My Story Cartel Experiment

DTA_Print_coverStory Cartel…sort of sounds like a group of shady librarians who will push you off the pier wearing Stephen King overshoes if you don’t pay your overdue fines.

But it’s a website where you can offer free e-copies of your book—plus a choice of goodies you can pony up for a giveaway—in exchange for an honest review. We indie authors are often looking for reviews, because it’s not like the New York Times Book Review is taking our calls. Yet.

Anyway, after learning about Story Cartel from book reviewer Big Al of Big Al’s Books and Pals, my friend and fellow Indies Unlimited minion, author Lynne Cantwell and I decided to give the website a test drive.

So I’m trying this with Don’t Tell Anyone.

If you would like a free copy (it’s available in mobi, epub, and PDF formats), in exchange for an honest review, please check out my page for the details. Or if you’d like to share the link with friends.

And maybe the indie authors in the house would like to sign up and give it a try with their own books. Similar to many other services like this one, Story Cartel offers a basic free service and an upgrade if you want to pay for the bells and whistles, which include pushing your message out to their database of followers.

I’m test-driving the basic service. I’m curious to see how this will work, especially since they’re only giving me 20 days to get my message out!

Thank you for your continued support, gang.

12 thoughts on “My Story Cartel Experiment

  1. Lee I says:

    I just finished Drawing Breath and read The Joke’s on Me awhile ago, so went ahead and bought the Kindle version from Amazon, since I know I’ll like it.,

  2. Tasha Turner says:

    I have to admit I’m usually a few days late in my reviews on storey cartel but signing up for books I already have has gotten me to finally get around to reviewing them.

      • Tasha Turner says:

        Other than feeling guilty when I’m late on reviews I enjoy it. I’ve gotten a gift card or two through the program which is always cool. And in one case the author and I changed the signed paperback to an ebook I didn’t have of hers by my choice which was cool. Unfortunately with over 3k in kindle books and a good 300+ of them I have a hard time keeping up with reviews. There are just too many interesting books out there and not enough time to read even just the ones I get to review.

  3. RJ Crayton says:

    I went to check it out. I was surprised that the author has to provide the prizes but doesn’t get much say in what they are. It may be worth the price, but it all depends on what number of downloads/reader emails one gets and how many reviews.

    • laurieboris says:

      Oh, sure. And the type of book. I was just curious to check it out. The price for the giveaway seemed relatively small, considering. I’ll let everyone know how it worked out.

  4. shadowdancerx says:

    Your book sounds interesting and I think I’d like to read it. I only just randomly found out about Story Cartel a little while ago but it seems cool for both authors and readers alike. I’m a reader not an author. I like writing reviews although on amazon I sometimes don’t review all my purchases. I think I will download your book though. then read it and review it.

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