From The Digital Reader:
Here’s a new publishing program from Amazon which is so new that it doesn’t yet have a launch day, URL, or even a name.
Late last week Amazon started sending out emails to KDP authors, informing them of a new program which Amazon plans to launch soon. According to the email, which was forwarded to me by author Angela Kulig and by Amazon’s pr dept, when the new program launches authors will be welcomed to submit their unpublished book to what I would describe as a crowd sourcing program.
Details are still scarce, but the email did say that it will work like this:
- Authors will be asked to submit their complete, never-before-published book and cover.
- After a few days, we will post the first pages of each book on a new website for readers to preview and nominate their favorites.
- Books with the most nominations will be reviewed by our team for potential publication.
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Amazon isn’t the first publisher to try crowd-sourcing (in fact, a couple have launched similar programs in the past couple years) but if and when this program launches they will certainly be the most visible.
Link to the rest at The Digital Reader and thanks to Felix for the tip.