With Nook Press Print, self-published authors and emerging writers can print (as in ‘on paper’) their own professional-grade books. Similar to Amazon’s own Print-on-Demand, Nook’s new offering lets you print a set number of books to meet initial demand or test the market. This will be particularly useful for up-and-coming authors who may not have the capital to commit to a huge print run.
However, the service is as much about bringing the power of a printing press to fledgling writers as it is anything else. The do-it-yourself approach means you can now create your own paperback or hardcover book from the comfort of your own home, selecting paper-type, colors, trim-sizes and more.
The prices will of course vary, but based on a 300-odd page black-and-white paperback, of between 6-9 inches, it would cost $7 plus tax and shipping/handling. This price quickly bumps up to $43 if you want it in full premium color.
If you’re an existing author working happily in the ebook realm, the new print service can still be used to create limited-run copies for gifts or promotional purposes. There are no minimum order requirements.