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Who is Alfie Dog?

I have just discovered a cool little website called and like it so much that I want to share it with you. In simple terms it’s an online publisher of books and short stories.

A whole host of authors, some previously published, others not, submit their stories to the site for people to peruse and ultimately buy. The stories can be bought individually in an electronic format, or you can purchase a real book (you know, the papery type) which in some cases is signed by the author.

What I love about the site is its simplicity (possibly due to my own simplicity). It’s easy to navigate, with a vast range of genres to choose from, from children’s fiction to crime to fantasy…There are also blurbs about each of the featured authors. As a naturally curious (not nosy!) person, this adds something to the site, as you feel a connection with the writers.

If you are interested in submitting something, the process seems straightforward enough, You email your document to , sit back and wait for their decision. Four pieces can be submitted at a time, each from 500-15,000 words in length. There is a ‘non-exclusive licence basis’ which means that you are not tied to Alfie Dog only, allowing you to sell and publicise your wares wherever you want.

So, if you have a spare moment, why not take a look at You may uncover a relatively unknown treasure or take the plunge and publish something of your own.

Let me know what you think!


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