Deadline looms for entries for £20,000 Kindle Storyteller prize

You have only a few more days to enter your book in the new Kindle Storyteller Award for the UK which offers a £20,000 cash prize for the winner.

The contest is open to all authors who publish a book through Kindle Direct Publishing on between February 20 and May 19, 2017. Titles must be entered into the KDP Select programme for 90 days, so the book needs to be exclusive to Amazon.

To be eligible for the Storyteller award you must include the exact phrase “StorytellerUK2017” in the keyword metadata field when you’re publishing the book through KDP in order for Amazon to identify the book as an entry.

The shortlist for the award will be decided by votes from readers in a similar way to the Kindle Scout scheme which has been run by Amazon in the US since 2014. Each finalist will get a Kindle Oasis ebook reader. A panel of judges will then pick the Kindle Storyteller 2017 winner.

The prize will be announced at an event in London in July, with the winning author getting £20,000 cash, a marketing campaign to support the book on and a deal with Amazon Publishing.

The Kindle Storyteller prize is open to submissions of new English-language books from all authors and genres and entries must be submitted using Kindle Direct Publishing. Titles must be previously unpublished and a minimum of 5,000 words with no upper word limit and no less than 24 pages when in print format.

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Kindle launches £20,000 Storyteller prize for the UK