Nominate a new book
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Nominate a new book
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Nominate a new book
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Authors thrive with options. In addition to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), Amazon offers Kindle Scout, a reader-powered publishing program for never-before-published English-language books of 50,000 words or more in the following genres: romance, mystery & thriller, science fiction & fantasy, teen & young adult, and general literature & fiction. Check out the Kindle Scout Eligibility & Content Guidelines for more information, then jump-start your book and potentially earn a publishing contract from Kindle Press–in 45 days or less.

By using Kindle Scout you can connect with readers prior to publication. Kindle Scout readers nominate books they want to see published. If your book is published by Kindle Press, readers who nominated it will receive an early, free copy and be invited to leave reviews. If your book is published through KDP, Kindle Scout readers who nominated it will have the option to be notified when the book becomes available on Amazon.

Is Kindle Scout right for your book? To help you consider your options, here's a comparison of some of the benefits offered by Kindle Press (if your book is selected) and KDP:

Kindle Press

KDP

Advance

$1,500 advance
No advance

eBook Royalties

You will receive 50% of the net revenues received by Kindle Press for each copy sold to a customer
You may choose either 35% or 70% of the list price you set for each copy sold to a customer (see the KDP Pricing Page for additional details)

Pricing

Kindle Press determines pricing for your book
You set the digital list price for your book and KDP sets the customer price

Creative Control

Kindle Press will help you bring your book to market
You maintain complete creative control

Kindle Unlimited & Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Your book will be automatically enrolled in Kindle Unlimited & Kindle Owners' Lending Library, where you can earn additional revenue from customers reading your book
If you choose to enroll in KDP Select, your book will be automatically enrolled in Kindle Select with Kindle Unlimited & Kindle Owners' Lending Library, where you can earn additional revenue from customers reading your book

Marketing

Early, free copies of your book will be sent to readers who nominated it
Your book is automatically eligible for Amazon merchandising & promotions
You determine the marketing and promotion strategy for your book
If you choose to enroll in KDP Select, you will have access to Amazon promotional tools and may bid for ad placements on Amazon

At the time of submitting to Kindle Scout, you will be asked to review and accept the Kindle Press Submission & Publishing Agreement. Under the agreement, you grant to Kindle Press the exclusive right to consider your book for publication for 45 days. That is just long enough to allow for the Kindle Press team to review your submission and the 30-day nomination period for your book's campaign. We will let you know at the end of your campaign whether your book has been selected for publication by Kindle Press. If your book is selected for publication, Kindle Press will have exclusive, worldwide rights to publish your book in eBook and digital audio formats in all languages for a 5-year renewable term. If your book is not selected for publication, you automatically get all your rights back at the end of the 45-day exclusivity period. Please be sure to read the Kindle Press Submission & Publishing Agreement in full before you submit your work to Kindle Scout.