In a desperate attempt to stay relevant, Nook has ventured outside its e-book market to offer a new service called Nook Press Print. Basically this is a print-on-demand service that lets you upload a manuscript and pay Nook a fee to print a paperback or hardcover version of your book that they’ll mail to you. While this is similar to other print-on-demand services like Lightning Source or Amazon’s CreateSpace, be careful! Nook Press Print isn’t designed to help you sell print-on-demand books. Instead, it’s more like a vanity press where they’ll print and deliver books to you and it’s up to you to give or sell them anyway you choose.
If you compare prices, you may find Nook Press Print may be cheaper. The big advantage is that unlike CreateSpace, Nook Press Print can print hardcover versions of a book with either a dust jacket or not. If you want a hardcover version of your book, then you may want to consider Nook Press Print. If you plan on selling your own book, then Nook Press Print might be worthwhile, but unlike CreateSpace, Nook Press Print won’t let you del print-on-demand books online.
If you just want to print your own paperbacks or hardcover books without selling them online, then consider Nook Press Print. If you actually want to sell your print-on-demand books, then Lightning Source or CreateSpace will be better options.
As printed books become more expensive to make, store, and ship, you can see that printed books will become luxury items once more. With a service like Nook Press Print, you can print unique books for your own needs such as family albums. Just remember you can’t sell your print-on-demand books online through Nook Press Print.