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« Reply #24275 on: February 10, 2018, 03:54:40 PM »
If you post on here when your book's up, I'll get a copy and review it. You didn't say how much violence is in it, but I have to mention that I'll have to stop reading if it gets too violent for me. (However, don't worry, I won't post a negative review about that. I'll either post a positive review or no review.) I have KU, so I can read it for free if you put it on KU. I also suggest offering it for free at least the first day or two to get your numbers up and get more reviews hopefully. And also using Amazon Marketing Service to advertise.
Good luck! and sorry about your job  :'(

Thank you.  There's some violence in in different chapters, but nothing really graphic.  The action scenes are kind of a combination of Harry Potter and the tv series Once Upon A Time.  There is no level of violence that compares with gory scenes like in Game of Thrones or anything like that.  At the worst, I'd say it's almost Mortal Instruments level fight scenes, but not completely.  If there's anything you find offensive or upsetting in Knight School, feel free to let me know on this forum and I'll take another look at the manuscript and try to revise it.  I hope you enjoy reading Knight School.  And I'll think about maybe letting it be free for the first few days, it's probably a good idea :)

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« Reply #24276 on: February 10, 2018, 04:24:08 PM »
Knight School just went live on the Kindle Store.  Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079QMWC34/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518307984&sr=1-10&keywords=knight+school

I'm running a free promotion starting tonight at midnight the 14th.  If anyone has time to read the whole book, please post a review on the book's page.  I'm also planning on publishing Knight School on the Barnes and Noble website through Nook Press.  If I sell a 1,000 digital copies on that site, they will sell print copies in their stores.  So, I'll post the link for that here, when it goes live as well.  I'm going to keep the price set at 99 cents on there too.

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« Reply #24277 on: February 10, 2018, 05:06:45 PM »
Knight School just went live on the Kindle Store.  Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079QMWC34/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518307984&sr=1-10&keywords=knight+school

I'm running a free promotion starting tonight at midnight the 14th.  If anyone has time to read the whole book, please post a review on the book's page.  I'm also planning on publishing Knight School on the Barnes and Noble website through Nook Press.  If I sell a 1,000 digital copies on that site, they will sell print copies in their stores.  So, I'll post the link for that here, when it goes live as well.  I'm going to keep the price set at 99 cents on there too.
Goodluck with the launch. I just got the news about Knight School, I was looking forward to reading it. Anyway Ill go check it out on Amazon.


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« Reply #24278 on: February 10, 2018, 06:35:26 PM »
Knight School just went live on the Kindle Store.  Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079QMWC34/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518307984&sr=1-10&keywords=knight+school

I'm running a free promotion starting tonight at midnight the 14th.  If anyone has time to read the whole book, please post a review on the book's page.  I'm also planning on publishing Knight School on the Barnes and Noble website through Nook Press.  If I sell a 1,000 digital copies on that site, they will sell print copies in their stores.  So, I'll post the link for that here, when it goes live as well.  I'm going to keep the price set at 99 cents on there too.

Just picked it up for $0.99 at 9:30. Not sure when the sale will post for your kdp results, but should get a ranking sometime following first purchase, I believe. Have a bit of a queue before I could post a review though.

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« Reply #24279 on: February 10, 2018, 07:23:47 PM »
Hi everyone. I'm on day 10 of my campaign for Kingshold. After getting off to a great start and getting 1154 views in the first four days, with 70 hours in H&T out of 96, things really slowed down for me. I'm sitting at 1,600 views with 123 hours of 240 in H&T. I have continued to do the marketing efforts suggested here, with Lincoln Cole lined up for next week, but as yet I'm not sure how much traffic they are really driving. I have 28% of traffic coming from external but most of that is from facebook that I am driving through a boosted post.

It's funny how at the beginning of the campaign I would have been happy with those stats a third of the way in, but the first four days definitely reset my expectations. I just have to remember that I'm a new author building my potential customer base. I just got 2300 new additions to my mailing list from a newsletter share promo last month so hopefully that will prove fruitful for a few views.

I do wonder if my tagline and mini blurb is hitting the right notes but it's also likely that KindleScout is just not the place for Epic Fantasy. I know Kay and I discussed that here at the beginning of my campaign. So we'll see what happens.

