This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.
If you love writing and are thinking of self-publishing your book on a platform, this might be your chance. Amazon has called for Storyteller Literary Prize 2022 which aims to “discover new literary productions and promote new literary talents through its self-publishing service, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) “.
The contest has a $10,500 prize, a publishing deal to have the work adapted into an audiobook with Amazon Audible, and promotional campaigns for work on the Amazon platform. Additionally, the top five finalists will receive a Kindle Oasis device as well as media recognition.
The jury is made up of writers Isabel Acuña, Juan Gómez-Jurado, Kristel Ralston, Nuria Azancot and Luis A. Santamaria who won the 2021 edition of the competition with his Thriller in French , Between the lines .
The Storyteller Literary Award is exclusively for works written in Spanish. If you are interested in participating, you must publish your work on the platform between May 1 and August 31, using the keyword “premioliterario2022” and in both digital and paperback format. You can consult the full basics here .
Self-publishing on digital platforms: some things you need to know
For emerging authors, it can be difficult to find a publisher who wants to publish their books. the the idea of self-publishing on a digital platform can be interesting , although it is important to understand its implications. When you decide to self-publish your work, instead of using a publisher, there are many things you will have to do yourself : promotion strategy, proofreading and final edition. Of course, you will have practically all control of editorial decisions around the work and also the percentage of royalties that you will receive for each copy sold will be higher than that which you will receive from a publisher.
To participate in the Storyteller Literary Award, Amazon requires you to publish your work on its platform, which means that it will no longer be attractive material for publishers or to be able to participate in other literary competitions. However, it’s a great option to entice you to try a format that’s growing in reach.