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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18775 on: June 12, 2017, 09:19:18 AM »
that's awesome thank you for setting up a list for us!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18776 on: June 12, 2017, 09:20:41 AM »
It's Thursday.

I'm heading out early this morning for a yearly appointment with my specialist. I have a bit of a tremor, which runs in my family, and I have a yearly check-up just to keep an eye on it.

I do have a bit of exciting news on the writing front. My regional publisher just contacted me, looking for another book. I'm excited about that. I can't offer any more details than that, but the advance money will come in handy.

This morning I received word from an ACX narrator regarding what is going to be the first audiobook that I have independently published. As some of you might now, ACX has recently opened the doors to us Canadian authors and I have been steadily marketing my books there over the last week or so. It's a bit of a slow process because I have to enter each of my works and put them up for audition. I also have to spend a bit of time browsing through the different narrator's samples and contacting them individually, pitching them different projects.

I've just had my first acceptance of a project. My novel, GYPSY BLOOD, should be available in audiobook format by the end of the summer, depending upon how quickly my new narrator works. I can't tell you much more because I am still learning all about it myself - but I am VERY excited to get this new sales venue up and moving. I have heard that audiobooks can be very lucrative. I am looking to find out just how true that is for my own work.

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! No Place in Eden by Hilary Murray
LAST DAY LEFT! The Things We Do For Love by Anita Louise
1 day left Plunge by John Greco
1 day left The Smart One by Joe Clifford Faust
2 days left The Book Knights by J.G. Mckenney
2 days left Night of the Webcam by Robertson Tait
2 days left Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner
4 days left Fallen from Grace by Nikki Landis
4 days left The Modern Mage by T.J. Flaxman
7 days left Shipley Bridge by David Thompson
9 days left Black Sun Ascension by T.S. Starkenberg
9 days left Finding Home Again by Mary Head
11 days left Self Possessed by Lee Isserow
14 days left Nick of Time by Julianne Q. Johnson
16 days left The Everett Exorcism by Lincoln Cole
17 days left The Shadow Girl by Misty Mount
21 days left Beyond Gaza by Yvonne Crow
22 days left Heart of Time by Skye Mackinnon
24 days left Justice Returns by William Bernhardt
25 days left I Rode for the Wigglin' W by Flynn Mcguin
28 days left The Summoner by M.C. Glan
28 days left The Book of Witches by Leena Maria

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 #18777 on: June 12, 2017, 10:02:12 AM »
Hi Lincoln,
You are a Godsend to this newbie author.  Thank you for letting me know about your experience with scout boost.  You just saved me some money. I am checking out your blog now. I cannot thank you enough.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18778 on: June 12, 2017, 11:00:28 AM »
Congrats, Patricia!! I had high hopes for Ghosts in Glass Houses :D So pleased for you!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18779 on: June 12, 2017, 11:01:45 AM »
I've been avoiding anything too specific on the blog and for posting (saving that until after the campaign ends) but I'm on track to spend 90%+ hot and trending and break 10-15k page views (and 2-3 of the biggest promotions haven't even run yet, so who knows how those will go). I've also had a 1k + page views day.

Fab stats, congrats!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18780 on: June 12, 2017, 11:03:19 AM »
Hi Lincoln,
You are a Godsend to this newbie author.  Thank you for letting me know about your experience with scout boost.  You just saved me some money. I am checking out your blog now. I cannot thank you enough.


No problem. I'm just glad I can help keep authors from wasting money (like I keep doing!).

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18781 on: June 12, 2017, 11:42:27 AM »
Congrats, Patricia!! I had high hopes for Ghosts in Glass Houses :D So pleased for you!

Thank you! Good luck to those still waiting. I'm not sure which is better--the selection or the end of the waiting. At least I won't be drinking all the waiting room beer and eating all the cookies anymore!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18782 on: June 12, 2017, 12:11:39 PM »
Thank you! Good luck to those still waiting. I'm not sure which is better--the selection or the end of the waiting. At least I won't be drinking all the waiting room beer and eating all the cookies anymore!
Congratulations! That's awesome! Of course, not really a surprise, but still amazing news! Looking forward to reading the rest of the story.

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« Reply #18783 on: June 12, 2017, 12:46:18 PM »
Thank you! Good luck to those still waiting. I'm not sure which is better--the selection or the end of the waiting. At least I won't be drinking all the waiting room beer and eating all the cookies anymore!

Many congratulations! Yay!! That is so great!!!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18784 on: June 12, 2017, 01:12:13 PM »
I've been avoiding anything too specific on the blog and for posting (saving that until after the campaign ends) but I'm on track to spend 90%+ hot and trending and break 10-15k page views (and 2-3 of the biggest promotions haven't even run yet, so who knows how those will go). I've also had a 1k + page views day.

Jaw. Dropped.
Holy cow-- are you sharing further promotion tips anywhere besides your excellent Scout guide? Because those stats are staggering...

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18785 on: June 12, 2017, 01:17:41 PM »
Thank you! Good luck to those still waiting. I'm not sure which is better--the selection or the end of the waiting. At least I won't be drinking all the waiting room beer and eating all the cookies anymore!

Congrats! Great to hear you were selected.

