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How to Submit your eBook to Barnes & Noble (for Nook)

This is a question we are often asked at BiblioCrunch, “How do I get my eBook on Barnes & Noble?” Well here is your answer 🙂


To submit your book to B&N (for the Nook) here are a few steps.

  1. Make sure your eBook is ready to be published and distributed to the public.
    – Do you have a GOOD cover? -Remember your cover should look professional AND should be catching in thumbnail view as well as full view. After all readers will first see your book in the B&N store with only a thumbnail size cover image.
    – Has your book been through copy edits? This is important and worth the money, if your book has many errors you will not sell. It is as simple as that.
    – Do you have an ISBN number? You will need this. Visit to apply.
    -Is your book formatted properly for Nook? This is another very important step, if you are unsure of how to format your book consider hiring a format expert.
  2. Sign up for PubIt! (Barnes & Noble’s publishing platform, similar to Amazon’s DTP) and upload your book and cover art.
  3. To start selling on PubIt you need a social security number or a tax ID number and a bank account information (so you can get paid).
  4. Enter your book information.
    -Remember to make a thoughtful description, this is where you sell your book!
    -Make sure everything is exactly as you want it – typos in the description will likely be a deterrent to consumers.
    -Remember the importance of keywords and categories.
  5. Sell your book!

For questions check out PubIt! Support


Kate Tilton is the marketing associate for BiblioCrunch, an author assistant, and a book blogger.

You can connect with her on her websiteTwitter, or BiblioCrunch.


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