Kindle Worlds expands Amazon Publishing

3rd August 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

New Delhi, India, August 3, 2013: Amazon Publishing announced that it has secured a new Kindle Worlds license from Rosetta Books for the books of Kurt Vonnegut. Writers will soon be able to create and sell stories inspired by the iconic books of Kurt Vonnegut with Kindle Worlds’ self-service submission platform. The submission platform for works under this license is expected to open in August. Kindle Worlds is the first commercial publishing platform that enables any writer to write stories based on a range of original works and characters and earn royalties for doing so.

Philip Patrick, Director, Business Development and Publisher of Kindle Worlds, said, “Since the launch of Kindle Worlds a month ago, we’ve published over 120 stories and the customer response has been overwhelmingly positive. To include the work of an American literary icon in Kindle Worlds is a thrill for us and a golden opportunity for Vonnegut fans everywhere.”

Kindle Worlds is a new publishing model that allows any writer to publish authorized stories inspired by popular Worlds and make them available for readers to purchase in the Kindle Store, and earn up to a 35% royalty while doing so. Kindle Worlds stories are typically priced between $0.99 and $3.99 and are exclusive to Kindle. To learn more and get started writing, visit kindleworlds.amazon.com.

Amazon Publishing pays royalties to both the rights holders of the Worlds and the author. The standard author’s royalty rate (for works of at least 10,000 words) is 35% of net revenue. Amazon Publishing also piloted an experimental new program for particularly short works-between 5,000 and 10,000 words. For these short stories-typically priced under one dollar-Amazon pays the royalties for the World’s rights holder and pay authors a digital royalty of 20%.

 

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