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Starting Today ~ Amazon Lets Readers Help Decide Who Gets Published


Some would say that readers have always decided who gets published; but, the truth is that they have, at best, helped determine who gets published again…

Before the digital-book-age, legacy publishers were the only people who chose who got published.

In fact, through media manipulation, legacy publishers helped drive what most readers decided was worth reading.

In September, in the post, 3 More Ways To Publish An E-book, I revealed the first hint of what’s beginning today…

Then, at the beginning of this month, in the post, Amazon Reveals Its New Path To Being Published, I revealed the writer’s side of what’s beginning today…

Since then, writers have been submitting manuscripts to Amazon for what’s beginning today…

From BusinessWire:

…Amazon’s New Reader-Powered Publishing Program, Opens for Voting

Readers can now nominate favorite books for publication

New, never-before-published submissions across romance, science fiction and mystery & thriller genres are now live for nominations

Books that are popular with readers will be considered for publication by Kindle Press

They go on to say how it works:

  • Readers preview excerpts from new, never-before-published books…and nominate up to three favorites at a time.

  • At the end of a 30-day nomination campaign, the Kindle Scout team will review popular books and select the ones to be published.

  • As a thank you from Kindle Scout and the author, readers who nominated the published book receive a free, full-length Kindle edition one week before the book’s official release date.

  • New books are submitted every day, so readers should check back often.

And, from Amazon’s Scout Site, there’s what the authors get:

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.

So, if your a writer with a book that’s not yet published, you can Submit Your Manuscript.

And, if you want to be one of the readers helping decide who gets published, head on over to KindleScout
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2 responses to “Starting Today ~ Amazon Lets Readers Help Decide Who Gets Published

  1. D.G.Kaye October 29, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Excellent info! And, of course I’m sharing. :)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Alexander M Zoltai October 30, 2014 at 12:04 am

      Very Cool Thanks :-)

      Liked by 1 person

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