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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18675 on: June 09, 2017, 12:52:10 PM »
Hey everybody  :D  Nominated Plunge and The Book Knights  :)  Have a great weekend!

Much appreciated!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18677 on: June 09, 2017, 01:21:36 PM »
I've eaten all the chocolate chip. Sorry.  :P

Hehe, I ate most of the chocolate chip during my 48 hour wait  :P
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« Reply #18678 on: June 09, 2017, 01:28:55 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!

I had about 1.3K views and 176 hours (ish), which aren't terrible numbers but they're poor compared to most. Based on those numbers, I shouldn't have been bumped up the review queue, but I got my reject within 48 hours like The Revenant (and a number of others with good covers, excerpts, and different levels of success in their stats based on H&T time I saw) etc. The other 3 that loaded the same day as mine weren't rejected for another 10 days or so after mine was rejected. I do feel like there's an element of quick rejections for genres they don't really want, but that's just a guess and I don't think there's really any way to know what the Scouts are actually thinking.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18679 on: June 09, 2017, 01:30:49 PM »
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

Thanks, that's what I'm telling myself to think! It will be good to hear either way, the waiting is definitely the most difficult part of KS.

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« Reply #18680 on: June 09, 2017, 02:44:56 PM »
I was just about to link to those :) I'd also stay away.
Thank you! It was a bit of red flag when I noticed the email wasn't jus to me--it was to them, which makes me think it was a bcc to more than one person. I really appreciate the help!

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« Reply #18681 on: June 09, 2017, 04:03:26 PM »
I've eaten all the chocolate chip. Sorry.  :P

At the risk of sounding like a total idiot...what do you all mean when you talk about cookies in the waiting room? :blushing:

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« Reply #18682 on: June 09, 2017, 04:16:59 PM »
At the risk of sounding like a total idiot...what do you all mean when you talk about cookies in the waiting room? :blushing:
We are imagining that we have to actually all go to a waiting room and sit around until KS tells us whether or not they pick our books, so we may as well pretend we are eating cookies while we are there, right?
Luckily, on this thread you don't have to worry about asking questions!  :D

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« Reply #18683 on: June 09, 2017, 04:20:55 PM »
We are imagining that we have to actually all go to a waiting room and sit around until KS tells us whether or not they pick our books, so we may as well pretend we are eating cookies while we are there, right?
Luckily, on this thread you don't have to worry about asking questions!  :D

Only one more day until I'm in the waiting room. I hope the beer's cold.

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« Reply #18684 on: June 09, 2017, 04:33:00 PM »
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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.


Yep. Waiting game for me too. Hope it's quick.  :-\

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« Reply #18685 on: June 09, 2017, 05:25:52 PM »
Thank you for adding Beyond Gaza to the book list Steve. Much appreciated, particularly as the family is sitting vigil with a stroke victim family member who is not expected to make it.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18686 on: June 09, 2017, 06:05:49 PM »
I had about 1.3K views and 176 hours (ish), which aren't terrible numbers but they're poor compared to most. Based on those numbers, I shouldn't have been bumped up the review queue, but I got my reject within 48 hours like The Revenant (and a number of others with good covers, excerpts, and different levels of success in their stats based on H&T time I saw) etc. The other 3 that loaded the same day as mine weren't rejected for another 10 days or so after mine was rejected. I do feel like there's an element of quick rejections for genres they don't really want, but that's just a guess and I don't think there's really any way to know what the Scouts are actually thinking.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18687 on: June 09, 2017, 06:06:22 PM »
We are imagining that we have to actually all go to a waiting room and sit around until KS tells us whether or not they pick our books, so we may as well pretend we are eating cookies while we are there, right?
Luckily, on this thread you don't have to worry about asking questions!  :D

Ha! Thanks for clarifying. I'll bring a bottle of wine.  ;)

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« Reply #18688 on: June 09, 2017, 06:22:49 PM »
Ha! Thanks for clarifying. I'll bring a bottle of wine.  ;)

Already looking for glasses!!  ;D

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« Reply #18689 on: June 09, 2017, 07:51:29 PM »
Only one more day until I'm in the waiting room. I hope the beer's cold.

FINALLY, a fellow talking sense!
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« Reply #18690 on: June 09, 2017, 08:00:59 PM »
Only one more day until I'm in the waiting room. I hope the beer's cold.

FINALLY, a fellow talking sense!
:)

Shhhh. I didn't want to tell him--after the cookies, I finished the beer.

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« Reply #18691 on: June 10, 2017, 12:14:23 AM »
Shhhh. I didn't want to tell him--after the cookies, I finished the beer.

No wine for you then!!!!!  ;D

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« Reply #18692 on: June 10, 2017, 04:25:30 AM »
Jenn
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Probably the only Olympic sport I'd ever have a chance at winning  :P
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« Reply #18693 on: June 10, 2017, 04:30:06 AM »
We are imagining that we have to actually all go to a waiting room and sit around until KS tells us whether or not they pick our books, so we may as well pretend we are eating cookies while we are there, right?
Luckily, on this thread you don't have to worry about asking questions!  :D

Hehe, yep, we were just being goofy and eating invisible cookies. Anything to pass the time in the waiting room!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18694 on: June 10, 2017, 04:46:14 AM »
Shhhh. I didn't want to tell him--after the cookies, I finished the beer.

You did what?! :o
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18695 on: June 10, 2017, 05:07:32 AM »
Night of the Webcam by Robertson Tait
Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner

Nominated! Good luck!


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« Reply #18696 on: June 10, 2017, 05:57:13 AM »
Night of the Webcam by Robertson Tait
Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner

Nominated! Good luck!

Thanks, and best of luck to you, too!

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« Reply #18697 on: June 10, 2017, 06:21:30 AM »
Nominated

The Book Knights by J.G. Mckenney
Night of the Webcam by Robertson Tait
Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner

Day five in the waiting room for me.


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« Reply #18698 on: June 10, 2017, 06:37:49 AM »
Hello, Saturday.

The sun is shining here in Nova Scotia and we've got company coming a little later on.

I've heard from a couple of more ACX narrators. I'm going to have to write a blog about the whole experience later on this summer, once some of my audiobooks become available.

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! The Book Knights by J.G. Mckenney
LAST DAY LEFT! Night of the Webcam by Robertson Tait
LAST DAY LEFT! Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner
2 days left Fallen from Grace by Nikki Landis
2 days left The Modern Mage by T.J. Flaxman
5 days left Shipley Bridge by David Thompson
7 days left Black Sun Ascension by T.S. Starkenberg
7 days left Finding Home Again by Mary Head
9 days left Self Possessed by Lee Isserow
12 days left Nick of Time by Julianne Q. Johnson
14 days left The Everett Exorcism by Lincoln Cole
15 days left The Shadow Girl by Misty Mount
19 days left Beyond Gaza by Yvonne Crow
19 days left The Lost Spy by Kate Moira Ryan
20 days left Heart of Time by Skye Mackinnon
22 days left Justice Returns by William Bernhardt
23 days left I Rode for the Wigglin' W by Flynn Mcguin
26 days left The Summoner by M.C. Glan
26 days left The Book of Witches by Leena Maria
26 days left Unknown Presence by Alicia Rivoli
27 days left Hunter's Soul by Stacey Oakley
27 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 #18699 on: June 10, 2017, 06:47:38 AM »
Nominated

The Book Knights by J.G. Mckenney
Night of the Webcam by Robertson Tait
Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner

Day five in the waiting room for me.

Best of luck to you, Patrick. And thanks for the nomination!

Robertson