If you have an unpublished Romance, Mystery & Thriller, or Science Fiction & Fantasy manuscript, Amazon wants to hear from you!
They’re running a new program called “Kindle Scout” that could result in your manuscript being published at Amazon’s expense.
Details of the program are here.
Basically, the program is a combination crowd-sourcing/rights-licensing publishing deal, where you grant Amazon exclusive rights to have beta readers review your work and vote on whether or not to publish it.
If readers give you a thumbs-up, you sign an exclusive 5-year contract to have Amazon publish your work in Kindle and in audio format.
I think it’s a cool program, particularly for folks who don’t have the means to publish their work on their own.
That said, it’s a really, really good idea to invest in a formal read by a professional editor before you release your work to the general public.
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