Once upon a time, in 2012 or 2013, when I first began to indie-publish, it wasn’t possible for authors outside the US to open an account to publish at Nook. As you know, I’m in Canada, but I wanted to make my books available to Nook readers. My New York agent agreed to make this possible, and we set up the account so I could publish my books there. At the time, I thought I would eventually return to traditional publishing and my relationship with my agent would continue. There also was talk that Nook would eventually open to non-US authors, so I planned to switch over the account when that happened.
Fast forward six years. My agent and I had less and less business to do together and finally, earlier this year, the last of the Dragonfire novels reverted to me and we had no business left to do together. I also had decided not to return to traditional publishing. I like being indie too much. 🙂 Since I’d heard nothing more about Nook opening to other authors, I began to distribute my books to B&N via an aggregator, replacing the Nook editions with Draft2Digital ones. This meant that the product numbers changed, which meant that the links to the product pages changed. It also meant that there wasn’t a specific Nook edition, with links to my other books at Nook inside each book.
You can guess what happened next. Just as the transition was nearly done – with the last of my books coming out of Kindle Unlimited and going into wide distribution again, all with new Nook links – Nook contacted me and asked me to be part of a beta-test for the opening of their portal to Canadian and Australian authors. Ha. Right now, we’re in the middle of taking my books direct again, so there are duplicate editions appearing at Nook. Once the transition is complete, my books will be published directly to Nook again and the old product numbers (and links) will be the good ones again. The ebooks from Nook will also have Nook links inside for my other books.
I’ll also make some print editions available directly through NookPress, just as I make some available directly through Amazon, as that gives a better consumer price than having either portal sell the Ingrams editions. For example, the list price of the trade paperback of Simply Irresistible from Ingrams is $13.99 US. I have an edition available on Amazon that is the same except that it isn’t available for broader distribution. It’s priced at $9.99 US. On Nook, I just put a print edition on sale which is exclusive to B&N – it’s also otherwise the same as the Ingrams edition, but has a list price of $9.99 at Nook.
So, if you are a Nook customer, please be a little patient. Good things are in the works!