The Kindle Storyteller Award 2018 is returning for a second year, Amazon UK has announced.
The literary prize recognises outstanding work by authors from around the country, regardless of genre. The competition is open to any authors who publish their book through Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon.co.uk from 1st May 2018 to 31st August 2018.
The award shortlist will be measure by customer interest and a panel of judges from publishing industry experts will select the Kindle Storyteller 2018 winner at a central London ceremony in the autumn.
The winning author will receive a prize of £20,000 and a marketing campaign to support the book on Amazon.co.uk. There will also be the opportunity to have the book translated for international sales.
Claire Johnson, Head of Kindle Content, Amazon UK said, ‘We are delighted to bring back the Kindle Storyteller Award for a second year. Our aim is to encourage aspiring authors and those who have already been published, to start writing and release their first – or next – story. Publishing a book has never been easier’.
Alessio Santarelli, Director of Kindle Content EU, added ‘this award encourages people to be creative and pursue their passion. Great books deserve to be celebrated and that’s what we want to do with the Kindle Storyteller competition’.
In 2017 David Leadbeater won the UK Kindle Storyteller Award. Of his win he says, ‘Winning the 2017 Storyteller Award has been a dream, and its enabled me to go further in my career than I ever thought possible, taking my readers along with me. When I started publishing independently in 2011, Kindle Direct Publishing changed my life. I can’t wait to see what tales and stories authors come up with for this year’s competition’.
The Kindle Storyteller prize is open to submissions of new English language books from eligible authors and genres, and entries must be submitted using Kindle Direct Publishing. Titles must be previously unpublished, with a minimum of 24 pages in paperback.
At least five books from all submissions will be selected for the shortlist.
The Kindle Storyteller Award 2018 opens for entries on 1st May 2018, and titles must be entered into the KDP Select programme and remain there for the duration of the competition.
For further information authors can visit www.amazon.co.uk/storyteller.