Kindle Scout Publishing extends to India among 9 other countries

September 10, 2015 - Kindle Unlimited

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Amazon’s Kindle Scout programme is now extended to writers in India that will concede them to submit never-published, novel-length English-language manuscripts underneath Kindle Press, a company’s digital edition banner. Kindle Scout has been extended to Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil and Japan.

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Publishing contracts embody 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, a 50% eBook kingship rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing. Note that according to Kindle Scout’s terms and conditions, writers can't contention mixed manuscripts and will have to contention what they cruise as their best work. Kindle Scout also does not concede collaborations with other writers to author a book.

Some of a other terms and conditions (which are a bit prudish) embody no representations of violence, including weapons, blood, or striking gore on book covers. Ditto for iconography, paraphernalia, or imagery that represents a graphic universe view, indicate of view, or domestic stance. Partial nakedness or provocative imagery that is revealing of sex or violence are also banned as book covers. Here’s a full list of books selected under Kindle Scout.

Note that Amazon launched Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) for eccentric authors and publishers in India in 2012, by that authors and publishers could make their books accessible to Kindle business in India and around a universe on both Kindle inclination and giveaway Kindle reading apps.

Kindle Unlimited

Earlier this month, Amazon India launched Kindle Unlimited, a subscription use that will give readers entrance to over one million books for a singular period. Subscriptions start during Rs 199 per month and Amazon says that readers can get their initial month of subscription for usually Rs 99. Users can pay Rs 166.6 per month if they opt for a 6 months package, while a 12 month package costs Rs 149.92 per month. Amazon says that users will not need to possess a Kindle device for Kindle Unlimited and that it can be accessed on any device with a Kindle app installed.

Flipkart exits ebooks business

Amazon’s opposition in India Flipkart progressing this week pronounced that it is looking to exit the ebooks market. The growth was first noted last month by Alliance of Independent Authors (Alli), a tellurian non-profit for writers who self publish. Flipkart ended a placement deal with self-publishing website Smashwords in a same month.

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