Barnes and Noble, the bookseller behind the Nook e-reader devices and e-reader store, has announced that the Nook Press self-publishing platform is now available to authors and publishers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium.

As part of the move, Nook Press now supports multiple languages including French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch – authors will also be paid in their local currency, the company confirmed.

Previously restricted to the US, all content that is made available via the platform will be downloadable on Nook devices or via the Nook Reading apps in all regions (where applicable). US publishers with worldwide rights, will see their content roll out in the newly added countries “over the coming months”, Barnes and Noble said.

➤ Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Press Self-Publishing Platform Is Now Available to Authors and Publishers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium [Press release]