Barnes & Noble has added to the services it provides to self-published authors. Nook Press Print Service will now allow authors to create their own print books, and have them shipped to an author’s home about one week after placing an order.

There are no minimum orders to use the print option. Prices vary depending on the type of print book and author chooses. Under the print-on-demand option, authors can print books in black-and-white or in color and choose from hardcover and paperback formats. At present, the print service is aimed at those looking to create books for themselves. Theresa Horner, general manager of Nook Press and v-p of content acquisitions, said B&N will expand the program, including the possibility of adding a sales option, as consumer demand warrants. She explained that in moving from a digital product to print, "we wanted to get things under our belt," before expanding the program. Consumers, of course, are free to try to sell their print editions where ever they choose.

With this move, Nook Press Print Service joins Nook Press’ e-book platform for self-publishers. “Nook press is proud to add print books to its portfolio of services,” said Doug Carlson, executive v-p of digital content and chief marketing officer at Nook Media. "As the world of self-publishing grows, Nook Press will continue to expand its easy-to-use content creation services in support of all authors, writers and creators.”