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Kindle Worlds Introduces Four New Worlds from Best-Selling Romance Novelists Barbara Freethy, Bella Andre, H.M. Ward, and Lucy Kevin

From contemporary romance to new adult, any writer or romance fan can now publish stories set in the Worlds created by four superstar romance authors

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 26, 2014-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced the launches of four new Kindle Worlds from some of the biggest stars in the romance genre. Kindle Worlds, announced just one year ago, is the first commercial publishing platform that enables any writer to write stories based on licensed Worlds and earn royalties for doing so. New World launches include:

  • Barbara Freethy’s The Callaways—The hit series from the best-selling Kindle Direct Publishing author of all-time on Amazon
  • Bella Andre’s Game for Love—The sizzling series about the superstars women lust after from the New York Times best-selling author
  • H.M. Ward’s The Arrangement—The steamy, sexy New York Times best-selling new adult romance series with over a million copies sold
  • Lucy Kevin’s Four Weddings and a Fiasco—The sweet, contemporary romance series from the USA Today best-selling author

All four Worlds are now open and available for any writer or fan to publish their own stories through the Self-Service Submission Platform at

“I’m blessed to have amazing, passionate fans, who really care about my stories and characters and are constantly asking for more,” said Bella Andre. “I can’t wait to see the incredible stories they come up with about alpha sports heroes and the women they’ll love forever in my Game for Love World.”

“Love, mystery, and adventure are waiting! I’m thrilled to launch The Callaways into Kindle Worlds,” said Barbara Freethy. “I’ve been intrigued by Kindle Worlds since it first launched, and I think this is a fantastic opportunity for fans to write in my World and bring their own unique characters and spin.”

“Kindle Worlds was something that caught my eye as soon as it launched,” said H.M. Ward. “It’s a great way for fans to interact with the characters they’ve grown to love and explore different paths that have yet to be taken. I can’t wait!”

“Romance is one of the most popular genres on Kindle, so we’re particularly thrilled to welcome these Worlds from four of the most successful authors in the genre,” said Nick Loeffler, General Manager of Kindle Worlds. “It’s a great opportunity for writers everywhere to work with beloved characters and storylines that have millions of fans.”

About Kindle Worlds

Ranging from literary drama to science fiction adventure, and now romance, Kindle Worlds is a new publishing model that allows any writer to publish authorized stories inspired by popular Worlds and make them available for readers to purchase in the Kindle Store, and earn up to a 35% royalty while doing so. Kindle Worlds stories are typically priced between $0.99 and $3.99 and are exclusive to Kindle. The Kindle Worlds catalog also includes G.I. JOE, Veronica Mars, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Valiant Entertainment’s Unity, The World of Kurt Vonnegut, Hugh Howey’s Silo Saga, Barry Eisler’s John Rain, Blake Crouch’s Wayward Pines, and more.

To get started writing works in licensed properties and to view the submission guidelines and instructions, visit the Self-Service Submission Platform at To buy Kindle Worlds works, visit For regular updates, follow @KindleWorlds on Twitter, and our blog


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