What do Inkitt profile icons mean?
We have three Inkitt profile icons that can appear on an Inkitt profile next to the username.
- A verified tick lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic.
- A lightning bolt on an Inkitt profile lets people know that an account of an Inkitt employee is authentic.
- An Inkitt ‘I’ is placed on Inkitt profiles to show that the author is an influential and active member of the Inkitt community, also known as a VIP author.
All profile icons must be applied by the Inkitt team, and accounts that use the icons as part of their profile photos, cover photos or elsewhere are not Inkitt-verified accounts.
How do I get a verified tick on my profile?
Similar to popular social media profiles, an account can be verified if it is determined to of public interest. This includes accounts owned by notable users in literature, politics, business, music, media, journalism and other key areas.
A verified icon is only used to prove that an account of public interest is authentic.
If you are a person of public interest, you can apply for a verified tick by emailing email@example.com and we will determine on a case-by-case basis if your account meets the criteria.
How do I get an Inkitt ‘I’ logo on my profile?
An account can get an Inkitt 'I' if it is determined that the author is eligible for our VIP program. VIP authors are typically previously published by Inkitt, authors on our sister app, GALATEA or other highly influential or active authors in Inkitt's community. VIP authors are expected to act as Inkitt ambassadors.
To apply for the Inkitt VIP program, please apply here and we will determine your eligibility.
Why do some Inkitt profiles have lightning bolts?
A lightning bolt on an Inkitt profile lets people know that an account of an Inkitt employee is authentic.
The lightning bolt always appears next to the name on an account's profile. It is always the same color and placed in the same location.
Accounts that don't have the lightning bolt next to their name but display it somewhere else such as their profile photo or cover photo are not members of the Inkitt team.
What is the Inkitt VIP author program?
Inkitt’s VIP author program is an exclusive program for active, highly engaged or influential authors in the Inkitt community.
Members of the program act as Inkitt ambassadors and are in regular communication with the Inkitt team, get access to behind-the-scenes information by working on projects and other support.
What are the benefits of being an Inkitt VIP author?
Inkitt’s VIP authors get exclusive access to a range of benefits.
With the Inkitt VIP program, we actively work with talented Inkitt authors to support them in writing through exclusive writing courses, our royalty program and with regular one-on-one communication with Inkitt’s Author Success Team to help them thrive and grow professionally.
In exchange, we encourage VIP authors to act as ambassadors for Inkitt through their writing and activity in the community.
How do I become an Inkitt VIP author?
To become an Inkitt VIP author, please apply here and we can determine your eligibility.
What happens if a VIP or verified author uses their position negatively on Inkitt?
If you believe that a VIP or verified Inkitt author is abusing their position on the platform, you can report them by detailing the issue to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on Inkitt’s rules and guidelines, please refer to our community guidelines.
Will my account suffer consequences if I have a disagreement with a VIP or verified author?
No. All authors must follow the same rules on Inkitt whether they are VIP, verified or a regular user.
You are free to disagree with VIP or verified authors as long as long as you do not violate our community guidelines.
Do VIP and verified authors have to follow the same rules as regular Inkitt users?
Yes, all authors must follow the same rules. VIP and verified authors will not get special treatment for rule-breaking as a result of their status on Inkitt’s platform.