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Offline Patricia KC

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16625 on: April 21, 2017, 10:00:03 AM »
Well I got this:


> From: donotreply@domainsbyproxy.com
> Date: April 20, 2017 at 7:52:48 AM EDT
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> Subject: FWD: Re: Problems [alexakang.com@domainsbyproxy.com] (FROM: some gmail address)
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> Hi I am having navigational problems visiting your site. can you help?? I am unable to find any information related to your book. Thanks
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> Maria Solano



Uh huh.

Meantime, I wonder if Alex Pavlenko offers group therapy sessions to Scouters.

I got the same (exactly) Maria Solano email back in November. Alex Pavlenko is new, but there were others who hunted down Scout participants and offered promotion for a fee. I ignored them all.

I'm not sure what Maria Solano is after, but since the novel was front and center on the home page and all over the website, I ignored her too.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16626 on: April 21, 2017, 10:00:15 AM »
I've been on the author board, but I can't see how you manage to get your profile pic onto the site. Anyone help?

Click on your name, click Modify Profile, click Forum Profile, click Browse, click Upload an Avatar

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16627 on: April 21, 2017, 10:07:56 AM »
No one seems to believe me, but the H&T list does not refresh hourly. I have seen it change several times in the course of an hour. (Haven't been following it so closely as of late, since my novel is now Cold & Lonely.)  :-)

Two slots open:
Turn
The Lovers

Good luck, folks!

KS says they update H & T every hour, but I think that's just an estimate or an average. If things are slow, it may take longer. If things are hopping, it may take less time. So they refresh whenever they need to.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16628 on: April 21, 2017, 10:13:42 AM »
Nominated Turn and The Lovers. Good luck!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16629 on: April 21, 2017, 10:18:26 AM »
I got the same (exactly) Maria Solano email back in November. Alex Pavlenko is new, but there were others who hunted down Scout participants and offered promotion for a fee. I ignored them all.

I'm not sure what Maria Solano is after, but since the novel was front and center on the home page and all over the website, I ignored her too.


Between her and Alex, Maria is probably more dangerous. What tipped me off was the "domainsbyproxy". I did some digging and it seems it has something to do with trying to redirect your site.

She may be looking to pirate our sites and redirect it for nefarious purposes. But I'd defer to someone with more tech knowledge than me. Either way, don't respond.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2017, 10:21:05 AM by AlexaKang »

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16630 on: April 21, 2017, 11:06:20 AM »
Nominated  Turn by Paul B. Kohler

Love the cover!! Said so on the questions under when you nominate.
Ghostly Intentions: 60%
"A Little Sweet. A Little Sexy. A Lot Happily-Ever-After."
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16631 on: April 21, 2017, 11:12:53 AM »
Nominated  Turn by Paul B. Kohler

Love the cover!! Said so on the questions under when you nominate.

Woot! Thanks, Jill! Hopefully that'll help the Kindle Scout Gods offer me up a contract. :)
Turn, Book One of the Humanity's Edge Trilogy is now in Kindle Scout! I'd greatly appreciate your nomination. Just click the book cover above.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16632 on: April 21, 2017, 11:16:06 AM »
Exciting times, JG. Looking forward to reading the sample. :)


Thanks, Kerry. I hope you end up getting a free copy of the whole thing! :)
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16633 on: April 21, 2017, 11:28:01 AM »

I got that one too, both of them! Wondered how they got my personal email...

They are probably using the WHOIS entry for your web site registration.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16634 on: April 21, 2017, 12:13:24 PM »
Really? I've been following it quite closely since I joined with my campaign and it's consistently updated at 16 minutes past the hour until yesterday when it had a period of no updating, then started updating at 46 minutes past the hour. I base it on the order of the books changing on the H&T list. Every refresh they shuffle the books around. Obviously I've only been here a few days, so perhaps I've just not been watching long enough to experience it.

As my first act on KBoards, I hereby nominate your book, thus warming it up.  :)

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16635 on: April 21, 2017, 12:21:09 PM »
As my first act on KBoards, I hereby nominate your book, thus warming it up.  :)

Aww, thank you!! :D And welcome to KBoards! Are you running a Kindle Scout campaign?
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16636 on: April 21, 2017, 12:41:28 PM »
Wine festival?Wine festival!

And why wasn't I invited?  >:(
You? what about me?

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16637 on: April 21, 2017, 12:53:12 PM »
For books that aren't selected, the exposure makes it easier to get a self-publishing launch off the ground. (My rejected Scout book performed better than any of my other titles.)

Bill - how is that? Do books that aren't selected get a list of those who nominated it so that we can build a mailing list or something? Or is it just organic since people "out there" now know about the book from the campaign?
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16638 on: April 21, 2017, 01:00:40 PM »
Bill - how is that? Do books that aren't selected get a list of those who nominated it so that we can build a mailing list or something? Or is it just organic since people "out there" now know about the book from the campaign?

