Amazon has launched Kindle Scout, a reader-powered publishing platform where readers get to vote for the unpublished novels they’d like to see published by Amazon.
Gary J Byrnes, who has been successfully self-publishing his stories since 2011, has had his latest work, To Eat the World, accepted for Kindle Scout and voting begins today. To Eat the World is an epic thriller about a Nazi plot to cause a nuclear meltdown under Wall St, New York and take over the US economy. Set in the present day, the story sees a chef and her ex-husband, an art dealer, work to save the world from a new Nazi plan for world domination.
Gary says: “The one thing that puts self-published authors at a disadvantage is lack of marketing clout. Traditional publishers, with their sales budgets and cross-media assets, can make even the poorest book sell well. I’m looking to join Amazon’s innovative Kindle Scout programme as I believe that Amazon’s promotional tools would deliver real benefits in getting my work in front of new readers. I commend Amazon for taking this step and acknowledging that we are genuinely moving towards a publishing environment which gives readers the final say on what gets published and what books do well. I’d appreciate any votes for my story, which can be made at:
Find out more about Gary at www.garyjbyrnes.com