Eden Baylee gives the word on how “foreign” authors can publish for Kindle World, though I just can’t wrap my head around considering Canadians “foreign”.
When bestselling author Toby Neal invited me to write for her Lei Crime Series on Kindle Worlds last year, I knew nothing about the new platform. I soon learned it was the licensed fan fiction arm of Amazon.
Months later, I was excited to launch my novella, A Snake in Paradise for the series, but it almost did not happen.
At the 11th hour, the Author Acquisition Manager at Amazon told me I could not upload my book to the Kindle Worlds platform.
Because I was a foreign author—foreign because I lived outside the U.S.A., that is.
You see, Kindle Worlds does not accommodate any of the international Amazon markets, only the US one. I’m in Canada, so that meant I was not eligible to publish to Kindle Worlds.
Imagine you’ve written a book that you can’t publish! It was a stressful time, especially as I was…
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eden baylee said:
Thanks for reblogging Tim. I’m not insulted by being called “foreign.” I’m sure I’ve been called worse! Have a super weekend!
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