If your book isn't selected, your thank you note (the one you entered during your submission) still goes out to everyone who nominated you, and many include a link to their newsletter signup in that. Also, once you self-publish, you can send an email through Kindle Scout to all those who nominated you to tell them that your book is now available. Many 'failed' scouters have said it gave them a good boost on their launch day compared to titles they launched that hadn't gone through the Scout process.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16639 on: April 21, 2017, 01:07:36 PM »
 Thunderclap supporters required http://thndr.me/1A0Jy8


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16640 on: April 21, 2017, 01:33:10 PM »
Well I got this:


> From: donotreply@domainsbyproxy.com
> Date: April 20, 2017 at 7:52:48 AM EDT
> To:
> Subject: FWD: Re: Problems [alexakang.com@domainsbyproxy.com] (FROM: some gmail address)
> Reply-To: donotreply@domainsbyproxy.com
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> Hi I am having navigational problems visiting your site. can you help?? I am unable to find any information related to your book. Thanks
>
> Maria Solano



Uh huh.

Meantime, I wonder if Alex Pavlenko offers group therapy sessions to Scouters.

Oh, wow!! So I have a Kindle Scout campaign going (first one, first novel) and I am NEW to kboards. Came on to check if there was a reply to my post about whether or not we can post our campaign info here for nominations etc. and saw this post!!!

Well, I got the one from Maria Solano and figured it was spam/scammer. I have privacy on my domains and the message was forwarded by the privacy company. Also, heard from Alex, but a quick Google search made me think he, too, is a scammer. BUT the message from Fabiola might have gotten me!!! And, yes, it did include a link, which I did not click, but very possibly would have if I hadn't read these posts! She/he/it used the contact form on my website, so it really seemed legit and I even thought it might be from someone here on kboards trying to help out a fellow author or promote their writing books. Thanks to all who have shared.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16641 on: April 21, 2017, 01:42:24 PM »
Thunderclap supporters required http://thndr.me/1A0Jy8

Er, no please? No thank you?
No "I'm running a Thunderclap campaign would you mind supporting it and if you do I'll reciprocate?"
Hmmm!  :o

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« Reply #16642 on: April 21, 2017, 01:48:23 PM »
Oh, wow!! So I have a Kindle Scout campaign going (first one, first novel) and I am NEW to kboards. Came on to check if there was a reply to my post about whether or not we can post our campaign info here for nominations etc. and saw this post!!!

Well, I got the one from Maria Solano and figured it was spam/scammer. I have privacy on my domains and the message was forwarded by the privacy company. Also, heard from Alex, but a quick Google search made me think he, too, is a scammer. BUT the message from Fabiola might have gotten me!!! And, yes, it did include a link, which I did not click, but very possibly would have if I hadn't read these posts! She/he/it used the contact form on my website, so it really seemed legit and I even thought it might be from someone here on kboards trying to help out a fellow author or promote their writing books. Thanks to all who have shared.

Welcome! :) I suspect we might get a few more of these emails before our campaigns are up!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16643 on: April 21, 2017, 02:04:36 PM »
Thunderclap supporters required http://thndr.me/1A0Jy8

You've posted this link quite a few times, but you might find people more receptive to helping if you join in the conversations rather than just spamming the thread with a link. Maybe throw in a please and thank you from time to time ;) The people on this thread are very nice... and I'm pretty sure most of them don't bite either.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16644 on: April 21, 2017, 02:11:40 PM »
Just nominated:
Corsair: The King's X Protocol by Stephen T. Harper, and
Turn by Paul B. Kohler

I wrote about 12 posts yesterday and received 12 kboard views.  Hmmmm....  If I write 1,000 posts today...

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16645 on: April 21, 2017, 02:15:24 PM »
You? what about me?

All right, that's it- Scout wine festival!! See ya'll in Virginia tomorrow.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16646 on: April 21, 2017, 02:21:59 PM »
I just started a Headtalker campaign for "The Neglected Ones".

I need your help. Please click the link below:

"Free copy? "The Neglected Ones" on Kindle Scout: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/2QDM3IEA9HDBP. https://hdtk.co/7N6JJ"

If I've done something wrong on my Headtalker campaign, please let me know.

Thanks so much!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16647 on: April 21, 2017, 02:34:50 PM »
Well, I signed up for Author Shout, as many people have suggested, but haven't seen any spike in views.  I'm in the FINAL STRETCH and would really appreciate a helping hand.  Please nominate my book.

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/2A7OA8S8JJFFS



I just nominated your book "The Lovers". Gave it five stars for each question. I hope you win!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #16648 on: April 21, 2017, 02:43:57 PM »
My three nominations right now are for:

The Flapper Affair

Just Three Dates

The Lovers

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« Reply #16649 on: April 21, 2017, 03:36:08 PM »
I wrote about 12 posts yesterday and received 12 kboard views.  Hmmmm....  If I write 1,000 posts today...

You're almost there!