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Rob Blackwell

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Re: New KDP Program with guaranteed advance
Posted: Oct 2, 2014 7:32 AM   in response to: angelakulig in response to: angelakulig
 
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@angelakulag wrote

" As an indie author almost anything short of my soul would be worth Amazon having an interest in my book and advertising it FOR ME."

I don't know; I might be willing to sell my soul for that. :)

Edited by: Rob Blackwell on Oct 2, 2014 7:34 AM
angelakulig

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Re: New KDP Program with guaranteed advance
Posted: Oct 2, 2014 9:28 AM   in response to: Rob Blackwell in response to: Rob Blackwell
 
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Haha IKR? I briefly reevaluated my soul selling position when I got the second email last night.
Rob Blackwell

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Re: New KDP Program with guaranteed advance
Posted: Oct 2, 2014 2:05 PM   in response to: angelakulig in response to: angelakulig
 
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angelakulig wrote:
"Haha IKR? I briefly reevaluated my soul selling position when I got the second email last night."

What is this 2nd e-mail you speak of?
angelakulig

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Re: New KDP Program with guaranteed advance
Posted: Oct 2, 2014 6:48 PM   in response to: Rob Blackwell in response to: Rob Blackwell
 
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The one where they said they are launching the program in a "couple" of weeks. I also asked a few questions and they got back to me promptly.
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Re: New KDP Program with guaranteed advance
Posted: Oct 5, 2014 8:39 PM   in response to: extradimensions in response to: extradimensions
 
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I subscribed and when I click the button that lets me view my subscriptions, I see the other three I'm subscribed to and the new one. It isn't on the list of "all subscriptions" but maybe that just hasn't been updated yet.

It has also been discussed on a couple of websites but I forget which ones. One might have been The Digital Reader. I remember the article included a statement about the author confirming it with Amazon. One thing I thought was interesting is that it isn't being called a KDP program but an Amazon program.

L. L. Thrasher
Rob Blackwell

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Re: New KDP Program with guaranteed advance
Posted: Oct 6, 2014 7:49 AM   in response to: extradimensions in response to: extradimensions
 
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Does anyone know if Amazon is soliciting manuscripts already or when they announce it, they will do so at that time?

I guess I'm asking Angela since she received an e-mail. Could you ALREADY submit to the program or is this just telling you it's coming?
gale

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Re: New KDP Program with guaranteed advance
Posted: Oct 6, 2014 8:13 AM   in response to: dmd13 in response to: dmd13
 
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I have received this via email as well. On the bottom of the message, it states they are from Amazon. My heading was "A New Publishing Program from Amazon.

I emailed back and it seems to be from Amazon. GS Tinsley
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Re: New KDP Program with guaranteed advance
Posted: Oct 6, 2014 8:27 AM   in response to: Rob Blackwell in response to: Rob Blackwell
 
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Rob Blackwell wrote:
Does anyone know if Amazon is soliciting manuscripts already or when they announce it, they will do so at that time?

I guess I'm asking Angela since she received an e-mail. Could you ALREADY submit to the program or is this just telling you it's coming?


It just says that it is coming soon.

Unless there is another super secret email for special authors, but even if that is true, if you didn't get one you probably can't do it anyway.
angelakulig

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Re: New KDP Program with guaranteed advance
Posted: Oct 6, 2014 8:47 AM   in response to: Rob Blackwell in response to: Rob Blackwell
 
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Rob the email says to get submissions ready, but they are not open yet.

There was an article in The Digital Reader, LL I was the person who confirmed it with Amazon and was one of the sources for that article LOL
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Re: New KDP Program with guaranteed advance
Posted: Oct 6, 2014 9:42 PM   in response to: angelakulig in response to: angelakulig
 
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I do wonder how long the submission period will be.

I have been working on a sequel to my first book, but if I had known this was coming I would have put that time into one of my other ideas first.
Rob Blackwell

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Re: New KDP Program with guaranteed advance
Posted: Oct 7, 2014 6:29 AM   in response to: angelakulig in response to: angelakulig
 
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Angela Kurig wrote:
"There was an article in The Digital Reader, LL I was the person who confirmed it with Amazon and was one of the sources for that article LOL"

I know! I appreciate you letting them and us know. Was about to publish my next novel and decided to hold off until I get some more information.
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Re: New KDP Program with guaranteed advance
Posted: Oct 7, 2014 7:59 AM   in response to: Rob Blackwell in response to: Rob Blackwell
 
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I am posting this to save other non-U.S. authors some of their precious writing time (not that they're going to be happy to read this). I was intrigued by this program, thinking it would be worthwhile to give up copyright to one book as a means of advertising others. Amazon has informed me that submissions from non-U.S. authors are not being accepted at this time. I thought it might be possible to submit if you possess a U.S. bank account (via payoneer or some such), but no. For now, the program is limited to U.S. authors. They said they may expand it later. Sorry, folks.
M.R. Brazear

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Re: New KDP Program with guaranteed advance
Posted: Oct 7, 2014 8:09 AM   in response to: marilynstorie in response to: marilynstorie
 
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marilynstorie wrote:
I am posting this to save other non-U.S. authors some of their precious writing time (not that they're going to be happy to read this). I was intrigued by this program, thinking it would be worthwhile to give up copyright to one book as a means of advertising others. Amazon has informed me that submissions from non-U.S. authors are not being accepted at this time. I thought it might be possible to submit if you possess a U.S. bank account (via payoneer or some such), but no. For now, the program is limited to U.S. authors. They said they may expand it later. Sorry, folks.
Everything gets to the US authors first, Prime, KU, and probably kdp itself. They might think they are somehow superior to be the chosen few, I tend to think of them as lab rats, testing out the new things to be sure they are worthwhile so the UK doesn't have to put up with any nonsense! :)
Rob Blackwell

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Kindle Scout
Posted: Oct 14, 2014 3:36 AM   in response to: maverickzod in response to: maverickzod
 
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Got an e-mail this morning. The program is called Kindle Scout and submissions are now open. Amazon says it will open nominations in a couple weeks.
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