Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of
content, digital media and educational products, today announced that
Barbara Freethy has sold 1 million NOOK Books through its
self-publishing platform PubIt! (www.pubit.com).
Freethy, the award-winning author of popular titles Summer Secrets
and When Wishes Collide, has self-published 17 of her backlist
titles and three original eBooks on PubIt!, with 11 of those eBooks
appearing on The New York Times bestseller list.
"What's exciting to me about PubIt! is the ability to find a whole new
readership through eBooks," said Barbara Freethy. "PubIt! is so easy to
use and there are great merchandising opportunities. I like having my
self-published eBooks treated as if they were published by a traditional
publisher in New York."
"Barbara has been tremendously successful at leveraging the power of
PubIt! to reach the vast audience of NOOK eBook readers," said Theresa
Horner, Vice President of Digital Content at Barnes & Noble. "We would
like to congratulate her on reaching this incredible milestone and we
hope that her success inspires other talented writers to bring their
work to PubIt! and Barnes & Noble."
Freethy, who has had 20 titles make the Barnes & Noble.com Top 100 list,
plans to continue her self-publishing success with a new series called The
Callaways, a story about a family of brave firefighters and police
officers whose lives are complicated by family secrets and
life-changing love. Throughout The Callaways series each
family member will face a moral dilemma and the question of whether to
protect the community, the family or themselves. The Callaways
will be available on NOOK at the end of 2012.
PubIt! is Barnes & Noble's easy-to-use platform for independent
publishers and authors to digitally distribute their works across all
Barnes & Noble platforms. With clear and competitive terms - and no
hidden fees - the self-service online PubIt! portal provides qualified
content owners a simple and profitable way to publish and distribute
their works across Barnes & Noble's entire line of NOOK®
devices, including the recently announced NOOK® HD and NOOK®
HD+. PubIt! titles can also be discovered and read through a range of
free NOOK reading apps, available for iPad?, iPhone®,
Android, Mac® and PC.
More information on PubIt! can be found at www.pubit.com.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the leading retailer of
content, digital media and educational products, operates 689 bookstores
in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 667 college bookstores
serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and
universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its
online business through BN.com (www.bn.com),
one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than
3 million titles in its NOOK Bookstore? (www.bn.com/ebooks).
Through Barnes & Noble's NOOK® eReading product offering, customers can
buy and read digital books and content on the widest range of platforms,
including NOOK devices, partner company products, and the most popular
mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software. Barnes & Noble is
proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service
Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes &
Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer
satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online
retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to ForeSee E-Retail
Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).
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NOOK Tablet? is Barnes & Noble's fastest, lightest tablet with the best
in entertainment from top services and everything you want in a tablet
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content you love, shop popular apps, connect via e-mail, browse the Web
and more. NOOK Simple Touch? ($99) is the fastest, easiest to use reader
with the world's best reading screen and the longest battery life and
NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight? ($139) features patent-pending
lighting technology that makes it perfect for reading at bedtime and on
the beach. Barnes & Noble offers NOOK owners Always Free NOOK Support in
any of its nearly 700 bookstores, as well as free Wi-Fi connectivity to
enjoy the Read In Store? feature to read NOOK Books? for free, and the
More In Store? program, which offers free, exclusive content and special
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PC and Mac®. Lifetime Library? helps ensure that Barnes & Noble
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a collection of digital picture and chapter books for children, and NOOK
Books en español? (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooksenespanol),
the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States.
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