Amazon Pen To Publish - 2019 - Scholastic World


Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Amazon Pen To Publish - 2019

Write and publish original and previously unpublished story, poem or novel in English,
Hindi and Tamil in any genre and get a chance to win exciting prizes. In order to be eligible,
books must be published on KDP between 15 September 2019 and 14 December 2019.

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a fast, easy and free way for authors to publish their books across the world on Kindle. Authors who use KDP can earn royalties of upto 70%, retain rights such as, can get to market fast, keep control of how their work is published, distribute globally and in multiple languages, and do it all for free.

The Contest is open to individuals who are the older of 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry.

What are the contest entry requirements?

a. Individual author: You should be the sole writer of the book.

b. First publishing: This book should be your original work and must have never been published previously (either in physical or digital format).Translations are not eligible.

c. Date: You need to publish your entry as an eBook via KDP between 15th September 2019 and 14th December 2019.

d. Keyword: You need to include a keyword pentopublish2019 in the book detailed information. You can add 6 more keywords.

e. KDP Select: Your eBook needs to be enrolled in KDP Select during contest duration, i.e., from the time of publishing till winners are declared. You can use any of the KDP Select benefits to promote your book while it is enrolled in KDP Select.

f. Genres: eBooks can be submitted in any genre.

g. Number of entries: There is no limit to the number of eBooks submitted by an author.

What are the prizes of the contest?

Amazon have several prizes for the contest as listed below:

Long form writing

Cash prizes: For each language separately:

Winner - INR 5,00,000

First runner-up – INR 1,00,000

Second runner-up – INR 50,000

Merchandising package for top 3 entries on

Mentoring session with author judge (s) for top 3 entries

All finalists will also get a chance to compete for the Amazon Prime Video prize to get their work adapted in a movie or series. See *FAQ 17* below.

Short form writing:

Cash prizes: For each language separately:

Winner - INR 50,000

First runner-up – INR 25,000

Second runner-up – INR 10,000

Merchandising package for top 3 entries on

Mentoring session with author judge (s) for top 3 entries

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