The Kindle UK Storyteller contest is open to budding and established authors. The winning author will get a £20,000 cash prize and be recognised at a central London award ceremony this summer.

The Kindle Storyteller prize is open to submissions of new English Language books from all authors and genres. Entries must be submitted using Kindle Direct Publishing with the exact phrase “StorytellerUK2017” in the ‘keywords’ metadata field when the title is enrolled. Titles must be previously unpublished and a minimum of 5,000 words with no upper word limit.

Kindle Storyteller opened for entries on 20 February and titles must be entered into the KDP Select programme during the entry period to be considered.

The prize is open to anyone over the age of 18 who publishes their book through Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon.co.uk between 20 February and 19 May 2017. All titles must be entered into the KDP Select programme and must be available as an eBook and in print for the entry period to be considered.

Readers will play a significant role in the competition, with the award shortlist compiled based on customer ratings for the titles, followed by a panel of judges – made up of both Amazon experts and literary authorities – selecting the Kindle Storyteller 2017 winner.

For more information, authors can visit www.amazon.co.uk/storyteller.