I've been traveling all week for work, so haven't really had time to obsess about all of this. Not traveling this week, so can now let the obsessing begin in earnest!

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« Reply #24280 on: February 10, 2018, 09:11:41 PM »
Good luck Milo. The newsletter will help Im sure!


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« Reply #24281 on: February 11, 2018, 03:06:04 AM »
Just finished a week of Night Duty. Ouch! But the added bonus, was it kept me away from worrying about my KS entry. That said, I am still, in review, with Secret of The Lost Key.

It really feels like living in limbo, awaiting the email with its big fat NO. I am sure the editors know fairly soon into a KS run whether they will publish an entry. A good book probably generates excitement in the KS house and among the editors that it only takes a matter of days for a particular entry to finish until they decide. So why the big long waits for some people? I would love to just start putting Secret of The Lost Key out there now, maybe to KDP. Hopefully I will receive word in the next day or so.
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« Reply #24282 on: February 11, 2018, 03:09:15 AM »
Okay, so it is Sunday and I have got another day off.

I'm about 60,000 words into my latest regional ghost story collection. I am aiming for 75000 words and I hope to have it completed by the end of next week.

AND - don't forget to grab yourself a FREE copy of Robert Culp's novel KNIGHT SCHOOL.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079QMWC34
 
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! Justified Sins by Brian Drae
LAST DAY LEFT! Imperfect Li(v)es by SA Krishnan
4 days left Coyote Ate the Stars by E.A. Van Stralen
5 days left Trip to Turbulence by James F. Walsh
6 days left Electric Gardens by M. Black
11 days left Wards and Wonders by Kay L. Ling
11 days left Ghostly Intentions by Jill James
11 days left The Haunting of Kaleb Bell by W. & W. Sawday
11 days left hypnoSnatch by Trisha Mcnary
12 days left The Lunar Deception by T.E. Olivant
14 days left The Last Hunter by Lee Hayton
15 days left Don't Ask, Don't Tell by Monte Dutton
18 days left Kingshold by D.P. Woolliscroft
18 days left Ghost and Found by Kimberly G. Giarratano
18 days left Forever Young by Sue Seabury
18 days left A Woman of the Road by Amy Wolf
19 days left The Lost Tomb of Cleopatra by J.T. Osbourne
19 days left Vic Boyo, Doofus Detective in: Double Murders are Twice as Bad by Milo James Fowler
21 days left The Space in You by K.D. Lovgren
22 days left Neon Sands: A Trilogy by Adam J. Smith
25 days left Goddess Rudra by Ignatius Variath
25 days left Vengeance of Dracula by James Mascia
25 days left I Spy a Scarecrow by Bradon Nave
25 days left Undone by the Earl by Elizabeth Rue
26 days left Hexborn by A.M. Manay
26 days left Fatal Feast by Betty Kuffel
27 days left Sicarius Soul by Jade Kerrion


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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« Reply #24283 on: February 11, 2018, 04:04:46 AM »
Def. feeling the mid-campaign slump. Any tips for powering through this sluggish midsection?
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« Reply #24284 on: February 11, 2018, 05:48:28 AM »
Just finished a week of Night Duty. Ouch! But the added bonus, was it kept me away from worrying about my KS entry. That said, I am still, in review, with Secret of The Lost Key.

It really feels like living in limbo, awaiting the email with its big fat NO. I am sure the editors know fairly soon into a KS run whether they will publish an entry. A good book probably generates excitement in the KS house and among the editors that it only takes a matter of days for a particular entry to finish until they decide. So why the big long waits for some people? I would love to just start putting Secret of The Lost Key out there now, maybe to KDP. Hopefully I will receive word in the next day or so.

I agree with the part in bold; however, I wonder if the longer-than-usual turnarounds are because they're still offering detailed feedback to a larger number of selections.

Based on what I read, I have a good feeling you'll be getting a congratulations notice before long!

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« Reply #24285 on: February 11, 2018, 06:32:11 AM »
I agree with the part in bold; however, I wonder if the longer-than-usual turnarounds are because they're still offering detailed feedback to a larger number of selections.

