by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig
Amazon Author Insights is a new author-facing Tumblr site to help both new and established writers find writing-related resources and Amazon services for writers in one spot.
Amazon Tools and Services Page
One of the most helpful things about the site are the links to Amazon’s tools and services. I’ve always felt as if it was tricky to find everything Amazon offers all in one place (out of sight, out of mind for me.)
Although I’d heard about Amazon’s free screenwriting tool online, for instance, I’d never run across it, despite the time I spend on Amazon. I think that’s because when I’m on Amazon, I’m either on Author Central or KDP bookshelf/reports and not searching the site. I’m no screenwriter, but it was interesting to see they offered peer collaboration, auto-formatting (a nice plus), and the ability to submit finished scripts directly to Amazon Studios. For scripts in the brainstorming stages, they also offer Amazon Storybuilder.
I wasn’t at all familiar with Comixology before spending time on the Amazon Author Insights site. If you draw as well as write (I wish I could!), you could submit your comic or graphic novel to be considered for publication.
You can propose your book to Amazon to be considered for translation via their AmazonCrossing site.
Fan fiction writers can self-publish their works through the site.
And, of course, you can find links to CreateSpace, Goodreads, ACX and other Amazon sites on the page.
Have you explored the different tools and services at Amazon? Or were you like me and unaware that some of them existed? Seen their new site?The new Amazon Author Insights site (via @AmazonKindle ): Click To Tweet
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