Barnes & Noble removes manuscript editor from NookPress

NookPress, the self-publishing portal of the US bookstore Barnes & Noble, is “streamlining” the book upload process and will be removing its Manuscript Editor. NookPress is sending out the following email today: Dear Publisher, We wanted to let you know that we will be removing the Manuscript Editor feature in the next few weeks in Read More …

Amazon and Christian bookstores pick up the pieces after Family Christian collapse

One of the biggest surprises for me after the collapse of Borders in 2011 was the failure of Barnes & Noble to step in and grab those customers. But at the time Barnes & Noble seemed so enamoured with its Nook project that it was busy looking the other way as Amazon upped its print Read More …

The Hot Sheet reviewed (first October 2017 edition)

Prior to the launch of The New Publishing Standard one of my plans was to have a regular Sunday feature summarising the latest Hot Sheet (the industry news-sheet for authors, produced every two weeks by Porter Anderson and Jane Friedman) as it rolled off the cyber-presses. As Friedman and Anderson say, “we’re not interested in Read More …

Publishing Brief 27 September 2017

There’s so much happening in publishing right now it’s impossible to keep on top of it all, but some stories are too good to pass by without at least a quick mention here at The New Publishing Standard. Here’s three of the best from my last browsing session.   1. Why didn’t B&N do KU? Read More …

The Future of Barnes & Noble. Part 1: Nook

Nook, by Barnes & Noble. But for how much longer? Over the weekend The Digital Reader ran an insightful post on the future of Nook, the ebook arm of America’s biggest bricks & mortar bookstore chain. “Len Riggio has just dashed the hopes of everyone who had been praying for a Nook turnaround.” Nate Hoffelder Read More …