You Belong on Storyteller Alley

Are you are an indie author? A small publisher? Got an exceptional book? Then you should be on Storyteller Alley.

Click any of the services below to find out more about how we can help you market, sell, and provide feedback on your book.

 

Sell With Us

There are a lot of sites out there offering books to download, but few take the time to ensure that the books they sell are actually worth reading. Every book we sell is vetted by our crack team of genre critics and scored using our internal evaluation process. Each book is ready by two critics and only books that receive a 70 or better (out of 100 possible points) from both critics are eligible to be listed on our site. 

  • Submission is easy and free!  
  • All books receive feedback
  • If accepted, you set the price and can list or delist your book at any time.

All books added to our virtual shelves receive:

  • A featured review on our blog
  • Regular shout-outs on our social media channels
  • Highlight in our newsletter
  • Guest blog post opportunities for author

We are currently accepting books in all genres, though special consideration is given to books in the following genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, YA, Paranomal, Horror, Thrillers, Mystery & Suspense,and Creative Non-Fiction. We reserve the right to decline any book for any reason and books that violate our terms of service will not receive feedback.

Ready to submit your book for consideration? 

Author Discovery Boxes

 

If you're looking for a fun and innovative way to launch your book, or to revitalize sales of an existing book, then author discovery boxes might be just the thing. We thing reading should just be words on a page, but should be an experience. By partnering with other small businesses, we can help make your book stand out and get readers excited about digging into your story.

Mini Discovery Box Subscriptions

These fun little boxes offer a digital download and a specially curated small business product selected to help enhance the storyline. Choose from one of three options:

  • Characters & Candles - Launches in September 2018
  • Book & A Bath  - Launches in October 2018
  • Story & A Snack - Launches in November 2018

We are actively search for books to include in these subscriptions. Currently, there is no out-of-pocket costs to authors. Instead, authors must agree to allow a featured book to be downloaded from Storyteller Alley for free by subscribers. To be considered for inclusion in our Mini Discovery Boxes a book must first be submitted and eligible for sale on Storyteller Alley. 

Discovery Box Promotion Service  

If you are looking for a fun promotional gift or a spectacular giveaway, our author discovery boxes can make your book launch something to remember. We can work with a variety of budgets and can design boxes that include digital downloads or printed copies. We will work with authors to find and select products that reflect the tone and style of the book. All selections are approved by the author prior to purchase and boxes can be shipped to the author for distribution or, for an additional 15% fee, we can take care of shipping the boxes to your recipients.

Ready to submit your book for consideration? 

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Blog Features

We love supporting indie and small press books and we love giving authors a chance to share their stories, both written and personal, with our readers. Below are several types of blog posts we regularly accept, but we are always open to new ideas. We also love participating in blog hops and blog tours. Want one of our critics to read and review your book for our blog? Click the button below to submit your book for review.

Where Do Stories Grow? - Come tell us the story of what lead you to write. Or what inspired you to pen your latest novel. This 600-800 word post should utilize all of your amazing storytelling skills. Craft the tale of what makes you a writer, or what drives you to write. This is a weekly post, and we accept submissions at any time. 

Hot Off the Presses - Got a brand new book? Come tell us about it. This post should include your cover image, your book blurb (no more than 300 words), and a short exerpt (500-1000 words), plus a picture of the author, short bio, and links to the author/publisher website and social media links.

My Favorite Author... - This is a chance to spread love and support to some of your favorite indie or small pub author. You might tell a story about how you met, or why you love their books. Did they inspire you to write? Do you lose all sense of time when you are reading their books? Support your fellow author in this 300-500 word post. Post may include a cover image and a link to the authors book, website, or social media pages. This post will also include the submitting author's picture, bio, and links to website and/or social media pages.

Guest blog post submissions or ideas can be sent to veronica@storytelleralley.com
 

Want us to feature a review of you book on our blog?

 

Editing & Feedback Service

In early 2018, Storyteller Alley merged with First Page Last Page to bring affordable editing services to indie authors and small publishers. We currently offer the following editing & feedback services:

  • Focus Group Feedback
  • Beta Reading
  • Proofreading
  • Collaborative Editing

Focus Group Feedback

Are you looking for feedback on an ARC to use for editorial review? Or do you just want to know if your book will be received well by a target audience? We'll assign a team of genre critics to read and provide feedback on your book. You'll get feedback on cover designd formatting, book blurb, grammar and spelling, plot and structure, character develpment, dialogue, pacing, originality, use of language, and overall readability. Plus, you may provide up to five additonal questions/areas of focus for our critics to evaluate.

Focus Group Feedback Packages start at just $65.

 

Beta Reading

Beta reading offers more detailed feedback than our focus groups. Beta reading will include the same ten-criteria evaluation feedback along with specific, targeted feedback within the manuscript itself. Our critics will highlight egregious spelling and grammar mistakes, make notations of areas that are unclear or need revision, and highlight strengths and weaknesses. All beta reading feedback is available to authors for editorial review. Beta reads are not intended to replace professional editing, but they can help you to clean up a manuscript before sending to an editor or publisher.

Beta reading services start at $85.

 

Collaborative Edits

The book is finished and you’ve finally typed those two magic words…the end. But now what? How do you take this diamond in the rough and make it into something ready for public consumption? What you need is a secret side kick to dig into the story line and help you polish and cut until those pages until it shines like the top of the Chrysler Building! Extensive in-line edits point out areas for improvement and provide specific suggestions for rewrites. Feedback on areas like character and plot development, flow and clarity, dialogue, grammar, structure, and overall readability are always part of a collaborative edit. Digital copy of the manuscript in MS Word document format is required. Turn around time will vary based on length and complexity of the edit required, but the first round of edits will typically be completed within 4-6 weeks.

$2.00 - $4.00 per page – minimum 20 pages (1 page = 250 words)

Proofreading

You’ve been through several rounds of edits and all you really need is a second set of eyes to make sure you’ve spelled everything correctly and you’ve got your commas in the right place. Our proofreaders will also search your manuscript for continuity errors, as well as any issues with word usage and format. A digital copy of the manuscript is required, with the preference for MS Word documents (our proofreaders/editors use the track edits feature to indicate suggested edits and changes). Turn around time will vary based on length and complexity of the edit required and current schedule availability, but the average project will typically be completed within 2-4 weeks. 

$1.50 per page – minimum 10 pages (1 page = 250 words)