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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18600 on: June 07, 2017, 01:00:44 PM »
Bill Swyers had suggested using the thank you note to offer people who nominated the KS book free copies (regardless if selected). I used his idea by asking nominators to sign up for my newsletter or email me to get details of the free offering.

I've had over 100 newsletter signups since yesterday. That might not sound like a lot for most of you, but I had 7 (as in less than 10) subscribers before the Scout email went out to nominators :) I've also lots of emails.
That's an excellent idea!!!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18601 on: June 07, 2017, 01:05:53 PM »
Today is an auspicious day for my campaign...

My Raven's Peak Campaign netted 4,550 page views for the entire run.

The Everett Exorcism has surpassed that already today with 17 days to go!

Not only that, but all of the big promotions that I'm actually hoping drive a lot of traffic haven't even started yet. With luck, things will only continue to skyrocket from here!

Impressive! Way to go!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18602 on: June 07, 2017, 01:06:51 PM »
Leena-  Took a look and have your book saved for later.  It looks like my cup of tea and I love your cover.

Lincoln- you are a rock star!  Your hard work is paying off and your campaign is awesome.

I just hit the halfway point for Nick of Time. 294 hours H&T and 1.8k page views.  Best campaign I've had so far and I'm pleased as punch. 
Speaking of which, why is punch so pleased?  And why are all those clams so dang happy? :D

Nice stats!  This could be the one...

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18603 on: June 07, 2017, 01:15:35 PM »
Nice stats!  This could be the one...

I hope this one pays off for her!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18604 on: June 07, 2017, 02:10:56 PM »
Today is an auspicious day for my campaign...

My Raven's Peak Campaign netted 4,550 page views for the entire run.

The Everett Exorcism has surpassed that already today with 17 days to go!

Not only that, but all of the big promotions that I'm actually hoping drive a lot of traffic haven't even started yet. With luck, things will only continue to skyrocket from here!

That's amazing! Watching and learning from your campaign!
 
Leena-  Took a look and have your book saved for later.  It looks like my cup of tea and I love your cover.

Lincoln- you are a rock star!  Your hard work is paying off and your campaign is awesome.

I just hit the halfway point for Nick of Time. 294 hours H&T and 1.8k page views.  Best campaign I've had so far and I'm pleased as punch. 
Speaking of which, why is punch so pleased?  And why are all those clams so dang happy? :D

Amazing stats, so pleased for you.



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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18605 on: June 07, 2017, 02:37:00 PM »
Huge thanks to everyone on here who has already nominated No Place in Eden. :D Just one day left and I'm sitting on 1.2k page views and 55 hours in H & T - a grand 54 hours more than I ever dreamed of considering my hit and miss promotion. A couple of FB ads specific to my campaign (bleh!), a couple of personal posts on my own page, and the highlight of the whole month, a mention on Jaxon Reeds Saturday newsletter http://readper.com/authors At $5 that was definitely money well spent. The sudden spike from zero to hero pulled me out of the doldrums too!

Best news though is I've noticed a little movement on my sales figures for the other book in the series - though it's not really a series, more two stand alone books featuring a number of the same characters!

Onwards and upwards!! ;)

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18606 on: June 07, 2017, 02:51:16 PM »
Day 12 in the waiting room. Shouldn't be much longer...

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18607 on: June 07, 2017, 04:58:09 PM »
I suck at the entire multiple quote thing, so I'm doing it old school.

Steve V- thank you for wearing out your mouse for our benefit! :D

Jenn- Thanks!  I'm pretty excited about my stats myself.  I'm no Lincoln Cole, mind you, but after my last very dismal campaign it makes a nice change. :D

Dan- Thanks!  Not that prolific actually, just had a backlist when I learned about Scout and decided to go Indy.  I wrote Nick recently, and Teatime, but had Descending, Wyrd House, and my next Scout run- Ghost in the Park already finished.  Now I'm working on Ghost 2 and a teen dystopian, and need to get them finished!

Lincoln and Dan- It would be lovely if Nick got picked, but I'm not holding my breath.  I'll have a good launch regardless, if the stats are anything to go by.

Hilary- Thanks, and I have yours nominated.  It looks wonderful.  And don't fret the lower stats.  It doesn't really matter for if you're selected or not, and it will get fresh eyes on your books regardless.  I too usually get some sales of my published books when I run a campaign.  A nice side effect!

Robert- fingers crossed for you.  Won't be long now!

As always, top three nominated and fingers crossed!


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Kindle Scout and Let's Nominate Each Other
« Reply #18608 on: June 07, 2017, 06:09:23 PM »
Hi all, I have a book in Kindle Scout. And I wanted to know if we can all nominate each other.
Here's my link, now put yours  :D
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/90DQIXSPV82L



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Re: Kindle Scout and Let's Nominate Each Other
« Reply #18609 on: June 07, 2017, 06:15:42 PM »
Hi all, I have a book in Kindle Scout. And I wanted to know if we can all nominate each other.
Here's my link, now put yours  :D
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/90DQIXSPV82L

Great news: there's a thread for that!

