18 Publishing Opportunities through Amazon.com

Amazon - icon - logoAs many of you know, Amazon.com began working in the book industry as an online book distributor. Soon, it jumped onto the self-publishing bandwagon after launching its self-publishing eBook platform in 2007. Shortly after, Amazon.com began opening up a line of traditional publishing imprints which were first launched in 2009.Think what you will about Amazon.com but they are a publishing force to be reckoned with. Their business model is structured with a focus well into the future. Recently, they announced opening up brick-and-mortar bookstores with the first opening near Chicago in 2017. After that, bookstores will open in San Diego and near Portland.Unfortunately, you can only send a submission or reach an Amazon acquisitions editor by going through an agent.Below, you will find the list of Amazon's current publishing imprints and what each imprint publishes.

  1. AmazonEncore, which publishes out-of-print or self-published books rediscovered
  2. AmazonCrossing, publishing books in translation
  3. Montlake Romance, publishes romance
  4. Thomas & Mercer, publishes mysteries and thrillers
  5. 47North, publishes science fiction, fantasy, horror
  6. New Harvest, publishes general adult titles (via Amazon Publishing's East Coast Group run by Larry Kirshbaum. New Harvest is distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  7. Amazon Publishing, publishes nonfiction, memoirs, and general fiction
  8. Grand Harbor Press, spirituality and self-Discovery (a division of Brilliance Audio, owned by Amazon)
  9. Amazon Children's, publishes YA and children's picture books (Composed of two imprints: Two Lions and Skyscape)
  10. Little A, publishes literary fiction
  11. Jet City Comics, publishes comic books and graphic novels
  12. Day One, publishes a weekly digital literary magazine
  13. Lake Union Publishing, publishes contemporary and historical fiction, memoir, and popular nonfiction
  14. StoryFront, publishes short fiction
  15. Waterfall Press, publishes Christian nonfiction and fiction

Amazon.com's self-publishing platform is Kindle Digital PlatformAmazon.com's screenwriting-to-movie platform is Amazon StudiosAmazon.com's audio book platform is ACX.com

To find an agent or publisher, go to PublishersMarketplace.com or WritersMarket.com

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