NOOK Press Glossary of Terms

ACH

Automated Clearing House (ACH) is used to send royalty payments earned through your NOOK Press account. It is an electronic network for financial transactions in the United States. ACH processes large volumes of credit and debit transactions in batches. ACH credit transfers include direct-deposit payroll and vendor payments.
 
BN ID
A unique BN ID is assigned to every NOOK Book. It is a 13-digit number that is displayed in the Product Details section of a NOOK Book's customer product page. A BN ID is not an ISBN. If a NOOK Press publisher submits an ISBN for a NOOK Book, all sales and payment reporting will reference both the BN ID we created AND the ISBN the NOOK Press publisher provided.

Broadcast
A Broadcast is an important message from NOOK Press. Broadcasts can be seen at the top of the Projects page in a blue bar. Clicking on the text allows you to read the full broadcast.

Categories
The subject categories that you enter for your NOOK Book tell us where to place your customer product page in the NOOK Bookstore so that customers browsing through our categories can find NOOK Books that interest them.

Collaboration
Collaboration lets you invite anyone to collaborate with you on your Project. This will allow them to read your Manuscript and add comments on a chapter level. You can read their comments and respond in the document, and you can also delete their comments if desired.

Copyright
Copyright is a legal concept giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. For more details please review the Copyright Wikipedia article.  Please consult a legal advisor for more information about how Copyright laws apply to the NOOK Books you wish to sell through NOOK Press.

Crop
Crop means to select only a portion of an uploaded image, instead of the entire image. There is a crop tool in the NOOK Press cover image uploader that allows you to crop the image file that you upload. The cropped portion of the cover image will be displayed on the NOOK Book's customer product page. The publisher can also choose to insert the cropped cover image inside the NOOK Book.

Contributor
A Contributor is someone who helped create a NOOK Book. NOOK Press publishers can assign up to 8 different Contributor types for each NOOK Book: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Translator, Photographer, Introduction, Compiler and Created By.

Cover Image
The cover image you provide will appear on your NOOK Book's customer product page, and you can also choose to insert the Cover Image at the beginning of your NOOK Book as part of the front matter. We find that the quality of a cover image has a direct impact on sales. Please remember that you must have the rights to use any cover image that you upload to NOOK Press.

Customer Price
The Customer Price is the price a customer pays for a NOOK Book. The Customer Price may be different from the List Price. As the retailer, NOOK reserves the right to set a Customer Price that is different from the List Price. If a customer purchases a NOOK Book at a price that is lower than the List Price, the publisher's royalty is still earned from the List Price. The publisher's royalty for each NOOK Book sold is earned from the List Price as described in the Pricing and Payment Terms.

Customer Reviews
A Customer Review is a review submitted by a customer. Customers can submit a written review that contains their opinion of a NOOK Book along with a star rating based on a scale from one to five stars. Customers are not required to make a purchase to submit a Customer Review.

DMCA
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Please review the DMCA Wikipedia article for more information. For information about reporting copyright infringement to NOOK, please refer to the instructions on this page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/include/copyright.asp

.doc and .docx
.doc and .docx are filename extensions for files created using Microsoft Word.

DRM
DRM stands for Digital Rights Management, which is technology that is intended to prevent unauthorised access to, distribution of, or copying of your NOOK Book. If you choose to have DRM applied to your NOOK Book, we will use this technology. This choice can only be made once per Project and cannot be changed once selected. Please read our Terms & Conditions for more information on our obligations regarding DRM. To learn more about DRM, visit the Wikipedia entry.

eBook
eBook is short for "electronic book"—a book or any text (like a novel, short story, essay, children’s story, poetry collection etc.) that is digitised and made available for viewing via a laptop/desktop computer, a handheld computer/tablet, a smartphone or a dedicated eReading device, like a NOOK.

Editorial Reviews
An Editorial Review is a review of a NOOK Book created by the editorial staff of a periodical publication.

ePub
ePub is an open source, industry-standard eBook file format. When you put your Project On Sale as a NOOK Book, it becomes an .ePub file for customers to download as a NOOK Book. For more information on ePub, visit the IDPF Website or the Wikipedia entry.

