Kindle Direct Publishing vs Nook Press

Kindle Direct Publishing
Publish your books independently with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) on the Amazon Kindle Store. Make changes to your book at any time. Publish once and reach readers worldwide. Publishing takes less than 5 minutes. Your book appears on Amazon within 24 hours. Make your book available on Kindle devices and on free Kindle apps.
Nook Press
NOOK Press lets you write, edit, and format your manuscript in one place, ensuring a professional looking eBook every time. Collaborate easily with friends and editors, and get their feedback directly through NOOK Press. Get instant access to millions of readers and increased visibility through multiple merchandising opportunities. With no delivery fees or production costs, NOOK Press is free to use from start to finish.

Latest news about Kindle Direct Publishing and Nook Press:

05.12.17. Kindle Create is now available to all authors. Kindle Create is a new free conversion tool that aimed to be “push of a button” easy when it comes to generating a polished, formatted ebook. It works much in the same way that Microsoft Word does, offering authors a comfortable, familiar system for adding touches like formatting themes and tables of contents. Now, Kindle Create is out of beta and available to all authors. The design lets you work straight from your Word doc and preview the finished product without having to go through the conversion process. Rather than a process or dashboard for your publishing needs, this software works on your desktop and lets you manipulate your file as much as you need to before the upload process. Once you take the finished document to the KDP dashboard, you’ll still have the ability to convert it to a MOBI file. Even better, Kindle Create lets you format a “print replica” ebook for a professional look and feel.

29.06.16. Barnes & Noble launched Nook Press Print self-publishing platform. Barnes & Noble announced today the launch of a new self-publishing print platform called Nook Press, which will allow authors to turn their ebooks into print versions that can be sold in B&N stores and online at The program is self-service and allows authors to create both hardcover and paperback versions. Through the program, authors who have sold 1,000 copies of a single ebook in the past year will be able to sell their print books on the local, regional or national level through B&N.

11.09.15. Kindle Scout Publishing platform expands internationally. Amazon announced that it is expanding Kindle Scout, its reader-powered publishing platform, to more authors and readers around the world. Now, in addition to the U.S., authors in locations such as Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India and more may submit never-before-published, novel-length English-language manuscripts and be considered for publication in 45 days or less under Amazon’s digital publishing banner Kindle Press. Readers around the world can now also preview excerpts from never-before-published books, nominate the stories they want to see published and receive a free early copy of every book they nominate that is released by Kindle Press.

13.11.14. Nook Press adds Print on demand service. Barnes & Noble announced that they are now going up against CreateSpace, Lightning Source, Blurb, and other competitors in the POD (Print on demand) market with the new Nook Press print service. It provides a complete do-it-yourself experience for creating a hardcover or paperback book. The new service offers black and white or color printing, high-quality paper choices, multiple trim sizes and cover treatments. With print costs starting at $4 per copy for a 5x8 paperback, Nook Press POD can handle both color and B&W; hardback and paperback. Unfortunately, there is no distribution option yet, given that Lightning Source and Createspace both offer distribution to bookstores.

15.10.14. Amazon launches reader-powered publishing program Kindle Scout. Amazon officially rolled out Kindle Scout - the “reader-powered” (crowdsourcing) publishing program. Kindle Scout will be driven by readers’ feedback and results in book contracts for chosen authors. Amazon’s letter to authors today laid out the terms. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty rate, easy rights reversions, and featured Amazon marketing. We will be inviting readers to join and nominate books in a couple of weeks. The Kindle Scout homepage currently features a call-out for English-language books in Romance, Mystery & Thriller and Science Fiction & Fantasy genres.

08.09.14. Amazon unveiled kids book creator software for Kindle Direct Publishing. Amazon is expanding its Kindle Direct Publishing business to support the needs of children’s books authors through a new program it’s calling “KDP Kids.” Along with the program, which is aimed at helping authors prepare, publish and distribute books in the Kindle Store, Amazon is also releasing a new tool, the Kindle Kids’ Book Creator. This tool will allow budding children’s book authors to create chapter books and illustrated children’s books that are able to take advantage of Kindle features like text pop-ups, explains Amazon in an announcement about the new services. After the book is finalized, authors can also use the tool to upload the book to KDP while also stipulating the category, age and grade range filters needed to get the book listed correctly. The book creator tool doesn’t just have to be for new authors looking for a way onto Amazon’s Kindle platform, however, but could also support established authors looking to convert their books into a Kindle format in order to expand their reader base.

24.03.14. Nook Press self-publishing platform is now available in Europe. Barnes and Noble, the bookseller behind the Nook e-reader devices and e-reader store, has announced that the Nook Press self-publishing platform (previously restricted to the US) is now available to authors and publishers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium. As part of the move, Nook Press now supports multiple languages including French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch – authors will also be paid in their local currency, the company confirmed. So, despite declining revenues Nook executives don't stop trying to build the business.

2013. Nook rebrands and refreshed its self-publishing platform. Barnes & Noble has rebranded its self-publishing platform PubIt!, as Nook Press, and introduced some new features intended to make self-publishing faster and easier. The company aims to compete with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing and other self-publishing tools. The primary new feature is a tool that allows authors to write, format and edit, and preview ebooks directly in a web-based platform. Besides there is a new “quick start” option that lets authors test the product without entering all their vendor information at the start. And authors can safely and quickly invite their network of friends and editors to read and comment on any NOOK Press project in a secure environment. The pricing haven’t changed: Ebooks can be priced between $0.99 and $199.99 and royalty is up to 65% (Kindle gives 70%). The platform is only available to authors in the U.S.