Kindle Scout, Amazon’s crowdsourcing publishing platform, is now available to authors worldwide.
Amazon launched Kindle Scout in the U.S. in October 2014. It lets the author provide excerpts from a new, unpublished novel of 50,000 words or more and the public vote based on what they like. Once the voting is over, and the top picks are in, Amazon decides which books are awarded a publishing contract.
Now, authors globally can submit English-language books to Kindle Scout. In addition to securing a ride on Amazon’s massive marketing machine, selected authors also receive a $1,500 advance, and 50 percent eBook royalties.
According to Amazon, 75 books have been selected for publication through Kindle Scout.