IndieWrites, a Purple Papaya, LLC Brand, follows the content policies of the retailers that we support. Any content deemed by the retailers or by IndieWrites not to meet retailer content policies will be removed from the IndieWrites site.

Your stories, books, and other content (such as book titles, cover art and product descriptions) must adhere to these content guidelines. We and the eTailers reserve the right to make judgments about whether content is appropriate and to choose not to offer it. We may also terminate your participation in the IndieWrites program if you don't adhere to these content guidelines.

IndieWrites may update or alter the Content Policy at any time. You are responsible for checking for updates and your continued use of the service after we post amendments will constitute your acceptance of the changes.


We don't accept pornography or offensive depictions of graphic sexual acts.

Offensive Content

As determined by the eTailers.

Material Violating Privacy

Any content that violates an individual's privacy.

Illegal and Infringing Content

We take violations of laws and proprietary rights very seriously. It is your responsibility to ensure that your content doesn't violate laws or copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other rights. Just because content is freely available does not mean you are free to copy and sell it. This includes, but is not limited to works portraying or encouraging incest or pedophilia or content that encourages hate or violence.

Public Domain and Other Non-Exclusive Content

Some types of content, such as public domain content, may be free to use by anyone, or may be licensed for use by more than one party. We will not accept content that is freely available on the web unless you are the copyright owner of that content.

Poor Customer Experience

We don't accept books or stories that provide a poor customer experience. Examples include books with misleading titles, cover art or product descriptions. We and the eTailers reserve the right to determine whether content provides a poor customer experience.


Content contained within your eBook or other content that primarily seeks to sell a product other than the eBook or content itself may result in your product’s removal from an eTailer’s catalog.


We do not allow impersonation of others through the Service in a manner that is intended to or does mislead or confuse others.

We also reserve the right to remove from sale your eBook or other content at any time, if our eTailers determine, in their sole discretion, that the content in your eBook is not appropriate for sale through their retail channel.

You are responsible for knowing and following all local, national, or international laws regarding publishing content that are relevant to you or your business.


As stated above, the information that describes your eBook (Metadata) is also subject to our Content Policy. Please note that the following are also prohibited in the Metadata

  • Hyperlinks of any kind
  • Email addresses
  • Request for action (i.e.: "If you like this book, please write me a review.").
  • Advertisements or promotional material (including author events, seminars, etc.).
  • Contact information for the author or publisher.