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Re: Kindle Scout experiences, anyone?
« Reply #325 on: September 18, 2015, 06:01:02 AM »
Another night and no new news..... I guess if it goes past tomorrow night at midnight a full week after my campaign ended I'll send them an email just to check.

The last thing I want to do is seem to pushy when looking for a response, but other campaigns that have ended days after mine have already been selected or rejected. It really does seem like everyone else is selected or reject in 48 hours still.



Have you check on your campaign page? It's rare for anyone to go more than 48-72 hours. My book went off campaign on Friday and I was notified on Saturday. However, another girl who also ended on that Friday didn't hear until Tuesday. And she was a winner too. So don't despair but I would check my spam filter and if nothing's there, then go ahead and email them.  Good luck!
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« Reply #326 on: September 18, 2015, 06:21:57 AM »
Been following & rooting for you. Hang in there. Fingers crossed for ya.  8)

Bates, I suspect a lot of similar sentiments around here.  :)

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« Reply #327 on: September 18, 2015, 06:42:45 AM »
Rooting for you too, Bates!

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« Reply #328 on: September 18, 2015, 06:56:42 AM »
Have you check on your campaign page? It's rare for anyone to go more than 48-72 hours. My book went off campaign on Friday and I was notified on Saturday. However, another girl who also ended on that Friday didn't hear until Tuesday. And she was a winner too. So don't despair but I would check my spam filter and if nothing's there, then go ahead and email them.  Good luck!

I was thinking that was the case, since books that ended three days after mine have been selected or rejected. I checked my spam file and didn't see anything, but all the other emails from Scout have been fine. My campaign page still shows In Review so I'm not sure. I just shot them a very pleasant email. The last thing I want to do is sound like I don't appreciate the program because I think it's fantastic. Not to mention everyone I have spoken to here on the Kboards has been super supportive and wonderful to talk to. So it's been a great experience overall.

So hopefully a positive response is in the works.

Thanks for all the well wishes! It's been a stressful week waiting on the news.

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« Reply #329 on: September 18, 2015, 07:52:45 AM »
I'm sure it's been very stressful! The "In Review" still there is a good sign.
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« Reply #330 on: September 18, 2015, 08:40:22 AM »
I was thinking that was the case, since books that ended three days after mine have been selected or rejected. I checked my spam file and didn't see anything, but all the other emails from Scout have been fine. My campaign page still shows In Review so I'm not sure. I just shot them a very pleasant email. The last thing I want to do is sound like I don't appreciate the program because I think it's fantastic. Not to mention everyone I have spoken to here on the Kboards has been super supportive and wonderful to talk to. So it's been a great experience overall.

So hopefully a positive response is in the works.

Thanks for all the well wishes! It's been a stressful week waiting on the news.

Sending the email was a good idea, but just keep in mind they are really busy right now and things are actually going slower than usual getting to all of the email, too.

But I completely feel for your stress! Here's hoping you get a good outcome. I check my "past nominations" everyday to see if they got it decided, and I even I feel frustrated it's not there yet.

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« Reply #331 on: September 18, 2015, 09:30:05 AM »
Tonight at midnight will be a full week since the campaign  ended. Hehe I dont mind waiting to much especially if it's a winner. I guess we will find out soonish. I'm checjed out your books and you are both doing so well in the rankings, it is great to see that kind if success. I hope it just gets better and better for you!

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« Reply #332 on: September 18, 2015, 05:45:14 PM »
Well it looks like we didn't have to wait until midnight to get the answer. I wasn't selected for publication. I'll be keeping an eye in this thread and look for the book to come out after another round of small revisions and some formatting time. Still nit sure why it took a full week to be rejected guess I'll never know.

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« Reply #333 on: September 18, 2015, 05:46:14 PM »
I'm so sorry, Bates. What a bummer, especially after making you wait so long. I'm looking forward to seeing your book up on Kindle soon!

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« Reply #334 on: September 18, 2015, 05:47:14 PM »
I'm so sorry, Bates. What a bummer, especially after making you wait so long. I'm looking forward to seeing your book up on Kindle soon!

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« Reply #335 on: September 18, 2015, 06:05:04 PM »
Aww... that sucks, Bates. Good luck on your new release though!
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« Reply #336 on: September 18, 2015, 06:15:03 PM »
That is incredibly disheartening news. Your writing was good and you had plenty of interest...what more could Amazon want? Now I'm kind of depressed.

On the brighter side, as everyone has said, you'll undoubtedly launch to a great start, what with all the interest you've gleaned through the program.   :)

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« Reply #337 on: September 18, 2015, 06:19:02 PM »
I got the email too...

"if the unspeakable happens... "

Now I await Borneo!

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« Reply #338 on: September 18, 2015, 06:25:54 PM »
I really wanted to make sure my thank you email was a little tongue in cheek. Thank you all for the support! I'm going to change one small thing run it back through my wonderful proofreader DJ and it will be release time.

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« Reply #339 on: September 18, 2015, 06:30:42 PM »
Sorry to hear this. I was in the 'no news is good news' camp.

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« Reply #340 on: September 18, 2015, 08:03:00 PM »
Sounds to me like you almost made it.  Perhaps your book was right on the cut off?  I look forward to reading it anyway when you self pub.  Great campaign btw, you did a great job and loved reading your reports.  Keep writing my friend :)

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« Reply #341 on: September 18, 2015, 08:09:14 PM »
Well it looks like we didn't have to wait until midnight to get the answer. I wasn't selected for publication. I'll be keeping an eye in this thread and look for the book to come out after another round of small revisions and some formatting time. Still nit sure why it took a full week to be rejected guess I'll never know.

Got the email while I was working, and I as bummed. Your thank you email was great, though! Here's hoping you get lots of newsletter sign ups so that the book launches really well.

