FAQ | Verso.ink


Where all all the cover images?

We firmly believe that the best thing you can do as an author is to focus on your craft—writing. Any work outside of that—cover design, marketing—is a distraction.

Verso.ink is focused on helping you build your audience through your writing. Wewant to level the playing field and not have any friction for an author to get their work out into the world.

For those who already have published work, we've included a place where you can upload existing cover images that will appear at the end of all your entries and link directly to your Amazon pages.

How do I get started?

Readers: If you'd like to upvote work, you can register for free here. You'll automatically be signed up and have access to up-vote stories and to post your work.

Authors: If you want your work featured, please apply here.

  1. Fill out the form, including two fiction samples.
  2. We'll review your work and if it meets our community standards, we'll approve it
  3. Once approved, we'll provide you a username and password.
  4. Login and fill out your profile (social profiles, upload a photo, and provide links to any books on Amazon.)
Publish an entry:
  1. On the sidebar, click Entries and then the New Entry button on the right side.
  2. Enter in your title, sub-title (or chapter, preliminary info, setting, etc), genre, sub-genre and body copy.
  3. Add a call-to-action by clicking the CTA button at the bottom of the page. "Read More on Amazon" and a link should suffice.
  4. Submit for review to our moderators. Once approved, we'll make it live.
  5. Share on social media and tell your friends to sign up so they can upvote it!

If you get stuck, have feedback, comments, or just want to chat, email me andrew@verso.ink and I'm happy to help.

Who owns the work?

Whomever owns the copyright. If you own the rights, you keep them. If your publisher does, they maintain the rights (check with them before publishing here). Additionally, anyone who signs up for your email list goes directly to your list provider—we don't collect their addresses.

How much can I publish?

You can submit as many entries as you like. Note that every submission needs to go through moderation prior to publication.

What's the ideal length for an entry?

We've found that works between 3000 and 5000 words are ideal. This is meant to give them a taste of your work and lead them to take action, not to publish your entire work.

On a related note, we recommend any submission be independent of your other submissions. First chapters, short stories, and flash fiction are great. This shows your diversity as an author and attracts more readers. If you want to serialize your entries, consider carefully whether that will best meet your needs or if it would be best to direct readers to your own site or a link on Amazon.

What does it cost?

Zero dollars. Zilch. Nada.

We want you to succeed in building your audience. As such, revenue isn't the primary driver here.

Meanwhile, in order to recoup server and maintenance costs, we attach affiliate links to any book links to Amazon.

Who's doing this, and why?

See our About Us page.