Free Publishing on obooko

Please do not complete a submission form or upload files until you have read and understood the instructions below.

Submission form

Upload your files

We are currently accepting submissions for fiction and non-fiction books written in English. Complete and final editions only; no drafts. Our service is free of charge and available to all published and unpublished authors.

We do NOT accept sales or promotional material, part-works, samplers, chapter-limited or time-limited works, papers, articles, books containing advertising links or works that do not comply with our terms. We reserve the right to reject, without notification, any submission not complying with these conditions.

Obooko is a platform for long-term distribution of digital books, not short-term promotion. Please share your work for as long as possible in order to increase readership and receive feedback. With this in mind, you must agree to make your book available to our members for a minimum period of 90 days. Please do not submit your work if you cannot guarantee this minimum term.

You may provide links on your download page to your website, blog, social networks and sites where your books are sold.

Book sizes accepted for main categories

over 50,000 words
Novella: 20,000 to 50,000 words
Novelette: 7,500 to 20,000 words

Short Stories

Short story: fewer than 7,500 words. Single stories will appear in the Short Story Singles category. We currently distribute single shorts as PDF files only. We do not require a synopsis for singles. Collections of short stories will appear in the main category, Short Story Anthologies.

Submitting your Files

We offer our members three file-types, which can be read on most devices. Members may download their preferred file free of charge.

KINDLE (mobi or azw)

Please provide us with correctly formatted final files ready for digital publishing. We do not accept double line-spacing or unequal margins. If you don't have final files we can create them for you, but you MUST provide us with a Microsoft Word document (or similar) for us to convert.

Please also provide a cover image in jpg format to the same size as your page dimensions or to a minimum of 800 x 600 pixels at 96ppi.

IMPORTANT: please name ALL your files with the TITLE of your book: vague filenames like 'My-Book' or 'Book-Cover' or 'image.jpg' may become lost in our system.

Submissions are processed manually. We therefore cannot guarantee a date when your ebook will be published. If you have not provided us with the details requested on the submission form or your files require re-formatting, please allow more time for us to process. Publication date will depend on the extent of the work involved and the workload in our production studio. As a guide only, should everything be in order, please allow a minimum of 72 hours, excluding weekends and public holidays for your ebook to appear. This service is free so please bear with us.


For legal reasons, if your manuscript contains an imprint from another publisher or distributor, you must replace it with ours, which is:

This is an authorized free edition from

Although you do not have to pay for this e-book, the author’s intellectual property rights remain fully protected by international Copyright law. You are licensed to use this digital copy strictly for your personal enjoyment only: it must not be redistributed commercially or offered for sale in any form. If you paid for this free edition, or to gain access to it, we suggest you demand an immediate refund and report the transaction to the author.

Future Updates

Whenever you wish to update your ebook all you have to do is send us the revised file via our File Uploader by using the button above. There is no need to complete another Submission Form unless any details have changed, in which case please contact us beforehand to let us know so that we can have your files to hand in readiness.

New Writer?
If you are a new writer you may be interested in downloading a free word processing package and a free template to help you format your first ebook. And if you require writing services we have a supplier list for online editing, free photo libraries, Independent publishers, and ebook cover designers.