Have you written a Romance, Mystery & Thriller and Science Fiction & Fantasy novel that is written in English? Are you over 18? Then you might be interested in what Amazon is doing with Kindle Scout.
What is Kindle Scout? It is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing.
Submit your book.
Review the submissions check-list and start by entering your book title and cover, catchy one-liner and other information. At the time of submission, you will be asked to review and accept the Submission & Publishing Agreement. We’ll take 1-2 business days to review your submission — a little longer if we have a ton — and send you an email once it’s approved for launch.
Plan how you’re going to let your fans and network know that you’re putting your book up for a publishing contract. Facebook fans, Twitter followers, and email lists you have accumulated over the years are great places to start.
Your approval email will include a preview link so you can see exactly what everyone else will see. We’ll also tell you the exact launch date for your Kindle Scout campaign. All campaigns last 30 days. The more nominations your book receives the more likely it will get the attention of our Kindle Scout team and be selected for publication.
At the end of your Kindle Scout campaign we will send you an email to let you know if your book has been selected for publication. We will do another internal review to ensure your book is ready for print. If published, everyone who nominated the book will receive an early, free copy and be invited to leave reviews.
Everyone who dominates a book that is chosen receives a free copy of the book.
As a thank you from us and the authors you support, you will receive an early, free copy of all the Kindle Scout books you nominated that are published. Continue to champion the books and authors you helped bring to life by leaving reviews and sharing with friends.
Kathy Note: If you decide to try Kindle Scout, after making sure your manuscript has be thoroughly edited, make sure you spend some money on getting an illustrator or designer to create a great cover. Your cover will make a huge difference in the success of the book.