Publisher FAQ

All Romance eBooks, LLC (ARe) distributes eBooks via, which sells all types of fiction and non-fiction, and, a romance, speciality store. We are currently accepting works in all categories.

Q: Why distribute through ARe?
A: ARE is the creation of two women who are both romance publishers and lovers of eBooks and was therefore designed to meet the needs of both readers and publishers. Please refer to the customer FAQ for further details.

Q: Does ARe have special formatting requirements?
A: No. We don’t dictate how your books will look. As the publisher that is up to you. We do have a very favorable discount arrangement in place with, a digital file conversion service. You can contact them for current rates. We receive no portion of payments made to, have no financial interest in the company, and place no restrictions on the use of files created by them. We have merely negotiated a volume discount for all ARe affiliated publishers.

Q: How long does it typically take to review a publisher application?
A: We are normally able to approve applications within 3-10 days. Approval notices are sent via email. Once you receive notice, you can start to upload and sell content immediately. If for some reason we are unable to approve your application or additional information is needed, you will be notified by email. 

Q: How do I submit titles?
A: Once you are set up with an account, you will have access to a secure administration area. From that area you will be able to access your publisher report and manage all of your titles. You submit the meta data, interior files, and exterior cover image on-line through your personal administration area.

Q: Will ARe accept individual titles submitted directly from an author?
A: Yes.

Q: Does ARe sell works that are in languages other than English?
A: ARe does not support search for books that are non-English, nor do we provide customer service assistance in languages other than English.

Q: Does ARe require proof that the publisher holds the appropriate rights?
A: Publishers will need to acknowledge that they hold electronic and/or audio rights of the works they upload as a part of our publishing partnership terms of agreement.

Q: Does ARe have pricing requirements?
A: The ARe price can’t be higher than the regular list price found elsewhere on the internet.

Q: Who sets the list price for my books?
A: You set the price for your books, not us.

Q: Does ARe ever discount my books?
A: No. If you want to discount your book for a period of time, you may do so. Discounted books will appear on our Discount Books page.

Q: What will this cost me?
A: Nothing. There are no set up fees, hosting fees or any other fees.

Q: What if I want to discontinue sale of a book?
A: You may do that anytime. You control how long a book remains available for sale.

Q: When do I start earning?
A: You start earning with the very first sale.

Q: What percentage do I get?
A: Publishers will earn 60% of every sale.

Q: How often do I get paid?
A: ARe will release payments quarterly, 45 days following the close of the quarter.

Q: How do I know what’s selling? Do I need to wait until I get my quarterly payments?
A: You can monitor sales in real time, any time, using our publisher report feature.

Q: How are the top rated list calculated?
A: The Top 10 Reader Rated list is based on the mean (simple average) score over the lifetime of the book. In order to be considered eligible for the top rated a book will had to have had 5 ratings. That overall score is also reflected on each book detail page. When you use the Top Rated category sort, for example sorting by Top Rated in Contemporary, the ranking returned reflects only the last 30 days of sales. Lastly, the Highest Rated books that appear at the top of the category page is based on the last 3 days of sales.

Q: How are the bestselling ratings calculated?
A: The rating reported is based on the average sales per day for the prior thirty (30) days. The Best Selling books that appear at the top of the category page is based on the last 3 days of sales.

Q: What formats will ARe sell?

Palm DOC/iSolo (PDB)
Microsoft Reader (LIT)
Franklin eBookman (FUB)
Hiebook (KML)
Mobipocket (PRC)
Rocket (RB)
Adobe (PDF)
Open eBook (ePub)

Q: I don’t have eBooks in all of those formats. Is that a problem?
A: No. Upload only what you have. There is no requirement to sell in all formats.

Q: How soon will the books be available for sale?
A: Books are available for sale immediately upon upload.

Q: What if I notice an error in the meta data once the book is available for sale?
A: Just go into your administration area and correct it. You can also update the information any time.

Q: What if I want to replace an actual file?
A: As long as the ISBN number is the same, you may update a file.

Q: What if I don’t have ISBNs for the work?
A: If don’t have and ISBN, you can elect to have us assign an ARe identifier for free at the point of upload.

Q: How many categories can I select?
A: You may choose up to three categories.

Q: Can ARe explain the various heat ratings?
A: Yes.

1 flame- Stories will either not have consummated love scenes, or if the loves scenes are consummated detail is not given.

2 flames- Stories will have some love scenes. These will be more sensual than graphic and will mostly rely on euphemism.

3 flames- Stories will have sensual, yet more explicit love scenes, and the language used to describe them may be more graphic and direct.

4 flames- Stories have frequent love scenes that are explicit and described using graphic and direct language.

5 flames- Stories have a high frequency of love scenes that are explicit, described using graphic and direct language, and contain subject matter that some readers may consider objectionable.