Acquired by Macmillan last year, Pronoun was a no-cost-to-authors self-publishing platform developed from the multimedia company Vook.
Josh Brody, CEO of Pronoun (ex-Vook), outlines his company’s aims in refashioning itself as an author-first digital publishing and distribution platform.
Venerable digital publishing platform Vook is no longer, but has been re-imagined and rebranded as Pronoun — a company that will offer 100% royalties.
With Vook’s acquisition of Byliner, the service has shifted entirely to an a la carte model offering 85% royalties. It’s less value for readers, but far more valuable for authors.
In Publishing Perspectives’ Issues on the Ether, Porter Anderson asks #EtherIssue participants to focus on tools needed by entrepreneurial authors.
The New York Times has partnered with Byliner and Vook to publish original ebooks between 10,000 and 20,000 words and designed to be read in one sitting.
With the continuing proliferation of e-book platforms, which tools or services do you rely on and recommend to create, publish and distribute e-books?
By Brittany Hazelwood The IDPF Digital Book Conference concluded yesterday by addressing the the uncertain state of enhanced e-books and their business implications. The panelists of the final breakout session — including Peter Balis (John Wiley & Sons), Brad Inman (Vook) and both Massaki Hagino and Daihei Shiohama (Voyager Japan) — were united in their support for enhanced e-books. Balis, …
By Edward Nawotka Q: What do Israeli Mossad agents on a not-so-secret mission to Dubai and the digerati at SXSW have in common? A: Both groups are assassins disguised as geeks wearing thick black plastic glasses. SXSW: I think saw the future in Austin: It was wearing black plastic glasses. This year’s SXSWi — short for South-by-Southwest Interactive — gave …