Last updated on January 4, 2017
You can also track ebooks and connect with a network of publishing professionals (legally known as third party service providers).
Additionally, Pronoun authors can track sales, update metadata, and engage in other activities related to their ebooks.
Therefore, we ask that you please read these terms, especially the parts about arbitration and class action waivers, which affect your legal rights.
If you do not agree with these terms, please cease any further use of Pronoun's website and services.
When you interact with Pronoun’s website, platform, or people, you agree to abide by some basic guidelines:
Your use of Pronoun may involve the sharing of information that personally identifies you. We greatly respect your privacy and encourage you to read more about how we collect and manage personal information in our Privacy Notice, which is part of the terms you are currently reading.
You retain all copyrights and other intellectual property rights to all content you create or share on Pronoun, including your manuscripts and ebooks. (For copyright complaints, see the section titled, “Pronoun complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.”)
By sharing content with Pronoun you grant us the right to use it as reasonably necessary for us to provide our services, and you understand that any personally identifying information you submit might be publicly accessible. (For example, if you leave a comment on a blog post, others may be able to see it and know who you are.)
Although Pronoun is not responsible for anything you write or share, we do reserve the right to remove unacceptable content.
Also, just as authors own the rights to the work they create, Pronoun owns everything it creates, including its source code, interfaces, and all associated intellectual property rights, along with any other content and materials we create and make available. No one besides Pronoun has any rights to Pronoun’s intellectual property. You are not allowed to use, copy, modify, sell, transfer, assign, license or sublicense any of our intellectual property or otherwise use our intellectual property for any public or commercial purpose.
To receive custom emails or publish a book on Pronoun, you must register for an author account by providing your name, email address, and a password.
You agree to provide accurate information, and to keep your password confidential. You are 100% responsible for your account, so please let us know if you need to deactivate it or change your password.
We reserve the right to accept or reject account registrations and to cancel account registrations as we deem necessary, in our sole discretion.
Pronoun’s author tools are available for free. Authors can register for an author account, convert a manuscript into a professionally designed ebook, connect with a network of publishing professionals, and track the performance of other ebooks, all without paying Pronoun a fee.
Authors can also submit their ebooks for distribution to online retailers, track their sales, and update their metadata at no cost other than distribution and payment-processor fees. Click here to see our distribution rates, the most author-favorable in the industry.
Pronoun provides International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) to authors free of charge. Once assigned to your ebook, a Pronoun-issued ISBN cannot be transferred to any other book.
Per the terms of Bowker, the United States ISBN agency, whoever buys an ISBN is automatically listed as the Publisher of Record, so you understand that Pronoun will be listed as the Publisher of Record for your assigned ISBN. This designation has virtually no practical consequence for ebooks and in no way affects your rights, which are unequivocally yours.
Also per the terms of Bowker, you agree to use Pronoun-issued ISBNs only for the publication of ebooks on Pronoun.
If you have a Pronoun account, you are eligible to track any book that has an Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN).
If you believe Pronoun contains any content that infringes your copyright, please contact us with the following information:
For most efficient processing, please email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Copyright notice” in the subject line.
You can also send this information by regular mail to:
Attn: Macmillan Legal Department
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Pronoun is proud to provide a list of talented publishing professionals (editors, copy editors, cover designers, and marketing specialists) who authors may choose to consult for help in making their books better. However, Pronoun is not directly affiliated with and does not directly endorse any of these publishing professionals, also known as third party service providers.
Third party service providers do not pay or receive money for being listed on Pronoun, and they retain all copyrights and other intellectual property rights related to any content they submit to Pronoun.
Third party service providers agree to portray themselves honestly and accurately, and to work with authors like the professionals they are. They understand that they are accountable for the information they submit to Pronoun about themselves and their services, which can be made publicly accessible.
We do our best to confirm that each of the third party service providers we list is capable and trustworthy. That being said, Pronoun is not a party to, and has no responsibility or liability with respect to, any transaction, communication, or interaction between you and third party service providers, or for any results, whether caused by using the services or by content provided by such third party service providers. Pronoun is also not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any such third party service provider.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, PRONOUN WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM
(A) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE PRONOUN;
(B) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON PRONOUN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; OR
(C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE, OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT, OR OTHERWISE ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL PRONOUN’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR DIRECT DAMAGES ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR RELATING THERETO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (U.S. $100.00).
Pronoun is provided on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.
SPECIFICALLY, PRONOUN DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES RELATED TO DEALING WITH THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS.
Pronoun does not warrant that its services will be 100% timely, secure, uninterrupted, or error free.
Your sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with Pronoun is to stop using Pronoun.
Pronoun is based in the United States, and intended for use by United States residents who are at least thirteen years of age.
We make no claims that Pronoun is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and you are solely responsible for complying with the laws wherever you are. These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.
If you violate this Agreement or access, use, or misuse Pronoun or any content or materials provided by us in a way that causes any claims, actions, or demands against us, or causes us to pay any related legal or accounting fees, you agree to indemnify and hold us and our representatives (e.g., officers, directors, employees, successors, licensees, and assigns) harmless from all costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, incurred by us.
If you have a dispute with Pronoun, please contact us so we can attempt to resolve the issue informally. If we are unable to informally resolve a dispute, you and Pronoun each agree to formally resolve the dispute by binding arbitration governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).
All formal disputes will be resolved before a neutral arbitrator, whose decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the FAA. Any court in New York, New York, may enforce the arbitrator’s award. Any election to arbitrate, at any time, shall be final and binding on the other party.
Any arbitration will be commenced and conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and, where appropriate, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (AAA Consumer Rules), both of which are available at the AAA website.
The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone, or online. If conducted in person, the arbitration shall take place in New York, New York.
YOU AGREE THAT YOU MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST US ONLY IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
NEITHER PARTY SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE SUCH CLAIM IN COURT OR TO HAVE A JURY TRIAL. DISCOVERY AND APPEAL RIGHTS MAY ALSO BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION.
So you know, Pronoun greatly prefers to resolve any and all disputes peaceably and informally.
If any portion of these terms is deemed invalid or unenforceable, then that portion will be limited or eliminated in accordance with the applicable law, and the remainder of this agreement will remain in full force and effect.
No waiver of any term will indicate a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Pronoun’s failure to assert any right or provision under these terms does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
You may not transfer or assign this agreement, or any rights and licenses granted by it.
This section, and the sections regarding intellectual property, indemnification, limitations of liability, and additional disclaimers will survive the termination of this agreement.
If you have an account on Pronoun, you may terminate this agreement without penalty at any time by sending a written notice of termination or cancelling your account. If you don’t have an account, you may effectively terminate this agreement by ceasing to use Pronoun.
We reserve the right to terminate this agreement and your access to all or any part of Pronoun without penalty at any time.
We also reserve the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of Pronoun at any time without prior notice or liability, although we will do our best to communicate well in advance.
Pronoun may update the terms of this agreement from time to time. We will give you notice of the changes by posting new terms in place of the old ones.
Changes to this agreement will be effective immediately upon notice. Please keep in mind that if you don’t like any change, you are free to terminate the agreement and stop using Pronoun. Your continued use of Pronoun will constitute your agreement to the new terms.