Barnes & Noble is launching a self-publishing business called PubIt! this summer, Publishers Weekly reports.
The company will allow independent publishers and self-publishing writers to distribute their works digitally through the retailer's website barnesandnoble.com and its e-book store.
Publication and distribution will be limited to digital works with no sales through physical Barnes & Noble stores. According to Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble will release details of the royalty model and compensation process at a later date.