Based on what I read, I have a good feeling you'll be getting a congratulations notice before long!

I read your post and I can't stop from humming, Under Pressure by Bowie and Freddie.

I am really looking forward to reading the rest of Tomb of Cleopatra. Anywhere I can get an advance copy? Haha. It's cool when something like that draws you in and you are aching to keep reading.
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« Reply #24286 on: February 11, 2018, 06:34:30 AM »
Just picked it up for $0.99 at 9:30. Not sure when the sale will post for your kdp results, but should get a ranking sometime following first purchase, I believe. Have a bit of a queue before I could post a review though.

Thanks :)  Can't wait to hear what you think.

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« Reply #24287 on: February 11, 2018, 07:10:29 AM »
Knight School just went live on Barnes and Noble for 99 cents.  If I sell over a 1,000 ebook copies on this site, Barnes and Noble will put a print copy in their stores for free!  Here's the link: https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/knight-school-robert-g-culp/1127948002?ean=2940158958809

 So if anyone has time, please check it out.  If you already purchased it on Amazon and would like an extra copy for the Nook app, please go ahead and purchase it on there too.  If not, when you finish reading your Amazon copy, post the same review on Knight School's Barnes and Noble page.  Thanks for all of the support guys, Knight School is already at number 97 on Amazon's ranking for Teen & Young Adult - Fantasy - Coming of Age category.

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« Reply #24288 on: February 11, 2018, 05:53:07 PM »
Knight School is already at number 97 on Amazon's ranking for Teen & Young Adult - Fantasy - Coming of Age category.

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« Reply #24289 on: February 11, 2018, 06:06:07 PM »
Knight School just went live on Barnes and Noble for 99 cents.  If I sell over a 1,000 ebook copies on this site, Barnes and Noble will put a print copy in their stores for free!  Here's the link: https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/knight-school-robert-g-culp/1127948002?ean=2940158958809

 So if anyone has time, please check it out.  If you already purchased it on Amazon and would like an extra copy for the Nook app, please go ahead and purchase it on there too.  If not, when you finish reading your Amazon copy, post the same review on Knight School's Barnes and Noble page.  Thanks for all of the support guys, Knight School is already at number 97 on Amazon's ranking for Teen & Young Adult - Fantasy - Coming of Age category.
I looked at this on Amazon today, and it appears to be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited - is that right? If you've signed up to KDP select, it's against the TOS to list it on another retailer. You might want to take it back down off B&N if that's the case.

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« Reply #24290 on: February 11, 2018, 06:28:17 PM »
I looked at this on Amazon today, and it appears to be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited - is that right? If you've signed up to KDP select, it's against the TOS to list it on another retailer. You might want to take it back down off B&N if that's the case.

Crap!  I didn't know that.  Thank you, for letting me know.  I'll take it off Barnes and Noble right away.

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« Reply #24291 on: February 12, 2018, 12:59:24 AM »
It's Monday. I'm up early and heading back to work today.

I'm 62000 words into my new collection, still aiming for 75000 words.

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

3 days left Coyote Ate the Stars by E.A. Van Stralen
4 days left Trip to Turbulence by James F. Walsh
5 days left Electric Gardens by M. Black
10 days left Wards and Wonders by Kay L. Ling
10 days left Ghostly Intentions by Jill James
10 days left The Haunting of Kaleb Bell by W. & W. Sawday
10 days left hypnoSnatch by Trisha Mcnary
11 days left The Lunar Deception by T.E. Olivant
13 days left The Last Hunter by Lee Hayton
14 days left Don't Ask, Don't Tell by Monte Dutton
17 days left Kingshold by D.P. Woolliscroft
17 days left Ghost and Found by Kimberly G. Giarratano
17 days left Forever Young by Sue Seabury
17 days left A Woman of the Road by Amy Wolf
18 days left The Lost Tomb of Cleopatra by J.T. Osbourne
18 days left Vic Boyo, Doofus Detective in: Double Murders are Twice as Bad by Milo James Fowler
20 days left The Space in You by K.D. Lovgren
21 days left Neon Sands: A Trilogy by Adam J. Smith
24 days left Goddess Rudra by Ignatius Variath
24 days left Vengeance of Dracula by James Mascia
24 days left I Spy a Scarecrow by Bradon Nave
24 days left Undone by the Earl by Elizabeth Rue
25 days left Hexborn by A.M. Manay
25 days left Fatal Feast by Betty Kuffel
26 days left Sicarius Soul by Jade Kerrion
26 days left Somebody to Love by Aurelia Fray


