In past videos, I shared a couple Kindle publishing alternatives in Smashwords and Draft2Digital. However, you may be surprised to know other viable Kindle publishing alternatives have yet to be explored. So today, I’m going to cover one of my recent discoveries in the Pronoun Publishing Company.
Find out just how pronoun publishing favors the self-publisher and why you should publish to Pronoun Publishing in this short post.
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Before we jump into the meat of the video, I’d love to know what is your preferred publishing platform.
Don’t hold back; I’d love to hear what you’ve been successful with so far and what hasn’t worked out so well for you.
What is Pronoun Publishing?
Awhile back, Catrina Taylor of The Writing Network asked me if I had any experience in publishing on the platform Pronoun.com.
She caught me off guard because I hadn’t heard of this option.
Pronoun describes themselves as publishing for authors.
They further expand on their mission by assuring you to design, sell, and promote your book like a pro (with help when you need it), hassle free.
What’s the catch?
My Thoughts On Pronoun Publishing
I’ll admit to you that I’ve read this site from top to bottom, inside and out and have yet to find any big catch.
In fact, Pronoun’s slogan of publishing for authors is not at all a stretch.
As per most all self-publishing platforms, setting up an account and uploading books is free of charge.
Also, the Pronoun distribution channel includes Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Rakuten’s Kobo and here’s the biggie…Google Play.
Wait…Google Play Publishes Books?!
The latter option of Google Play is near impossible to gain entry unless you were grandfathered in on a pre-existing account.
Google Play shut down eBook uploads quite some time ago and are only honoring a choice few distribution channels.
To me, Google Play is my favorite perk of using Pronoun, because quite a few purchases come through that option.
Rest assured, you won’t have to use all five distribution channels and can select any one you want.
How to Upload Your Book on Pronoun Publishing
Now, what about the uploading option? Is it easy or do I have to go through an arduous process similar to Smashwords?
Good news! The Pronoun Publishing Company has made it super simple for you.
In fact, dare I say, Pronoun’s upload process is even easier than their competitor Draft2Digital.
Here’s how to upload your manuscript for them to autoformat.
- Save your manuscript as a .docx file.
- Insert a page break before every chapter title.
- Apply the “Heading 1” style to every chapter title.
And, then all you have to do is upload your manuscript, choose from about a half dozen print styles and allow them to do the rest of the work.
This option may be a bit defeating to the more experienced self-publisher…
Or, type A personalities who want 100% control of every minute detail of their book presentation.
But, for those of you who don’t want to fuss with hiring a book formatting expert or really don’t care how their ebook interior turns out, then Pronoun’s autoformatting software is unparalleled.
Pronoun Publishing Payments
Now, what about the payouts? And, how do you get them?
You’ll need to peruse their information in the support link at the bottom of their page for full details.
Basically, you get 70% royalties for all sales based in the US and Canada.
If your eBook cost is over $10, then you only get 65% of sales in US and Canada.
Here’s where it gets a little more complicated.
For international orders, you can collect 41% to 70% of all eBook sales.
Take your time to read the fine print.
Once you do, I think we can all agree that the payout model is insanely in favor of the self-publisher.
And, here’s the REALLY cool part.
Pronoun pays authors via PayPal on a monthly schedule which is 60 days after each calendar month.
In more simple terms, you get January sales paid in April, February sales in May and so on.
What Are Your Thoughts on Pronoun Publishing?
That’s all the time we have for today, however, this isn’t the last you’ll hear of Pronoun.
The Pronoun Publishing Company has two unique features for author promotion and sales tracking you can use EVEN if you don’t want to publish on their platform.
Hey, I’d love to hear your open thoughts about Pronoun Publishing, so leave them in the comments below.
Also, if you want to learn more about how to publish and profit the right way, then make sure you pop in here every weekday for my latest posts.
Now, go check out the Pronoun Publishing Company, you savvy self-publisher you.
Dale L. Roberts
Self Publishing with Dale