Have Some Questions?
Is it really free to post a book on BookSprout?
Yes! Our Basic listing is $0, no credit card needed! We also offer a Featured and Premium listing option, these are optional but will place you higher in the results and give you extra features like click reports (to see how many people are clicking on your book), social sharing on all of BookSprouts channels, and even inclusion in our weekly Book Alert.
How can readers download my book?
Currently we support books that are listed on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Google Books, and Kobo. Your book must be available on one of those platforms to be listed on BookSprout.
Does my book have to be free to be listed?
No, while free books do receive more clicks and downloads they don't need to be free. We do however have a requirement that your book is at least 50% off the retail price. Most authors post their book for free or less than $2.00 to help them rise in the rankings of the bookstore of their choice then when the discount period is over it reverts to retail price.
How do I create my author profile?
Once you have finished adding your book on BookSprout you will receive an email with a link to add or update your author profile, it can only be added or changed through that link.
Do you list adult themed books?
We do allow mature themes - however we don't allow overly mature covers. Your book cover must not have any nudity or graphic images. Typically if you don't think your cover image would be approved it more than likely won't be, use good judgement.
What's a click report?
A click report is a report on how many clicks your book has received to various bookstores (Apple, Amazon, etc.). It breaks down how many clicks and what percentage each bookstore received. It also shows you the total clicks, and clicks this week. Only Featured and Premium listings have access to a click report, Basic listings do not. Click Here to view a click report preview.
How long do listings remain on Book Sprout?
The minimum is 5 days, the maximum is 30 days. The date your book starts is completely up to you.