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Re: Kindle Scout and Let's Nominate Each Other
« Reply #18610 on: June 07, 2017, 06:23:14 PM »
Oh that's awesome! I couldn't find the thread for that so I posted one

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18611 on: June 07, 2017, 06:26:45 PM »
Hi! I have just been accepted into Kindle Scout, and it goes for thirty days, so I will definitely come back here to update on my experience.
In the meantime, I do need some support; nominations. If anyone can help me I would really appreciate it: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/90DQIXSPV82L

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18612 on: June 07, 2017, 07:32:22 PM »
Hi guys,

Do any of you know any good editors with low charges?

And any good promotion sites for a kindle scout campaign?

After being bitten by the shark the last time, like that person the audience screams at, I'm going in again.

You're all invited to the funeral:-)


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18613 on: June 07, 2017, 07:47:22 PM »
Today is an auspicious day for my campaign...

My Raven's Peak Campaign netted 4,550 page views for the entire run.

The Everett Exorcism has surpassed that already today with 17 days to go!

Not only that, but all of the big promotions that I'm actually hoping drive a lot of traffic haven't even started yet. With luck, things will only continue to skyrocket from here!
Awesome! Congratulations Lincoln!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18614 on: June 07, 2017, 07:53:30 PM »
Leena-  Took a look and have your book saved for later.  It looks like my cup of tea and I love your cover.

Lincoln- you are a rock star!  Your hard work is paying off and your campaign is awesome.

I just hit the halfway point for Nick of Time. 294 hours H&T and 1.8k page views.  Best campaign I've had so far and I'm pleased as punch. 
Speaking of which, why is punch so pleased?  And why are all those clams so dang happy? :D
Congratulations Julianne!👍

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18615 on: June 07, 2017, 08:07:55 PM »
Hi! I have just been accepted into Kindle Scout, and it goes for thirty days, so I will definitely come back here to update on my experience.
In the meantime, I do need some support; nominations. If anyone can help me I would really appreciate it: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/90DQIXSPV82L

Glad you found us!  Steve V keeps a running list, and will put your book on it.  That way we can all nominate the ones about to run out of time (last day, 1 day left, etc) and it will give you a big boost at the end.  He posts the list daily.


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18616 on: June 07, 2017, 08:13:09 PM »
Hi guys,

Do any of you know any good editors with low charges?

And any good promotion sites for a kindle scout campaign?

After being bitten by the shark the last time, like that person the audience screams at, I'm going in again.

You're all invited to the funeral:-)


Bemy Wells


I know a great editor/ proofreader.  She has different rates depending on what service you need.  She does all my books and you wouldn't believe the tiny little oopsies that she catches.  She really is marvelous and lovely to work with as well.  I don't know how she compares to other services price-wise, but it's worth checking out for sure.  Here's her website: http://amazeofreviews.weebly.com/proofreading--translations.html
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18617 on: June 07, 2017, 09:38:26 PM »
I'm truly stunned that The Rectifiers wasn't selected. Great campaign and first pages. Looking forward to buying it when it's released. I have my eyes on many delicious books. I love KS for being a home to so many great writers. I'm reading Nick of Time first pages tonight. With popcorn  :D

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18618 on: June 08, 2017, 01:50:04 AM »
It's Thursday.

I'm heading out early this morning for a yearly appointment with my specialist. I have a bit of a tremor, which runs in my family, and I have a yearly check-up just to keep an eye on it.

I do have a bit of exciting news on the writing front. My regional publisher just contacted me, looking for another book. I'm excited about that. I can't offer any more details than that, but the advance money will come in handy.

This morning I received word from an ACX narrator regarding what is going to be the first audiobook that I have independently published. As some of you might now, ACX has recently opened the doors to us Canadian authors and I have been steadily marketing my books there over the last week or so. It's a bit of a slow process because I have to enter each of my works and put them up for audition. I also have to spend a bit of time browsing through the different narrator's samples and contacting them individually, pitching them different projects.

I've just had my first acceptance of a project. My novel, GYPSY BLOOD, should be available in audiobook format by the end of the summer, depending upon how quickly my new narrator works. I can't tell you much more because I am still learning all about it myself - but I am VERY excited to get this new sales venue up and moving. I have heard that audiobooks can be very lucrative. I am looking to find out just how true that is for my own work.

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! No Place in Eden by Hilary Murray
LAST DAY LEFT! The Things We Do For Love by Anita Louise
1 day left Plunge by John Greco
1 day left The Smart One by Joe Clifford Faust
2 days left The Book Knights by J.G. Mckenney
2 days left Night of the Webcam by Robertson Tait
2 days left Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner
4 days left Fallen from Grace by Nikki Landis
4 days left The Modern Mage by T.J. Flaxman
7 days left Shipley Bridge by David Thompson
9 days left Black Sun Ascension by T.S. Starkenberg
9 days left Finding Home Again by Mary Head
11 days left Self Possessed by Lee Isserow
14 days left Nick of Time by Julianne Q. Johnson
16 days left The Everett Exorcism by Lincoln Cole
17 days left The Shadow Girl by Misty Mount
21 days left Beyond Gaza by Yvonne Crow
22 days left Heart of Time by Skye Mackinnon
24 days left Justice Returns by William Bernhardt
25 days left I Rode for the Wigglin' W by Flynn Mcguin
28 days left The Summoner by M.C. Glan
28 days left The Book of Witches by Leena Maria

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!


