What are Pronoun’s royalty rates?

For books first published on Pronoun on or after January 4, 2017:

The amount of money you receive for your book sales depends on the country of sale and the list price you set.

United States & Canada

  • You receive 70% of your book’s list price when it is priced between $0.99 and $9.99
  • You receive 65% of your book’s list price when it is priced $10 and above 

International (i.e. outside of the US and Canada)

  • For Amazon sales in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, you receive 41% of your book’s list price. You receive 45% for Amazon sales in India and China, and 46% for Amazon sales in all other countries. You receive 50% for Amazon.com sales made by customers outside of the US. 
     
  • For sales on Apple iBooks, you receive 70% of your book’s list price in all international territories.
     
  • There are no international Barnes & Noble stores.
     
  • For sales on Kobo, you receive 50% of your book’s list price in all international territories.
     
  • For sales on Google Play, you receive 52% of your book’s list price in all international territories.

  • For sales on OverDrive and Bibliotheca, you receive 70% of your book’s library price in all international territories.

The “list price” is the price in USD that you set when you publish your book through Pronoun. 

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For books first published on Pronoun prior to January 4, 2017:

  • For sales on Amazon, you generally receive 70% of your book's sales price when it is priced between $2.99 and $9.99. (If your books sales price doesn't fall into that range, you receive 35% of your books list price.) These rates will vary in some international territories. 
     
  • For sales on Apple iBooks and Kobo, you receive 70% of your book's list price.
     
  • For sales on Barnes & Noble, you receive 50% of your books list price.
     
  • For sales on Google Play, you receive 52% of your book's list price.

We are honoring our improved rates for all Pronoun authors as of January 17 (the day we announced the new rates).

You won't see this reflected in your daily sales reporting, but you'll receive a one-time adjustment payment from Pronoun that covers the applicable difference for all of your books published prior to January 4, 2017.