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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25900 on: May 14, 2018, 12:24:12 PM »
I need some help categorizing a new book. It's a POV flip between the two characters (similar to "Gone Girl").

Rough Synopsis: Artists come to the northern California Institute to hone their crafts, but a painter named James just wants a golden ticket and an easy meal. An Institute employee named Diana decides to pursue a romantic relationship with the hungry man. He ultimately chooses her friend, who soon winds up dead. James' ensuing arrest rocks the Institute, but Diana works to free him. Instead of returning home, James lingers near the Institute to prove the true identity of the killer, and Diana struggles to decide whether to let him in again. The head and the heart both lie within.

Spoiler- Diana did it (audience knows, James doesnt), and James kills her at the end. I dont want the genre readers to be upset with the unconventional ending.

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Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Murder
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Suspense
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > New Adult & College
Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Psychological
Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

I think you have it right, especially women's fiction> psychological

I have a similar crafted book (first one in my signature) and until this last month I've had an excellent run since last September

These are my cats. I have more, but that's all I can see.

Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Detective
Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Kidnapping
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Psychological


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25901 on: May 14, 2018, 01:55:33 PM »
This is the first day since I found this thread that it wasn't on the first page. I guess it will soon disappear. Sigh!

I know! The support here was amazing. Hopefully, there will be something else Amazon is cooking up to bring us all back together again.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25902 on: May 14, 2018, 05:03:54 PM »
I have a similar crafted book (first one in my signature) and until this last month I've had an excellent run since last September

These are my cats. I have more, but that's all I can see.

Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Detective
Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Kidnapping
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Psychological

I'll check it out! Thanks for chiming in!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25903 on: May 17, 2018, 05:37:18 PM »
Final book awaiting its fate on Kindle Scout:
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/K4H12NHUJZ0C

The end of an era. :(

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25904 on: May 17, 2018, 05:43:06 PM »
I got my feedback today, about 10 days after the rejection notice.  Gotta say that I'm impressed that they took the time to read through the book, and the feedback they gave me was extremely personalized and helpful.  Even though the book wasn't selected, the professional feedback I received made the whole experience a win for me.  I consider getting free advice from a bona-fide editor a real gift, and am grateful for it.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25905 on: May 18, 2018, 12:39:29 AM »
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25906 on: May 18, 2018, 01:50:37 PM »
Can anyone assist me how to get US market. I am an Indian author and I am getting sales in India along with my native books but nothing improved in US market.
https://www.amazon.com/Peacewoods-Ignatius-Variath-ebook/dp/B0775RZLRK/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25907 on: May 18, 2018, 04:47:22 PM »
We are all trying to reach the US market mate. Many of us are overseas too. You could try advertising. Authors sometimes recommend advertising sites on here or the other main thread.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25908 on: May 19, 2018, 03:45:58 AM »
I'm from the US and am trying to get a US market :) Honestly ads are the best way to go. Until you have enough following to make a splash by just announcing your next work, you'll need to pay for visibility. There are many threads with ad tricks on this site. Good luck!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25909 on: May 20, 2018, 06:22:05 AM »
I got my feedback today, about 10 days after the rejection notice.  Gotta say that I'm impressed that they took the time to read through the book, and the feedback they gave me was extremely personalized and helpful.  Even though the book wasn't selected, the professional feedback I received made the whole experience a win for me.  I consider getting free advice from a bona-fide editor a real gift, and am grateful for it.

Same here. My feedback was very helpful, and I appreciate the time they took to go through the book :)

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25910 on: May 20, 2018, 01:28:57 PM »
If anyone is still using this thread, I'd like to share that my Scout reject, Bestseller, is now available for purchase. It's currently .99 until May 1st. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CRPKLTN

I'm going to be sad when this thread eventually dries up. I didn't post a lot, but I came here and read all the comments and nominated the books from Steve's list as part of my morning ritual  :'(

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25911 on: May 20, 2018, 05:13:22 PM »
To be honest, I haven't had my rejection letter yet. I have made my ebook available on the grounds that the campaign says "not selected" in KS. I have mailed them TWICE about the notification email - that isn't being sent either.

OOPS! Just found them in spam. I don't know why when most KS mail comes through.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25912 on: May 20, 2018, 07:41:20 PM »
If anyone is still using this thread, I'd like to share that my Scout reject, Bestseller, is now available for purchase. It's currently .99 until May 1st. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CRPKLTN

I'm going to be sad when this thread eventually dries up. I didn't post a lot, but I came here and read all the comments and nominated the books from Steve's list as part of my morning ritual  :'(

Picked up a copy.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25913 on: May 20, 2018, 08:42:32 PM »
Picked up a copy.
Wow, that totally wasn't expected. I can't thank you enough! I hope you enjoy it  :D

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25914 on: May 21, 2018, 06:33:19 AM »
My last kindle scout reject is free right now:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CJ26ZHW

And close to breaking top 100 on the Amazon free store!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25915 on: May 21, 2018, 07:14:45 AM »
My last kindle scout reject is free right now:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CJ26ZHW

And close to breaking top 100 on the Amazon free store!

I grabbed a free copy. :)

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25916 on: May 21, 2018, 07:39:13 AM »
We are all trying to reach the US market mate. Many of us are overseas too. You could try advertising. Authors sometimes recommend advertising sites on here or the other main thread.


Thank you Cecelia.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25917 on: May 21, 2018, 07:40:02 AM »
I'm from the US and am trying to get a US market :) Honestly ads are the best way to go. Until you have enough following to make a splash by just announcing your next work, you'll need to pay for visibility. There are many threads with ad tricks on this site. Good luck!

Thank you Aaron.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25918 on: May 21, 2018, 07:40:48 AM »
My last kindle scout reject is free right now:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CJ26ZHW

And close to breaking top 100 on the Amazon free store!

Great news!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25919 on: May 21, 2018, 08:02:29 AM »

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25920 on: May 21, 2018, 08:37:45 AM »
Hi everyone,

My Kindle Scout reject, GONE, is now available for only $.99 on Amazon.

When a man wakes up from a failed suicide attempt, he learns that his wife is missing.

RIYL Gillian Flynn, Mary Kubica, and Paula Hawkins.

https://www.amazon.com/Gone-Gripping-Psychological-Thriller-Love-ebook/dp/B07CWBPBQS

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25921 on: May 21, 2018, 11:48:41 AM »
My last kindle scout reject is free right now:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CJ26ZHW

And close to breaking top 100 on the Amazon free store!

Got it!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25922 on: May 21, 2018, 02:24:09 PM »
Okay, got Gone, Orion, and Bestseller. Thanks!!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25923 on: May 21, 2018, 03:38:47 PM »
You guys are amazing, thank you so much!  ;D

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #25924 on: May 22, 2018, 10:05:33 PM »
My last kindle scout reject is free right now:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CJ26ZHW

And close to breaking top 100 on the Amazon free store!

Just grabbed a copy, Aaron. I look forward to reading it, and will place a review up when I have. Your rankings for it look great - #1, #2 and #11 in genres. Fantastic!
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Still working it all out...
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