Publishing Your Story

How do I set up a Kindle Worlds account?

You will be able to log into the Kindle Worlds Self-Service Submission Platform (kindleworlds.amazon.com) using your Amazon account information. We will ask you for your banking information so we can pay you royalties. Federal law requires us to report all royalty earnings to the Internal Revenue Service. We will need the legal name you use to report earnings and to file taxes. For tax purposes, we require a social security number (SSN) or tax identification number (TIN).


How do I submit a story?

Kindle Worlds features an easy-to-use submission platform.  After you choose a licensed World and read the Content Guidelines for that World, click Submit your story. Then upload your story, create a cover from over a thousand free images or using your own image, and accept our publication agreement. Every story accepted in Kindle Worlds will be available on Kindle and Amazon.com.


What kind of works does Kindle Worlds publish?

We'll start with text-only novels, novellas, and short stories. In the future we hope to include illustrations or images in the body of the story, as well as comics, graphic novels, and manga. If you wish to provide an author image, please add this to your author page through Author Central.


Why does my work have to be at least 5,000 words?

We want to create a great experience for our readers.  We think 5,000 words, or 15-20 manuscript pages, is a good minimum length for anyone who buys a Kindle Worlds story.


What languages does Kindle Worlds support?

We accept stories in English. We hope to add additional languages in the future.


What file format do I submit?

For best results, we recommend that you upload a Word file or DOC/DOCX (.doc/.docx), RTF, or TXT.


What about editing?

We will not materially change the content of your Kindle Worlds story. We encourage you to copyedit and proofread your own work carefully, perhaps seeking help from others depending on where your skills lie. Quality matters to readers and is often reflected in customer reviews.


Will my work be available in physical formats?

Stories will be available in digital format exclusively on Amazon.com, Kindle devices, iOS, Android, and PC/Mac via our Kindle Free Reading apps. We plan to offer additional formats in the future.


Do all titles come through the Kindle Worlds Self-Service Submission Platform?

In some instances, Amazon Publishing will commission authors and pay advances for new Kindle Worlds stories.

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