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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #19700 on: July 23, 2017, 02:23:44 PM »
Just nominated:

Untangling the Black Web by T.F. Jacobs
Cybele by Rena Arun
Tropical Nights by Jelmer De Haan

Best of luck to all three!

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« Reply #19701 on: July 23, 2017, 03:35:16 PM »
Julianne, TF, Bemy, thanks for the kind words and congrats on the performance of your respective books.

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« Reply #19702 on: July 23, 2017, 04:51:17 PM »
Julianne, great stats and a hell of a cover! You'll get my vote.

Have had Black Web and Cybele nom'd for the last couple of days.

Sorry to hear about Red Fingernails...I liked that one.

Good luck to all.

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« Reply #19703 on: July 23, 2017, 05:25:56 PM »
Julianne, great stats and a hell of a cover! You'll get my vote.

Have had Black Web and Cybele nom'd for the last couple of days.

Sorry to hear about Red Fingernails...I liked that one.

Good luck to all.
Thank you kindly, David! :) Keeping my fingers crossed for Cave Hill and hoping for my free copy!

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« Reply #19704 on: July 23, 2017, 06:11:43 PM »
Realized I had another slot open up so here's another nomination for Cybele.

Good luck all!


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« Reply #19705 on: July 23, 2017, 06:53:59 PM »
Realized I had another slot open up so here's another nomination for Cybele.

Good luck all!

Thank you, JD! I feel lucky already!  :)

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #19706 on: July 24, 2017, 02:22:55 AM »
It's Monday. I've got the morning off but I work the evening.

Let's get to the 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

3 days left Cybele by Rena Arun
6 days left Tropical Nights by Jelmer De Haan
7 days left I Think I Know You...Karyuna, Do I? by Ajit Panicker
7 days left The 13th Sign by Kate Warren
14 days left Ghost in the Park by Julianne Q. Johnson
14 days left Mister Miracle by Carey Lewis
14 days left Tribe by D. McMahon
17 days left Ardor's Peril by Bemy Well
19 days left Ersha's Revenge by D.M. Chappell
21 days left The Spirit of Imhotep by Maria Isabel Pita
25 days left The Fallen Child by David Thompson
25 days left Just Jilted by Lila 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 #19707 on: July 24, 2017, 03:45:57 AM »
Hi scouters, hope you're all doing well. Just wondering if anyone has any free or 99c books at the moment? Looking for things to pop in my newsletter. Scifi or fantasy preferred but will consider anything.

Still nominating from the list!

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« Reply #19708 on: July 24, 2017, 03:48:49 AM »
Thank you kindly, David! :) Keeping my fingers crossed for Cave Hill and hoping for my free copy!

Gosh that would be good :) There, just tempted fate! Oops!

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« Reply #19709 on: July 24, 2017, 03:50:57 AM »
Hi scouters, hope you're all doing well. Just wondering if anyone has any free or 99c books at the moment? Looking for things to pop in my newsletter. Scifi or fantasy preferred but will consider anything.

Still nominating from the list!

Would you like Bar Girl?I can assure you it's not what it seems. And it is FREE.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bar-Girl-David-Thompson-ebook/dp/B0090N4M1G

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« Reply #19710 on: July 24, 2017, 04:10:47 AM »
Thank you so much, Rachel! I usually hold my breath when I'm on a rollercoaster. Not this time! :)
I had my one slot available. Nominated 'Ghost in the Park' by Julianne.

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« Reply #19711 on: July 24, 2017, 06:24:52 AM »
Hi scouters, hope you're all doing well. Just wondering if anyone has any free or 99c books at the moment? Looking for things to pop in my newsletter. Scifi or fantasy preferred but will consider anything.

Still nominating from the list!

