Amazon’s Kindle Storyteller Award will return for a second year.
Celebrating the work of self-published authors, independent of genre, the £20,000 prize drew thousands of entries in its inaugural year.
In addition to the main prize, Amazon has revealed it will also award £5,000 to a second title this year in what it is calling a Judge’s Prize.
The next Kindle Storyteller Award is open to all authors who publish their book through Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon.co.uk from 1st May 2018 to 31st August 2018.
Readers will “play a significant role” in the competition with the award shortlist compiled via a number of factors that measure customer interest in the titles, followed by panel of judges made up of book and publishing industry experts, including Claire Allfree, the Metro’s literary editor, who will make the final decision.
The awards will be announced at a central London ceremony in the autumn, with the winning author also receiving a marketing campaign for their book on Amazon.co.uk as well as the opportunity to have it 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."
The prize 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 more information, visit this website.