Latest Amazon Grants For Publishers and Writers’ Groups

Yesterday we reported Amazon’s announcement of a 46% jump in net sales for the first quarter of 2010. In the current economic climate you might be forgiven for thinking that Amazon would be eager to trouser as much of that cash as possible. Actually, it is worth mentioning Amazon operate a grant system through invited nominations for author and publisher groups (nonprofit) who promote discussion, creation and publication of books and literature every year.

“If you represent a nonprofit group that fosters the creation, discussion, and publication of great books, please let us know. We’re looking to support innovative groups with a proven track record of success; an ability to work effectively with us to execute on the organization’s goals, including appropriate public outreach; and an established presence and voice in the publishing community. While a national presence is preferred, we will also consider groups that are active in communities in which Amazon employees live and work.”

The latest recipients of grants include Milkweed Editions, Center for the Art of Translation, Copper Canyon Press, Open Letter (Rochester University), Small Press Distribution, Words Without Borders, as well as 25 other writers’ groups, workshops, literacy advocates, humanity organisations and communities.
You can view a full list of the recipients here.
Nonprofit Author and Publisher Group Nomination

Amazon.com offers grants and sponsorships for nonprofit author and publisher groups that share our obsession with fostering the creation, discussion, publication, and dissemination of books. If you represent such a group and would like to be considered for a grant or sponsorship, please fill out the form below. Please note that in order to be considered through this form, your group must be registered as a 501(c)(3) organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

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