Last month, Barnes and Noble announced that it would offer self-serve eBook publishing, similar to Amazon’s DTP, in the summer of 2010. The announcement was short on information, but now a FAQ is available.
Unfortunately it looks like a US bank account is required, which isn’t good news for those of us outside the US. For the longest time, Kindle publishing was off-limits for the same reason, but Amazon dropped the US bank account requirement earlier this year.
So Smashwords might still be the best way for anyone outside the US to make eBooks available at B&N. I’ll keep my eye on the PubIt! news.