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Bob_in_MA
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Using my epub file with Pubit/NookPress ?

Hi,

 

I'm wondering if someone else has figured out the best way to use there own epub file.

 

Like many other's here, all my epub files pass epub check, and had two books up using Pubit where they worked fine.

 

I'm adding a couple more books and NookPress, though it asks me if I want to use my epub file, and I answer yes, replaces them with a corrpted version.

 

I can still access my books in my Pubit account. Including the two new ones.

 

If I originally added these new books in NookPress, and I then go to Pubit and upload my epub file, will it replace the one being sold?

 

Or should I start from the beginning at Pubit?

 

I don't believe how astoundingly difficult B&N has made this... If it aint broke, don't fix it...

 

Thanks for any advice you may have.

 

Bob

 

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TomRichardson
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Re: Using my epub file with Pubit/NookPress ?

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If you have a Pubit account, sing Glory Hallelujah! My advice is to have nothing to do with Nook Press, except for this Help Board. And don't change that policy until the users tell you that the storm is over; ignore B&N's "everything is peachy" PR announcements.

 

If you have new books to upload, upload them through Pubit. If you have the correct versions of EPUBs that Nook Press has corrupted, submit them through Pubit. If you want sales numbers, get them through Pubit.

 

Pubit still works. Nook Press's software is a sick joke. But every two weeks or so, they breathlessly inform us that they've added a new feature!

 

Ever wondered what would happen if a buggy-whip manufacturer set up an automobile-manufacturing division? Now you know.

 

/rant

 

In Pubit, if you go to My Titles > [particular book] > Actions > Edit > Upload Your Ebook > replace your ebook file--that's where you tell Pubit what EPUB file to upload. Click on "Replace & Preview," and preview your ebook on the virtual Nook. Then don't forget to go to the bottom of the screen and click on "I confirm that I have..." and "Save & Post Changes."

 

Your replacement EPUB will become the "official" EPUB that B&N downloads to purchasers, a very short time after you click "Save & Post Changes." Replacement time might even be instantaneous. This is the one way where B&N is better that Amazon; at Amazon, your changes have to be blessed by some guy in India before ebook-purchasers ever see them.

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Bob_in_MA
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Re: Using my epub file with Pubit/NookPress ?

Tom,

 

Thanks! By the way, the erstwhile buggywhip manufacturing capital of the world isn't far from me, Westfield, MA. Luckily, they also had a state college to cushion the blow.

 

It's sad about B&N really. It's as if they hired some 20-something consultants who talked a good game take things over.

 

 

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TomRichardson
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Re: Using my epub file with Pubit/NookPress ?

Bob, I figure the age thing is the opposite: B&N put in charge of Nook Press some eighty-something guy who knows the dead-tree part of bookselling absolutely cold; but who thinks ebooks are some kind of newfangled fad, like the hula-hoop. Accordingly, this manager hired only one programmer, for a minimum-wage salary.