UK launch for Nook's self-publishing platform

Nook is set to launch its self-publishing platform Nook Press in the UK tomorrow (18th March).

The digital arm of the American bookseller Barnes & Noble will hold talks on its new platform at Oxford Literary Festival this weekend (22nd March) and is providing the festival marquee along with Blackwell’s Oxford bookshop, which will feature a “Nook Experiential Area” where Nook booksellers will be on hand to discuss the company’s products.

The Festival Marquee will also feature special demonstrations about the newly launched self-publishing platform Nook Press, including talks on “Introduction to Self-Publishing with Nook,” which is billed as “a free, fun and informative interactive session for authors” which will take place on Sunday 23rd March, at noon and Wednesday 25th March at 3:00pm and 6:30 pm.

Colin Eustace, general manager of Barnes & Noble, S.A.R.L said: “Nook is proud to partner with Blackwell’s to support the Oxford Literary Festival as part of our continued commitment to promoting literacy in the UK. Both Blackwell’s and Nook have unmatched experience in bookselling and have formed a strong partnership focused on delivering the best books and content to UK customers. “As Nook continues to grow in the UK we are proud to announce the upcoming launch of the Nook Press self-publishing platform and we invite authors and writers at the Oxford Literary Festival to speak to a representative for more information.”

The Festival starts on Saturday 22nd March with appearances by headline authors Ian McEwan, Eleanor Catton, Jeremy Paxman and a rare appearance from Jan Morris. The line-up of Children’s authors includes Malorie Blackman, Michael Morpurgo, Lauren Child, Robert Muchamore and Meg Rosoff.

Up to 40,000 people are expected to pass through festival marquee marquee, located adjacent to the Sheldonian Theatre. Blackwell’s is the official bookseller for the festival and the marquee will include a handpicked selection of books and other literary gifts.