nookBarnes & Noble’s digital publishing arm NOOK Media has officially introduced its self-publishing platform NOOK Press to authors and publishers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Using the platform, authors and publishers can self-publish their books in these territories. The platform is also now available in multiple languages including French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, and English. Royalties will be paid in their local currency.

“By expanding NOOK Press to the international community, we’re furthering our dedication to bring NOOK’s best-in-class digital reading experience and exciting new content to our customers around the globe,” stated Colin Eustace, General Manager, Barnes & Noble S.A.R.L. “Our goal is to get more people reading digitally, and with NOOK Press, we’re offering readers access to new voices and stories, and it’s another great reason to start reading with NOOK.”