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Where is Adam?

Julie Raynes’ husband has been missing for six months. Devastated and confused, she refuses to believe that he would leave her voluntarily, though her best friend thinks differently. However, her Aunt Alice, a psychic, tells her Adam has been murdered, and when she reveals how she knows this, any hope that Adam is still alive, dissipates.

The police are also beginning to believe that Adam Raynes was murdered. And Julie is their prime suspect. Her life in ruins, Julie vows to hunt down whoever is responsible for Adam’s murder and make them pay for their crime.

In the meantime, David Gray, a young man who was pulled from a lake by a fisherman when he was 9 years old, wakens from a coma after nearly two decades. Unknown to Julie, Adam and David share a dark connection, a darkness that threatens to devour both of them, in a terrifying race with death.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23775 on: January 13, 2018, 09:20:34 PM »
Congratulations! Joan the Made was selected. I so want to read that one. :)
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23776 on: January 13, 2018, 09:25:51 PM »
Greetings, all!

Ive been lurking here for a while so its time to step out of the shadows. Per the frequent suggestions, Ive read the last 50+ pages before posting. I will try, but probably fail, to avoid stale questions.

I am a Texan, retired from a career in IT and manufacturing. During NaNoWriMo I completed the first draft of Two Moons, a YA si-fi novel about a planet where everyone remembers a previous life on Earth. The book is still very much in the re-draft stage, but I plan to submit it to KS when its ready.

Meanwhile, Im keeping my KS nomination slots filled with the books on Steves list.

Greetings and welcome!
Your novel sounds interesting. My two cents: (1) Don't hurry with the edits, and (2) don't underestimate the importance of the cover.
Good luck.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 09:27:30 PM by R.E.Moore »
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23777 on: January 13, 2018, 09:28:24 PM »
"Joan The Made" made it!

Congratulations, Kristen!
« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 06:00:49 AM by sceptique »
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23778 on: January 13, 2018, 10:23:58 PM »
Congrats Kristen and Rebecca. Well done. So, I guess now I am just waiting for the reject email. Sure hope they don't take ten days to send it out.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23779 on: January 14, 2018, 03:08:34 AM »
"The Commander's Daughter" did break the 10K barrier today, with all-time high of 883 day views.

If nothing else, I'm competing against Lincoln Cole's last KS campaign now for the title "Reject with the highest number of page views". :)

A solid runner-up, to my knowledge. ;)
(Harvie's life-threatening obsession with her rating must have come from somewhere. :D :D )

Have a great rest of the weekend, everyone!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23780 on: January 14, 2018, 03:21:50 AM »
It's Sunday. They are calling for a cold and quiet day today. Perfect for getting some much-needed writing done.

So 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 Commander's Daughter by Colin Moerdyke
LAST DAY LEFT! Grak - Gnomercy by Joseph J. Bailey
4 days left Aaron and Me, Works in Progress by Debralynn Fein
5 days left Fighting to Win by Sadie Riley
7 days left Cutie by Peter Stein
11 days left An Occupied Grave by A.G. Barnett
13 days left Island on Fire by Sophie Schiller
13 days left Knight School by Robert G. Culp
13 days left The Thief's Son by Jose Carlos Antunes
14 days left Blood Will Tell by Colleen S. Myers
18 days left Acts of God and Other Damage by Missy Wilkinson
18 days left Secret of the Lost Key by Paul Kilmartin
19 days left Angels In The Basement by Kristi Lane
19 days left The Human Dilemma by Rupert Exavier Moore
20 days left The Ancient Tripod of Peace by Kalen Cap
20 days left My Love Is Vengeance by Georgiana Derwent

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!

PS: Don't forget, if you HAVEN'T been selected for Kindle Scout and you are wondering what to do next you can get just as much help from the "My Book Wasn't Accepted For Kindle Scout - Now What?" thread. Even if you already know what you are going to do I guarantee you'll get an awful lot of support from the gang over there!

Check it out - https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,243477.0.html


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23781 on: January 14, 2018, 04:21:42 AM »
Thank you! You are on my "saved" list as well, as soon as a slot frees up.

Thanks! I appreciate it.

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« Reply #23782 on: January 14, 2018, 04:24:54 AM »
It's Sunday. They are calling for a cold and quiet day today. Perfect for getting some much-needed writing done.

So 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 Commander's Daughter by Colin Moerdyke
LAST DAY LEFT! Grak - Gnomercy by Joseph J. Bailey
4 days left Aaron and Me, Works in Progress by Debralynn Fein
5 days left Fighting to Win by Sadie Riley
7 days left Cutie by Peter Stein
11 days left An Occupied Grave by A.G. Barnett
13 days left Island on Fire by Sophie Schiller
13 days left Knight School by Robert G. Culp
13 days left The Thief's Son by Jose Carlos Antunes
14 days left Blood Will Tell by Colleen S. Myers
18 days left Acts of God and Other Damage by Missy Wilkinson
18 days left Secret of the Lost Key by Paul Kilmartin
19 days left Angels In The Basement by Kristi Lane
19 days left The Human Dilemma by Rupert Exavier Moore
20 days left The Ancient Tripod of Peace by Kalen Cap
20 days left My Love Is Vengeance by Georgiana Derwent

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!

PS: Don't forget, if you HAVEN'T been selected for Kindle Scout and you are wondering what to do next you can get just as much help from the "My Book Wasn't Accepted For Kindle Scout - Now What?" thread. Even if you already know what you are going to do I guarantee you'll get an awful lot of support from the gang over there!

