What Is PublicBookshelf?

  • For readers - A free, fun and easy way to read and share stories and books, whenever and wherever you wish.
  • For authors - An easy, no cost way to publish and promote your stories and novels.

What Stories and Novels Can Be Published?

We love all kinds of romance stories and books including:

  • Contemporary Romance
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Historical Romance
  • Regency Romance
  • Inspirational Romance
  • Vampire Romance
  • Fantasy and Paranormal Romance
  • Western Romance

Stories and novels must meet our basic Submission Guidelines:

  • Word-count: Novels must be 10,000 words or more OR you can submit a story of any length, part-by-part, as many parts as you wish. We call this serialized type of novel a Bookie.
  • Copyright: Only the rightful owner (i.e. author or publisher) of the work may submit it.
  • Editing: The work must be relatively error free. PublicBookshelf will not edit your work; but, we do a general review to ensure the content is reasonably grammatically correct, makes sense and is optimized for online use.
  • Terms of Use: The content must abide by the Terms of Use. This means your novel or Bookie may not include unlawful content, including defamation, abuse, harassment, stalking, threats, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others.
  • Content: No excessive profanity or violence. No pornography or erotic content.

How to Submit a Bookie or a Novel

  1. Register as an author. PublicBookshelf values the creative process and understands how frustrating it can be when copyright infringement occurs. In an attempt to circumvent the publication of infringed works, we require each author to register as an author. Those who write under a pseudonym may also be required to provide additional proof of both your real name and pseudonym.
  2. Review the Agreement. You will be offered a Submission Agreement to review and approve. Once you approve the Agreement, your work can be submitted to PublicBookshelf.
  3. Upload your Bookie or novel. It's fast and easy. See the Submission Guidelines for specific submission information.
  4. Select your cover. Upload your own cover or select one of ours. Or, we'll select one for you.
  5. Submit your Bookie or novel. Then, sit back and enjoy the comments from your readers.

Let the popularity and community of PublicBookshelf help you promote your book, promote yourself as an author and get the readership you need as an author.