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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23800 on: January 16, 2018, 03:34:43 AM »
It is Tuesday and last night we got the first really big snow of the winter. I just got in from shoveling the sidewalk and driveway out. Fifteen minutes from now I need to be heading for a bus to work.

First person says "Ooh, I love the snow!" is going to get a frozen mukluk to the head!



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

2 days left Aaron and Me, Works in Progress by Debralynn Fein
3 days left Fighting to Win by Sadie Riley
5 days left Cutie by Peter Stein
9 days left An Occupied Grave by A.G. Barnett
11 days left Island on Fire by Sophie Schiller
11 days left Knight School by Robert G. Culp
11 days left The Thief's Son by Jose Carlos Antunes
12 days left Blood Will Tell by Colleen S. Myers
16 days left Acts of God and Other Damage by Missy Wilkinson
16 days left Secret of the Lost Key by Paul Kilmartin
17 days left Angels In The Basement by Kristi Lane
17 days left The Human Dilemma by Rupert Exavier Moore
18 days left The Ancient Tripod of Peace by Kalen Cap
18 days left My Love Is Vengeance by Georgiana Derwent
26 days left Justified Sins by Brian Drae
26 days left Imperfect Li(v)es by SA Krishnan

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 #23801 on: January 16, 2018, 05:42:54 AM »
Are you Gemini, by any chance? :D
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« Reply #23802 on: January 16, 2018, 05:58:37 AM »
Just nominated The Cutie and Fighting To Win.  Good luck to both authors :)

Thank you! I just added Aaron and Me and Cute to my two open slots. Three more days for FIGHTING TO WIN!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23803 on: January 16, 2018, 08:56:53 AM »
It's been a while since I've been on this board, has there been any recent winners?


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« Reply #23804 on: January 16, 2018, 10:01:43 AM »
Anyway, I put my email address in the message Scout sends to everyone at the end of the campaign, and I was surprised that several dozen people took me up on the offer. I promptly sent the mobi file out with instructions on how to sideload it.

And that was that. As far as I can tell, only one of those folks left me a review. But as I said, my main purpose was to introduce as many people as possible to the series, so I don't regret giving the first book away at all.

Very similar experience here, but I found when the rejection e-mail went out when the book went live, there was a spike in sales, so thank-you kboarders! I'm only sitting at 2 reviews on the US website for 355, but I'm happy with the ones I got. I forgot to heed the advice of never checking the Goodreads reviews though  :o

Also my Scout contract is almost celebrating it's year anniversary and I'll be asking for my rights back after that. The plan is to relaunch What It Is with a new cover and description.
 

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23805 on: January 16, 2018, 11:10:43 AM »
I did make the offer of a free book to everyone who nominated my book, based on a suggestion by Lincoln. My campaign was for a first in series urban fantasy, Forged in Fire, and I'd give it to everyone if I could. It's in Kindle Unlimited, so that's not possible.

Anyway, I put my email address in the message Scout sends to everyone at the end of the campaign, and I was surprised that several dozen people took me up on the offer. I promptly sent the mobi file out with instructions on how to sideload it.

And that was that. As far as I can tell, only one of those folks left me a review. But as I said, my main purpose was to introduce as many people as possible to the series, so I don't regret giving the first book away at all.

I didn't offer mine free in the email they send out, and regret that I didn't, but I did make it free for the day of publication, which didn't go as well as I had hoped because I didn't promote it. I did get a spike though when it reverted to paid the day after.

If I had my time again, I would have worded my rejection email differently to simply say that it would be free on Amazon at publication rather than add steps for them to take by including my email  so they could request an ARC.

My reasoning is that reviews of free downloads show as verified reviews. The downside is that you are not adding to your newsletter sign ups.

Regardless,  four months on and 15 days into January and the book, Girl at the Window is still selling. It has made $186 in ebook/print book sales, and page reads in the first half of this January, so rejection doesn't mean failure.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23806 on: January 16, 2018, 12:22:16 PM »
Congratulations to Carrie, Karen and Kristen!
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Thank you so much! I just submitted my final draft (and new cover) for publication. It's exciting.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 12:29:12 PM by KarenMBryson »
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23807 on: January 16, 2018, 12:30:36 PM »
The final stats for "The Commander's Daughter" are in!

Total views: 11,188

Kindle Scout: 4.1K (37%)
External: 7K (63%)

Hours in H&T: 305 (42%)


That's fantastic! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that you get selected!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23808 on: January 16, 2018, 12:56:27 PM »
That's fantastic! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that you get selected!

Thanks! Love your new cover. Very sci-fi'y.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23809 on: January 16, 2018, 02:27:05 PM »
Thanks! Love your new cover. Very sci-fi'y.

Thank you! That's what they asked for!  :)
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23810 on: January 16, 2018, 03:34:39 PM »
The cover for Alien Hunter is very eye catching and fantastic for the genre. Love it.


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23811 on: January 16, 2018, 05:25:28 PM »
Hey, just preordered my kindle copy of Ronessa Aveela's "The Unborn Hero of Dragon Village (Dragon Village Book 1)" - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B078Z8J41V

Neat to see something so recent up on Amazon already.

Thank you. :)

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« Reply #23812 on: January 16, 2018, 05:28:40 PM »

Thank you so much! I just submitted my final draft (and new cover) for publication. It's exciting.

I like this new cover so much better. Well done.

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« Reply #23813 on: January 17, 2018, 03:58:27 AM »
Okay, so it's Wednesday and it is starting to snow again.

