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Nook Seeks an Edge With $2 E-Books

See on Scoop.itWriting and reading fiction

Barnes and Noble’s Nook store has commissioned a set of short, original e-books, priced at $1.99 apiece.

Robert Chazz Chute‘s insight:

Click the link below to see the full article by Lauren Indvik at Mashable.

 

I’m linking to this FYI, but not because I think it will work. It’s kind of the Kindle Singles program without the power platform, numbers, audience and store experience to push the ebooks. They’re only taking "three to five works" of 5,000 words or more six times a year and trying to sell them for $1.99.

For this to take off for Nook, the scheme will require name authors. However, authors with a brand would already have a platform and a more compelling deal elsewhere (probably on Amazon). Perhaps that’s one reason why the stories are only exclusive for 60 days.

Am I missing something? It’s far too early to call the attempt a fail, but it does look like a weak flail. There are good practices to imitate across the various sales platforms. This latest from Nook seems half-hearted and priced wrong.

See on mashable.com

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