What is Inkitt?
Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Inkitt provides a platform for all authors to write, and submit and realize their aspirations as authors. Whether that means becoming professionally published, or a part of a bigger writing and reading community.
How Does Inkitt Work?
Inkitt is a completely free platform where anyone across the world can make an account and instantly submit their novels to be read by our community, and books on Inkitt are analyzed by our algorithm that measures over 1200 reader behaviors. Stories submitted to Inkitt are required to be written in English, fictional, and legally belong to the author submitting. After a story is submitted, it is evaluated by our quality assurance team to make sure it meets our community guidelines, and then published onto the platform. Once the story is approved by our quality assurance team, our algorithm monitors the behavior of each person who opens each story on the app. Every author is provided the most pertinent, up to date analytics so they can track the success of their story.
To make sure each story is fairly represented, our website and app recommends both old and new stories from a wide variety of authors. Additionally, we host a number of monthly contests, which allow authors to enter freely and make their stories more visible, while still competing for prizes!
Most importantly, when authors upload their work to Inkitt, win a contest or ask for feedback, they always retain 100% of the rights to their stories. Authors are also free to publish their stories elsewhere while on Inkitt, sign publishing contracts outside of Inkitt, or simply post their stories on Inkitt without further publishing aspirations!
As we realize that many authors on Inkitt have aspirations to be signed to an Inkitt publishing contract we do make the terms publicly visible for all to see, and we provide all authors with an up to date data collection bar.
How Do I Write My Story on Inkitt?
Authors can publish their stories on Inkitt in a variety of ways and also edit the stories after they’ve been submitted. Furthermore, as Inkitt is a platform that encourages authors to indulge in a variety of works, we allow for ongoing works to be submitted.
Currently, authors can upload their stories directly to Inkitt by using Inkitt.com or the "Inkitt Writing App":
Inkitt.com allows authors to upload any stories directly from Microsoft Word Documents, or stories can be completely written from scratch.To help our newest authors get started, we have created this tutorial video.