So, I was going to do this update before my trip, but decided I’d rather wait a bit more to see what’s happening. Long story short? I’m not publishing directly through B&N.
The middle initial thing never got sorted out and I’ve grown impatient with the whole process. I’ll continue to push my eBooks through Smashwords for the time being. Maybe give B&N the time needed to work all the kinks out of Nook Press. Or get themselves unclustered because Nook Press doesn’t seem to be the only area B&N is suffering on.
I tried. That’s all I can say at the moment.