Amazon Expands their Self-Publishing Program to Authors and Readers Outside the US

Amazon just announced that they will be expanding their self-publishing program, Kindle Scout, in the next few months. Amazon will now open this service to Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India, etc. However, Amazon requires that the manuscript be in English.

Kindle Scout is a reader-powered publishing platform for new materials and authors. Scout is like the American Idol of book publishing. Readers decide what gets published by nominating the books that they like, based on excerpts.

This process takes much of the guesswork and risk out of publishing new material. And since the titles will be published digitally Amazon will play agent, publisher, printer, distributor, and retailer. It takes much of the economic burden off of Amazon.

Written by Sam Akridge


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