Our Young Storyteller initiative with Amazon gives pupils the chance to be published writers

19 Sep 2017
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We are working with Amazon UK to give students across the UK the chance to become published authors through the Young Storyteller initiative.

We know that when children write for purpose, they are more engaged and enthusiastic.  We have developed a range of teaching resources which schools can use to help encourage their students to write creatively. Their stories can then be compiled into an anthology, published and sold as a paperback and eBook using Amazon’s independent publishing service.

Schools participating in Young Storyteller will receive royalties for each book sold, and Amazon will donate any profits from the sale of 2017/2018 books to us to support our vital work.

We successfully piloted this initiative with a number of schools last year and hundreds of students from all around the UK became published authors. All schools are now invited to take part and can sign up now

You can see some of the brilliant anthologies already produced by schools and available for sale on Amazon:

Lyne and Longcross CofE (Aided) Infant School (a collaborative fairy tale)
Penygraig Junior School (space stories)
Hollington Primary Academy (memories)
Abbey Gate College (short stories and poetry)
Villiers High School (creative writing)

Find out more at amazon.co.uk/youngstoryteller