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This article was published on September 10, 2015

Amazon will now publish reader-nominated authors from around the globe

Amazon will now publish reader-nominated authors from around the globe
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Amazon has announced that it’s expanding Kindle Scout — its program to publish books from aspiring authors voted on by readers — outside the US.

The company will now begin accepting novel-length English manuscripts from writers around the world, for publication under its Kindle Press banner. It’s also opened up voting to international users.

Find books by undiscovered authors and nominate them to be published
Find books by undiscovered authors and nominate them to be published

Publishing contracts include five-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50 percent of royalties from eBook sales, rights reversions and a marketing push on Amazon.

Launched last October, the program opens up voting on books for 30 days and publishes those the highest-ranking titles. Voters also get a free digital copy a week in advance if their chosen books are published.

75 titles have been selected for publication by Kindle Press so far. The company began publishing the first 10 books that made it through the program in February.

You can visit the Kindle Scout site to nominate brand new titles, or visit this page to see books slated for publishing soon.

➤ Amazon’s Kindle Scout Publishing Platform Expands Internationally [Amazon Press Releases]

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