By Pronoun, Special for USDR
Pronoun, today announced new royalties that significantly increase author earnings for ebooks sold in the US and Canada, and new product features that add more customization and promotional opportunities for new and experienced self-published authors.
Authors publishing their books on Pronoun will now be able to earn 70% for all books sold in the US and Canada for books priced $9.99 or less, and 65% for all books priced above $9.99. Pronoun now also allows authors to distribute to only specific retailers of their choosing, giving those who already publish on other platforms flexibility to take advantage of Pronoun’s new rates.
Pronoun’s 70% author royalty on books priced $2.99 or less significantly exceeds the 35% previously offered by Pronoun—making Pronoun the No. 1 choice for authors selling their self-published works. Additionally, Pronoun includes support for free books and pre-orders across all retailers it serves (Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo and Google Play).
“Pronoun began in 2014 with the mission to offer a publishing experience that is more fair, transparent, and above all else, human,” says president and founder Josh Brody. “We’ve spent the past year listening closely to authors and are proud to announce better royalties as part of our continued pursuit of publishing success for authors.”
As part of the new royalties announcement, Pronoun has also launched Pronoun Author Pages, enabling authors to create beautiful and professional websites for their books for free. Pronoun Author Pages are designed for any author, regardless of whether they are published with Pronoun. Authors can include a personal photo, bio and customizable headers, and when authors add books to their author page, book details are automatically populated from Pronoun’s intelligent book database.
“Pronoun Author Pages make building an author or book series brand easier for authors,” says Justin Renard, Head of Marketing. “It was our goal to create a promotional tool that is purpose-built for showcasing books, and something authors can be proud to share as their home base for online marketing.”
Pronoun’s new royalty rates are effective immediately for all account holders. Authors can sign up to build an author page by creating a free account on Pronoun.com. Pronoun also makes it possible for authors to track published books and get insights on how to use metadata smartly to discover and connect with more readers.
“I count myself as very fortunate that I launched my book just as Pronoun opened their doors,” says I. A. Ashcroft, author of the self-published book Raven Song. “New authors know that there are years worth of education on the book sales world that you need to cram into mere weeks once the book is done. Pronoun’s easy-to-use UI and explanations made my transition into book selling as painless as humanly possible.”
To learn more about Pronoun’s new royalties and Pronoun Author Pages, visit www.pronoun.com.
Pronoun is a New York-based self-publishing platform offering the easiest-to-use ebook design and distribution experience as well as unrivaled intelligent marketing tools to help authors succeed at publishing. Pronoun Book Tracking and Pronoun Author Pages are some of the additional services Pronoun offers. Pronoun’s mission is to build a new model for publishing that puts authors first. In May 2016, Pronoun joined Macmillan Publishers. Learn more at www.pronoun.com.