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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18650 on: June 09, 2017, 04:01:04 AM »
Hooray, it's Friday!

I've heard word from three narrators now about three of my books. I'm really excited about this whole ACX venture. I am hoping it will turn out to be a tidy little cash cow.

I've also spent some time last evening and this morning beginning research for my regional book. It is already taking shape.

Now, 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

LAST DAY LEFT! Plunge by John Greco
LAST DAY LEFT! The Smart One by Joe Clifford Faust
1 day left The Book Knights by J.G. Mckenney
1 day left Night of the Webcam by Robertson Tait
1 day left Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner
3 days left Fallen from Grace by Nikki Landis
3 days left The Modern Mage by T.J. Flaxman
6 days left Shipley Bridge by David Thompson
8 days left Black Sun Ascension by T.S. Starkenberg
8 days left Finding Home Again by Mary Head
10 days left Self Possessed by Lee Isserow
13 days left Nick of Time by Julianne Q. Johnson
15 days left The Everett Exorcism by Lincoln Cole
16 days left The Shadow Girl by Misty Mount
20 days left Beyond Gaza by Yvonne Crow
21 days left Heart of Time by Skye Mackinnon
23 days left Justice Returns by William Bernhardt
24 days left I Rode for the Wigglin' W by Flynn Mcguin
27 days left The Summoner by M.C. Glan
27 days left The Book of Witches by Leena Maria
27 days left Unknown Presence by Alicia Rivoli
28 days left Hunter's Soul by Stacey Oakley
28 days left The Lost Word of Khymera, Part II by Theresa A. James

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 #18651 on: June 09, 2017, 04:51:48 AM »
There's just 1 day to go in THE BOOK KNIGHTS campaign. I want to thank everyone on this thread for their support and advice. As someone who hadn't spent much time promoting in the past, the information I received here helped my campaign immensely, and I'll continue to use what I've learned to connect with readers. I've seen some very strong books get rejected, so I'm realistic about my chances. No matter the result, my Kindle Scout experience has been valuable. Good luck to all!


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18652 on: June 09, 2017, 04:56:01 AM »
Plunge by John Greco
The Smart One by Joe Clifford Faust

Nominated!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18653 on: June 09, 2017, 05:54:42 AM »
I'm sorry to hear that. I nominated it and really thought it would be selected.

I just got my no too. I'm not going to waste a lot of time trying to figure out why they rejected it. It's my eleventh novel and was professionally edited. It's a very strong book. On the the bright side--i'll get 70% instead of 50%. And I won't have to wait a couple of months for it to be released.  Cold Ground Ginger will go on sale next week.

Best wishes to those of you who are still in limbo.

Sorry, Robert :( Best of luck with your release!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18654 on: June 09, 2017, 05:58:32 AM »
Nominations are:

Plunge
The Smart One
The Book Knights

Best of luck to all.  :)

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18655 on: June 09, 2017, 06:16:18 AM »
Nominations are:

Plunge
The Smart One
The Book Knights

Best of luck to all.  :)

Thanks for your support, Anita!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18656 on: June 09, 2017, 06:26:03 AM »
Hooray, it's Friday!

I've heard word from three narrators now about three of my books. I'm really excited about this whole ACX venture. I am hoping it will turn out to be a tidy little cash cow.

I've also spent some time last evening and this morning beginning research for my regional book. It is already taking shape.

Now, 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

LAST DAY LEFT! Plunge by John Greco
LAST DAY LEFT! The Smart One by Joe Clifford Faust
1 day left The Book Knights by J.G. Mckenney
1 day left Night of the Webcam by Robertson Tait
1 day left Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner
3 days left Fallen from Grace by Nikki Landis
3 days left The Modern Mage by T.J. Flaxman
6 days left Shipley Bridge by David Thompson
8 days left Black Sun Ascension by T.S. Starkenberg
8 days left Finding Home Again by Mary Head
10 days left Self Possessed by Lee Isserow
13 days left Nick of Time by Julianne Q. Johnson
15 days left The Everett Exorcism by Lincoln Cole
16 days left The Shadow Girl by Misty Mount
20 days left Beyond Gaza by Yvonne Crow
21 days left Heart of Time by Skye Mackinnon
23 days left Justice Returns by William Bernhardt
24 days left I Rode for the Wigglin' W by Flynn Mcguin
27 days left The Summoner by M.C. Glan
27 days left The Book of Witches by Leena Maria
28 days left Hunter's Soul by Stacey Oakley
28 days left The Lost Word of Khymera, Part II by Theresa A. James

