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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18800 on: June 12, 2017, 08:22:21 PM »
Congratulations Patricia. Brilliant excerpt. Looking forward to reading the rest of the story.
Me too, can't wait to get my copy!
Patricia, congratulations!! I missed the good news post. Can't wait to read Ghosts in Glass Houses!!
Congratulations Patricia! Looking forward to reading the book !

Thank you!
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« Reply #18801 on: June 12, 2017, 08:34:56 PM »
Peeking my head in after a long absence. Congrats on your newest one Patricia! The Ceiling Man has gotten some really stellar reviews so hopefully your new launch will go as great! What It Is is still struggling- at this point I'll earn back my advance in about 10 years- but I've abandoned it temporarily as I work on my newest book, a Rev War historical fiction. It's very slow going (it requires a ton of research just to write simple scenes), but I hope to have it ready to launch on Scout in August.
 

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« Reply #18802 on: June 12, 2017, 11:31:50 PM »
Congrats to Ghosts in Glass Houses! Awesome selection!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18803 on: June 13, 2017, 01:02:35 AM »
Patricia, just got notification from KS about Ghosts in Glass Houses. That's so great. Congrats.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18804 on: June 13, 2017, 01:44:44 AM »
It's Tuesday. I'm halfway through the week. I have Friday and Saturday off this week, so today is hump day.

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 Shipley Bridge by David Thompson
4 days left Black Sun Ascension by T.S. Starkenberg
4 days left Finding Home Again by Mary Head
6 days left Self Possessed by Lee Isserow
9 days left Nick of Time by Julianne Q. Johnson
11 days left The Everett Exorcism by Lincoln Cole
12 days left The Shadow Girl by Misty Mount
16 days left Beyond Gaza by Yvonne Crow
16 days left The Lost Spy by Kate Moira Ryan
17 days left Heart of Time by Skye Mackinnon
19 days left Justice Returns by William Bernhardt
20 days left I Rode for the Wigglin' W by Flynn Mcguin
23 days left The Summoner by M.C. Glan
23 days left The Book of Witches by Leena Maria
23 days left Unknown Presence by Alicia Rivoli
24 days left Hunter's Soul by Stacey Oakley
24 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 #18805 on: June 13, 2017, 02:49:46 AM »
Thank you! (It was a surprise to me!)

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

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!

Congratulations, just got the email with the good news :) Can't wait to read it
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18806 on: June 13, 2017, 04:50:01 AM »
Just received the message telling me THE BOOK KNIGHTS wasn't selected. At least it was quick. I'll get it out soon. Thanks to all who supported it.
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« Reply #18807 on: June 13, 2017, 04:57:09 AM »
Just received the message telling me THE BOOK KNIGHTS wasn't selected. At least it was quick. I'll get it out soon. Thanks to all who supported it.

Sorry to hear that, but at least it hasn't dampened your spirits. Good luck with the launch!

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« Reply #18808 on: June 13, 2017, 05:02:16 AM »
Sorry to hear that, but at least it hasn't dampened your spirits. Good luck with the launch!

Thanks, Lincoln. My goal with KS was to connect with more readers (promotion has never been my thing), so it's been a success. I've learned a lot for next time. I also had a lot of positive feedback (including direct contact from readers who are eager to read THE BOOK KNIGHTS) and that's encouraging.

Good luck with your incredible campaign. Hope you don't break the Internet!  ;D
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18809 on: June 13, 2017, 05:25:26 AM »
Nominated:

Shipley Bridge
Black Sun Ascension
Finding Home Again (love the cover  ;D)

No word from KS on The Things We Do ...

Congrats to Patricia on the selection of Ghosts in Glass Houses. That's awesome!!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18810 on: June 13, 2017, 05:47:07 AM »
I'm running a promo today from a website that has never run a promo for Kindle Scout before, so it is sort of a trial run thing. Raven's Peak was their Book of the Month in April (see it here) and is in the running for book of the year from them (can find that one the same page, and please feel free to vote for Raven's Peak!!!!). Right now my kindle scout campaign is their book of the day, and I'll know tomorrow how well it ran and see if it is a worthwhile thing for them to offer long term!

