Amazon Storyteller 2020 is scheduled, the first edition of an initiative dedicated to the discovery of new literary productions. Open to independent authors from 1 May 2020, it wants to recognize the exceptional work of self-published authors, both in fiction and non-fiction categories.
Following the jury's decision, Amazon Media EU S. r.l. will assign the Amazon Storyteller Award through which the author will receive a cash prize of 3,000 euros and will be able to benefit from a marketing campaign worth 20,000 euros to promote his book on Amazon.it. In addition, the winning book could be published free of charge in audio format by Audible. All other finalists will receive a Kindle Oasis e-reader instead.
At Amazon we believe that the good stories deserve to be celebrated and what we want to do with the Amazon Storyteller initiative explains Mariangela Marseglia, VP and Amazon Country Manager in Italy and Spain Our goal is to support both aspiring authors and writers already established at publish their first or next story. This award encourages people to be creative and cultivate their passion for writing.
The jury in charge of selecting the Italian winner will be composed by the journalist of Corriere della Sera Alessia Rastelli, by the radio presenter Rai Filippo Solibello and by the authors Giulia Beyman, known for the series of novels starring Nora Cooper, the author of novels and short stories, among mystery and noir, Riccardo Bruni and Carmelo Abbate, journalist and correspondent for Panorama for twenty years and currently one of the protagonists of the transmission Quarto Grado, on Rete 4.
As we said the initiative, which has met with considerable success in other countries, with this 2020 edition it also arrives in Italy We are looking for the next best original story in Italian adds Jose Chapa, director of the Amazon Books category EU Established and budding authors can participate with their stories and take the opportunity to promote their book on Amazon.it and the Kindle Store.
From 1 to 31 August 2020 the authors have the possibility to send a request to join the initiative and publish their texts, in paper and digital format, via Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (kdp.amazon.it).
All books that participate in the initiative, deemed suitable based on the terms and conditions of the initiative itself – will be available to Amazon.it customers. The winner of the Amazon Storyteller 2020 prize will be announced in November 2020 and on the web page dedicated to the initiative the following day.