Create a draft.

First, here's a quick overview of how Inkshares works.

Sketch out your book idea.

What are you thinking of writing? Science Fiction, Historical Fantasy? We'll ask you a few short questions on the next page.

Upload a sample chapter (if you have one).

We'll use your writing sample to build your draft page. If you don't have a sample, no problem. You can upload one later or sketch out your draft on Inkshares.

Get feedback.

Engage with readers and other authors and get feedback on your draft. Do this for as long as you like. Many authors will stop at this step.

Sell Pre-Orders.

When and if you're ready to turn your draft into a book, we'll start to sell pre-orders. You'll run your pre-order campaign from Inkshares. If you receive 750 pre-orders by the end of your campaign we'll publish your book. If you receive 250 pre-orders, we'll copy-edit, print and ship your book to your readers through our imprint, Quill (learn more).

We Publish.

When you reach your pre-order goal, we'll start the publishing process with you. We'll edit, design, print, distribute, and market your book.

Got it, create draft

There is nothing to writing.
All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

― Ernest Hemingway