Barnes & Noble will never reach out to authors and offer in-store placement for your books in exchange for money.
Authors have reported being contacted by someone representing Barnes & Noble. These contacts are a scam designed to get payments from authors, in exchange for in-store placement of their title(s). This offer is not legitimate. Barnes & Noble and its affiliates, including Barnes & Noble Press, will never request money in return for in-store or other publication services, such as editing.