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All Things Writing & Publishing > Pronoun ebook distributor: Get 70% royalty on ebooks sold through Amazon on <= $2.99

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message 1: by Alex (last edited Jan 29, 2017 11:42AM) (new)

Alex (asato) just a couple of weeks ago, Jane Friedman had Q&A with Pronoun's head of Marketing:

https://janefriedman.com/pronoun-dist...

of particular relevance is:
"Today, Pronoun is announcing some significant changes to their terms, including:

70% royalty on ebooks sold through Amazon when the price is below $2.99 (standard is 35% if you sell direct to Amazon via KDP)
65% royalty on ebooks sold through Amazon when the price is beyond $9.99 (again, the standard is 35% if you sell direct to Amazon via KDP)
The ability to make ebooks free at any time through Amazon without being exclusive (not possible via KDP)
No requirement to be “all in” with Pronoun; you can use them to distribute to just one retailer, several, or all. It’s up to you."

...

"Pronoun works not only with individually self-published authors, but we also work with a number of paid enterprise publishers and count our own digital nonfiction imprint Byliner in our business mix. Through these income-driving activities and the strategic backing of our parent company, Macmillan, we are in a unique position to continue building a truly author-centric and free publishing experience."
some writers in SIA are giving it a go.

anyone else here? ^_-


message 2: by Graeme (new)

Graeme Rodaughan | 7019 comments Well that is competitive.

Thanks for the info.


message 3: by Alex (new)

Alex (asato) Graeme Rodaughan wrote: "Well that is competitive.

Thanks for the info."


yep, they have one of the Big 5, Macmillan, backing them. probably, they're willing to give it a go in the hopes that if they see an author's sales take off, then they can scoop them up in a contract before anyone else.


message 4: by Marie Silk (new)

Marie Silk | 1020 comments Wow that's really interesting. I wonder what it's like getting sales reports from Pronoun, like can you see your sales on the different platforms soon after they happen or do you have to wait for a monthly/quarterly type report??


message 5: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer S. Alderson (jennifesalderson) | 27 comments Alex G wrote: "just a couple of weeks ago, Jane Friedman had Q&A with Pronoun's head of Marketing:

https://janefriedman.com/pronoun-dist...

of particular relevance is:"Today, Pronoun is announcing some si..."

Great information, nice to know there is alternative to KDP. Will check it out.


message 6: by Jen Pattison (new)

Jen Pattison | 409 comments Thanks for the link Alex, that is interesting. I'd be interested in knowing how useful it has been for authors outside North America as I don't know how much of a monopoly Amazon has on the ebook trade in the UK.


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