Here are some of their notices:

Facebook
twitter
Online Book Club
Free Giveaway (Usually Live around noon)

They also post to pinterest and linkedIn and already this morning I've gotten about 60 tweets at me and retweets from it. Like I said, though, what really matters is the actual page views I get so I'll let everyone know how that goes tomorrow!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18811 on: June 13, 2017, 06:26:35 AM »
Morning new friends -
Sorry J.G. - Book Knights wasn't picked. I liked the cover and excerpt a lot.

I am nominating --
2 days left Shipley Bridge by David Thompson
4 days left Black Sun Ascension by T.S. Starkenberg

Lincoln - I agree Author shout is great. I am figuring out Gleam today - my son is away at school so I'll have to do it myself (albeit with the teenage eye roll).  I didn't have much luck with Butterfly books - was there a particular package you used?
And very happy Glass houses was picked! My girlfriend and I loved the cover. 
Please check out - THE LOST SPY if you have a chance. I wrote it for my friend's 80th bday - her husband was in the French resistance. So it started out as a present and now it's on KS- which is great fun- nerve wracking, but great fun! So happy to have this board for information and support.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18812 on: June 13, 2017, 06:28:06 AM »
Morning new friends -
Sorry J.G. - Book Knights wasn't picked. I liked the cover and excerpt a lot.

I am nominating --
2 days left Shipley Bridge by David Thompson
4 days left Black Sun Ascension by T.S. Starkenberg

Lincoln - I agree Author shout is great. I am figuring out Gleam today - my son is away at school so I'll have to do it myself (albeit with the teenage eye roll).  I didn't have much luck with Butterfly books - was there a particular package you used?
And very happy Glass houses was picked! My girlfriend and I loved the cover. 
Please check out - THE LOST SPY if you have a chance. I wrote it for my friend's 80th bday - her husband was in the French resistance. So it started out as a present and now it's on KS- which is great fun- nerve wracking, but great fun! So happy to have this board for information and support.

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When I ran books butterfly I contacted them directly instead of just a package. Their packages don't do quite as well and are more expensive.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18813 on: June 13, 2017, 06:37:25 AM »
Morning new friends -
Sorry J.G. - Book Knights wasn't picked. I liked the cover and excerpt a lot.

I am nominating --
2 days left Shipley Bridge by David Thompson
4 days left Black Sun Ascension by T.S. Starkenberg

Lincoln - I agree Author shout is great. I am figuring out Gleam today - my son is away at school so I'll have to do it myself (albeit with the teenage eye roll).  I didn't have much luck with Butterfly books - was there a particular package you used?
And very happy Glass houses was picked! My girlfriend and I loved the cover. 
Please check out - THE LOST SPY if you have a chance. I wrote it for my friend's 80th bday - her husband was in the French resistance. So it started out as a present and now it's on KS- which is great fun- nerve wracking, but great fun! So happy to have this board for information and support.

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Thanks, Kate. I think THE BOOK KNIGHTS will do well, despite not getting Kindle Press's nod.

And though I'm not the expert Lincoln is, the following (inexpensive) promotions were the ones that put me on/kept me on the Hot and Trending list:

Author Shout
Just Kindle Books
ReadPer (Jaxon Reed's newsletter promotion)

I will definitely use them again.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18814 on: June 13, 2017, 07:02:57 AM »
Nominate this morning:

Shipley Bridge by David Thompson
Black Sun Ascension by T.S. Starkenberg
Finding Home Again by Mary Head

Congratulations to Patricia! I loved reading The Ceiling Man. No wonder they picked Glass Houses. Awesome.

Day twelve for UNIMAGINARY in the waiting room.
Tick tock...ugh.

