Pronoun Shutting Down and How it Affects My Books

Pronoun just announced yesterday evening that they are shutting down their services permanently in a couple of months, and I wanted to let everyone know how this is going to affect distribution of my books.

I was using Pronoun to primarily distribute all of my books, and this closure means that every single book I have, from the anthologies to the new horror series I just launched, will need to be moved from Pronoun to Amazon.

Unfortunately, what it means is that my books won't be available on other platforms (at least for a while) and will be exclusive to Amazon for now. I'm sorry for anyone who already bought a copy on iTunes or Google and will now have to buy the sequel on Amazon, but this certainly wasn't my hope or plan for the books.

The craziest part was that in the last few months Pronoun has been redesigning their system and adding enhancements to it, so this closure is completely out of left field. A lot of people think it has something to do with the company hoping to hurt indie authors, but whether or not that is the case is impossible to tell.

It will change my promotional plans a little bit for The Everett Exorcism and the World of Shadows books series, but the effect will hopefully be minimal beyond changing back to Amazon for distribution.

Thank you all for your support and I'll keep you updated with what comes of this new development!

Lincoln Cole

Lincoln Cole is a Columbus-based author who enjoys traveling and has visited many different parts of the world, including Australia and Cambodia, but always returns home to his pugamonster and wife. His love for writing was kindled at an early age through the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen King and he enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen.

He has won multiple literary awards for his novels. He has also been a bestseller in multiple different categories.