How about KELPIE SNOW, which is 99 cents?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9EZSJ1

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #19712 on: July 24, 2017, 06:27:20 AM »
How about KELPIE SNOW, which is 99 cents?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9EZSJ1

Also Raven's Peak is only 99 cents until the end of the month!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FVEZ6G2

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« Reply #19713 on: July 24, 2017, 08:10:02 AM »
The campaign for Untangling the Black Web is over. What a ride. Untangling the Black Web finished with 7.6 K page views, and 683 out of 720 hours Hot and Trending, with 76% internal from Kindle Scout, and 24% external. Thank you all for all the kind words and support you had for it!

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« Reply #19714 on: July 24, 2017, 08:22:43 AM »
The campaign for Untangling the Black Web is over. What a ride. Untangling the Black Web finished with 7.6 K page views, and 683 out of 720 hours Hot and Trending, with 76% internal from Kindle Scout, and 24% external. Thank you all for all the kind words and support you had for it!

Those look like great numbers!  Well done!


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« Reply #19715 on: July 24, 2017, 08:36:19 AM »
The campaign for Untangling the Black Web is over. What a ride. Untangling the Black Web finished with 7.6 K page views, and 683 out of 720 hours Hot and Trending, with 76% internal from Kindle Scout, and 24% external. Thank you all for all the kind words and support you had for it!
TF,
I looked at your opening chapters again and all I can say is, whatever happens, you have a prospective reader/buyer of Black Web right here. Your numbers are awesome and not unsurprising. Best of luck to you! :)

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« Reply #19716 on: July 24, 2017, 09:32:55 AM »
Hi scouters, hope you're all doing well. Just wondering if anyone has any free or 99c books at the moment? Looking for things to pop in my newsletter. Scifi or fantasy preferred but will consider anything.

Still nominating from the list!

Hi TE :) Mine (Dead Close to Reality -- http://mybook.to/DeadCloseToReality) is 0.99 until the end of the month... it's a YA Thriller though. I'm afraid I don't have subscribers to my newsletter yet so I can't do a swap, so don't feel like you need to include me!
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« Reply #19717 on: July 24, 2017, 10:18:15 AM »
Great, I'll put in 'dead close to reality', 'kelpie snow' and 'raven's peak'.  I'll give bar girl a shot too, not my usual genre but people always love a freebie!

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« Reply #19718 on: July 24, 2017, 10:29:26 AM »
Oh, and if anyone else wants a book in just keep them coming, I try and send out emails once a week.

T E Scott

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« Reply #19719 on: July 24, 2017, 11:26:10 AM »
Hi, Kindle Scout Comrades,

My book was not selected but I learned a lot from the campaign and am eager to take advantage of any momentum it can provide to a self-publishing launch. Here is where I could use some of your wise counsel: I'm already set up with CreateSpace--cover and interior loaded and some proof copies printed which look fine. (I was one click away from hitting "distribute" when I discovered Kindle Scout.)

Upon returning to the CreateSpace site after the KS campaign, I see that Amazon can take everything I've uploaded to CreateSpace, send it over to KDP, and I can have both digital and print up and running in no time at all. However, I have learned a few things from the Scout campaign that I would like to implement. Not the least of these is to come up with a more eye-catching cover. I have no idea how long this might take and I don't want to lose any reader interest I might have gained through the Scout campaign. Can I launch with what I have now and make changes later? Is there anything besides the title that can absolutely not be changed?

Thanks for your advice!

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« Reply #19720 on: July 24, 2017, 12:18:51 PM »
TF- Awesome stats!  Whether your book is selected or not, you should have a great launch.

Ajit- Thanks for the nom, but keep in mind Ghost in the Park has 14 days left.  Feel free to switch it to "save for later" and nominate others.

Flynn- Sorry to hear it.  I really love your cover.  I hope you have a great launch.  It it was me, I'd take the time to do the changes now, if they can be done within say a week.  Yes, you can absolutely make changes post release, but Kindle will not automatically update books that have already been purchased.  Also, I would not use that handy Kindle button in CreateSpace.  Paperback formatting and eBook formatting are a bit different, and eBooks uploaded through CreateSpace have formatting issues.  That's been my experience, anyway.

