Guidelines for Submitting Self-Published Books

If you've come this far, you have no doubt seen that our focus is on promoting books from independent publishers. But when we have space, we will also consider including self-published books in the LitNuts newsletter. However, self-published books must be of the highest quality - because they are going to be seen side-by-side with the best that indie presses have to offer.

Make the Case for Your Book

When you purchase an ad with LitNuts, the very last item on the order form provides space for self-published authors to tell us why their book should be included. You only have 500 characters to make your case, so be concise.

Here's the kind of information we'd like to see:

  • A professional book cover. Yes, you can judge a book by its cover (at least to some degree). 
  • Links to professional reviews or to awards/recognition your book has received.
  • The number of reviews your book has on Amazon and the average star rating.
  • Any other relevant information. 

That's it. Our review of your submission will, admittedly, be subjective. But we're looking for reasons to include your book, not exclude it. So give us some good reasons.

We will do our best to review your submission within a few days. If we decide not to include your book, we will let you know and refund your payment. 

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