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Amazon’s Kindle Scout Program

Presentation for Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association
Jim Jackson
30 May 2015


Kindle Scout is American Idol meets Amazon. It opened its doors at the end of October 2014. Readers are able to “nominate” preselected titles.

Kindle Press (a new Amazon imprint) offers a contract with $1,500 advance on royalties for Kindle ebook and Audible audio book. Print rights stay with author. Offer is based in part on reader nominations during a 30-day period while your book is eligible.

Fiction Only, specifically Romance, Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense, Science fiction &Fantasy, Literature and Fiction (added 3/2015 and includes contemporary fiction, action and adventure, and historical fiction)

Readers who nominate a successful book receive a free ebook of their nomination

Turnaround time between submission and contract is less than 45 days

Publication between six weeks and three months after selection.

Read Jim Jackson’s complete presentation as a PDF file

2015-05-30 Kindle Scout for UPPAA


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Getting It Off the Ground

Getting It Off the Ground

Author Lesley DuTemple writes:

We have finally got all our digital information online and linking correctly, particularly the eBook of our presentation “Getting It Off The Ground.”

It can be found on our web site: www.mudminnowpress.com and the links to all formats (Nook, iBooks, Kindle) can be found under the “eBooks” tab on the home page.

The ebook of “Getting It Off The Ground” is an expanded version of the presentation we did at the UPPAA annual conference. It’s 35 pages and includes specific information such as the links/info for Bowkers, getting an ISBN, LOC, types of business structure and accompanying tax consequences, specific information on working with a book designer, marketing strategies, etc. What we briefly touched on is now in complete expanded form with specific links and instructions.

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