Front Matter
Front Matter are optional elements that can be included in a Manuscript that contain information about the NOOK Book. Using the Manuscript Editor, you can add a Cover Image, Title, Dedication, Introduction and a Table Contents as Front Matter. The term "Front Matter" refers to the placement of these elements, which is at the very beginning of a NOOK Book before any other content.

eGift
NOOK Books and NOOK Apps can be eGifted to anyone with a valid email address (currently only available for BN.com). You do not need a NOOK device to purchase a digital gift, and your eGift recipient does not need one either; they may read on any NOOK device, or on devices they already own using NOOK’s free apps for Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows 8, Mac and PC. The eGift recipient is notified via email that someone has purchased an eGift for them, and the customer has a choice to redeem the eGifted NOOK Book OR select an eGift card for redemption on any product at NOOK. For further details around the customer experience side of eGifting, please visit our BN.com eGifting FAQs.

EIN
An Employer Identification Number or EIN (also known as Federal Employer Identification Number or (FEIN)) is the corporate equivalent to a Social Security Number. Please review the EIN Wikipedia article for details.

.html and .htm
.html and .htm are filename extensions for files created using the HyperText Markup Language. HTML is the main markup language for creating web pages and other information that can be displayed in a web browser. HTML is written in the form of HTML elements consisting of tags enclosed in angle brackets (like < html >), within the web page content. HTML tags most commonly come in pairs such as < b > and < /b >, although some tags are unpaired, for example < img >.

ISBN
An ISBN is a 10- or 13-digit number that uniquely identifies published books worldwide. ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. You do NOT need an ISBN to sell your NOOK Book through NOOK Press. If you don't have an ISBN, just click "No" beneath "Do you have an eBook-specific ISBN?" on the Title & Description page.

Keywords
The search Keywords ensure that a NOOK Book is included in a search for the terms entered.

List Price
The List Price is the price a NOOK Press publisher sets for a NOOK Book. The NOOK Press publisher's royalty for each NOOK Book sold is earned from the List Price as described in the Pricing and Payment Terms. The Customer Price may be different from the List Price. As the retailer, NOOK reserves the right to set a Customer Price that is different from the List Price. If a customer purchases a NOOK Book at a price that is lower than the List Price, the royalty is still earned from the List Price.

Manuscript
A Manuscript is the text and/or images inside the Manuscript Editor. A Manuscript can be created in the Manuscript Editor by typing or inserting images directly into the Manuscript Editor, or a Manuscript can be created in the Manuscript Editor by uploading a .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .htm, .html or .ePub manuscript file into the Manuscript Editor.

Manuscript Editor
The Manuscript Editor is where you can create a new Manuscript inside your NOOK Press Project, or, if you have a manuscript file that you’ve already created, you can import it into the Manuscript Editor by clicking the Upload Manuscript File button. If you don’t have a manuscript file that you’ve already created, you can start typing in the Manuscript Editor to create your Manuscript.

Manuscript File
A manuscript file contains text and/or images and was created outside of NOOK Press. To upload a manuscript file to NOOK Press, it must be a valid file in one of these formats: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .htm, .html or .ePub

Metadata
Metadata is important information about your NOOK Book that includes Title & Description, Categories, Rights & Pricing, Editorial Reviews and Other Information. All of this information together may also be referred to as "NOOK Books Details" or "Product Data".

NOOK
NOOK is a line of eReading products that includes dedicated eBook Readers and tablets as well as free eReading software applications that work on many different computing and mobile devices including Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows 8, Mac and PC.

NOOK Book
A NOOK Book is an eBook that is for sale through NOOK on BN.com, NOOK.co.uk, NOOK devices and NOOK software for Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows 8, Mac and PC.

NOOK Book Details
NOOK Book Details is important information about your NOOK Book that includes Title & Description, Categories, Rights & Pricing, Editorial Reviews and Other Information. All of this information together may also be referred to as your NOOK Book's "Product Data" or "Metadata".

NOOK Press Project
A NOOK Press Project is where you create everything needed to put a NOOK Book On Sale. A NOOK Press Project contains a Manuscript, a Cover Image and NOOK Book Details (also known as Product Data). There is also a Collaboration tool inside each Project for you to invite others to work with you on your Project.

Notification
A Notification is a message from NOOK Press to a NOOK Press publisher. Notifications can be seen by clicking the envelope in the top right-hand corner of any page in a NOOK Press account.

