Soooo, I've had my book on Inkitt for a couple of months now (the full novel uploaded for less than a month) and I really wish I'd checked here first. I heard about them after someone had asked a very popular author about whether it was worthwhile submitting novels to competitions you have to pay to enter. He said that he wouldn't, and put up a list of competitions being run which didn't require upfront payment. Inkitt was one of them. I assume he just randomly searched for 'free competitions' and...I researched the company a lot before doing it but, I'm honestly pretty clueless about how all of this stuff works. They had a pretty successful BBC interview which was my main motivation (along with wanting an audience) of going with them...

I'm guessing the recommendation would be I pull my story down? I've done a lot of self promotion, and had really positive feedback from readers...but after reading this whole thread, I'm kinda scared!!!