How Pronoun displays sales

Whenever you sell books, we’ll email you a summary of those sales the next day. You can also review your sales by logging in to Pronoun. Your catalog shows each title’s estimated lifetime sales and earnings, and you can click Sales Details to expand a full breakdown.

After someone buys your book, it usually takes a few days for retailers to report the sale. Each retailer provides new sales data once a day, and we update Pronoun within 30 minutes of receiving those reports.

For preorder books, sales on Amazon US, iBooks, and Google are reported throughout the preorder period. B&N, Kobo, and international Amazon preorder sales are reported on or shortly after your release date.

For books priced at $0, we report free downloads in the “Copies Sold” section of your Sales Details and in our sales emails. Note that B&N and Kobo do not report free downloads to us. 

Library sales are reported just like retailer sales. Note that OverDrive and Bibliotheca sales reflect library purchases of your book (not copies borrowed by readers, although we’re working to provide this data).

We display country of sale information in the cvs download and the table view of your sales details. (Click the list icon located in the top right corner of the sales chart to switch from graph to table view.)

Daily estimated sales vs. monthly earnings

The sales that appear on Pronoun and in our emails are estimated: they don’t take returns, unprocessed orders, or unreported sales into account. As a result, your daily sales are subject to change.

A few weeks after the end of each month, retailers report your audited sales. This reconciled sales data might be different than what was previously reported to Pronoun. Authors are always paid off the final sales numbers. When you receive earnings in PayPal, you’ll also get a report breaking down your audited sales.