Self-publishing platform Pronoun adds Overdrive and Bibliotheca, expanding distribution to libraries for indie authors

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Pronoun, a self-publishing platform for easy ebook design, distribution, and marketing, now includes library distribution.

NEW YORK — June 7, 2017 — Pronoun today announced the addition of library distributors OverDrive and Bibliotheca to its retail distribution, which includes Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Google Play.

Authors are now able to add OverDrive and Bibliotheca as distributors when publishing on Pronoun, adding their ebook to catalogs from which over 20,000 libraries can purchase for circulation.

Library distribution expands Pronoun’s already easy-to-use self-publishing platform including free ebook conversion, Author Pages, book tracking, data-powered marketing tools, and one-stop distribution across all major ebook retailers.  Authors can set their own price for books distributed in library catalogs and can earn 70% royalties.

“The library system enjoys the membership of millions of digitally-savvy readers who are increasingly discovering their next favorite author in these channels.” says Pronoun President Joshua Brody. “We’re excited to extend this new reach to our authors at Pronoun.”

OverDrive and Bibliotheca are two of the largest distributors of ebooks to libraries in the US. Making indie books available to these catalogs means librarians can purchase any Pronoun ebook for their collection. Library distribution is a great way for authors to reach more readers and build their brand.

“Having my books available in libraries has always been a priority, but finding a way to get them there as a self-published author hasn’t always been easy—until now.” says New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend. “With Pronoun it’s literally a click to add them on, and I love that I can set a separate price just for libraries.“

Learn more about Library Distribution by Pronoun here.


About Pronoun

Pronoun is a New York-based self-publishing platform offering the easiest-to-use ebook design and distribution experience as well as unrivaled intelligent marketing tools to help authors succeed at publishing. Pronoun Book Tracking and Pronoun Author Pages are some of the additional services Pronoun offers. Pronoun’s mission is to build a new model for publishing that puts authors first. In May 2016, Pronoun joined Macmillan Publishers. Learn more at


About OverDrive 

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide.  We are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 36,000 libraries and schools in 63 countries.  Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten.

About Bibliotheca

bibliotheca is dedicated to the development of solutions that help libraries connect with users in unique ways and provide engaging experiences, allowing them to continually evolve their library services for the changing needs of their communities. With over 30,000 libraries as part of their family, they have installed and continue to support more than 10,000 self-service units, 6,000 security systems and over 650 Automated Materials Handling (sorter) systems. In addition, the cloudLibrary™ digital platform powers eBook and eAudiobook lending at a further 3,000 libraries.