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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18525 on: June 05, 2017, 06:20:58 AM »
Heart of Time just made it to No 1 in H&T! No idea how, but I won't complain  :)
25 days to go... no idea how you're not all nervous wrecks by the end...
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« Reply #18526 on: June 05, 2017, 06:55:45 AM »
Morning All,
Nominated top three
have I missed any KS winners over last week or so?
Have  a great Day Dan

How you doing, Dan? Hope the book is selling well! Don't think KS have picked up anyone from this thread recently... in the last three weeks they've picked up 1 book!

Also nominated from the list :)
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18527 on: June 05, 2017, 06:58:04 AM »
Heart of Time just made it to No 1 in H&T! No idea how, but I won't complain  :)
25 days to go... no idea how you're not all nervous wrecks by the end...

The order of the H&T list is completely random, but always nice to be on the front page  ;) It also sometimes shows in a different order between devices/browsers/sessions. I've got yours saved for later!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18528 on: June 05, 2017, 07:10:36 AM »
The order of the H&T list is completely random, but always nice to be on the front page  ;) It also sometimes shows in a different order between devices/browsers/sessions. I've got yours saved for later!

Lol and here I was thinking that it had something to do with nominations... Oh well, still nice to be on there :)
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« Reply #18529 on: June 05, 2017, 07:34:28 AM »
Top 3 nominated, best of luck!!

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« Reply #18530 on: June 05, 2017, 07:59:31 AM »
Top three nominated and fingers crossed for those in the waiting room.

Nick of Time is hanging in there.  Less page views per day, but still managing the H&T list.  Every day I put off the boggy middle bit is a good day!


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18531 on: June 05, 2017, 08:39:54 AM »
 :) From the "Nothing to lose" department: I just posted about my KS campaign on our local Nextdoor Neighbor website.

Warning: Unregistered author in neighborhood
Loren and Susan Harder from North End Riverview Just now
Not to make light of serious concerns, but here's some happy news! A North-End Riverview neighbor has had his debut novel accepted for reader nominations on Kindle Scout. "I Rode for the Wigglin' W" is comedic relief from today's troubled times. It follows the misadventures of a clueless Midwestern baby boomer seeking to become a ranch hand in 1970's Wyoming. Book preview, author bio, and your chance to nominate here: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/30V2LKXT7BAE0
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18532 on: June 05, 2017, 08:54:56 AM »
Supported Headtalker for Kelpie Dreams - just purchased it & looking forward to reading.  ;D

Top 3 nominated
Plunge - John Greco
No Place in Eden - Hilary Murray
My own - The Things We Do For Love - Hit H&T for the first time since being on Scout. Totally thanks to everyone on kBoards! Much Appreciated.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18533 on: June 05, 2017, 09:04:32 AM »
 ;D My campaign went live yesterday! Been busy posting, making teaser, "Random Readings" videos, emailing and all the rest.
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/30V2LKXT7BAE0  But before I leave KBoards I will nominate the top three on Steve Vernon's list.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18534 on: June 05, 2017, 10:13:13 AM »
;D My campaign went live yesterday! Been busy posting, making teaser, "Random Readings" videos, emailing and all the rest.
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/30V2LKXT7BAE0  But before I leave KBoards I will nominate the top three on Steve Vernon's list.

Cool, Steve should get you added pretty quick!

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« Reply #18535 on: June 05, 2017, 10:21:19 AM »
Got the top 2!

@Anita - How funny is it that we both used the same stock photo on our covers XD That seems to be a pretty popular image.
 
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« Reply #18536 on: June 05, 2017, 10:36:46 AM »
Congrats to Victorine for Isabella and the Slipper! Great campaign.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18537 on: June 05, 2017, 11:41:24 AM »
Congrats to Victorine for Isabella and the Slipper! Great campaign.

I don't think Victorine took part in this thread, did she?  Regardless, it's nice to see KS is still selecting books. :D  I did nominate Isabella and the Slipper.  I nominate off-list books sometimes when I have room and I thought her cover and description were quite good.

Jada- so surprised to see Freak Show was not selected.  Wishing you all the sales when you publish.  I lurve the cover and I think the book will do well.


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18538 on: June 05, 2017, 01:44:40 PM »
Hi, All!

Not asking for nominations at this point (day 2) but a few page views, if you've got a minute, would help kick off the campaign (I think that's how it works). Thanks!
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/30V2LKXT7BAE0

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« Reply #18539 on: June 05, 2017, 01:49:14 PM »
Hi, All!

Not asking for nominations at this point (day 2) but a few page views, if you've got a minute, would help kick off the campaign (I think that's how it works). Thanks!
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/30V2LKXT7BAE0

Took a peek and saved your book for later.  Sounds like a fun read.,


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18540 on: June 05, 2017, 02:39:21 PM »
Had two open spots so nominated:

3 days left  No Place in Eden by Hilary Murray
3 days left  The Things We Do For Love by Anita Louise
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18541 on: June 05, 2017, 05:18:24 PM »
I don't think Victorine took part in this thread, did she?  Regardless, it's nice to see KS is still selecting books. :D  I did nominate Isabella and the Slipper.  I nominate off-list books sometimes when I have room and I thought her cover and description were quite good.

Jada- so surprised to see Freak Show was not selected.  Wishing you all the sales when you publish.  I lurve the cover and I think the book will do well.

Hmm...Victorine is already a NYT bestseller apparently. Helps to have 300+ reviews I guess! :)  (grumble...grumble...moan...moan...)

Hey, anyone use Pages on a Mac? If so, do you know how to set gutter sizes for a print book?