...and good to know there'll be some beer left. I'll need it.  ;)

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18786 on: June 12, 2017, 01:24:50 PM »
Jaw. Dropped.
Holy cow-- are you sharing further promotion tips anywhere besides your excellent Scout guide? Because those stats are staggering...

I have been writing blog posts during this campaign (3 out so far, another two in the works) on my blog to supplement my guide book (I don't rehash things I covered in the guide book in the blog posts and vice versa) and I have tried out a LOT of new promotional items (paid and unpaid) and I'm reviewing and giving details on them (recommended or not).

You can see it here in the Kindle Scout Blog posts under the guidebook :)

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18787 on: June 12, 2017, 02:20:39 PM »
Patricia- so pleased Ghosts got selected.  Looking forward to my free copy!

Steve V- I hate Mondays today too.  Car died and had to get it towed.  Think I need a new starter.  Thanks for keeping the list up and current, even on the most hated of days!

Lincoln- I adore you for sharing so much of your KS experiences.  You are a rock star and you help me have a better campaign. Your stats are awesome and I know you've worked hard for them.

Louise- I really enjoyed TDP, happy to review it.

Top three nominated, fingers crossed for those in the waiting room!


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18788 on: June 12, 2017, 02:31:28 PM »
Thank you! Good luck to those still waiting. I'm not sure which is better--the selection or the end of the waiting. At least I won't be drinking all the waiting room beer and eating all the cookies anymore!
Congrats Patricia!! I just saw the news on here, weird I never got an email notifying me since I nominated you...look forward to the free copy and giving it a read!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18789 on: June 12, 2017, 02:43:16 PM »
Thank you! Good luck to those still waiting. I'm not sure which is better--the selection or the end of the waiting. At least I won't be drinking all the waiting room beer and eating all the cookies anymore!

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading Ghosts in Glass Houses.
 

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18790 on: June 12, 2017, 02:43:56 PM »
I have nominated

The Shadow Girl by Misty Mount
Nick of Time by Julianne Q Johnson
Heart of Time by Skye Mackinnon

I hope you all make it - your story ideas sure were interesting!

Leena :)

Thanks so much Leena!!!!  :D You're awesome :)

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« Reply #18791 on: June 12, 2017, 02:48:27 PM »
Thank you! Good luck to those still waiting. I'm not sure which is better--the selection or the end of the waiting. At least I won't be drinking all the waiting room beer and eating all the cookies anymore!

Congrats! So well deserved!!!!


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« Reply #18792 on: June 12, 2017, 02:49:57 PM »
Thank you so much for all of the votes and support! I've got the top 3, of course.

Man, these final hours have me a nervous wreck. No lie!!!!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18793 on: June 12, 2017, 04:17:09 PM »
Congratulations patricia!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18794 on: June 12, 2017, 04:29:45 PM »
Congratulations! That's awesome! Of course, not really a surprise, but still amazing news! Looking forward to reading the rest of the story.

Thank you! (It was a surprise to me!)

Many congratulations! Yay!! That is so great!!!
Congrats! Great to hear you were selected.
...and good to know there'll be some beer left. I'll need it.  ;)
Patricia- so pleased Ghosts got selected.  Looking forward to my free copy!
Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading Ghosts in Glass Houses.
Congrats! So well deserved!!!!
Congratulations patricia!

Thank you all! J.G. McKenney, I did leave you some beer!

Congrats Patricia!! I just saw the news on here, weird I never got an email notifying me since I nominated you...look forward to the free copy and giving it a read!

Thank you! I'm not sure the nominator emails have gone out yet. Sometimes there's a delay between it appearing on the site and the emails going out. (I got the author email, but haven't received a nominator email. And I did nominate my own book this time. I didn't the last time.)

If I missed anyone here, apologies--and Thank You!

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« Reply #18795 on: June 12, 2017, 04:44:46 PM »
Thank you! Good luck to those still waiting. I'm not sure which is better--the selection or the end of the waiting. At least I won't be drinking all the waiting room beer and eating all the cookies anymore!

Congratulations Patricia. Brilliant excerpt. Looking forward to reading the rest of the story.

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« Reply #18796 on: June 12, 2017, 05:19:03 PM »
Congratulations Patricia. Brilliant excerpt. Looking forward to reading the rest of the story.

Me too, can't wait to get my copy!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18797 on: June 12, 2017, 05:36:13 PM »
Patricia, congratulations!! I missed the good news post. Can't wait to read Ghosts in Glass Houses!!
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« Reply #18798 on: June 12, 2017, 06:25:21 PM »
Thank you again to everyone who supported The Freak Show Below Kindle Scout campaign. I promised a free copy even if it was not selected. The book is free on Amazon now. Here are Amazon links, or you can click on the book in my signature.

Amazon US:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072MJHB1F
Amazon UK:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B072MJHB1F
Amazon Canada:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B072MJHB1F
Amazon Australia:
https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B072MJHB1F

Got it! Thanks, Jada. (Don't know how soon I will get to it, but I am looking forward to it!)

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18799 on: June 12, 2017, 07:56:04 PM »
Thank you! Good luck to those still waiting. I'm not sure which is better--the selection or the end of the waiting. At least I won't be drinking all the waiting room beer and eating all the cookies anymore!
Congratulations Patricia! Looking forward to reading the book !

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