Amazon announced its new reader-powered publishing program Kindle Scout can now be visited by users, who can find excerpts from unreleased books, and vote on what should get published.
The reader previews excerpts from books that haven’t been published, and nominates up to three at a time. At the end of 30 days, the Kindle Scout team reviews popular books, and selects which ones get to be published. Readers who nominated the published book get a free, full-length Kindle edition a week ahead of its official release date.
“Amazon customers are passionate readers who have long influenced which books become breakout best sellers,” said Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President of Kindle. “With the launch of Kindle Scout, readers now have an even more direct say in what gets published and can get free books and discover new favorite authors in the process.”
“We’re always looking for new ways to add meaningful connections between readers and authors,” said Dina Hilal, General Manager of Kindle Scout. “We’ve been delighted by the submissions so far and are excited to give readers a say in which books they want to read. We also hope they’ll have a lot of fun getting to know authors and their work.”
New books are submitted to Kindle Scouts every day.
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