POD News

The Industry of Self-Publishing


Much has been in the news lately about CreateSpace leaving customers stranded.  According to their latest e-mail to customers, they will continue to publish books but will be eliminating their services component of the business:  editing, formatting, design and other services.  They have stated any updates or changes needed to products where these services were used be requested by March 15 and completed by April 20, 2018.

Barnes and Noble Press

Barnes and Noble has revamped their NookPress, and it looks promising for anyone wanting to publish e-books or print books.  They are boasting a 65% royalty on their e-books and closer to 35-45% (after printing costs) on print books.   For instance, if you have a 100-page book that you retail for $10, your royalties would look like this:

This is a screenshot of the online calculator where you can determine exactly what you can expect in royalties.  https://press.barnesandnoble.com/.      Be aware, print book royalties may vary if you choose to buy the books and sell them to local retailers based on the percentage or discount the store requires.  


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