B&N launches self-publishing business

<p>Barnes &amp; Noble is launching a self-publishing business called PubIt! this summer, <a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/ar... target="_blank"><em>Publishers Weekly</em></a> reports. </p><p>The company will allow independent publishers and self-publishing writers to distribute their works digitally through the retailer&#39;s website barnesandnoble.com and its e-book store. </p><p>Publication and distribution will be limited to digital works with no sales through physical B&amp;N stores. According to PW, B&amp;N will release details of the royalty model and compensation process at a later date.<br />&nbsp; </p>