Amazon has announced that it’s launching its crowdsourced publishing platform, Kindle Scout, internationally.
Amazon first launched Kindle Scout in the US back in October 2014, letting the general public read snippets from unpublished books and give their approval if they like it. They’re effectively nominating which titles receive the full backing of Amazon under a Kindle Press publishing contract.
From today, authors across Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, India, and more can submit English-language books and potentially be published by Amazon within 45 days.
In addition to the weight of Amazon’s marketing might, selected authors also receive a $1,500 advance, and 50 percent on eBook royalties.