09-27-2010 08:28 AM
Welcome to the PubIt! community board!
Feel free to post questions that you would like the PubIt! users to help you answer. Visit often to see what other PubIt! ebook sellers are chatting about and to learn about updates and changes to the service.
We look forward to your questions and comments and we welcome all constructive feedback to help us continually refine the PubIt! portal.
We hope you enjoy selling your eBooks through PubIt! by Barnes & Noble.
The PubIt! Team at Barnes & Noble
09-28-2010 06:24 PM
I've been looking for the invite since August, but have not received one. Also, would you provide details about the process of obtaining an ISBN for each book submitted to PubIt? Are the writers responsible for this, or does B&N take care of this important issue? Thanks.
10-01-2010 12:20 AM
My three books are here in B&N eBooks via Smashwords. Do I need to change anything?
Also, if I choose to change pricing on the books (two are free downloads) do I do it through Smashwords or through Pubit!? And are there marketing campaigns through Pubit! I can join?
Let me know.
Author of Believable Lies
The Dead Mayberrys And Other Stories
The Big Kaboom
10-01-2010 05:59 PM
You specify that one can upload an html file. But what if the file has images? Do you also accept a zip file containing the html document and the relevant images?
10-03-2010 06:35 PM
Not sure if this is best place to post - but is there a way to get font sizes adjusted for Pubit bookst?
I was excited to find this book for my nook - but even using the extra small font size the type is so large hardly a paragraph fits on the page...If this is the default I will not be buying more Pubit books
10-04-2010 07:51 AM
You don't have to have an ISBN to use PubIt! If you choose not to enter an ISBN, we will assign an internal identifier for you.
The PubIt! Team
10-04-2010 08:05 AM
It’s up to you how you choose to distribute your titles to Barnes & Noble either through PubIt! or any distributor. For titles you make available through Smashwords you will need to make price changes through them.
The PubIt! Team
10-04-2010 11:57 AM
10-04-2010 12:24 PM
The Pricing and Payment Terms for PubIt! are available at http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com/pubit_app/bn?t=sup
The PubIt! Team
10-04-2010 05:28 PM
Thank you for the welcome, Parilee. However, I am confused as to why there is a delay in completing my Pubit publishing application. It only accepted (saved) part of my info and suggested I return later to re-enter bank and credit card data. Just wondering if this needs to be entered during regular business hours in order to be accepted.
10-04-2010 05:59 PM
I believe you may have mistakenly clicked "save and logout" on the Payment Info screen instead of submit. Please click submit to complete your application.
10-05-2010 04:28 PM
So far, PubIt! is working reasonably well, but I'm having trouble with the reviews.
First of all, I'm disappointed that first and last names are required categories for reviews. When you get a review via a trade publication (Kirkus, VOYA, etc.), the name isn't terribly important, and often isn't included at all.
Second, a category is included for publication for said reviews, but the publication information seems not to be present once the eBook goes live.
Are these kinks being worked out?
10-08-2010 03:12 PM
I've wasted too much time. I made a serious error with the original file (which I realized -- naturally -- after it had been converted) and wanted to fix it. I know HTML, but the epub file could not be fixed with any of the software programs I know, not even Dreamweaver, the premier HTML editor. Not only that, but I could not fix the original .doc file and save it under the original file name because somehow epub had put made it r/o, or otherwise screwed up the permissions. On my hard drive, yet! I saved it under another .doc filename, but if I upload that, it won't overwrite the first file. Nor could I see any way to delete the first file and start over.
Then I downloaded the ePUB software, only to find that I had a .war file that cannot be opened with any program on my hard drive. Not even Firefox.
This system is nuts. Kindle does it better.