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E-commerce giant Amazon on August 17 announced a deadline extension for submission of Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Pen to Publish contest entries by another month to October 10.

The 5th edition of the contest was launched in July this year with the aim to encourage enthusiastic writers transform their dream of becoming an author, into reality.

This flagship event by Amazon KDP will witness a judging panel consisting of renowned authors including Sudeep Nagarkar, Sudha Nair, Satya Vyas, Vijay Kakwani and Naga Chokkan for the 5th edition of this contest.

The process for registration is quite simple and mentioned in detail on  Participants can sign up to the official Amazon KDP page and upload original, unpublished eBooks authored solely by participants in English, Hindi, or Tamil languages, using the KDP service.

Entries should include pentopublish5 keyword in the eBook’s information and all eBooks will be available on free Kindle apps for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, PC, and Mac as well as Kindle E-readers.

KDP Pen to Publish contest is a gateway for aspiring authors to follow their literary dreams and hold a chance to win cash prizes.

This time, Amazon KDP Pen to Publish will announce 30 winners; top 10 in each language, who will win exciting cash prizes. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, while the first runners-up will be awarded Rs 50,000 and the second runners-up will win a cash prize of Rs 30,000. The other seven participants from the top 10 will be granted an amount of Rs 10,000 each.

The prominent criterion for judging the entries includes originality, creativity, quality of writing as well as customer feedback.

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