The Bookseller is to preview self-published titles from October, and has partnered with US bookseller Barnes & Noble to exclusively include Nook Press titles in the section through to April 2015. The new preview will give independent authors the chance to showcase their work and recognises the role of non-traditional channels to publication.
The “Independent Author Preview” will feature around 10 titles each month, from a selection exclusively supplied to The Bookseller by Nook Press, B&N’s self-publishing platform. The new preview will sit alongside The Bookseller’s respected previews, including New Titles, and Paperback Preview. Caroline Sanderson, associate editor of The Bookseller, will oversee the preview in addition to her role as non-fiction previewer.
The Bookseller editor Philip Jones said: “Our goal here is to discover the best new books published independently and made available to customers in the UK and we’re thrilled to have partnered with Nook Press. This is a new spin on what we have been doing for more than a 100 years, and recognises that some of the best new writing now comes through non-traditional channels. The Bookseller’s job remains the same, however, to shout about these books and bring them to the attention of our audience.”
Colin Eustace, general manager, B&N S.à.r.l, said: “We are constantly looking at new ways to help Nook Press authors get the exposure they deserve, which is why we’re thrilled about this new partnership with The Bookseller. It will give our self-published authors a new outlet to showcase their work, while giving Nook customers another resource to discover their next great read.”
“We also encourage self-published authors who are not yet on our platform to sign up today to be considered for this great opportunity and discover all of the great promotions available to Nook Press authors.”
Nook Press will help promote the titles featured in the Independent Author Preview through features like Nook First and Nook Presents, as well as other channels including customer emails and social media. Authors will have the chance to also be promoted through The Bookseller’s sister site, We Love This Book.