Check it out - https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,243477.0.html

Just nominated GRAK with my open spot!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23783 on: January 14, 2018, 04:58:44 AM »
The Commanders Daughter did break the 10K barrier today, with all-time high of 883 day views.

If nothing else, Im competing against Lincoln Coles last KS campaign now for the title Reject with the highest number of page views. :)

A solid runner-up, to my knowledge. ;)
(Harvies life-threatening obsession with her rating must have come from somewhere. :D :D )

Have a great rest of the weekend, everyone!

Great stats and congrats on reaching 10K views. Hope your title is selected. (it would be nice to get that email for a nomination.)

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23784 on: January 14, 2018, 06:25:59 AM »
Had three open slots and nominated:

The Commander's Daughter by Colin Moerdyke
Grak - Gnomercy by Joseph J. Bailey
Aaron and Me, Works in Progress by Debralynn Fein

Best of luck to all three!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23785 on: January 14, 2018, 07:33:40 AM »
Greetings and welcome!
Your novel sounds interesting. My two cents: (1) Don't hurry with the edits, and (2) don't underestimate the importance of the cover.
Good luck.
Thanks for the advice, R.E. If you wouldnt mind sharing, what editing steps did you go through before submitting to KS?

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« Reply #23786 on: January 14, 2018, 08:15:32 AM »
Congratulations to the author of Joan the Made who made the cut in the last few days.


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« Reply #23787 on: January 14, 2018, 09:04:38 AM »
Thanks for the advice, R.E. If you wouldnt mind sharing, what editing steps did you go through before submitting to KS?

I don't mind sharing, of course, but given that the value of my advice on this matter remains to be ascertained, I best step aside and let you get an answer from a more reliable source. I'll say this much: I find it very difficult to gather a group of suitable beta readers, and professional editors who are worth the money are entirely too expensive for me. Therefore, when I edit, I rely primarily on my own abilities and my own understanding of what constitutes a complete novel. I think I do okay. I am, however, also quite aware of the so-called Dunning-Kruger effect, which keeps me from giving too much detailed advice to other writers at this time.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23788 on: January 14, 2018, 09:10:39 AM »

Best of luck to all three!


Thanks, Mark!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23789 on: January 14, 2018, 10:01:17 AM »
I nominated the top three. Good luck to Colin, Joseph, and Debralynn.

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« Reply #23790 on: January 14, 2018, 10:05:50 AM »
Got some really great feedback today from someone who used to submit to Scout. It's really the small things isn't it? A little bit of positivity and suddenly the world feels a lot brighter. And lo and behold, my page views really jumped up today.
Will try and be extra, super, super positive. Haha! 
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« Reply #23791 on: January 14, 2018, 10:15:25 AM »
I nominated the top three. Good luck to Colin, Joseph, and Debralynn.

Thank you!
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« Reply #23792 on: January 14, 2018, 10:21:50 AM »
Congrats to Joan the Made. Can't wait to read it!!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23793 on: January 14, 2018, 10:23:48 AM »
Had three open slots and nominated:

The Commander's Daughter by Colin Moerdyke
Grak - Gnomercy by Joseph J. Bailey
Aaron and Me, Works in Progress by Debralynn Fein

Best of luck to all three!

Mark

Me too.  I hope all three get published!  So much great material, you can tell how much time and effort each author put in.

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« Reply #23794 on: January 14, 2018, 10:40:50 AM »
Me too.  I hope all three get published!  So much great material, you can tell how much time and effort each author put in.

Thank you, guys. This is very true, at least for me.
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« Reply #23795 on: January 14, 2018, 04:17:40 PM »
May I add my new campaign to the list?

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« Reply #23796 on: January 14, 2018, 04:52:09 PM »
Hello, everyone. I want to thank Steve Vernon for creating and updating the nominations list. It helps a lot, because I was wasting my slots, basically never nominating any book until I decided to check this thread and saw his list.

Now, I'm using my slots, and I'm very happy to report that three of the books I recently nominated were selected. When I got the emails I was happy dancing, it's a nice feeling knowing my KB fellow authors were selected.

Congratulations to Carrie, Karen and Kristen!

BTW, I just nominated The Commander's Daughter. I got a good hunch about that one.

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« Reply #23797 on: January 14, 2018, 04:57:49 PM »
For those who followed my Scout campaign for Forged by Fire, I wanted to provide a follow-up. The campaign ended at the beginning of December, and because of some confusion within Scout, they had to kill my book twice. By then it was mid-December, and I published Forged by Fire on KDP and put it in select.

That was obviously right before Christmas, and I opted for a soft launch, which turned out to be ultra-soft. The book debuted with a ranking of #4.8 million. Thanks to some love from Kboards and a small mailing list, it zoomed up to the low five figures. It bounced around the 20K-50K range with almost no promotion for a month until I launched the second book in the series on 1/12/18. I put the first book free for five days, and by the way, if anyone wants one who didn't get it earlier, the link to Forged by Fire is in my signature.

The current launch is going great. I arranged for five days of email promotion through Book Rank, which is on Kboards, at a cost of $400. Forged by Fire is currently ranked #59 in the free Kindle store and is #1 in both free Dark Fantasy and Paranormal.

Some of that success in the launch I attribute to the visibility I got from my Scout campaign, so thanks to everyone for their support. And best of success with your efforts.

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« Reply #23798 on: January 14, 2018, 05:04:43 PM »
May I add my new campaign to the list?

Justified Sins by Brian Drake

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/12KYCC5ARKCY7

Great! I was wondering where the new people were recently.

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« Reply #23799 on: January 14, 2018, 07:10:26 PM »

BTW, I just nominated The Commander's Daughter. I got a good hunch about that one.

Thank you! I really appreciate.
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