Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions. We have answers.

What are indie books?

Indie books are any books that are published by small independent publishers or individuals. You often won't find these books in major bookstores, due to the difficulties in distribution (and existing relationships between major bookstores and major publishers). Some of these are stories that don't have broad enough appeal to be published by a major publisher, but more and more often authors are choosing to "go indie" simply because of the amount of creative control, and control over their own business, that independent publishing provides.

Why does Indie Book Box only feature indie books?

Because indie publishing is the punk rock of the 21st Century. It's allowing some amazing voices to get their stories out there that may otherwise be overlooked by traditional publishing. And as far as we're concerned, it's where some of the best modern day writing is happening.

We want to share that awesome with you.

When will I receive my Indie Book Box?

All subscriptions and renewals placed in a particular month will have their book boxes shipped between the 1st and 4th of the following month. This way everyone gets their books at about the same time.

What genre books will I be getting?

This really comes down to your personal preference. You tell us what genres you prefer, and we'll make sure that the books you receive match the genres you select!

Current genre options include:

  • Fantasy
  •  Science Fiction
  •  Action/Adventure
  •  Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
  •  Horror
  •  Literary Fiction
  •  Romance

What age range / reading level is this for?

The books currently featured in Indie Book Box are selected for adult readers. This does not mean there will not include YA or other books that can be enjoyed by all ages in the boxes, but the books are chosen for an adult audience in mind.

Is there a theme?

Do you really think we're that clever? Okay, well we are. But everyone else does themes and we're indie. That means we're not like everyone else. So, no themes ... unless AWESOME is a theme.

Who picks out the books?

We do. Our team here. It's all editorial decision. No one buys a spot in our boxes. 

How do I get my book into an Indie Book Box?

Like we said, inclusion in Indie Book Box is 100% editorial. You can't just buy your way in. But you can submit your book for consideration. If you would like your book considered, please send a physical copy, along with contact information to the following address:

Indie Book Box

6625 Sundance Drive

Olive Branch, MS 38654

Submission Tips:

1.) We don't currently accept children's books or erotica or anything with a very specific audience.

2.) We're a lot more likely to consider your book if it has existing reviews from other readers. Generally if a book doesn't have an average rating of 4 stars or more over a minimum of 10 reviews it will be less likely to be considered.

3.) Include your contact information when you submit. Otherwise we have no idea how to get ahold of you.

Do you accept returns?

No. But if a box is severely damaged in shipment, definitely let us know and we'll make it right.

How do I contact Indie Book Box?

Need help with your order? Email us at [email protected].

Note: We do not accept email submissions. Because a book is a lot more than just a bunch of words in a digital file. Especially the books we send out to our subscribers. This means not only are story and writing quality important, but so is the formatting and design. These books are going to live on peoples' bookshelves, so they need to be great books... and look good too.

What is the answer to life, the universe and everything?

The answer is 42. Also, we'd like to thank you for all the fish.