I was on my Bubblews account, sifting through all of the great posts (and not so great posts) when Google Adsense ads tried vigorously to capture my attention. Finally I succumbed to their magnetic force and clicked the ad just to see. The first thing that I noticed was that the site is owned by Amazon. That made it even more tempting, as I am a huge fan and buyer through Amazon.
So what does this have to do with writing, you ask? From the looks of it, those of us who don’t even write fiction short stories and fantasies will be intrigued and may even dive into such a feat. It’s a great way to allow your creative juices to flow and even get paid to do it. This is what I have learned so far from reading about Kindle Worlds.
The Kindle Worlds:
There are 13 Kindle Worlds to choose from. Basically what you are provided with is a setting for a story. Each World gives you insight on what the particular series is based on. You will choose from one of the worlds and write a story based on the setting that is given to you.
Here is an example: “Foreworld Saga”
This world is the one that most fascinates me. The setting is based on history and worlds of old, from centuries ago to many places all around the world. The original is based on OMVI forces that are set out to protect all mankind.
Amazon account and royalty sharing:
I am an Amazon account holder, so all I had to do was log in and Google Kindle Worlds. It took me straight to the link where I can choose from the 13 worlds. There is a publication agreement that you have to agree on that explains royalty rights, etc. You earn from the publications that take place directly from the Amazon website through Kindle books as well as hardback and softback or e-books.
Where to start:
Once you have chosen your world, you will write an original story based in the world that you chose. The story must be at least 5,000 words in length, minimum. Once you submit the file (there are various acceptable file types), you can pick and create your own cover for the book. There are many to choose from. As far as creativity is concerned, I have found many great covers to capture an audience.
Amazon will look over your story and make sure that you have followed the guidelines. They request that you proofread and edit your own work before submitting it. From there, you will be notified whether to edit or that it is accepted by Amazon.
You will also get to create your own author page. From there you can interact with other authors and readers. You may even want to step into another Kindle World and write on. You can also keep track of your earnings from your author page. Who knows, you may be the next C.S. Lewis or Stephen King!