Noble eBookstore. The platform is targeted at independent publishers and self-published authors.

B&N's Pubit service will compete with Amazon.com's Digital Text Platform. Barnes & Noble has not yet disclosed the royalty rate for its digital epublishing service. They also did not disclose what rights they will take. In the press release, they only state that they will offer a "simple and competitive royalty model and compensation process."

A B&N spokesperson told CNET the rate will be "attractive and competitive." B&N says the service will launch this summer.

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