Amazon Announces Amazon Breakthough Novel Award (ABNA) Quarter-finalists

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Amazon Announces Amazon Breakthough Novel Award (ABNA) Quarter-finalists

Amazon has just announced the quarterfinalists for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards (ABNA).

One hundred books were selected in five categories:

  1. General Fiction
  2. Mystery & Thriller
  3. Romance
  4. Science Fiction
  5. Fantasy and Horror
  6. Young Adult.

On June 13, Amazon Publishing will announce the top 5 entries from each category advancing to the semi-finals.
To check out all the quarter-finalists visit the ABNA website

The Following Prizes Will be Available to be Awarded:

A. Grand Prize
If you are selected as the Winner, you will receive a Grand Prize consisting of a full publishing contract with Amazon Publishing to market and distribute your Manuscript as a published book. Upon the full execution of the publishing contract, Amazon Publishing will pay the Winner $50,000.00 USD. The $50,000.00 payment is an advance against the royalties to be earned by the Winner under the publishing contract.

The approximate retail value (‘ARV’) of the publishing contract is $50,000.00 USD for the advance. Amazon Publishing will determine the royalty rates to be paid under the publishing contract. If you are the Grand Prize Winner, you may not negotiate the publishing contract with Amazon Publishing, and you must sign it ‘as is’ upon receipt of the executable contract (as described in Section 11 below) if you wish to enter into the publishing contract being awarded.

The publishing contract will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington. For a brief summary of the royalty terms and conditions of the publishing contract, please visit the Contract Summary page.

B. First Prize
Each Finalist (excluding the Grand Prize Winner), will be awarded the First Prize consisting of a full publishing contract with Amazon Publishing to market and distribute his/her Manuscript as a published book. Upon the full execution of the publishing contract, Amazon Publishing will pay each First Prize Winner $15,000.00 USD. The $15,000.00 payment is an advance against the royalties to be earned by the First Prize Winner under the publishing contract.

The approximate retail value (‘ARV’) of the publishing contract is $15,000.00 USD for the advance. Amazon Publishing will determine the royalty rates to be paid under the publishing contract. If you are a First Prize Winner, you may not negotiate the publishing contract with Amazon Publishing, and you must sign it ‘as is’ upon receipt of the executable contract (as described in Section 11 below) if you wish to enter into the publishing contract being awarded.

The publishing contract will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington. For a brief summary of the royalty terms and conditions of the publishing contract, please visit the Contract Summary page.

C. Second Prize
If you are selected as a Quarter-Finalist, you will receive a ‘Second Prize’ (maximum of 500 Second Prizes total). Each Second Prize will consist of the Publishers Weekly manuscript review of each Quarter-Finalist’s respective Manuscript.

As a Second Prize winner, you may use the Publishers Weekly review solely for marketing and promoting the Manuscript as long as you do not materially change the Manuscript from the one that Publishers Weekly reviewed.

Any such use must clearly state that Publishers Weekly is an independent organization and the review was written based on a manuscript version of the book and not a published version. The Second Prize has no cash value.

D. Third Prize
If your entry is selected to move on to the Second Round, you will receive a ‘Third Prize’ (maximum of 2,000 Third Prizes total). Each Third Prize will consist of the Amazon-selected Editors’ review of the Second Round Entry’s respective Excerpt. The Third Prize has no cash value.