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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« Reply #24292 on: February 12, 2018, 01:54:48 AM »
Hi all! Well, it's been about six weeks since The Poison People was not accepted by KS. I received some excellent feedback, however, which led me to make some minor editorial changes but, most significantly, change the cover. This from the KS editor: You could try changing the books packaging and overall marketing strategy to make it clearer at the point of purchase that the content is more high-concept, literary-quality Sci-Fi than it is easy-reading genre fiction.

This I've done, and the book, with the new cover, has now been published: https://www.amazon.com/Poison-People-Alex-Makepeace-ebook/dp/B079P1YFYC/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518428689&sr=1-2&keywords=the+poison+people

My question is this (it's not about the cover as it's too late for that!): I'm being very careful about promoting it at the moment because I want to attract the "right" kind of readers so it gets in the right "Also Bought" category. I suppose (I hope) my cover will help forewarn potential readers that it may be a more challenging read but I'm still concerned I will disappoint some and garner negative reviews. To this end, I have replaced (maybe it hasn't come up yet) the last sentence of the blurb (so it ends on "our times") then added a quote from the editor: "High-concept, literary sci-fi." I feel a bit uncomfortable about this because: 1) I don't want to tell readers what to think. 2) I have not attributed the quote (although I cite the whole review on my web page) because I don't want to say it came from KS (which I think is not permitted), although I would like to say it came from Kirkus (who they use) but I'm not sure if I could get away with it. On the other hand I am even more concerned I'll get negative reviews if I don't tee-up readers to expect something a bit more possibly demanding than their usual read. It's about weighing the risks. Do you have any thoughts? I am beginning a 99c promotion from mid-week...

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« Reply #24293 on: February 12, 2018, 05:56:35 AM »
Hi all! Well, it's been about six weeks since The Poison People was not accepted by KS. I received some excellent feedback, however, which led me to make some minor editorial changes but, most significantly, change the cover. This from the KS editor: You could try changing the books packaging and overall marketing strategy to make it clearer at the point of purchase that the content is more high-concept, literary-quality Sci-Fi than it is easy-reading genre fiction.

This I've done, and the book, with the new cover, has now been published: https://www.amazon.com/Poison-People-Alex-Makepeace-ebook/dp/B079P1YFYC/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518428689&sr=1-2&keywords=the+poison+people

My question is this (it's not about the cover as it's too late for that!): I'm being very careful about promoting it at the moment because I want to attract the "right" kind of readers so it gets in the right "Also Bought" category. I suppose (I hope) my cover will help forewarn potential readers that it may be a more challenging read but I'm still concerned I will disappoint some and garner negative reviews. To this end, I have replaced (maybe it hasn't come up yet) the last sentence of the blurb (so it ends on "our times") then added a quote from the editor: "High-concept, literary sci-fi." I feel a bit uncomfortable about this because: 1) I don't want to tell readers what to think. 2) I have not attributed the quote (although I cite the whole review on my web page) because I don't want to say it came from KS (which I think is not permitted), although I would like to say it came from Kirkus (who they use) but I'm not sure if I could get away with it. On the other hand I am even more concerned I'll get negative reviews if I don't tee-up readers to expect something a bit more possibly demanding than their usual read. It's about weighing the risks. Do you have any thoughts? I am beginning a 99c promotion from mid-week...

They use Kirkus to edit some of the books that are accepted for publication. There is no reason to believe Kirkus looks at any of the other submissions. In any case, Kirkus has very specific rules regarding the use of, and attribution of, quotes taken from their reviews.

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« Reply #24294 on: February 12, 2018, 09:47:25 AM »
The Space in You is not setting views on fire so far. I haven't advertised until today, when I promoted a Twitter card ad, so it will be interesting to see if there are results from that in tomorrow's views.

