Hey fellow Scouters!
I have negative news regarding my submission in that the Kindle Scout team declined my submission. I wanted to make sure to thank everyone that was helping with my campaign the last month or so. Foremost I want to thank my cover specialist, Cagnes, for making a super banner for me to use and also Jill for being so gracious as to host the banner and give me the html code, since I'm an old fart and not quite so computer savvy
I also want to thank the many kboarders who supported and nominated my book. That was super seeing all those kboard links in my stats page. I'm deeply humbled by how gracious my fellow authors are.
Something really cool that I wasn't aware of is that on my campaign page, which is still active for me at least, there is a button to alert every Kindle Scout who nominated my book when the book is published on Amazon. I thought that was a very classy thing for the Kindle Editors to do for those submissions that didn't meet their requirements. I wasn't expecting that and don't remember reading about it so I wanted to share that in case anyone else follows and doesn't get selected. I am thinking the book's launch can still be a pretty good one with the mailing list and the notify button on my campaign page.
My second book taught me the importance of launching heavy to get onto the Hot New Releases list so I'm planning on a last revision then an edit and a couple of ARCs before publishing. We'll see how it goes because it is in a different (but similar no?) genre.
I had a blast writing it and more OCD moments courtesy of Amazon on the stats page, though I'm getting better at going longer periods of time without looking at my KDP dashboard LOL. I'll be scouting books and watching other submissions and as my last thought I'd say it was worth it to submit and to actually experience a campaign. I think watching how Kindle Press handles things has taught me a bit on what I should be doing and not be doing.
So thanks for all the support and I have no doubt you'll see my book in my signature line soon