Pronoun is a free self-publishing platform and they have just announced that they have increased the royalty rates for indie authors. They have also introduced a new feature to their website called Author Pages, which creates a simple one page website to hype up an upcoming title.
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.
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