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We're looking for only the best independent and small press published authors to promote in our online bookstore and author discovery boxes.

Sell In Our Online Bookstore

We cater to reader who love to discover new authors and new series. The books listed in or store are vetted by internal team of curators and critics. Books are evaluated in each of 10 different criteria and given a score from 1 to 100. Only books that receive a 70 or better are invited to sell with us.

 

Be Featured in an Author Discovery Box

Looking for a fun way to put your book into the hands of new readers? Our Author Discovery Boxes partner printed and signed copies of indie and small press books with other small business products to create what we like to call a “reading experience.” Small business products featured in the box relate to the book in some way. Each book featured must go through the same vigorous evaluation process as our online book store and authors must submit a digital copy for review before being accepted for feature.

 

We are currently accepting submission for inclusion on our site in all genres

For inclusion in our online book store, 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. 

For our Author Discovery Boxes, the process is much the same. Authors must first submit a digital copy of the book for review by our team. If accepted, we will be begin coordination of the book into an Author Discovery Box.

Ready to submit your book for review? Click the 'submit' button below to get started!

 

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.

The digital version of my book is listed with KU. Can I just participate in the Author Discovery Box program with my printed book?

Absolutely! We totally understand why so many authors have chosen that great program. We are happy to just feature your book in one of our Author Discovey Boxes. 

Ready to get started?

Click the button below to submit your amazing book!