Authors and readers from locations around the world can now submit
and nominate never-before-published English-language manuscripts for an
opportunity to earn a Kindle Press publishing contract
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 9, 2015--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon announced today that it is expanding Kindle Scout,
its reader-powered publishing platform, to more authors and readers
around the world. Now, in addition to the U.S., authors in locations
such as Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico,
Brazil, Japan, India and more may submit never-before-published,
novel-length English-language manuscripts and be considered for
publication in 45 days or less under Amazon’s digital publishing banner
Readers around the world can now also preview excerpts from
never-before-published books, nominate the stories they want to see
published and receive a free early copy of every book they nominate that
is released by Kindle Press.
“Expanding our platform to authors and readers outside the U.S. has been
one of the most frequent requests we’ve received since we launched. With
today’s announcement, we’re eagerly awaiting the great new stories that
will come from opening to even more talented writers and Scouts from
around the world,” said Dina Hilal, General Manager of Kindle Scout.
To date, Kindle Scouts have discovered great new books:
75 titles have been selected for publication by Kindle Press, with
more books submitted and selected daily.
Kindle Press books have an average Amazon Customer Review of 4.48
stars across 2,709 reviews.
Eddie and Sunny by Stacey Cochran, one of the first books
released by Kindle Press, became a Kindle Top 100 Best Seller.
After being selected by Kindle Scout, Sariah Wilson, author of Royal
Date, and Jennifer Skutelsky, author of Grave of Hummingbirds,
received publishing deals with Amazon Publishing’s imprints.
See all selected Kindle Press books at kindlescout.amazon.com/selected
and visit the Kindle
Scout Eligibility & Content Guidelines for more details.
About Kindle Scout
Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new,
never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if
a book gets published by Kindle Press. Publishing contracts include
5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, a 50% eBook royalty rate, easy
rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing. For more information
about Kindle Scout, please visit kindlescout.amazon.com/about.
To see a video on how Kindle Scout works, visit kindlescout.amazon.com/video.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is
guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor
focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and
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some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
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