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Offline CameronJohnston

The Kindle UK Storyteller contest
« on: February 21, 2017, 11:28:42 AM »
Whoa, this looks really good for some of you out there! Only for UK-based folks though.

The Kindle UK Storyteller contest is open until 19th May 2017 to budding and established authors.
The winning author to receive £20,000 cash prize and be recognized at a central London award ceremony this summer.

The Kindle Storyteller prize is open to submissions of new English Language books from all authors and genres. Titles must be previously unpublished, a minimum of 5,000 words with no upper word limit and be available as an eBook and in print.
All new entries must be submitted using Kindle Direct Publishing, a fast, free and easy way for authors to keep control and publish their books. They receive up to 70 per cent royalties on their work. To enter the contest, authors need to enroll their book(s) in KDP Select.

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Offline DaveEllis

Re: The Kindle UK Storyteller contest
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 03:13:42 PM »
This is really tempting, just to give KDP a go, although unless you call it A Girl gets on the Train after getting a Dragon Tattoo and goes Salmon Fishing in Yemen, it's going to be hard work to pimp it out during the month after to get any chance of being judged for the prize.

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Re: The Kindle UK Storyteller contest
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 09:21:19 PM »
Just entered mine!

Offline Ray McCarthy

Re: The Kindle UK Storyteller contest
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 07:24:15 PM »
Though I'm opposed to a retailer getting exclusive content, or ANY publisher having copyright for more than 5 years (most want copyright for full term, which is now life + 75).

So I won't engage with KDP select, Storyteller competition or Kindle Scout. A retailer should not have exclusive content.

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