Price is an important element that Book Cave considers when reviewing books submitted for retailer promotions, and Barnes & Noble is one of the big ebook publishing sites. So if you're planning a promotion, how do you discount your ebook on Barnes & Noble? Let's take a look.
Please note that this tutorial is for people who are publishing directly through Nook Press. If you are using Smashwords to distribute your books to Barnes & Noble, please see the tutorial on discounting your ebook at Smashwords.
Discount your ebook on Barnes & Noble to $0.99 or more
To discount your ebook on Barnes & Noble directly, navigate to Nook Press and log in. If the site doesn't take you directly to the project list, click on the "Projects" tab at the top of the page.
Here you'll see all the current books you have on sale. Locate your book and click the list price to open up the "Rights & Pricing" tab for the book. If you have a large list of books, the search field on the top right corner of the project list is handy.
Type in the new sale price and click the "Post Changes" button on the top left corner of the tab.
Royalties are calculated automatically based on the book's price and are displayed on the tab immediately to the right of the list price field.
If your book is $0.99–$2.98, you will receive 40% royalties, if it is $2.00–$9.99, you will receive 65% royalties, and if it is $10.00–$199.99, you will receive 40% royalties.
Changes go through fairly quickly, and your book stays on sale while waiting for the change to take effect.
Discount your ebook on Barnes & Noble to $0.00
You used to not be able to discount your ebook on Barnes & Noble directly to $0.00, but, in a recent change, that option was made available. You can now use the same method described above to discount your ebook to $0.00.
Keep in mind that unlike Amazon, Barnes & Noble does not price match.
We hope this helps you plan your next promotion on Barnes & Noble! If you have any questions or comments, let us know in the comments below.If you'd like to learn more about Book Cave author promotions, please enter your email below and click the "Learn More" button.