Now this is pretty damn cool.
Barnes and Noble has only recently (seriously) made an effort to join the ebook parade with it's excellent nook, but now they're taking it one step further.
Starting this summer, you'll be able to self publish your own independent work in ebook form through B&N. That sounds great as it is but the kick is that it'll be open to reading by almost anyone with the e-means to do so- not just via nook.
I'm guessing that means that manuscripts will pub in a pdf or epub format so they'll be 'open'. We'll learn more in the coming weeks, including plenty about the dirty, un-artistic side of things. read: how much will it cost you to make some cash off your ideas?
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