Pixel
Short for Picture Element, a Pixel is a single point in a graphic image. Graphics monitors display pictures by dividing the display screen into thousands (or millions) of pixels, arranged in rows and columns. The pixels are so close together that they appear connected.  The quality of a display system largely depends on its resolution, how many pixels it can display, and how many bits are used to represent each pixel.

Profile
A NOOK Press Profile contains the Forename, Surname, Email and Password for a NOOK Press account. If you use the Collaboration feature, then other NOOK Press users will be able to see your profile. You can also add a photo on your profile page.

Publish
Click the Publish button to put your NOOK Press Project On Sale as a NOOK Book. Once your Project is On Sale as a NOOK Book, you can click View Product Page to launch your NOOK Book’s customer product page at BN.com into your browser.

PubIt!
PubIt! by NOOK was an online, self-service Web portal that was first launched in the autumn of 2010. PubIt! was designed for independent publishers and authors to upload their manuscript files and make them available for sale through the NOOK Bookstore. PubIt! has now been re-branded as NOOK Press, which includes even more features and tools for authors. Publishers who created their account at PubIt! can Log In to NOOK Press using their PubIt! (BN.com customer account) account email and password.

Public Domain
Works in the Public Domain are those whose intellectual property rights have expired, been forfeited or are inapplicable.  For more details please review the Public Domain Wikipedia article. Please consult a legal advisor for more information about how Public Domain laws apply to the NOOK Books, Cover Images and Product Data you wish to sell through NOOK Press.

Publication Date
The Publication Date is a NOOK Book's date of publication as entered by the NOOK Press publisher. The Publication Date is displayed in the Product Details section of a customer product page.
 
Royalty
A NOOK Press publisher's Royalty is the amount earned from sales from a NOOK Book put on sale through a NOOK Press account. See the Pricing and Payment Terms for more information on calculating your royalty.

.rtf
RTF (Rich Text Format) is a proprietary document file format with published specification developed by Microsoft Corporation for cross-platform document interchange. Most word processors are able to read and write some versions of RTF. There are several different revisions of RTF specification and portability of files will depend on what version of RTF is being used. RTF specifications are changed and published with major Microsoft Word and Office versions.

Sales Rankings
NOOK ranks books daily based on rolling six months of sales data. Sales rankings will change as new books are added to the database. If there are no sales during a particular amount of time, or if other titles have more sales, a title can lose its ranking.

Sample
A Sample is a portion of a NOOK Book that can be viewed by a customer without making a purchase. For all NOOK Books, interested customers can download up to 5% of a NOOK Book to their computing or mobile device enabled with free NOOK eReading software, or view the sample in a browser. Customers can easily purchase the full NOOK Book while viewing a sample.

Series
If your NOOK Book is part of a series, enter the name of the series and the number of this NOOK Book within the series as the Series Name and Series Number on the Other Information page. This will create links on your NOOK Book's customer product page that connects the different NOOK Books in your series.

Star Ratings
Customers can submit a Star Rating based on a scale from one to five stars along with a written Customer Review that contains their opinion of a NOOK Book. Customers are not required to make a purchase to submit a star rating.

Terminate
A NOOK Press account can be Terminated at the request of the publisher, but terminating a NOOK Press Vendor Account will not free up the Tax ID that that was entered (SSN, EIN, or TIN) for use on a second NOOK Press Vendor Account. Any given Tax ID can only be used on one NOOK Press Vendor Account.  If the publisher might publish a NOOK Book with us again under the same Tax ID currently in the NOOK Press Vendor Account, we suggest simply taking all Projects Off Sale and leaving the NOOK Press Vendor Account Active.

Title
The Title of a NOOK Book is entered by the NOOK Press publisher on the Title & Description page. The Title is displayed at the top of the customer product page.

.txt
.txt is a commonly used file extension for a text file, which is a type of computer file that contains electronic text, or "plain text". TXT files do not have images or any type of text, paragraph or document formatting.

Vendor Account
Your NOOK Press Vendor Account is the NOOK Press page with your Contact Information, Publisher Information, Publisher Agreement and Payment & Tax Information. Having a NOOK Press Vendor Account allows a publisher to publish NOOK Books with NOOK.