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« Reply #342 on: September 19, 2015, 04:01:33 AM »
Bates: well that was a surprise email!  I was convinced you were a shoe-in.  Wow.  They must have some really really tough criteria.

I'll echo our friends above, you ran a superb campaign and your updates were extremely helpful.  You are a true team player and you had a lot of great support here on Kboards.  *heart warms*

Good luck with the new launch!  I'm excited for you. 

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« Reply #343 on: September 19, 2015, 07:13:51 AM »
They must have some really really tough criteria.

From what I hear, it's gotten tougher and tougher to hit and stay in the H&T list and to be chosen. As KS gets more widely accepted, more people are entering. Plus AMZ just sent out a huge email inviting writers to enter. It's definitely getting more difficult to campaign.
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« Reply #344 on: September 19, 2015, 10:09:02 PM »
Sounds to me like you almost made it.  Perhaps your book was right on the cut off?  I look forward to reading it anyway when you self pub.  Great campaign btw, you did a great job and loved reading your reports.  Keep writing my friend :)

Bates, I agree with Salvador -- you did a great job & it sounds like a close decision.

Have ANY books been chosen for publication since Kindle's massive call for projects, & the huge wave of new entries that followed? Maybe it's all in the timing.

Fingers crossed for Borneo & Zapped ending in 2 days!

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« Reply #345 on: September 19, 2015, 10:14:28 PM »
Sounds to me like you almost made it.  Perhaps your book was right on the cut off?  I look forward to reading it anyway when you self pub.  Great campaign btw, you did a great job and loved reading your reports.  Keep writing my friend :)

Bates, I agree with Salvador -- you did a great job & it sounds like a close decision.

Have ANY books been chosen for publication since Kindle's massive call for projects, & the huge wave of new entries that followed? Maybe it's all in the timing.

Fingers crossed for Borneo & Zapped, now on our last day... At last, Zapped is Hot! Thanks all for your support, & best wishes whatever direction we go.

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« Reply #346 on: September 20, 2015, 12:14:00 AM »
Hey fellow Scouters!

I have negative news regarding my submission in that the Kindle Scout team declined my submission.  I wanted to make sure to thank everyone that was helping with my campaign the last month or so.  Foremost I want to thank my cover specialist, Cagnes, for making a super banner for me to use and also Jill for being so gracious as to host the banner and give me the html code, since I'm an old fart and not quite so computer savvy :)  I also want to thank the many kboarders who supported and nominated my book.  That was super seeing all those kboard links in my stats page.  I'm deeply humbled by how gracious my fellow authors are.

Something really cool that I wasn't aware of is that on my campaign page, which is still active for me at least, there is a button to alert every Kindle Scout who nominated my book when the book is published on Amazon.  I thought that was a very classy thing for the Kindle Editors to do for those submissions that didn't meet their requirements.  I wasn't expecting that and don't remember reading about it so I wanted to share that in case anyone else follows and doesn't get selected.  I am thinking the book's launch can still be a pretty good one with the mailing list and the notify button on my campaign page.

My second book taught me the importance of launching heavy to get onto the Hot New Releases list so I'm planning on a last revision then an edit and a couple of ARCs before publishing.  We'll see how it goes because it is in a different (but similar no?) genre.

I had a blast writing it and more OCD moments courtesy of Amazon on the stats page, though I'm getting better at going longer periods of time without looking at my KDP dashboard LOL.  I'll be scouting books and watching other submissions and as my last thought I'd say it was worth it to submit and to actually experience a campaign.  I think watching how Kindle Press handles things has taught me a bit on what I should be doing and not be doing.

So thanks for all the support and I have no doubt you'll see my book in my signature line soon  8)
I know this is way late, but I was reading through the thread and wanted to say that you're a class act and I hope youve got youre book up by now.

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« Reply #347 on: September 20, 2015, 06:18:14 AM »
Woo Hoo!  Zapped and Deceits of Borneo are Hot and Trending!! Last day fever pitch!  Verb, finally we have arrived.   8) 8) 8)

A personal thanks to everyone.  Deceits got a HUGE amount of support from Kboarders.  HUGE.  Clearly, there are a TON of supportive folks here.  The camaraderie helped grow the thick skin that much quicker during a public competition, that at times, provoked feelings of impotency and deficiency.  A sincere thank you to both the vocal and silent supporters.  Thank you. - HN   (PS I would do it again.  I learned a ton.)

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« Reply #348 on: September 20, 2015, 07:30:37 AM »
Woo Hoo!  Zapped and Deceits of Borneo are Hot and Trending!! Last day fever pitch!  Verb, finally we have arrived.   8) 8) 8)

A personal thanks to everyone.  Deceits got a HUGE amount of support from Kboarders.  HUGE.  Clearly, there are a TON of supportive folks here.  The camaraderie helped grow the thick skin that much quicker during a public competition, that at times, provoked feelings of impotency and deficiency.  A sincere thank you to both the vocal and silent supporters.  Thank you. - HN   (PS I would do it again.  I learned a ton.)

Fingers crossed for ya!  8)

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« Reply #349 on: September 20, 2015, 07:34:17 AM »
Woo Hoo!  Zapped and Deceits of Borneo are Hot and Trending!! Last day fever pitch!  Verb, finally we have arrived.   8) 8) 8)

A personal thanks to everyone.  Deceits got a HUGE amount of support from Kboarders.  HUGE.  Clearly, there are a TON of supportive folks here.  The camaraderie helped grow the thick skin that much quicker during a public competition, that at times, provoked feelings of impotency and deficiency.  A sincere thank you to both the vocal and silent supporters.  Thank you. - HN   (PS I would do it again.  I learned a ton.)

Yay! Go! Go! Go!

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