Amazon Publishing links up with Mindy Kaling to launch diverse cross-genre imprint

Amazon Publishing is teaming up with Mindy Kaling to launch Mindy’s Book Studio, a boutique story studio that will publish books selected by Kaling from emerging and established diverse voices.

Starting in late 2022, Mindy’s Book Studio will publish books across genres. The link-up also features Amazon Studios and Kaling adapting material published under Mindy’s Book Studio as feature motion pictures which will exclusively stream on Prime Video worldwide. Kaling has also signed for her debut novel and new essay collection to be published with Amazon Publishing.

Kaling has already worked with Amazon Originals on the collection of essays, Nothing Like I Imagined. She says, ‘I had the best time working on Nothing Like I Imagined, and I am so excited to continue my relationship with Amazon. I’m passionate about bringing unique stories to readers and viewers, and I can’t wait to help discover and support talented new voices through Mindy’s Book Studio.’

As with all Amazon Publishing imprints, readers will be able to access ebooks from Mindy’s Book Studio through Kindle Unlimited as well as general one-off sales, plus print and audiobooks.

Julia Sommerfeld, publisher of Amazon Publishing, says, ‘We are delighted to work with Mindy and Amazon Studios on Amazon’s first-ever book studio. Mindy is brilliant at bringing to life highly entertaining, funny, sharp, and bingeable stories, and we can’t wait to collaborate with her on discovering and championing must-read stories from new and diverse voices.’

In 2023, Amazon Publishing will publish Kaling’s debut novel under Mindy’s Book Studio, and in 2024, will publish a new collection of personal essays by Kaling.