Books...It's What We Do!

Are You and Indie Author or Small Press Publisher?

Are you looking for some quality feedback on your book? Want to see your book recognized for the time and effort you've put in to ensure that your book is worth reading? If so, we want to help.

What We Do

We want to help promote and recognize exceptional indie and small press authors. 

We offer a variety of feedback and promotional services to help your book reach the readers who are excited about finding new authors.

Feedback Services

We currently offer two ways to get feedback from our team of experienced critics and curators.

Beta Reading

Let us help you make sure your book will be well received by readers before you publish. Our beta reading feedback teams three of our critics and uses an internally developed critique method that provides feedback cross 10 specific evaluation criteria. We even offer options for you to ask questions and get specific feedback on an area you might be worried about.

> > >See Pricing and Beta Reading Packages

Review for Sale

If your book has already been published, let us give it the recognition it deserves. Books submitted for review and consideration of sale on Storyteller Alley are evaluated using our internally developed critique method and receive feedback across 10 specific evlautation criteria. Books are scored in each category, firstby on of our critics and then again by one of our curators. Only books that received a score of 70 or better are invited to be listed for sale on our site.

> > >Submit Your Book for Consideration

 

Promotional Services

We understand how crazy the indie and small press market can be. It is our mission to recognize exceptional indie and small press authors and to engage in creative marketing campaigns to help those authors find new readers. We currently offer two ways to promote your book

Storyteller Alley Bookstore

We cater to reader who love to discover new authors and new series. The books listed in or store are double-vetted by internal team of curators and critics. Once curated, our team will promote your book on our site and through our social media channels. We offer a generous 70% royalty rate and there is currently no cost to authors for submission. We are currently accepting submissions in all genres for books already published or set for publication within the next three months. Digital ARC copies are accepted for review. Response time maybe anywhere from four to eight weeks. But don't worry, if your book knocks our socks off, we'll be in a hurry to let you know. 

Author Discovery Boxes

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 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. Each ADB is custom designed and pricing/requirements are unique to each box and book.

 

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 just use our nifty online 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. Critique: A genre critic reads and evaluates your book across 10 evaluation criteria and scores each section on a scale of 1 to 10.  If a sufficient score it achieved, the book is then pushed up to our curator team for review and consideration
  3. Curation: One of our genre curators reviews the book,using the same evaluation criteria and if the book is right for Storyteller Alley, will invite the author to list the book for sale.
  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 we share the book with our readers.

How much does it cost to submit for Review for Sale?

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

I am interested in selling my book on Storyteller Alley. If I submit, will I receive feedback on my submission?

Yes, all books submitted for consideratio for sale will receive feedback. At a minium, a books will received a 200-word critique. Good books will receive detailed feedback from our critics. Exceptional books will receive detailed feedback from both a critic and a curator. 

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. Just get in touch with us and we'll make it happen.

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.