Go to http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com/, log in and then choose Go to My Titles in the upper right corner
This opens a new page where you need to enter your title, list price, publication date, publisher, and contributors. These are you – as the author – and then any illustrators, co-authors, etc. You are allowed up to five.
Scroll down to upload your book. B&N accept word documents, HTML, RTF and TXT files. Us the browse button to locate your file, then click Upload & Preview. (You may get warning that you have not filled in all the information, but don;t worry, we’re coming to that)
This will upload an instant preview. you can use the tabs to switch between Nook and Nook Color views. use the Prev and Next at the bottom to navigate the pages. When you’re finished use the close preview in the upper right:
If the conversion looks good, then it’s time to upload your cover. (if not, make changes to the interior file and reupload.) Your cover image MUST be a .jpg and has to be at least 750 pixels tall, but no bigger than 2000. To upload the cover use the browse button.
The cover preview will look a little fuzzy, but it will look fine on your final page:
Now to fill out the pesky questions that caused all those crabby “errors”. They’re pretty easy: Do you have an ISBN? Is the book part of a series? Is it available in print and, if so, how many pages is it? Is it public domain? What group is it suited for? What language is it in? Where do you have publishing rights (aka, US, IS?Canada, or World Wide) and do you want DRM protection?
Now you want to add the categories your book fits in. Click the add/edit categories button
This drops down a box, and each selection you make may open another box to the right. When you have it chosen, click the Add Category button
On a side note, there was a rumor that Barnes & Noble promotes books published through pubit over those through Smashwords, so i have done some experimenting.
I published Ties of Blood directly through PubIt because, at the time, Smashwords was having trouble getting books out to them and I had some Nook readers who wanted to read it. Though the advice was to remove the Nook version as soon as the Smashwords version showed up, I’ve left both to see what happened. As you can see on the listing page, the smashwords version has the priority listing and you have to use the + NOOK book button to even get the PubIt published version:
PubIt edition all time: 4 (all were sold before the smashwords version cleared)
Smashwords edition (through B&N for December only): 31