This month is only going to get busier! I am thrilled to have been invited to be one of the judges in the Amazon Kindle Storyteller Award, a new literary prize recognising recently self-published work in the English language across any genre on the KDP platform.
The Kindle Storyteller prize was open to submissions from all authors and genres (except me, as a judge, of course!). Sadly the deadline for entries has past, but if this competition is as successful as Amazon believes it will be, I’m sure there will be another one – so it’s definitely worth looking out for.
There’s an amazing prize too – £20,000! Plus (and this is where it gets interesting) marketing support from Amazon for the winning title, which in my mind is worth more than the £20,000 because Amazon can make your book fly.
About the competition, Kindle content director at Amazon, Alessio Santarelli said: “We hope to encourage aspiring authors, and those who have already been published, to get writing and make their new stories available to readers across the world. Publishing a book has never been easier, and the Kindle Storyteller Award will reward the author whose story resonates most with both readers and literary experts.”
So I have a huge amount of reading to do! I will be attending a judging event in a week or so, and then the prize giving in July. I am so looking forward to getting stuck into a lovely (virtual) pile of new books.