What Is Story Cartel?


Story Cartel is a new way for readers and authors to connect.

This is a home to any kind of book you could imagine, from nail-biting thrillers to tender romance novels, serious literary fiction to self-help non-fiction. Story Cartel is full of books that are read and discovered by people like you. Since October 2012, 51383 people have downloaded 104526 books, helping 2108 authors get reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, and blogs. Thousands of readers are connecting with new authors right now.

Every book is free for a limited time.

The books you see on Story Cartel are all offered free by generous authors in exchange for your honest review. For book lovers, Story Cartel is a resource to discover great books and fresh authors; for authors, it's a platform to build deeper relationships with readers. As long as it meets our guidelines, any author can launch their book on Story Cartel.

Readers support authors by leaving their honest review.

All books on Story Cartel are completely free, but in return you support authors by leaving your honest review, whether good or bad, of the book you downloaded. Your reviews help authors market their books and gives them valuable feedback to improve their writing.

Diane Capri Readers love Story Cartel and connecting with readers is what I shoot for, every time.

Diane Capri, Bestselling Author of Hunt for Jack Reacher Thrillers

Authors develop collaborative relationships with their readers.

For thousands of years, storytellers and artists have lived in the community, developing close relationships with their audience. Now, you can create the same kind of relationships with authors through Story Cartel. This could be the start of a lifelong relationship with an author's work.

Our goal is to help readers find the right authors.

Story Cartel is a small team based in the foothills of the Appalachians. We're storytellers ourselves, and we built this platform to create deeper connections with our own audiences. We want to help other writers do the same.

Christy McFerren

This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

Christy McFerren, Author

Welcome to a community passionate about books.

We've gotten to work with New York Times bestselling authors, traditional publishers, and successful indie authors to launch their books, develop deeper relationships with their readers, and get valuable feedback on their books. We know building a community of readers like you around a book is one of the best parts of being a writer, and we're excited to welcome you to our Story Cartel.