When I decided to self-publish my books, I spent a lot of time checking out different companies that offer services to indie authors. The prices, as you might imagine, ranged from a couple of hundred dollars for basic services to thousands and I just don’t have that kind of money to shell out right now.
And then I ran across a new company called Pronoun Publishing.
I was skeptical about them at first, mainly because they claimed to offer a lot of great services for FREE. Now, I like free stuff. Everyone likes free stuff. But, this was my book. My baby. The thing I had spent 2 years of my life creating. And we all know that free doesn’t always mean good or reliable.
So, I hesitated. I bought books on formatting and publishing without help. These books, and some blogs I read, all said it was easy to do-it-yourself and heck I’ve always been the do-it-yourself type, so sure I’ll give it a shot. Then I started reading in what little spare time I have.
That’s when I decided to take my chances and go with Pronoun. And I’m very glad I did.
Pronoun has created an interview style method for formatting and publishing your book in digital format. (Right now they don’t offer print publishing) The process is easy, quick and flexible. By flexible I mean that you can stop at any step in the process, return to an early step and revise as needed. Something I had to do a few times.
Once your book is formatted and proofed and you’ve agreed to the terms (which are excellent) you submit your book for publication. Pronoun then takes over and distributes your manuscript to all the major e-book publishers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Google and Kobo.
You’re probable asking yourself how big a commission Pronoun takes. The answer is: $0.00. Yes. It’s true. The service is entirely free on their end.
What about rights? All yours. Forever. The only thing they ask is that as long as your book is being distributed by them, you do not publish through another party. But, this only applies to the e-book version. You can, if you choose, publish a print version through a service such as Create Space.
If you’re thinking of going indie, or even if you’re an established author with a slew of books, check out Pronoun’s services for yourself. You’ll be glad you did.