I first published using pronoun as my distributor in July 2017. Since then, I can report that I have been very happy with the results. I think there are many reasons why I am now a Pronoun fan, but today I will write about the reporting, including sales reporting.
When I was with Kindle Direct Publishing, I would get my sales information right away. Unfortunately, they weren't many and since I was not allowed to price my first book free, the rest of the world who has no idea who I am did not take a chance with me... at all.
Now my first book is free. Permanently. Having a "Perma Free" book will hopefully let more people find out that I exist, perhaps draw some readers to write reviews and perhaps some of those reviews will be good.
Since Pronoun helps me publish not only with Amazon, there is a little bit more information on sales with the other ebook distributors. So far, the only one who has not reported anything is Barnes and Noble (and since I have at least 1 review there, I know that some people have downloaded it for the Nook).
Pronoun has a main screen with your book info:
It lists all of the books you currently have published through them. It also gives an estimated number of copies, sales and earnings for each book and the total.
Now, if you click on the "Est. Copies" for a book, it gives you a screen that looks like this:
As you can see, after about two or three weeks of having published the book, I can see sales on ibooks, amazon and google, but not Barnes and Noble (I can't see any for the Kobo, either). At the top it tells you your amazon rank at that moment in time and the rating on amazon (when I took this picture I didn't have reviews on amazon, yet *sniff*).
You can also see the total books sold in each retailer/country as a table.
Apart from that, Pronoun sends you emails letting you know how you're doing.
You get an email when each retailer makes a book you publish available for preorder:
You get an email the first time someone buys/downloads your book:
You get an email with a quick stat page on your Pronoun author page views:
You also get an email with your Kindle Store rankin and suggested categories to increase your rank on amazon:
Did you get a review on amazon? Pronoun will let you know. Unfortunately only from amazon. I have a review on Barnes and Noble and iBooks, but they didn't let me know about those.
Bottomline, I like how they keep you informed with whatever information they can get their hands on. It makes me feel involved (and important). It's more information than I ever had with Kindle Direct Publishing even if it's not real time and some information is missing. Still, it makes me happy. I've read some authors aren't very happy with it, but I am.