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message 1: by Duncan (new)

Duncan Howard | 40 comments Hi everyone,

Obviously there are a lot of people who have self-published here and have had to transform themselves from self-proclaimed literary geniuses into DIY publishing maniacs... to me, (one of the aforementioned) i thought that KDP select was a pain in the arse to handle... but Nook, being my next folly, is turning out to be about as much fun as fire-ant filled underwear.

I think I would almost prefer to vote Trump and Brexit than deal with this (at least i would be assured that my attempts at publishing would evaporate in a nuclear cloud with everything else)

So far it does not recognize chapters, which is cool as i have 84 of those, so have to do it individually. Right now i'm waiting for it to split a chapter which i asked it to do about ten minutes ago.... groovy, it has crashed!

Anyone else having trouble? Does anyone actually sell anything on Nook? Or is it another site where you have to spend your whole life attempting to build a platform of followers like some down and out prophet?


Have a day.

message 2: by Denise (new)

Denise Baer | 321 comments Hi Duncan,

I've been formatting my own paperbacks and eBooks, and recently, I've had nothing but problems with Nook Press. Since the site made things so difficult, I pulled my last book from there and I sent them an email explaining my issues. The email was sent months ago, and I have yet to hear from them. It's really not a big deal for me since my sales on Nook are not great at all. Plus, if anyone really wanted an e-pub, I can send them my conversion.

I hope luck comes your way with them.

Take care.

message 3: by Duncan (new)

Duncan Howard | 40 comments Thanks Denise,

Yep, still currently being driven crazy by the site!! Glad i'm not the only one.... i was starting to get worried!!

message 4: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah Jonesy | 11 comments I load to smashwords and they distribute to B&N and a ton of other places. Smashwords also gives a simple to follow stylesheet that makes it super easy. I recommend them to everyone that isn't on kdpselect.

message 5: by Lance (new)

Lance Charnes (lcharnes) | 326 comments Duncan wrote: "Yep, still currently being driven crazy by the site!! Glad i'm not the only one.... i was starting to get worried!!"

Are you trying to upload an already-formatted ePub, or are you using some kind of online converter that Nook offers?

I didn't have any problems uploading ePubs I created through Calibre. However, Nook author support is atrocious, which may be why the device is withering on the vine. (To be fair, Books-A-Million's author/publisher support is nonexistent, so B&N isn't alone in the penalty box.)

I've also had no luck finding ways to reach out specifically to Nook and Kobo readers; the entire e-book advertising universe seems to revolve around Kindle. Other GR authors have had luck with Kobo, though, so my experience may not be typical.

message 6: by Amber (new)

Amber Foxx (amberfoxx) | 246 comments 1. Nook devices are now being made by Samsung and sold through B&N. I'm not sure if this qualifies as "withering on the vine." I was in a B&N store recently and they looked nice and well-displayed. No idea how well they sell. I buy Nook books all the time and have been assured the older device and my Nook library will be supported.
2. I use Draft2Digital to upload to B&N and the customer service is great and my sales are good. By that I mean about 1/4 of my Amazon sales some months. Well worth being available on that platform.

message 7: by Duncan (new)

Duncan Howard | 40 comments thanks Amber,

i have decided to do it all through Smashwords which was terrifyingly easy..... i'm still convinced that something must go wrong but so far so good!!

message 8: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Reynolds-Ward (joycereynoldsward) | 16 comments I recommend Draft2Digital over Smashwords. Once I used them for posting to Nook, I discovered that it clears a lot faster with fewer problems than doing it directly. D2D is also MUCH easier to deal with than Smashwords. I don't do anything at Smashwords any more as a result.

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