While they gave a wonderful presentation at the 2017 NINC Conference, we regretfully pass along the news that the MacMillan owned publishing aggregator Pronoun will be closing their doors January 15, 2018.
A statement on the Pronoun website accessed November 13, 2017 and emailed out to Pronoun users on November 6, 2017, conveyed the following:
Two years ago Pronoun set out to create a one-of-a-kind publishing tool that truly put authors first. We believed that the power of data could be harnessed for smarter book publishing, leveling the playing field for indie authors.
We are proud of the product we built, but even more so, we’re grateful for the community of authors that made it grow. Your feedback shaped Pronoun’s development, and together we changed the way authors connect with readers.
Unfortunately, Pronoun’s story ends here.
While many challenges in indie publishing remain unsolved, Macmillan is unable to continue Pronoun’s operation in its current form. Every option was considered before making the very difficult decision to end the business.
As of today, it is no longer possible to create a new account or publish a new book. Pronoun will be winding down its distribution, with an anticipated end date of January 15, 2018.
For the next two months, our goal is to support your publishing needs through the holiday season and enable you to transition your books to other services. For more detail on how this will affect your books and payments, please refer to our FAQ.
Thank you for the time and attention you’ve contributed to this experience. It has been a privilege to publish together, and we look forward to meeting again. #keepwriting
Authors and publishers who need assistance in removing their books can email Pronoun's support at email@example.com. No new books may be currently published and all books will be removed from sale on January 15, 2018. Royalty payments will continue to be paid on their same schedule with the final January payment expected to go out at the beginning of April 2018 according to their FAQ page.