Preorder on Pronoun

Pronoun supports preorders on all retailers and library distributors: Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, OverDrive, and Bibliotheca.

If you set a release date for your book, it will become available for preorder on retailers after you click Publish. The preorder period will end on your release date, and your book will become available for purchase and download.

Authors need to complete every section of their book in order to make their book available for preorder. We can’t distribute placeholder images or text, so please provide a complete book. However, you can update your ebook files, cover, description, etc. before your release date. (We suggest submitting final updates at least four days before your release date.)

To make your book available for preorder, choose the “Accept preorders for my book until” option on the “Set your book’s release date” page. Then select the date you’d like your book to become available for download. 


You can choose a release date anywhere from four days to a year in advance. Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Google Play all support preorders up to a year long.

OverDrive and Bibliotheca only support preorders up to 6 months long, so you must de-select those distribution channels to choose a release date more than half a year away. You can establish retailer preorders first and then add library preorders at the 6 month mark.

Apple doesn’t support $0 preorder titles. If Apple is one of your selected distribution channels, your free book will be added to iBooks on its release date (or earlier if the preorder price changes).

To release your book right away, select the “Release my book immediately when I publish” option.