Are you an independent or small press published author? Do you consider your book among the best? Are you tired of getting lost in the shuffle?
We're looking for only the best independent and small press published authors to promote in our new online bookstore. With a limited number of new books accepted each month, our goal is and will always be to promote the books we think our readers will love.
We are currently accepting submission for inclusion on our site in all genres
Authors may submit books that have already been published, or ARCs for those close to publication. Upon submission, our internal review team will evaluate your book and let you know if you have been accepted for inclusion on our site. Response time maybe anywhere from two to six weeks. But don't worry, if your book knocks our socks off, we'll be in a hurry to let you know. Authors must send a digital copy of their book for consideration. PDF, Mobi, or ePub files are all acceptable. We are projecting a February launch and will be adding books each month.
How Do I Submit My Book For Consideration?
If you volunteer as tribute, no wait...that's not right. If you're ready to submit your book in hopes that it will amaze and astound us, then scroll on down to the bottom of this page and fill out our nifty submission form. Be sure to include a good email address so we can reach you when we decide your book is the best thing since sliced bread.
How Will My Book Be Evaluated?
Every book is evaluated in areas of production and storytelling.
- Cover design
- Unique, compelling and organized storylines
- Character development
- Pacing, point-of-view, and voice
- Use of language
- Spelling & grammar
- Overall readability and entertainment factor
In addition, we’re looking for books that have an intangible “it” factor. We want stories that keep us up at night because we couldn’t possibly sleep without knowing what happens at the end. We want the kind of books our readers can’t wait to tell friend and family about.
Your Book Has Been Accepted, Now What?
All approved titles will be invited to sell their book in our bookstore. We offer our authors a 70% royalty rate on all downloads plus options to run pricing specials and free download days.
Why Do I Want to Sell My Book on Storyteller Alley?
By limiting the number of titles we add to our store each month, and by being of selective in chosing those titles, our readers are able to find great books they know are worth reading. It's kind of like having your best friend set you up on a date. They wouldn't just set you up with anyone, now would they? Because our readers trust that we're giving them a great read, the ice has already been broken and if they are in the market for a good book date, your book has an excellent chance of going home with them.
Beyond that, only readers who have purchased or download from us can post reviews. No carpet-bombing of bogus, untrustworthy reviews. Hand-in-hand with the purchase or download requirement, is our strict No BS, No Bullying policy. We will not tolerate reviews that are offensive or cruel. There are plenty of places trolls can take up residence. Our site isn't one of them.
I will be releasing my book soon, is there anyway to bump my book to the top of the review list?
Just like a two-hour car ride after a super grande sized cup of coffee, we understand that some things can't wait. If you feel confident that your book belongs in our store and you'd like it to be reviewed as soon as possible, we are happy to speed-up your review for a small, $20 expedition fee.
Is there any up-front fees to sell on your site?
Nope. There's no up-front fee required, we simply share in your sales success by taking a small portion of your sales.
How do I get my book included in an Author Discovery Box and why should I do it?
Our Author Discovery Boxes (ADBs) are a great way to put your book into the hands of readers who are excited to find new books and authors. You must be approved for sale on our site to be included in an ADB. Authors interested in participating in this program are required to send us a minimum of 20 printed copies, and authorize 40 free downloadable copies of the book to be included. We will then work with our network of small business partners to match up a cool gift or sample to be included in the ADB with your book. It could be anything from chocolate to jewelry to some other really cool thing we haven't discovered yet. ADB subscribers are encouraged to share their ADBs with family and friends and earn Story Points by sharing a video or picture of their ADB on social media.
Diana - Curator
Non-fiction relating to self-help, productivity, and business as well as YA and children's fiction
Sonya - Curator
YA, fantasy, magical realism, meta, realistic and autobiographies/biographies
Christayla - Curator
YA, Fantasy,Romance, Historical, Magical Realism,Mystery/Thriller, Sci-Fi, Christian, Women's, Paranormal, and Steampunk
Emily - Curator
Any genre, but specializes in fantasy, sci-fi and horror
Lizzie - Curator
(Mostly) Clean Fiction, including YA, dystopian, Christian fiction, fantasy, and adventure
Kristie - Curator
YA, fantasy, mystery/thriller, drama and tragedy, dystopian, and alternate history