Kindle Direct Publishing offers help to authors hit by Pronoun shutdown

Kindle Direct Publishing is offering authors who have been hit by the shutdown of ebook distributor Pronoun a route to publish direct with KDP and keep the existing reviews and sales rank for their books.

You’ll need to either create a new account or reactivate or log in to your existing account on Kindle Direct Publishing and publish your title. Once the ASIN is created for your book, then contact KDP at to request the transfer of reviews and sales rank for your title(s).

Include your Kindle Direct Publishing ASIN, title and author name when you contact KDP. Reviews and rank will be migrated within around five business days from your contact. If your title currently has pre-orders, KDP recommends that you wait until after your pre-orders are fulfilled before migrating your title. Your titles will be subject to the standard KDP review process, which may take up to 72 hours.

Once your title is published direct through Amazon KDP, you can enrol in KDP Select, although it’s not compulsory. The books you enrol in KDP Select would need to be exclusive to Amazon and not available elsewhere. KDP Select offers access to promotional tools and programs such as Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners Lending Library. When customers read your books in these programs, you can earn a share of the monthly KDP Select Global Fund.

If you want to set up a KDP account, go to

Ebook distributor Draft2digital recently started distribution through KDP, so that’s another route you could consider, although D2D will take a 10% cut of the net payment. Reviews should carry over, although you might need to contact KDP to ensure this happens. D2D has seen a big new influx of business since Pronoun announced its closure so it’s proving to be a popular choice.

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