Amazon Storyteller offers UK writers a £20,000 cash prize

Kindle Storyteller offers cash prize to UK writers

If you’re a UK writer and you’re about to release an ebook, great timing: Amazon’s Storyteller competition could see you win a cash prize of £20,000!

Naturally there are a few requirements:

  • you must publish between 20th February and 19th May 2017;
  • your story should be a minimum of 5,000, but there’s no upper limit (great news for writers of epic fantasy!);
  • your submission can’t have been previously published;
  • you must publish through the KDP Select programme.

This last is probably the entire reason the Storyteller competition exists; Amazon like to push KDP Select because it requires you to publish exclusively with Amazon. No Apple, no Kobo, Nook or anyone else. Your book can only be bought by Amazon customers.

But, on the flip side, there are a few benefits to the KDP Select programme, Kindle Unlimited being one of them. And you’re not tied in forever; once the entry period is over, you can opt out of KDP Select and publish on the other platforms.

And, hey, it’s a small price to pay for the potential of a £20,000 cash prize. So what are you going to submit to Amazon Storyteller?

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