Should You Publish Your Screenplay on Kindle?


Author and screenwriter, London Tracy, answers with a resounding absolutely!

And the reason is simple. Each year over 50,000 screenplays are registered with the Writer’s Guild of America, making screenwriting one of the most competitive fields on the planet. A screenplay can sell for $100,000, even for the first-timer. This fact alone attracts many talented and untalented writers, hoping and praying to score the big-money payday. However, the truth of the matter is that only one percent of screenwriters are ever likely to achieve that goal.

And of the 50,000 or so screenplays registered, not counting the ones registered with the Library of Congress, less than 900 of them will actually be sold and an even smaller number will make it to the big screen. Add to this number the hundreds of aspiring producers with their own ideas for movies, the plethora of novels sitting on studio executive’s desks, waiting to be adapted and you realize just how huge this market is.

Needless to say, competition is fierce!

With more and more screenwriters attempting to beat the odds with their breakthrough screenplays and competition being at an all-time high, there is a dynamic need for more creative and lucrative ways to penetrate an almost impossible and tough business. However, publishing your screenplay on Kindle affords screenwriters the opportunity, unlike before, to step out of the box of standard-procedure query letters and the “we-don’t-accept-unsolicited-scripts” abyss, and make a name for themselves by publishing their screenplays on Kindle for all the world to see, including industry professionals.

Self-publishing is no new phenomenon to the novelist or the nonfiction writer, however, to the aspiring screenwriter, it is an untapped market with huge prospects. In this day and age, screenwriting hopefuls are eager for different paths, which will allow them to be recognized for their hard work and talent and maybe even be discovered.

Not everyone is lucky enough to obtain a movie deal or sell a script, but Every Screenwriter can be published on Kindle.

And if that is not argument enough, it costs nothing to publish on Kindle.

What are you waiting for?

What have you got to lose?

London Tracy is an author and screenwriter. She is the author of “Publish Your Screenplay on Kindle.” She plans to publish several of her screenplays on Kindle before year’s end.