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

1 day left Aaron and Me, Works in Progress by Debralynn Fein
2 days left Fighting to Win by Sadie Riley
4 days left Cutie by Peter Stein
8 days left An Occupied Grave by A.G. Barnett
10 days left Island on Fire by Sophie Schiller
10 days left Knight School by Robert G. Culp
10 days left The Thief's Son by Jose Carlos Antunes
11 days left Blood Will Tell by Colleen S. Myers
15 days left Acts of God and Other Damage by Missy Wilkinson
15 days left Secret of the Lost Key by Paul Kilmartin
16 days left Angels In The Basement by Kristi Lane
16 days left The Human Dilemma by Rupert Exavier Moore
17 days left The Ancient Tripod of Peace by Kalen Cap
17 days left My Love Is Vengeance by Georgiana Derwent
25 days left Justified Sins by Brian Drae
25 days left Imperfect Li(v)es by SA Krishnan

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 #23814 on: January 17, 2018, 04:52:32 AM »
The cover for Alien Hunter is very eye catching and fantastic for the genre. Love it.

Thank you so much! I love the new concept.
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« Reply #23815 on: January 17, 2018, 04:53:21 AM »
I like this new cover so much better. Well done.

Thank you! I appreciate it!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23816 on: January 17, 2018, 05:57:35 AM »
Update on "The Ancient Tripod of Peace" - https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1X44DG0TTIURM - after day 12 results. Still shy of 5000 page views and running just under 50% of time on H&T so far.

Page views have yo-yo'd, only 93 on MLK day which is understandable with the holiday and taking much of that off from posting (although an fb ad was running from before through yesterday at the time). Once 5000 page views are reached sometime this week, first goal will be met. For goals, the 2nd & 3rd goals I'm choosing are 250 hours H&T and 7500 page views respectively.

Only things to note I haven't seen much of here on how mobile facebook starts to dominate those responses over time and for two or three days I was only dropping back in H&T after 1 AM when the last day'ers dropped off. I'll be one of those myself before too long I suppose.

Any help with sharing links to "The Ancient Tripod of Peace" ( https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1X44DG0TTIURM ) in your social media posts is appreciated. Wish everyone well in their campaigns and progress afterwards.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #23817 on: January 17, 2018, 07:19:24 AM »
Update on "The Ancient Tripod of Peace" - https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1X44DG0TTIURM - after day 12 results. Still shy of 5000 page views and running just under 50% of time on H&T so far.

Nice stats.

Any help with sharing links to "The Ancient Tripod of Peace" ( https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1X44DG0TTIURM ) in your social media posts is appreciated. Wish everyone well in their campaigns and progress afterwards.

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« Reply #23818 on: January 17, 2018, 07:48:52 AM »
Thanks to everyone for their support of Grak!

And thank you to everyone who supports this thread and each other!

Well done!


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« Reply #23819 on: January 17, 2018, 07:49:16 AM »
The page views and stats from some Hot and Trending novelists is something else.

I made it in! Just making an hour on it will be my greatest highlight for the campaign. To all of those who have not, then keep plugging away. The tide will eventually turn and your ship will soar. Have faith!

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« Reply #23821 on: January 17, 2018, 01:05:59 PM »
The page views and stats from some Hot and Trending novelists is something else.

I made it in! Just making an hour on it will be my greatest highlight for the campaign. To all of those who have not, then keep plugging away. The tide will eventually turn and your ship will soar. Have faith!

Paul Kilmartin 

From what I've been seeing this week, "The Secret of the Lost Key" has been doing well, Paul. Glad you are seeing results.

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« Reply #23822 on: January 17, 2018, 03:08:02 PM »
From what I've been seeing this week, "The Secret of the Lost Key" has been doing well, Paul. Glad you are seeing results.

Its just one of those things. Plugged away so hard in the first ten days and only seeing my labors produce fruit now. Getting great support from my local town after the editor of the local paper did a nice piece on me.

I don't have any way near as impressive a halfway mark as you, but things are picking up.

Getting great support from the indie market, seeing as I don't have a huge following.
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« Reply #23823 on: January 17, 2018, 05:52:10 PM »
By the way, had a friend verify that it wasn't just me. With amazon behind it, unintentionally "ancient tripod" comes up with the novel's kindle scout listing on the first page of google results. Pretty neat when you don't even plan or try for that.

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« Reply #23824 on: January 18, 2018, 01:09:46 AM »
It's Thursday. I need to get some breakfast into me and get out to shovel some snow.

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! Aaron and Me, Works in Progress by Debralynn Fein
1 day left Fighting to Win by Sadie Riley
3 days left Cutie by Peter Stein
7 days left An Occupied Grave by A.G. Barnett
9 days left Island on Fire by Sophie Schiller
9 days left Knight School by Robert G. Culp
9 days left The Thief's Son by Jose Carlos Antunes
10 days left Blood Will Tell by Colleen S. Myers
14 days left Acts of God and Other Damage by Missy Wilkinson
14 days left Secret of the Lost Key by Paul Kilmartin
15 days left Angels In The Basement by Kristi Lane
15 days left The Human Dilemma by Rupert Exavier Moore
16 days left The Ancient Tripod of Peace by Kalen Cap
16 days left My Love Is Vengeance by Georgiana Derwent
24 days left Justified Sins by Brian Drae
24 days left Imperfect Li(v)es by SA Krishnan

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