How to create a new Book

So you’re ready to create your new book! Great, let’s get started.

There are two ways you can create a new book and it couldn’t be simpler.

  1. Select ‘Create new book’ in the sub-navigation from the Storytella dashboard.
  2. Navigate to the Bookshelf and select ‘Create new book’ from the sub-navigation.

The set up

To set up your new book add the following details on the Create new book page.


The title needs no introduction; this is what you call your book. The title can be as short or as long as you like, but it should give an indication of what the book is about. This will help people search for it later on. Read about How to select a good title and why it matters on our blog.

Don’t worry if you’re not sure of your title yet. You can use a working title and amend it later on.


A good synopsis is a descriptive piece of text that helps prospective readers to understand what your book is about.

You can choose to include the synopsis in your .epub/PDF output files and the back of your book when you publish it.


This is your name, unless you are writing under several different pen-names who you’d prefer to unite with one publisher.

Tick the appropriate check boxes

Include a default license in ebook and PDF downloads?

By selecting this you are choosing to include a default copyright license in your .epub and/or PDF. You can view the licence for yourself before deciding.

Include the books synopsis in ebook and PDF downloads?

Tick this box to include your synopsis in your output files.


If you wish to name more than one author, select the relevant names from the list. This will ensure their author profile will be included in your output files.

If you haven’t set up any additional contributors, no names will appear. See here if you want to find out more about setting up Contributor profiles.

Save or Cancel

If you’re happy with the set up of your book, select ‘Save’ to create it.

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