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Old 10-11-2010, 10:14 PM   #76
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Well... better a year late than never, I suppose...
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:24 AM   #77
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I also found that it took a few days for my cover image to appear on the B&N product page. In my experience with Amazon, it takes a few days for the product description to appear after the product page has gone up, so I'd call that a tie.

BTW, I imagine this has been mentioned elsewhere, but I found this online ebook converter to be the easiest way to convert my Kindle .mobi's to nook epub's:
http://ebook.online-convert.com/convert-to-epub
Calibre is so oriented toward managing libraries that I find it cumbersome for things like converting single (or a few) books.

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Old 10-15-2010, 10:23 AM   #78
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This weekend I put Verdant Skies and Kestral for sale. Process took 2 days to appear. When it did, I realized that neither of my covers appear on the product page.

B&N was fairly specific about what was acceptable, a jpg, between 300 and 6500pixels in length, between 20KB and 5MB (or so)... my covers fit all of those criteria. So as far as I can tell, there's no reason they wouldn't display.

B&N support, being what they are (sorry), is no help... in fact, they seem to be MIA. Even links to the PubIt! Help board, apparently populated by authors only, are hard to find, and I have yet to see signs of any B&N personnel on them.

It does seem from the B&N discussion board there are a number of complaints about missing covers, so this is not just my problem. Moreover, I remember this being a problem with B&N's previous publishing system, before they uprooted it and replaced it with PubIt! So we're talking about a problem that hasn't been fixed in over a year...
The covers are up and looking great, Steven.

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Old 10-15-2010, 11:03 AM   #79
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Yup... now, if I could get someone to read 'em and leave some reviews behind!...
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:45 PM   #80
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The covers are up and looking great, Steven.

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Ditto about the covers, Steven! Guess I'm gonna have to break down and buy them...

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Old 10-16-2010, 09:27 AM   #81
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Ditto about the covers, Steven! Guess I'm gonna have to break down and buy them...
Please do... and bring friends!
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Does Pubit! give you the option of NOT using DRM?
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:06 PM   #83
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Does Pubit! give you the option of NOT using DRM?
Yes, it does... and as I did with Amazon, I made sure to turn off DRM for my books (it's a simple checkbox).
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:28 AM   #84
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So does Apple and Smashwords. So that means Apple, Amazon, B&N and Smashwords are great for DRM-free ebook publishing! Yay!

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Nook Emulator

I published several books through PubIt! I found the part that drove me most nuts was how long it took to load up the preview file for the Nook emulator. There were a number of times I just gave up and went back to it later.

I found it worked better when I loaded the cover first, then a epub file.

The covers need to be a min 750 in height, and it won't let you load up small cover sizes.

It is very similar to Amazons DTP. I think that once they get the kinks worked out it will really help.


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Old 10-25-2010, 08:30 PM   #86
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PubIt! now has it's own webpage called Nookbooks. Looks very nice. It has 8624 books listed.

MR member BV Larson has two books in the top 20 Nookbook bestseller list. Congratulations!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/pubi...?cds2Pid=32280
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Yes, it does... and as I did with Amazon, I made sure to turn off DRM for my books (it's a simple checkbox).
Is there any way for the buyer to know if a PubIt book has DRM?
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Is there any way for the buyer to know if a PubIt book has DRM?
Not that I know of...
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