If this was posted before-sorry but this is the first time I saw it. B&N is going to allow unpublished authors to sell e-books via their site. It states coming Summer 2010, so it should be soon. They call it Pubit and all will be in EPUB format. Looks like they are going after the Smashwords market. Another good reason to stay with the Nook, now you can have some of these unknown authors novels sent directly to your Nook instead of side loading. Smashwords has some good stuff,
Speaking for myself, an unpublished writer am I. My surname is Midian Drake. My opinion adding to the comment would simply to say to all writers published and unpublished, that we all have are risks. Yet I do wonder that what this could cause, possibly could amount to a delusional trust variation of all buyers. Even though it sounds great for the unpublished writer to get noticed, let us look ahead and see all the readers we may turn away. Precious diamonds are discovered, not created, it takes all the unique mystery out. Point blank, Barnes and Noble should sleep on this before making any quick and sluggish judgment.
Truly Sincere to each Word
John L. Johnson Jr.(Midian Drake)
P.S.. I have a spiritual poem that will be added to a book of poetry from Eber and Wein Publishing called " Revelations of a Father's Love. In the process of producing a fictional book called " Guardians ", if any fiction publishers read this and are interested E-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me at (801-689-2267)