Amazon's Kindle Scout programme is now extended to writers in India which will allow them to submit never-published, novel-length English-language manuscripts under Kindle Press, the company's digital publishing banner. Kindle Scout has been extended to Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil and Japan. Publishing contracts include 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, a 50% eBook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing. Note that according to Kindle Scout's terms and conditions, writers cannot submit multiple manuscripts and will have to submit what they consider as their best work. Kindle Scout also does not allow collaborations with other writers to author a book. Some of the other terms and conditions (which are a bit prudish) include no representations of violence, including weapons, blood, or graphic gore on book covers. Ditto for iconography, paraphernalia, or imagery that represents a distinct world view, point of view, or political stance. Partial nudity or provocative imagery that is suggestive of sex or violence are also taboo as book covers. Here's a full list of books selected under Kindle Scout. Note that Amazon launched Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) for independent authors and publishers in India in 2012, through which authors and publishers could make their books available to Kindle customers in India and around the world on both Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps. Kindle Unlimited Earlier this month, Amazon India launched Kindle Unlimited, a subscription service which will give readers access to over one million books for a limited period. Subscriptions start at Rs 199 per month and Amazon says that readers can get their first…
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