“Allstora’s profit program is a first step in addressing an imbalance in the industry.”

— Rasheed Newson, author of My Government Means to Kill Me

“They’re doing what no one else is doing; they’re splitting profits with the authors.”

— Rob Anderson, author of Gay Science

Allstora Author Program

Did you know Amazon makes 5x more than the author for every sale of a book? Founded by queer and Black authors, Allstora is fighting to put money back in authors’ pockets.

  • We pay enrolled authors 100% of profits from individual book sales.
  • The median full-time author makes $10,000 in book sales, below the poverty line. [1] Allstora’s goal is to double this number by 2027.
  • Revenue from memberships and book club subscriptions allow us to keep the lights on and pay our staff a livable wage.

GET PAID

ENROLL

Create an Allstora account, claim your books, and submit your application. We’ll be in touch to verify your identity!

EARN

Earn at least 10% of every book sale, and $5 for every new member who signs up with your referral link.

CASH OUT

At the end of each month, we’ll pay you automatically via PayPal.

Questions?

If your book is carried by Ingram, you will soon be able to request to have your books added to the site as part of your author application. Our engineers are working hard on getting this set up! If you are self published, if you enroll with Ingram Spark we will be able to carry your book.

Yes! We said we’re committed to sharing profits fairly with authors, and we mean it. We track all prior commissions generated on sales of your books before you even sign up. You will receive those accrued funds on the last day of the second month you join.

Plaid is a trusted platform for identity verification. Paying out authors is a core part of our mission, and we need to be sure that your sales commissions are actually going to you!

We are a lean team, so it may take up to a month in order to review your application. Rest assured, any and all sales commissions are still accruing in the meantime! 

Make sure you completed your identity verification with Plaid, which was sent to you via email immediately after applying. We only review requests from authors who have verified their identity. If you need a new verification link, or you have completed Plaid and still have not heard from us, please contact us at authors@allstora.com.

If you have a contact form on your website, we will reach out via that form to confirm the email you applied with, so please be on the lookout! If you have no email or contact form listed on your website, please contact us at authors@allstora.com.

Please reach out to us directly at authors@allstora.com.

Don’t worry, you’re not immediately disqualified. Sometimes some small details may trip up Plaid’s instant result. We review what caused Plaid to fail and make a decision based on all of the information provided to us in your application.

We are unable to give a detailed explanation on every application that we review. If you were rejected and believe we made a mistake, please review all of our guidelines and re-apply with the correct information. You can provide any additional details that might help us verify you in the last section, “Anything else we should know?”

Email us at authors@allstora.com.