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« Reply #18542 on: June 05, 2017, 05:37:16 PM »
Hmm...Victorine is already a NYT bestseller apparently. Helps to have 300+ reviews I guess! :)  (grumble...grumble...moan...moan...)

Hey, anyone use Pages on a Mac? If so, do you know how to set gutter sizes for a print book?

In the cooking competition shows, you're only as good as your latest dish.  And with authors you're only as good as your latest book, and this one from Victorine looks like a good read to me.  Sure, it helps to build a fanbase, but you don't get that fanbase without a lot of hard work and some solid writing.  Then, on top of that, an Indie author has to be good at the business end of it too.  Victorine is obviously on top of things there.  She has an eBook out about how to sell eBooks.  I might pick up a copy.  Between that and Lincoln's book, I bet I learn a few new tricks!  For me, writing comes much more naturally than the business side of it.  I need all the know-how I can get.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18543 on: June 05, 2017, 06:13:05 PM »
:) From the "Nothing to lose" department: I just posted about my KS campaign on our local Nextdoor Neighbor website.

Warning: Unregistered author in neighborhood
Loren and Susan Harder from North End Riverview Just now
Not to make light of serious concerns, but here's some happy news! A North-End Riverview neighbor has had his debut novel accepted for reader nominations on Kindle Scout. "I Rode for the Wigglin' W" is comedic relief from today's troubled times. It follows the misadventures of a clueless Midwestern baby boomer seeking to become a ranch hand in 1970's Wyoming. Book preview, author bio, and your chance to nominate here: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/30V2LKXT7BAE0

Clever. Wish I had thought of it!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18544 on: June 05, 2017, 06:26:50 PM »
How you doing, Dan? Hope the book is selling well! Don't think KS have picked up anyone from this thread recently... in the last three weeks they've picked up 1 book!

Also nominated from the list :)
Hey Jenn@@@@!
all is well.  The Final Enemy has been selling very well (don"t wanna jinx it!)
How are you?
How is your launch going?
Update me please!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18545 on: June 05, 2017, 07:57:05 PM »
Hey Jenn@@@@!
all is well.  The Final Enemy has been selling very well (don"t wanna jinx it!)
How are you?
How is your launch going?
Update me please!

Good for you, Dan!  Glad to hear it!  My last KS book did terribly, but I have high hopes for this next one.  Sorry to jump into your conversation, it's just nice to hear some good news from a thread author.


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« Reply #18546 on: June 05, 2017, 10:18:48 PM »
I'm having quite a bit of fun with this campaign and trying to just build up an audience as much as anything.

Hey Lincoln!

Are you seeing any boost to your existing books from this campaign?

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18547 on: June 06, 2017, 01:26:49 AM »
It's Tuesday.

The car wouldn't start last night. Might need to get it towed to our garage. It's an old Toyota. We're REALLY praying that we don't need to buy a new car. We just can't afford another payment this year.

Let's get on with today's list, shall we?

Remember - the campaigns that need nominations the most are the ones that are closest to the LAST DAY LEFT, 1 day left, 2 days left etc.

Updated List

2 days left No Place in Eden by Hilary Murray
2 days left The Things We Do For Love by Anita Louise
3 days left Plunge by John Greco
3 days left The Smart One by Joe Clifford Faust
4 days left The Book Knights by J.G. Mckenney
4 days left Night of the Webcam by Robertson Tait
4 days left Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner
6 days left Fallen from Grace by Nikki Landis
6 days left The Modern Mage by T.J. Flaxman
9 days left Shipley Bridge by David Thompson
11 days left Black Sun Ascension by T.S. Starkenberg
11 days left Finding Home Again by Mary Head
13 days left Self Possessed by Lee Isserow
16 days left Nick of Time by Julianne Q. Johnson
18 days left The Everett Exorcism by Lincoln Cole
19 days left The Shadow Girl by Misty Mount
23 days left Beyond Gaza by Yvonne Crow
24 days left Heart of Time by Skye Mackinnon
26 days left Justice Returns by William Bernhardt
27 days left I Rode for the Wigglin' W by Flynn Mcguin

I put this list up every morning and I strive to keep it up-to-date so that this thread needn't dissolve into a flurry of "NOMINATE MY BOOK, NOMINATE MY BOOK" posts. No one is under any obligation to nominate any of these books. I'm just trying to keep the thread clear of unnecessary clutter. This way once a day there is a complete list of current candidates and folks can readily check out the kboards members who have a book in the running and can make up their own mind. I try and stay nonpartisan about it - which is why I don't comment on any particular book by title. I just keep the list.
 
If I have missed anyone please let me know either with a PM or by posting a link here in the thread.

Happy scouting folks!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18548 on: June 06, 2017, 02:26:59 AM »
Hey Jenn@@@@!
all is well.  The Final Enemy has been selling very well (don"t wanna jinx it!)
How are you?
How is your launch going?
Update me please!

Fab! I'm so pleased The Final Enemy is doing well... your Amazon rankings are great! The Scouts will be disappointed they didn't pick it up at this rate ;)

I'm good, thanks. I should (hopefully) have my book launching in the next week or so. I've tweaked the cover slightly, edited a few things, and I now just have to do a final read-through to catch any remaining pesky errors before it releases.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18549 on: June 06, 2017, 02:35:11 AM »
Congratulations to Isabella and the Slipper (although I don't think she was on this thread... but the book looks great), and commiserations to Jada and The Freak Show Below. That one looks like a great book too and I'm surprised it wasn't picked. Best of luck with your launch!

These Scouters like to keep us guessing!
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