Barnes & Noble has sent out emails to anyone who requested to be updated about PubIt!’s development. A fairly basic FAQ page is now up, for anyone who’s interested.

Of note:

  • PubIt! Will accept pre-formatted ePub files for sale… you can use their conversion SW, but you won’t have to if you’re particular about your formatting.
  • PubIt! Specifies that it uses DRM: “Barnes & Noble’s best-in-class digital rights management technology.” It does not say whether the use is optional.
  • Non U.S. citizens can use the service… if they have registered U.S. rights to their material.
  • No word on what controls you will have on price (nor, therefore, whether you can post books for free).
  • Expected launch time: Summer 2010.


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