Friday, December 12, 2014

Storyteller Alley -- We're Looking for a Few Good Authors

Are you an independent or small press published author? Do you consider your book among the best?

We're looking to feature the best independent and small press published authors and titles out there.

Interested?

Here's what you need to know:

Authors featured on our site must meet the following requirements:

All books featured on our site must already be published or be no more than four weeks out from release. We want readers to be able to buy the books they find on our site! Our current plan is to launch our site on January 15th, so current submissions must meet the four week requirement as of that date.

Have no less than three 5-star reviews or no less than five 4-star reviews from reputable book bloggers and/or reviewers. Reviews must still be visible to the public in order to qualify. These reviews must be posted on sites other than GoodReads or Amazon. Authors will be required to submit links to the reviews.

In the event that the number of public reviews are not available, an author may opt to submit the book for internal evaluation by our site for a fee of $100, however payment for a critique does not guarantee promotion on our site. An internal evauation will be completed by 3 independent readers and written feedback will be provided. Content from our internal evaluations will not be published on our site.

Once an author/title has met our requirements, the author/title will be listed in our showcase and the author will be invited to submit content for one of the following feature categories:

​​Every Great Story Starts With the First Page : This bi-weekly feature will share the first 250-350 words of a featured book. The feature also includes a short author bio, website link, buy link, cover image, and book blurb.​

Where Do Stories Grow: This is a bi-weekly feature that asks writers to create a post describing where they grew up and share how it has had an impact on their life and storytelling. This feature will include a short author bio and website/social media links.

Judge a Book By Its Cover: This weekly feature will showcase 2-3 titles that meet our requirements and have an exceptional cover design. This feature will include a cover image and short synopsis of the book.

Just For Kids: This weekly feature will showcase books written for children. It will feature a book blurb, short author bio, website link, buy link, and cover image.

Distinguished Non-Fiction: This weekly feature is for non-fiction books only. It will feature a book blurb, short excerpt (250 words or less), cover image, author bio, website link, and buy link.

Hot Off the Press: This bi-weekly feature is for books in print for less than 3 months. It must still meet our requirements for review, or be submitted for internal review. This feature will include cover image, book blurb, long excerpt (500-750 words), author bio, website link and buy link.

The Heart Knows: This weekly feature is for romance novels. It will feature a book blurb, short author bio, cover image, short excerpt, website link and buy link.

From the Realm: This weekly feature is for fantasy novels. It will feature a book blurb, short author bio, cover image, short excerpt, website link and buy link.

Improbable Made Possible: This weekly feature is for science fiction novels. It will feature a book blurb, short author bio, cover image, short excerpt, website link and buy link.

​If you think your book is up to snuff AND you meet our requirements AND you are willing to commit to submitting content, please fill out our nifty submission form and we'll be in touch!

Submit at: http://storytelleralley.com/?q=content%2Fwere-looking-few-good-authors