Submit your new, never-before-published, English-language book of 50,000 words or more to Kindle Scout and be considered for a publishing contract with Kindle Press in 45 days or less. We welcome submissions for English-language books in the following categories: Romance, Mystery & Thriller, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, and general Literature & Fiction. Adults (ages 18+) with a valid Amazon account that reside in a Kindle Scout–eligible country can submit.
Check out the Kindle Scout Eligibility & Content Guidelines for detailed requirements.
It takes only 15 minutes to submit your book. Once you begin, you can save your submission at any time and return to complete it later. Here's what you'll need:
We're looking for a manuscript of about 50,000 words or more in Word format. Make sure the entire book is ready to publish. This means (at the very least!) the manuscript has been professionally copyedited. We recommend following The Chicago Manual of Style.
Having a title and cover image that reflects the essence and uniqueness of your book — its setting, characters and plot — gets readers to jump in and start reading. Your cover image needs to be taller than it is wide (we recommend 2560 pixels in height and 1600 pixels in width or a 1.6 height/width ratio). We're unable to accommodate images less than 500 pixels in either direction. Also make sure that it is in PNG (.png) or JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) format and no larger than 5MB. Be sure to include the title of your book on your cover, and double check that it matches the wording you used in the title field for your submission.
This will be used throughout the Kindle Scout website. Think of examples like "Space opera meets the Middle Ages" or "How far would one woman go for her dreams?"
Summarize your book for potential readers. Keep it compelling and remember — building an audience starts here. This is a reader's first experience with your book.
A short bio (500 characters or less) and your photo give readers a chance to connect with you. You will also have a chance to answer questions about your book and personal story in a short Q&A section. Here is the list of questions you will be able to choose from.
Readers who nominate your book will appreciate hearing a word of thanks from you. At the end of every campaign, we notify readers whether the books they nominated were selected. The thank you note you submit will be included in the reader notification — no matter the outcome.
We will use all of these materials to build you a Kindle Scout campaign page. Take a look at some examples of what it looks like. Once you submit, you'll hear from us in 1-2 business days (longer if we have a ton of submissions) regarding the expected launch date of your campaign.
At the time of submission, you will be asked to review and accept the Kindle Press Submission & Publishing Agreement. Under the agreement, you grant us a 45-day exclusivity period to consider your work for publication. That is just long enough to allow for us 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, we will have the exclusive, worldwide rights to publish your book in digital and audio formats in all languages for a 5-year renewable term. Otherwise, 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.