Amazon announced that they're not doing the Breakthrough Novel Award this year, which probably means they won't do it again. Instead their pushing Kindle Scout. Thoughts?
ABNA is dead
Posted 27 January 2015 - 09:15 AM
So it's Wattpad, etc. but Amazon might publish your book in the end? Hmmmm....
Posted 02 February 2015 - 06:02 PM
The Kiindle Scout think is iffy in my opinion. I'd rather have an agent or a publisher decide whether or not my book is good enough to get published, not readers. I suppose there is a slim chance someone notices your manuscript though KS, and offers a contract, but I'm not too positive. The part about readers who nominated the winning books getting a chance to review it is odd to me to. If they nominated the book in the first place, they obviously liked it, so the reviews would automatically be biased, in my opinion.
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 08:44 PM
A shame about the contest.
As for Kindle Scout, another thing for authors to try out, I suppose. I'm not particularly inclined to join in, but who knows, it might end up helping some authors along on their publishing journey.
Posted 08 February 2015 - 03:48 PM
Amazon have their own version of Wattpad, they created WriteOn. I suspect they intend to use that to cherry pick for their imprints, since one of the WriteOn moderators is an Amazon imprint editor.
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