Submit Audiobook for Review

Thank you for your interest in InD’tale magazine’s audiobook reviews! Our staff absolutely loves to listen and are excited for the opportunity to review the books being sent in. Before submitting your audiobook, please read the terms below.  That way this can be a positive experience for everyone involved.

Terms of Review:

First and foremost, please understand that our main objective is to provide honest and competent reviews that listeners can trust and rely on when choosing books.  We will do our best to stay positive but will be completely up-front and honest in our opinions.   If you are submitting your audiobook for review, you can be assured it will get fair and unbiased treatment.  If you are strictly looking for promotion, this may not be the right place to go.

You can be assured that each and every time you submit an audiobook for review here at InD’tale, you will be treated as though it is your first time.  Previous book reviews will never be considered when determining the quality of the book presently being read.  Each work will be judged solely on its merits and the performance of the narrator(s) and not on the strengths or weaknesses found in previous offerings.  This is an important guarantee that benefits both new authors as well as seasoned veterans.

Because of the high volume of submissions we are receiving, we will no longer be able to review short stories.  Review submissions will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis with the following criteria:  We will continue to strive to review every submission but must insure those who have supported us by advertising first review status.  Those who include their cover images will receive second review status.  Reviews with neither will be included last.

Author Guidelines:

  1. We review all mainstream genres. The audiobook must include a romantic thread within the story.  This does not mean the audiobook must be a romance.  It does mean that a love relationship plays at least some role in the overall story. All audiobooks must be written in story form. 
  2.  We do not accept:
    • Stories under 20,000 words.
    • Boxed Sets that include multiple full-length novels.  Each audiobook needs to be submitted separately in order to be adequately reviewed.
    • While we gladly review anthologies, we do NOT accept those that contain incomplete stories.  All stories must have a distinct beginning, middle and end.
    • Children through Middle Grade audiobooks, Poetry, Erotic romance, Erotica, BDSM, Menage or LGBTQ, instructional manuals or self-help audiobooks. At this time, with the high number of book submissions we receive each month, we are just not able to create a site or publication addendum to accommodate adding any more! Any audiobook containing these subjects wil be given an automatic CNF rating.
    • InD'tale does NOT accept audiobooks that contain descriptions of extreme violence (including graphic scenes of rape, torture etc), incest, bestiality or any other extreme topic.  If we find any of these topics in an audiobook submitted, it will receive an automatic CNF rating.
  3. If you want your audiobook’s review to run concurrent with its publication date, please send it at least two months before the release date.
  4. All audiobooks must have a current year (2016 or later) publication date.  With the high level of submissions, we are sorry, but we are no longer able to review re-edited, revised or re-published works, which includes revised new editions that precede this deadline.
  5. We will include a cover picture and link to your website, blog, video trailer or bookstore to run alongside your audiobook’s review both on the website and in the interactive magazine for a $12.00 charge. If you would like this service, just specify in the appropriate box on the Author submission form.  (This does not apply to Erotic covers unless the cover is to be submitted into the Creme dé la Cover contest that runs in conjunction with the RONE awards for the year's best cover,  NO nudity of any kind is allowed, however.

Please be aware before submitting your audiobook:

  1. InD’tale reserves the right to refuse any submission. If it does not fit within our guidelines, we will not review it.
  2. Submission does not guarantee a review.  We will do all in our power to accommodate as many audiobooks as possible but there may be circumstances in which we are unable to meet the demand or cannot listen to your book. 
  3. Once your audiobook has been accepted and listened to for review, it will not be pulled from the site if the author or narrator does not like the review. Upon submission the author gives the right to the magazine and its reviewer to publish that review.
  4. InD’tale is the sole owner of all content printed in the magazine.  Authors or narrators can re-post reviews only if a link back to the review and or the site is included.  All other re-posting or quoting must gain permission in writing from us prior to using the content. This is easy to do, just e-mail TJ at [email protected] with your request. Permission to post our content in any form and charge for it is expressly forbidden.
  5. The cover image and buy link inclusion is non-refundable.  So, PLEASE make sure your audiobook falls into our guidelines before submitting!!

Our Rating System:

PLEASE CLICK TO READ OUR RATING SYSTEM
 

Request Submission:

If you have read and agree with the above conditions, please check the box below and let’s get that audiobook!

Check all that apply, or if other, please fill in the field below.
Steam Rating: 1-5 (1 being nothing but kisses, 2 = passionate kissing, 3 = sex but the door is closed, 4 = slightly steamy sex with some description, 5 = steamy sex with somewhat graphic description)
Please check the box if you will allow us to send just one copy to a reader as a prize in a contest or giveaway.

To submit your audiobook, please either list a free download code, or you can gift it through Audible’s gifting feature, to [email protected], which is InD’tale’s Audible account.  If you have any difficulties or questions regarding this procedure, please contact Ann M. Richardson at the above email.

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