Kindle Serials – a new medium for writers

Amazon.com has announced the launch of Kindle Serials,stories that are published in episodes. When you buy a Kindle Serial you will immediately receive all existing episodes, followed later by future episodes when they are published. When new episodes arrive, they are simply added to the end of your existing book, keeping your place and retaining your highlights and notes. Readers can also join the conversation on Amazon discussion boards as the stories unfold – allowing the authors to learn from readers in real-time and perhaps influence a story’s path.

Kindle Serials guidelines

Amazon states:

We welcome submissions to Amazon Publishing’s Kindle Serials program. We’re looking for previously unpublished, well-written stories by authors interested in engaging with readers through the unique nature of serialized publishing.

How to submit

To submit to Kindle Serials, send an email to kindleserials@amazon.com with the following:

• A brief pitch of your story including why you think it works as a serialized book, the estimated total number of episodes, and the estimated total final word count.

• A minimum of two episodes in a Word or text document. We want each episode to be a length that provides a satisfactory read. The right episode length will vary from book to book, depending on what’s right for the story. The complete book doesn’t need to be already written.

• A one-page synopsis of the complete book.

• A one-page biography.

via Kindle Serials Submission Policy.

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About Karl Dallas

Former BBC and IRN presenter, presenter of jazz, classical, movie and talk shows on Bradford Community Broadcasting, editor and presenter of VideoCaroline, "the best TV over the Seven Seas".
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