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 #18657 on: June 09, 2017, 07:50:57 AM »
I know this may be a question for a different thread, but since y'all are my go-to people, I hope you don't mind me asking here. It's sort of KS related. Has anyone heard of Black Rose Writing DigiTerra Press? Did anyone else get an email from them recently? I got an email asking if I'd be interested in submitting my ebook to them and I don't know as much about them as I'd like to.
I did submit another book to them about a year ago through Authors.me and they passed on it. This email isn't specific so I don't know if they're talking about that book or "Moon" or if it's just a blanket email to a lot of authors.  If anyone has any info about Black Rose, I'd appreciate it. Especially if everyone just got an email, as sometimes happens.
I was also very sad to see more rejection emails this morning from KS on some really good books.  :(

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18658 on: June 09, 2017, 08:03:50 AM »
I know this may be a question for a different thread, but since y'all are my go-to people, I hope you don't mind me asking here. It's sort of KS related. Has anyone heard of Black Rose Writing DigiTerra Press? Did anyone else get an email from them recently? I got an email asking if I'd be interested in submitting my ebook to them and I don't know as much about them as I'd like to.
I did submit another book to them about a year ago through Authors.me and they passed on it. This email isn't specific so I don't know if they're talking about that book or "Moon" or if it's just a blanket email to a lot of authors.  If anyone has any info about Black Rose, I'd appreciate it. Especially if everyone just got an email, as sometimes happens.
I was also very sad to see more rejection emails this morning from KS on some really good books.  :(

I'd stay away, based on these:

http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2015/03/20/black-rose-writing-a-less-than-ideal-first-experience/

http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?97741-Publisher-Black-Rose-Writing-(Reagan-Rothe)

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18659 on: June 09, 2017, 08:14:20 AM »
Sorry to hear it, Robert.  Keep in mind that quality of book is only one criteria all publishers look at, so rejection does not mean it's not well written.  I hope you have oodles of sales at launch.
Sure. It's no worse than being rejected by one of the Big 5 (or is it 4 now?) I'm just thankful that Amazon makes it so easy to be a self-publisher.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18661 on: June 09, 2017, 08:59:52 AM »
Sorry to hear Robert and TE, I was really hoping KS would pick up some more books this months. 9 days into June and there's only been one selection.

I think I have this somewhat figured out though. It seems that books with a lot of pageviews and H&T time get reviewed right away, and possibly a little bit more time allotted for that review, hence the quick turnaround for Isabella and the Slipper, The Revenants, etc., if you have a lesser amount of both H&T and Page Views, you seem to just be allotted your spot in the queue, and your book is reviewed by the order in which it was submitted, which probably means less time considering the manuscript as a whole. I think a lot of H&T would also mean that your book has a good chance of "Jumping the queue", in other words, if you get reviewed first, you might get selected before another book that was submitted and finished before yours. Just my assumptions at this point. According to this theory, I'm expecting to hear the decision about my book this weekend.

Good luck to those in the waiting room!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18662 on: June 09, 2017, 09:13:06 AM »
Sure. It's no worse than being rejected by one of the Big 5 (or is it 4 now?) I'm just thankful that Amazon makes it so easy to be a self-publisher.

I remember when it used to be the Big 6! I finally deleted my over 100 rejection letters from literary agents, regarding my first novel. We authors need to be resilient and confident (understatement). Good luck with your launch, Robert.
 