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« Reply #18815 on: June 13, 2017, 08:06:37 AM »
Just got the notification for Ghosts in Glass Houses. Congratulations!

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« Reply #18816 on: June 13, 2017, 08:27:25 AM »
Just received the message telling me THE BOOK KNIGHTS wasn't selected. At least it was quick. I'll get it out soon. Thanks to all who supported it.

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you took some beer with you out of the waiting room. You deserve it.

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« Reply #18817 on: June 13, 2017, 08:36:25 AM »
I'm trying to thank people in batches, so as not to clutter up the thread (too much), but I've given up on quoting, so-

Cālix, Ela, Skye, Anita, Slim, Patrick, and Julie-Thank you!

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« Reply #18818 on: June 13, 2017, 08:40:13 AM »
Peeking my head in after a long absence. Congrats on your newest one Patricia! The Ceiling Man has gotten some really stellar reviews so hopefully your new launch will go as great! What It Is is still struggling- at this point I'll earn back my advance in about 10 years- but I've abandoned it temporarily as I work on my newest book, a Rev War historical fiction. It's very slow going (it requires a ton of research just to write simple scenes), but I hope to have it ready to launch on Scout in August.

Thank you! Sorry What It Is is struggling. TCM has gone up and down. The good thing is KP appears to believe in the long term, so What It Is may yet take off!

The amount of research involved in historicals scares me off. Not because I don't like research. I love it, and once I fall down that rabbit hole I don't get the writing done. I'll be looking for your historical on KS!

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« Reply #18819 on: June 13, 2017, 09:06:16 AM »
Just received the message telling me THE BOOK KNIGHTS wasn't selected. At least it was quick. I'll get it out soon. Thanks to all who supported it.
Really sorry to hear that. Just got the email. :( But I love your positive attitude! The peeps over on the "rejection" thread helped me turn my launch into the best I've ever had, so you should definitely join us over there. The Book Knights will still do really well, and KS will wish they'd chosen it!!

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« Reply #18820 on: June 13, 2017, 09:44:39 AM »
Just received the message telling me THE BOOK KNIGHTS wasn't selected. At least it was quick. I'll get it out soon. Thanks to all who supported it.

Sorry, JG :( Best of luck with your launch!
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« Reply #18821 on: June 13, 2017, 10:54:52 AM »
I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you took some beer with you out of the waiting room. You deserve it.

I'll have a cold one tonight, for sure! Thanks.

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« Reply #18822 on: June 13, 2017, 11:11:07 AM »
Really sorry to hear that. Just got the email. :( But I love your positive attitude! The peeps over on the "rejection" thread helped me turn my launch into the best I've ever had, so you should definitely join us over there. The Book Knights will still do really well, and KS will wish they'd chosen it!!

Thanks, ID. I'll definitely check it out.

And all is not lost. I've been receiving a steady stream of messages from scouts who nominated my book. You already know this since you nominated THE BOOK KNIGHTS, but in my Thank You letter I ask supporters to contact me and tell me they're 'book knights'. I'll be letting them know when the book is published, that it will be free for a limited time--basically the same thing Amazon does for books that are selected--and I'll ask that those enthusiastic readers leave reviews. After the free book promotion, I'll press the "button" to have Amazon tell all the other nominators that the book is available and price it modestly. Hopefully this will help get me a good number of reviews to promote sales, and I'll be building an email list to use in the future.

Take that, Amazon! Two can play at this game! ;)
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« Reply #18823 on: June 13, 2017, 11:11:48 AM »
Sorry, JG :( Best of luck with your launch!

Thanks, Jennifer.

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« Reply #18824 on: June 13, 2017, 11:43:17 AM »
Just received the message telling me THE BOOK KNIGHTS wasn't selected. At least it was quick. I'll get it out soon. Thanks to all who supported it.
Sorry to hear it JG, but I wish you oodles of sales with the launch. You're right. KS is a great way to get eyes on your book whether it's selected or not.