Set your book’s price


How do I use Pronoun to price my book?

Pronoun tracks more than 6 million books in thousands of categories, and authors can use that data to select their book’s price with confidence. By seeing how bestsellers in your categories are priced, you can determine a price point that meets reader expectations and makes sense for your book.

Here’s how to find the right price range for your book:

  1. In the publishing step called “Set your book’s price,” click the search bar that says “Search categories.”
  2. Click one of your categories. Or, type a keyword to search categories, and click one youd like to see prices for.
  3. We’ll display a graph that breaks down the percentage of books (and bestsellers) at each price point for that category. The taller the bar, the more books currently listed at that price.
  4. We generally recommend choosing a price that’s consistent with indie bestsellers in your book’s categories—after all, popular prices indicate what readers are used to paying. However, it’s up to you to decide how to set your price. For example, if you want to compete on price, try to price lower than the most common prices in your category. Or, consider pricing a bit higher if you want to show value. 

See the current pricing landscapes of different categories.


Can I offer my book for free?

Yes! You can price your book at $0.00 across all retailers whenever you want, for as long as you want. Just click the switch to select “Make it Free.”


Can I change my price after publishing?

Yes! You can raise or lower your list price, or offer your book for free, whenever you like. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to Pronoun and click Edit Book
  2. Go to the pricing section and edit your price
  3. Click Finalize to publish the changes

It’ll take retailers a couple business days to process and reflect the updated price.


How much will I make from each sale?

The amount of money you receive for your book sales depends on the country of sale and the list price you set (click here to see a full breakdown of Pronoun’s royalty rates). After you fill out a price for your book, we’ll display an estimate of how much you’d earn from a sale at that price point.