How Long Does It Take For Nook Press To Approve A New Vendor Account

April 19, 2013 in Nook Press, Self Publishing

This is just a quick post to let you know that my new Nook Press vendor account has been approved! This means that I can now publish my first book on the Barnes & Noble Nook. In my previous post, I mentioned that I should’ve applied for my vendor account first before I started editing my manuscript. That’s because I can start building my book on Nook Press even before I get approved. So I could’ve let B&N work on my approval while I worked on getting my book ready… which actually took a few days.

How Long For Nook Press Vendor Account Approval?

I applied for my vendor account on Wednesday and I just got the approval email today which is Friday. So for me, it only took 48 hours. Now I’m set to publish my first book at Barnes & Noble. Here’s part of the approval letter they sent:

Dear Harlan,
Congratulations, your NOOK Press Vendor Account is approved! You can now begin publishing your Projects as NOOK Books.
It’s easy to put your Projects on sale as NOOK Books! Once you preview your Manuscript, add a cover image, and fill in the NOOK Book Details, you’re ready to hit publish. Your NOOK Book will be on sale within 72 hours.
After you’ve put your NOOK Books on sale, be sure to visit your Sales page, where you’ll find easy-to-follow reporting and graphs showing your unit sales and royalties.
Be sure to check out our self-publishing resources for ideas on how to have a successful publishing experience:

We wish you success!
Sincerely, The NOOK Press Team

So it’s official. As soon as I’m done writing this article, I’m going over to Nook Press and hit the publish button. Today is Friday and hopefully my book will be available for sale by Monday. Here’s a look at my fresh Nook sales page.

Nook Sales Stats Page

Hopefully by the end of the month, there will be some activity here! I’m waiting for my enrollment in KDP Select to expire on 2 other books before I can publish them on the Nook so I’m axiously awaiting that day. In the meantime, I’m going to upload and format those 2 books in the manuscript editor so the day they go off of KDP Select, I’m publishing them on Nook Press.

If you use Nook Press, I’d love to hear what your experience is like. I think this is a great supplement for anyone in self-publishing!