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. 

Ready to submit your book for review? Scroll down to the bottom of the page or click here. Keep reading for our FAQs.

FAQs

How do I submit my book for review?

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 are books selected for Storyteller Alley.

It’s a simple four-step process:

  1. Submission: Authors and publishers submit their work for review. As part of the process they upload a cover image, a book blurb and the book file.
  2. Curation: One of our genre curators reviews the book, and if they determine it has merit, recommends it for the next step – critique.
  3. Critique: A genre critic provides in-depth feedback about the book and ranks each of ten different aspects on a scale of 1 to 10. If a sufficient score it achieved, the author is invited to list the book for sale on our site.
  4. Invite: The Author receives an invite to list their book on our site, sets a price, adds a reading sample (if they chose), and

How much does it cost to submit?

Nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada. There is no up-front cost to submit to our site for review.

Will I receive feedback on my submission?

Yes, all books receive feedback. If the book is not selected for critique by our genre curators, the author will receive feedback that indicates why the book was not selected.

If a book, makes it to a genre critic, but does not receive a sufficient score to be listed for sale, the author will receive feedback in each of the ten areas of examination, plus feedback from the curator.

If a book makes it through the critique process and the author is invited to list it for sale, they will receive the feedback from both the curator and the critic.

How will are books evaluated by curators and critics?

Every book is evaluated in areas of production and storytelling.

Production Criteria

  • Cover design
  • Formatting
  • Blurb

Storytelling Criteria

  • 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.

What about Royalties?

All approved titles will be invited to sell their book in our bookstore. We offer our authors a 70% royalty rate on all downloads.

Can I make my book free?

Yes, authors have the option of making any book they list with us free for download.

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 downloaded 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.

Our Curators

Click below to submit your book directly to one of our Genre Curators. Not sure who to pick? Scroll down and use the submission form below and we'll match you up.

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 

Shannon - Curator

Dystopian novels, romance, fiction, non-fiction, YA, paranormal, and mysteries/thrillers.

 

Submit Your Book for Consideration

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Book Info
Share a blurb for your book. It should give the reader an idea of what the book is about. Maximum length is 250 words.

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  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Files must be less than 25 MB.
Allowed file types: png gif jpg jpeg.
Book File
Occasionally, visitors uploading book submissions experience errors when they click the upload button and then try to save. If this happens, simply select the file to upload and just click save.
Files must be less than 25 MB.
Allowed file types: doc docx pdf mobi epub.

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