August 2013 • Vol. 24, No. 8 • Download pdf version
NOOK Press: A Contract Review
BY F. ROBERT STEIN
In this article I will express my personal opinions as to what I consider to be the most important provisions of the NOOK Contract, and as to how the NOOK Contract differs from the form contracts used by traditional large New York print publishers. I will also touch lightly on the other documents mentioned above.
Caveat: this is not intended to be an exhaustive review of each and every sentence in the various documents… just those provisions I consider most significant to most authors.
For the same reason, if you are thinking of publishing your book(s) via NOOK, you should of course read the NOOK Contract and its attachments, rather than relying solely on this article. article.
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The NOOK Contract provides only for e-book publication… not audio, print-on-demand or conventionally printed editions… and only for reading via the various NOOK reading devices and on computers and other devices using NOOK software.
Changeable contract terms
The NOOK Contract states that it may be changed by Barnes & Noble at any time in its sole discretion, and that Barnes & Noble may provide notice of changes by posting the new or revised agreement on the NOOK Press. Continued on page 6