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Author FAQs


Is Inara free to join?

Yes, there is no cost to join Inara. Get your free membership and earn when the page turns. 


Who determines the value of my books on Inara?

You do! You set the dollar value on each of your books that you place on Inara.


Why does Inara use the term “value” and not “price” for the books on Inara?

Inara uses the term “value” for books because Inara doesn’t sell books or offer a subscription. Readers pay for the value they receive from your book, as they read, one page at a time. 


How and when do I get paid?

Inara keeps track of the micropayments that readers pay as they read your book. The total amount of funds resulting from that day’s micropayments are placed in your Dropp Digital Wallet at the end of that day. Once you’ve created your Dropp account and linked your bank account via ACH, you can redeem money you’ve been paid by Inara into that account.


How much do I get paid?

The author/publisher gets paid 75 percent of every microtransaction.


What is Dropp and what is the Dropp Digital Wallet that Inara readers and authors use?

Dropp (dropp.cc)  is a payment service for Inara small value transactions. The Dropp wallet is a digital wallet that enables authors to receive micropayments from readers and then use those funds. It is an app downloaded to the smartphone from either Google Play Store (Android) or the App Store (iPhone).


How do I move my funds from my Dropp wallet to my bank account? 

Redeem your Dropp balance to your bank account. Open the Fund Account screen on your Dropp Digital Wallet app and press Redeem Now. 


Does Inara require exclusivity?

No, Inara wants every author to have the fullest experience possible with Inara to engage readers and earn revenue and for readers to discover the books they want to read.


Is there a minimum or maximum amount of value I can designate for the whole book?

Yes, the minimum is $0.10 and the maximum is $199.00