I see that David's Cave Hill was also not selected.  Man, they ae not selecting much of anything this month.

In unrelated news, I got Dragon NaturallySpeaking a few days ago and I love it.  I am a slow typist, and I've gone from writing 2-3k words a day to 6-8k.  And the best thing was it was on sale at Amazon.  I think I'll have Ghost at the College done in plenty of time for my next Scout run.

I don't always say it, but I continue to nominate the top three from the list, and my fingers are crossed for those awaiting news.


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« Reply #19721 on: July 24, 2017, 01:44:38 PM »
TF- Awesome stats!  Whether your book is selected or not, you should have a great launch.

Ajit- Thanks for the nom, but keep in mind Ghost in the Park has 14 days left.  Feel free to switch it to "save for later" and nominate others.

Flynn- Sorry to hear it.  I really love your cover.  I hope you have a great launch.  It it was me, I'd take the time to do the changes now, if they can be done within say a week.  Yes, you can absolutely make changes post release, but Kindle will not automatically update books that have already been purchased.  Also, I would not use that handy Kindle button in CreateSpace.  Paperback formatting and eBook formatting are a bit different, and eBooks uploaded through CreateSpace have formatting issues.  That's been my experience, anyway.

I see that David's Cave Hill was also not selected.  Man, they ae not selecting much of anything this month.

In unrelated news, I got Dragon NaturallySpeaking a few days ago and I love it.  I am a slow typist, and I've gone from writing 2-3k words a day to 6-8k.  And the best thing was it was on sale at Amazon.  I think I'll have Ghost at the College done in plenty of time for my next Scout run.

I don't always say it, but I continue to nominate the top three from the list, and my fingers are crossed for those awaiting news.

I've wanted to try out dragon for a while and maybe I'll finally make the jump and do it. It seems like it could be useful once you learn how to use it.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #19722 on: July 24, 2017, 02:44:13 PM »


Flynn- Sorry to hear it.  I really love your cover.  I hope you have a great launch.  It it was me, I'd take the time to do the changes now, if they can be done within say a week.  Yes, you can absolutely make changes post release, but Kindle will not automatically update books that have already been purchased.  Also, I would not use that handy Kindle button in CreateSpace.  Paperback formatting and eBook formatting are a bit different, and eBooks uploaded through CreateSpace have formatting issues.  That's been my experience, anyway.


Julianne: Thanks for the advice and the vote of confidence on the cover! Maybe I just got tired of looking at it lol! Re: CreateSpace to KDP... when I looked at the .pdf of the interior they indicated they would be using it still had the right/left gutters. I can upload separate files for print and eBook easily enough.

Good luck with Ghost in the Park!

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« Reply #19723 on: July 24, 2017, 02:58:12 PM »
I see that David's Cave Hill was also not selected.  Man, they ae not selecting much of anything this month.

In unrelated news, I got Dragon NaturallySpeaking a few days ago and I love it.  I am a slow typist, and I've gone from writing 2-3k words a day to 6-8k.  And the best thing was it was on sale at Amazon.  I think I'll have Ghost at the College done in plenty of time for my next Scout run.

I don't always say it, but I continue to nominate the top three from the list, and my fingers are crossed for those awaiting news.

Discouraging news about Cave Hill, thought it was a shoe-in, but I hope to hear soon that it's out on KDP, David. You too, Flynn.

Thank you, Julianne, for the nom! It's amazing how supportive & helpful folks like you are on this thread and that makes such a difference.

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« Reply #19724 on: July 24, 2017, 04:23:58 PM »
The campaign for Untangling the Black Web is over. What a ride. Untangling the Black Web finished with 7.6 K page views, and 683 out of 720 hours Hot and Trending, with 76% internal from Kindle Scout, and 24% external. Thank you all for all the kind words and support you had for it!

Best wishes, Jacob !

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