My book got selected for publication by Kindle Press! What happens now?
At the end of your campaign, you will receive an email from us with detailed instructions. You will have 30 days to:
- Submit your final manuscript and book cover image.
- Provide us with your banking and tax information so we can issue your advance and royalty payments.
- Remove your full book from any free sites (you can keep up to 10% posted to promote your book).
Once we have all of the necessary information from you, your book will be made available for sale to Amazon customers. One week prior to your book’s publication, all readers who nominated your book will receive a free copy and will be invited to leave a review.
When will I receive my advance?
We will issue your $1,500 advance within 30 days after our receipt of your final manuscript, book cover image, banking and tax information.
How often will I get paid?
Kindle Press calculates royalties and pays authors monthly. Statements are posted to your Author Central account 30 days after the end of the month in which sales occurred. For example, statements for July sales are posted at the end of August; statements for August sales are posted at the end of September, etc.
Payments are made 60 days after the end of the month in which sales occurred. A $50 threshold will apply if you receive payments by wire.
What price will customers be charged for Kindle Press books?
Kindle Press will set the price for published books. We currently expect the price for most Kindle Press books to be between $2.99 and $4.99, and in some circumstances up to $9.99. We are constantly analyzing data to find the most effective price and reserve the right to make changes.
What kind of marketing will I receive?
Kindle Press books will be enrolled and earn royalties for participation
in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited as well as
be eligible for targeted email campaigns and promotions that leverage Amazon’s ability to connect readers with the books they want to read.
If my Kindle Scout submission was not selected for publication by Kindle Press but is now available on Amazon, is there a way to let my Scouts know?
Yes! If you publish your book and make it available on Amazon, return to Your Campaigns page
and let us know. We'll then notify the Scouts who nominated your book that it's available.
How do I find the link for the book I've now made available on Amazon?
If your book is currently available on Amazon, navigate to your book's detail page. If you're unsure how to find your detail page, use the Amazon search feature to look for your title and author name. Click on your book when it shows up in the search results. This will take you to you book's detail page.
You can provide the URL for your Amazon detail page by copying the full URL that is now showing at the top of your browser. Simply paste this URL into the box provided on Your Campaigns page.
Alternatively, if you scroll down on you detail page, you should find your ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number) listed under the Product Details for your book. Copy and paste this ASIN into the box provided on Your Campaigns page.
What happens once I provide the ASIN or URL for a book I've made available on Amazon?
Once we confirm your ASIN or URL, we'll send an email to all the Scouts who nominated your work during its Kindle Scout campaign. We'll let them know that your book is now available and provide a link to the detail page so they can easily find it.
What if I published my book elsewhere, but it doesn't have an Amazon detail page? Can I share a different URL instead?
We are only able to link to books that are available on Amazon.
I haven't yet published my book that wasn't selected by Kindle Press, so can I tell my Scouts about a different book I've published?
At this time, we are only able to feature books that were submitted to Kindle Scout but not selected for publication by Kindle Press. We encourage you to continue to connect with readers and share more about your other works via social media, your Amazon Author Page, or independent email lists that readers can subscribe to.