Amazon India KDP Pen To Publish Contest 2020 Season 4

Overview

Announcement Amazon India KDP Pen To Publish Contest 2020-21 Season 4
Organizer
Amazon India
Eligibility Individuals who are the older of 18 years of age
Prize Win Exciting Prizes Up To Rs.5 Lakhs
Last Date 10th March 2021
Official Website https://www.amazon.in/pen-to-publish-contest/b?ie=UTF8&node=13819037031

Amazon KDP Pen To Publish Contest

Participate in the fourth edition of KDP Pen to Publish contest to win exciting prizes up to Rs.5 lakhs and get mentored by the top authors in India!

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KDP Pen to Publish contest celebrates the exceptional and previously unpublished work among self-published authors, and recognises literary excellence in different genres in long format and short format categories across English, Hindi and Tamil languages.

Contest Period

Contest entry period begins at 00:01 IST on December 10, 2020 until 23:59 IST on March 10, 2021

Who Can Participate?

The Contest is open to individuals who are the older of 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry.

How To Participate?

Step 1: Register on KDP Amazon
Step 2: Publish your new and previously unpublished eBook on Amazon.in between December 10, 2020 and March 10, 2021
Step 3: Include the search keyword pentopublish4 in the eBook’s information.
Step 4: Enrol your eBook in KDP Select programme

Contest Rules

Entries in English should be in any of .doc, .docx, .epub, and pdf formats to be eligible for the Contest. Entries for Hindi and Tamil must be in .doc and .docx formats to be eligible for the Contest.

The Contest will be run in two categories (each a “Category”) for each Entry Language as follows:
1. Long Format Category: Entries with a word count of 10,001 words and above will be eligible to compete for the prize for the best long-form Book in any Entry Language (“Long Format”)

2. Short Format Category: Entries with a word count between 2,000-10,000 words will be eligible to compete for the prize for the best short-form Book in any Entry Language (“Short Format”). Sponsor will automatically filter all Entries into the appropriate Category depending on the word count of the Entry. Entries with a word count below 2,000 words will be automatically disqualified.

3. In the event that an entrant submits more than one Entry in an Entry Language within a Category, the most recent Entry will be deemed the qualifying Entry and considered for the Contest for that particular Entry Language and Category.

Note:
Amazon will automatically filter all Entries into the appropriate Category depending on the word count of the Entry. Entries with a word count below 2,000 words will be automatically disqualified.

Entry Requirements

Individual author: You should be the sole writer of the book.

First publishing: This book should be your original work and must have never been published previously (either in physical or digital format).Translations are not eligible.

Date: You need to publish your entry as an eBook via KDP between December 10, 2020 and March 10, 2021.

Keyword: You need to include a keyword pentopublish4 in the book detailed information. You can add 6 more keywords.

KDP Select: Your eBook needs to be enrolled in KDP Select during contest duration, i.e., from the time of publishing till winners are declared. You can use any of the KDP Select benefits to promote your book while it is enrolled in KDP Select.

Genres: eBooks can be submitted in any genre.

Number of entries: There is no limit to the number of eBooks submitted by an author.

Formats: There should not be a print version of the book published with an independent publisher for selling on amazon.in. Only paperback publishing with KDP Print is allowed, even if it means an imported version only on amazon.in.

Pre-orders: The eBooks on pre-orders should have a release date between December 10, 2020 and March 10, 2021 (both days inclusive)

Prizes

We have several prizes for the contest as listed below:

Long Format Writing:
a. Cash prizes: For each language separately:
1. Winner – INR 5,00,000
2. First runner-up – INR 1,00,000
3. Second runner-up – INR 50,000

b. Marketing support for top 3 entries on amazon.in
c. Mentoring session with author judge (s) for top 3 entries

Short Format Writing:
a. Cash prizes: For each language separately:
1. Winner – INR 50,000
2. First runner-up – INR 25,000
3. Second runner-up – INR 10,000

b. Marketing support for top 3 entries on amazon.in
c. Mentoring session with author judge (s) for top 3 entries

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1 thought on “Amazon India KDP Pen To Publish Contest 2020 Season 4

  1. I have just received a mail from KDP saying my book has gone live but I am unable to see it. Ghungroos in the sea.

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