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18663 on: June 09, 2017, 09:59:07 AM »
Had two slots open and nominated:

The Smart One by Joe Clifford Faust
The Book Knights by J.G. Mckenney

Already had Plunge by John Greco in my third slot.

Good luck!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18664 on: June 09, 2017, 10:14:02 AM »
Plunge by John Greco
The Smart One by Joe Clifford Faust

Nominated!

Thank you!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18665 on: June 09, 2017, 10:15:31 AM »
Had two slots open and nominated:

The Smart One by Joe Clifford Faust
The Book Knights by J.G. Mckenney

Already had Plunge by John Greco in my third slot.

Good luck!

Mark

Thanks, Mark!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18666 on: June 09, 2017, 10:23:13 AM »
Had two slots open and nominated:

The Smart One by Joe Clifford Faust
The Book Knights by J.G. Mckenney

Already had Plunge by John Greco in my third slot.

Good luck!

Mark


Much appreciated!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18667 on: June 09, 2017, 10:54:48 AM »
Top three nominated!

Good luck everyone who has campaigns ending soon!

I'm passing the halfway point and pretty happy with my results so far! Sunday another blog post rolls out about the process and how much fun it has been! I bit the bullet and did a couple of things I was certain I wouldn't do, and back to spending money in new and creative ways.

At least it gives me more fodder for my blog and letting everyone know what NOT to do!  :D

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18668 on: June 09, 2017, 11:22:09 AM »
Hey everybody  :D  Nominated Plunge and The Book Knights  :)  Have a great weekend!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18669 on: June 09, 2017, 12:19:58 PM »
Hey everybody  :D  Nominated Plunge and The Book Knights  :)  Have a great weekend!

Thank you!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18670 on: June 09, 2017, 12:29:53 PM »
Sorry to hear Robert and TE, I was really hoping KS would pick up some more books this months. 9 days into June and there's only been one selection.

I think I have this somewhat figured out though. It seems that books with a lot of pageviews and H&T time get reviewed right away, and possibly a little bit more time allotted for that review, hence the quick turnaround for Isabella and the Slipper, The Revenants, etc., if you have a lesser amount of both H&T and Page Views, you seem to just be allotted your spot in the queue, and your book is reviewed by the order in which it was submitted, which probably means less time considering the manuscript as a whole. I think a lot of H&T would also mean that your book has a good chance of "Jumping the queue", in other words, if you get reviewed first, you might get selected before another book that was submitted and finished before yours. Just my assumptions at this point. According to this theory, I'm expecting to hear the decision about my book this weekend.

Good luck to those in the waiting room!
Maybe. I think they're taking so long with Under Jupiter because it looks like a great book. Good luck anyway, I'm right behind you :-) M

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18671 on: June 09, 2017, 12:33:45 PM »
Only those with candy in, Hilary. Didn't like them. Good luck. Hope you get selected because then I'll get your book for free! Yay!

My forlorn hope was for chocolate chip. Ah well!

I think Anita slipped into the waiting room with me, so fingers crossed for you too!

And my stats, because we all like stats: 1.5k page views, 103 hours in H & T, 77% internal traffic and 23% external. Oh, and one day in review.

Lastly, no open slots today, but will have two tomorrow to fill.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18672 on: June 09, 2017, 12:42:16 PM »
My forlorn hope was for chocolate chip. Ah well!

I've eaten all the chocolate chip. Sorry.  :P

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18673 on: June 09, 2017, 12:47:01 PM »
My YA Contemporary Romance PROTECT MY HEART just started its Kindle Scout campaign today. Please nominate it at this link: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1F2FU4YCST8MF  Thank you!!!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18674 on: June 09, 2017, 12:48:15 PM »
My YA Contemporary Romance PROTECT MY HEART just started its Kindle Scout campaign today. Please nominate it at this link: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1F2FU4YCST8MF  Thank you!!!

Welcome aboard and good luck! Steve will get you added to the ongoing list so you won't have to add the link again and people can nominate when it closes down!

Thanks for checking out the forum and here's hoping you get some good news!