Saturday, August 10, 2013
Smashwords Commences Daily Shipments to Barnes & Noble
For Smashwords authors and publishers, and for B&N customers, this means faster listings of new releases, faster listings of preorders, and faster price updates. We also ship daily to Apple and Kobo.
My thanks to our friends at B&N for taking on the extra work to process our daily deliveries.
Smashwords has a long history with Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble was the first retailer to sign a distribution agreement with us back in 2009, and they've been a strong supporter of Smashwords authors and publishers ever since. B&N earns our authors millions of dollars each year, and is our second-largest sales channel after Apple. If all your books aren't at B&N, you're missing out on millions of readers you can't reach anywhere else.
As we announced July 26, Smashwords now delivers preorders to Barnes & Noble, a powerful new author merchandising tool. Preorders aren't available to authors who upload direct to B&N via NookPress (f.k.a. Pubit). Smashwords also delivers books priced at FREE to B&N, and we pay 60% list for books priced under $2.99 and over $9.99 (vs. 40% list earned by NookPress users).
If you're not yet distributing your titles to B&N, Apple and Kobo via Smashwords, consider consolidating your distribution and metadata management through Smashwords!