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« Reply #24295 on: February 12, 2018, 11:10:48 AM »
Knight School is at number 58 in the kindle store's Teen & Young Adult - Science Fiction & Fantasy - Fantasy - Coming of Age category and ranked 66 in its other two.  The Best Seller Rank is only 3, 722 right now, which is still pretty cool to me.  If anyone has had time to read the whole book yet or even just halfway, let me know what you think.  I am really eager to have some feedback.

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« Reply #24296 on: February 12, 2018, 01:18:47 PM »
Carrie, congratulations on your book release!
I've downloaded "Soul Catchers". I owe you a review.
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« Reply #24297 on: February 12, 2018, 01:54:31 PM »
Hi all! Well, it's been about six weeks since The Poison People was not accepted by KS. I received some excellent feedback, however, which led me to make some minor editorial changes but, most significantly, change the cover. This from the KS editor: You could try changing the books packaging and overall marketing strategy to make it clearer at the point of purchase that the content is more high-concept, literary-quality Sci-Fi than it is easy-reading genre fiction.

This I've done, and the book, with the new cover, has now been published: https://www.amazon.com/Poison-People-Alex-Makepeace-ebook/dp/B079P1YFYC/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518428689&sr=1-2&keywords=the+poison+people

My question is this (it's not about the cover as it's too late for that!): I'm being very careful about promoting it at the moment because I want to attract the "right" kind of readers so it gets in the right "Also Bought" category. I suppose (I hope) my cover will help forewarn potential readers that it may be a more challenging read but I'm still concerned I will disappoint some and garner negative reviews. To this end, I have replaced (maybe it hasn't come up yet) the last sentence of the blurb (so it ends on "our times") then added a quote from the editor: "High-concept, literary sci-fi." I feel a bit uncomfortable about this because: 1) I don't want to tell readers what to think. 2) I have not attributed the quote (although I cite the whole review on my web page) because I don't want to say it came from KS (which I think is not permitted), although I would like to say it came from Kirkus (who they use) but I'm not sure if I could get away with it. On the other hand I am even more concerned I'll get negative reviews if I don't tee-up readers to expect something a bit more possibly demanding than their usual read. It's about weighing the risks. Do you have any thoughts? I am beginning a 99c promotion from mid-week...

My first KS selection was edited in-house, but my second was edited at Kirkus. When the feedback arrived, the cover letter contained the following.

"(Please note that the feedback contained in these documents is intended for use in the editorial process only and may not be represented as a review or an endorsement. No portion of the feedback or communication from the book editor may be published [online or in print] or used for any promotional purposes.)"

If the feedback came from Kirkus, it would have been stated somewhere and probably would have said something similar. Kirkus's editing and reviewing departments are separate, and they are strict about the separation. Be careful and please don't get yourself in trouble!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #24298 on: February 12, 2018, 02:15:13 PM »
They use Kirkus to edit some of the books that are accepted for publication. There is no reason to believe Kirkus looks at any of the other submissions. In any case, Kirkus has very specific rules regarding the use of, and attribution of, quotes taken from their reviews.

Echo that. Could rephrase with your own call-to-action and drop the quotes. Without attribution, it looks like a mistake, though the causal amazon search reader may not notice that.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #24299 on: February 12, 2018, 03:01:07 PM »
Hi Guys - I'm back.

I've been offline writing for a while. However, I have a Kindle Scout campaign Mystic Evermore - a tale about vampires and their human friends/lovers - due to commence tomorrow.

I have also read through a few of the Kindle books and posted Amazon reviews. Please don't hate me if I have done a review and it's not 100% positive. I think effusive positive reviews sound fake or purchased. I like to keep it real - although I'm not deliberately mean either.

I might mention something that could be improved - from my point of view only of course. However, I won't say silly things like every word is spelled wrong. I honestly have never seen a Scout offering that was that poor. All campaigner's try to self edit, and it's a huge job. Of course a few typos slip through!

It was great to see a rise in acceptance last month wasn't it? Do you think that matched the seasonal shopping boom?