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18619 on: June 08, 2017, 05:08:26 AM »
It's Thursday.

I'm heading out early this morning for a yearly appointment with my specialist. I have a bit of a tremor, which runs in my family, and I have a yearly check-up just to keep an eye on it.


Hi Steve,
I hope your check-up went well!
can you please add my book to the thread? I'm a nervous wreck by the way...
The lost word of Khymera, Part II (Khymera Legends Book 2)
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/2KATSDJEXUU1C

quick description of the first book:

Trifhalir was a paradise for Layla. Her father was the leader of a great tribe and she lived a life without worries. Until the day comes that an attack is held on her and her entire world is shaken

Khyro was trained to be a warrior since the day he arrived the fonneshia, a baby still. No one knows his origins but all are overwhelmed by his power. His life also changes the day Trifhalir is attacked but because he sees Layla, the little girl he only saw in dreams, for the first time


Thank you for all your help!!!
The lost word of Khymera: Vol I (Part III): 15%
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18620 on: June 08, 2017, 05:42:33 AM »
For some odd reason I just can't get Tom Petty's song "The Waiting" out of my head. 🤔

In other news...top three nominated! So many good books lately, I have to imagine one of these will bring this thread another win!

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« Reply #18621 on: June 08, 2017, 06:48:52 AM »
My new young adult Romantic Suspense, Unknown Presence, needs your nominations on Kindle Scout. If selected, you'll get a free eCopy!  Click here https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/26M607T4CXV2

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18622 on: June 08, 2017, 07:05:32 AM »
I'm truly stunned that The Rectifiers wasn't selected. Great campaign and first pages. Looking forward to buying it when it's released. I have my eyes on many delicious books. I love KS for being a home to so many great writers. I'm reading Nick of Time first pages tonight. With popcorn  :D

Hi everyone!  V.L. Rainey (author of The Rectifiers) is my daughter.  I guess it's okay to post here now that the campaign is over.  Thanks for your kind words about the book.  Valerie is taking it all in stride and being very zen about the whole thing.  Me...I've been a nervous wreck.  I read Lincoln's very helpful book and then found kboards and we have both have learned much.  We've both been following many of your campaigns  with interest and have nominated many  - simply because they are awesome sounding books and we want to read more!  Because everyone is curious about stats, I thought I'd share:  The Rectifiers had over 3.5K page views.  33% external and 67% internal.  It spent 671 hours in H&T - or 86%.  I think these are great stats for a first time author with little following and I am proud of her.   We both posted to our FB pages and she does have an author page with a small following (mostly our friends).  In addition, she gave herself a budget of $100 which she spent on various fivver promotions.  I'm not sure how effective they were though.  I was playing around with boosting a post to FB and accidentally pushed go.  I luckily talked it down from the $200 it wanted me to spend to a more reasonable $20!  That one seemed to be doing pretty good in that it drove some people to her page and so I increased it another $20.  She is right now taking a breath and then will try to figure out how to proceed with the whole self publish thing.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18623 on: June 08, 2017, 07:27:16 AM »
It's Thursday.

I'm heading out early this morning for a yearly appointment with my specialist. I have a bit of a tremor, which runs in my family, and I have a yearly check-up just to keep an eye on it.

I do have a bit of exciting news on the writing front. My regional publisher just contacted me, looking for another book. I'm excited about that. I can't offer any more details than that, but the advance money will come in handy.

This morning I received word from an ACX narrator regarding what is going to be the first audiobook that I have independently published. As some of you might now, ACX has recently opened the doors to us Canadian authors and I have been steadily marketing my books there over the last week or so. It's a bit of a slow process because I have to enter each of my works and put them up for audition. I also have to spend a bit of time browsing through the different narrator's samples and contacting them individually, pitching them different projects.

I've just had my first acceptance of a project. My novel, GYPSY BLOOD, should be available in audiobook format by the end of the summer, depending upon how quickly my new narrator works. I can't tell you much more because I am still learning all about it myself - but I am VERY excited to get this new sales venue up and moving. I have heard that audiobooks can be very lucrative. I am looking to find out just how true that is for my own work.

Best of luck for your appointment and many congrats on the book & audio news!
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #18624 on: June 08, 2017, 07:35:43 AM »
Sounds like a plan!  DId you get it edited or did it yourself?

Largely self-edited with the help of alpha/beta readers, followed by a proofreader. :) I just have a compulsive need to keep checking for errors before actually publishing. You can bet I'll find one as soon as it's live on Amazon!
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