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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22725 on: November 18, 2017, 02:46:08 AM »
It's Saturday. I've got a day shift at work today.

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 Vanished by Dan Petrosini
1 day left Feathered by Rachel Wollaston
5 days left Gray's Ghosts by Carey Lewis
5 days left Haunted by the Devil by Bill Hiatt
5 days left Fluidus Rising by Margo Ryerkerk
6 days left Barrier Rip by Brian Delaney
8 days left Crucible Station by Julianne Q. Johnson
8 days left The Gate Run by Elina Vale
12 days left Folklore by Mitch Sebourn
13 days left Forged by Fire by Michael Arches
19 days left VayneLine - Fate Reset by E.A. Szabelski
19 days left Mass Primary by Robin Praytor
21 days left The Poison People by Alex Makepeace
26 days left The Man Who Loves Watches by Alexander Winzer
26 days left Magna Finesse by T.A. Clark

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!

Thanks for putting me on the list Steve, most appreciated!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22726 on: November 18, 2017, 05:00:52 AM »

Used an open spot and nominated Feathered. (Always looking for teen novels for the classroom). Good luck!

Also, after the marathon session in the waiting room, I Steal Secrets is up on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B077JXP7TH/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b077jxp7th

And this weekend my first book, Murder in 4th Hour is free.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01G0XGPMW/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b01g0xgpmw

See if you can solve them first!




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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22727 on: November 18, 2017, 05:11:32 AM »
Used an open spot and nominated Feathered. (Always looking for teen novels for the classroom). Good luck!

Also, after the marathon session in the waiting room, I Steal Secrets is up on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B077JXP7TH/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b077jxp7th

And this weekend my first book, Murder in 4th Hour is free.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01G0XGPMW/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b01g0xgpmw

See if you can solve them first!
Thank you!! :)


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22728 on: November 18, 2017, 05:26:55 AM »
It's Saturday. I've got a day shift at work today.

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 Vanished by Dan Petrosini
1 day left Feathered by Rachel Wollaston
5 days left Gray's Ghosts by Carey Lewis
5 days left Haunted by the Devil by Bill Hiatt
5 days left Fluidus Rising by Margo Ryerkerk
6 days left Barrier Rip by Brian Delaney
8 days left Crucible Station by Julianne Q. Johnson
8 days left The Gate Run by Elina Vale
12 days left Folklore by Mitch Sebourn
13 days left Forged by Fire by Michael Arches
19 days left VayneLine - Fate Reset by E.A. Szabelski
19 days left Mass Primary by Robin Praytor
21 days left The Poison People by Alex Makepeace
26 days left The Man Who Loves Watches by Alexander Winzer
26 days left Magna Finesse by T.A. Clark

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!

Thanks Steve. The group is powerful as Vanished climbed back to H&T after a long absence.  Thanks Dan

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22729 on: November 18, 2017, 05:29:28 AM »
Used an open spot and nominated Feathered. (Always looking for teen novels for the classroom). Good luck!

Also, after the marathon session in the waiting room, I Steal Secrets is up on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B077JXP7TH/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b077jxp7th

And this weekend my first book, Murder in 4th Hour is free.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01G0XGPMW/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b01g0xgpmw

See if you can solve them first!



Just Picked it up~

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22730 on: November 18, 2017, 05:39:17 AM »
Used an open spot and nominated Feathered. (Always looking for teen novels for the classroom). Good luck!

Also, after the marathon session in the waiting room, I Steal Secrets is up on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B077JXP7TH/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b077jxp7th

And this weekend my first book, Murder in 4th Hour is free.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01G0XGPMW/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b01g0xgpmw

See if you can solve them first!
I picked up mine as well. It definitely looks good!


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22731 on: November 18, 2017, 05:43:08 AM »
I did try to read some of the early reviews to figure out why readers like the series, without success. Now, I don't even glance at the reviews. I just keep writing the best books I can.
I've only had luck using reviews to fix a book once. That's because the critical reviewers often had the same criticism. Most of the time, the critical reviews scatter all over the place with different criticisms and sometimes even contradict each other.

Evaluating a literary work is a very subjective process. What works for one reader doesn't always work for another.


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22732 on: November 18, 2017, 05:55:23 AM »
I picked up mine as well. It definitely looks good!

Thanks!
I'll be able to nominate yours in two days when I get an open slot. Good luck!

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« Reply #22733 on: November 18, 2017, 05:58:28 AM »
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Just picked it up.


Dan, I didn't see yours was a mystery. Used my last slot to nominate it. Thanks again!

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« Reply #22734 on: November 18, 2017, 07:14:54 AM »
And the waiting game begins. Thanks to everyone who nominated 355! It's almost Thanksgiving here in the States, so I'm stocking the waiting room with figurative pumpkin pie and cranberry wine (lots of it!)
 

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22735 on: November 18, 2017, 07:19:14 AM »
And the waiting game begins. Thanks to everyone who nominated 355! It's almost Thanksgiving here in the States, so I'm stocking the waiting room with figurative pumpkin pie and cranberry wine (lots of it!)
Best of luck! Im rooting for you!!


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22736 on: November 18, 2017, 07:25:35 AM »
And the waiting game begins. Thanks to everyone who nominated 355! It's almost Thanksgiving here in the States, so I'm stocking the waiting room with figurative pumpkin pie and cranberry wine (lots of it!)

May your wait be short and successful.

In the meantime, have someone hide your phone. Binge watch a show.

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« Reply #22737 on: November 18, 2017, 07:33:47 AM »
And the waiting game begins. Thanks to everyone who nominated 355! It's almost Thanksgiving here in the States, so I'm stocking the waiting room with figurative pumpkin pie and cranberry wine (lots of it!)
And for me, too, Rachel. May I share your provisions? I have some left over Parkin (a sort of ginger cake we eat on Guy Fawkes' night) and a bottle of Shiraz to bring to the party.
I received an email this morning saying my book was in review - did you? Gosh, they've had the longest 30 days of my life to look at the thing! Are they only just getting to it now?

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« Reply #22738 on: November 18, 2017, 07:36:24 AM »
Best of luck! Im rooting for you!!


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Thank-you! Same here- my daughter LOVES your cover! (Me too). FYI: We will probably need more wine when you arrive.
 

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« Reply #22739 on: November 18, 2017, 07:39:13 AM »
And for me, too, Rachel. May I share your provisions? I have some left over Parkin (a sort of ginger cake we eat on Guy Fawkes' night) and a bottle of Shiraz to bring to the party.
I received an email this morning saying my book was in review - did you? Gosh, they've had the longest 30 days of my life to look at the thing! Are they only just getting to it now?

Of course you can share! Yes, that's what the e-mail says, but the Cold Solar debacle makes me think they don't wait until after the run is over to look at it. But what do I know? (Big bite of pumpkin pie).
 

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22740 on: November 18, 2017, 08:14:47 AM »
Of course you can share! Yes, that's what the e-mail says, but the Cold Solar debacle makes me think they don't wait until after the run is over to look at it. But what do I know? (Big bite of pumpkin pie).
Yes, Cold Solar makes it pretty obvious they don't wait until the end of the run. Sending out an incorrect email by accident is certainly possible, but the editorial feedback wouldn't have existed if someone hadn't already read the book.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22741 on: November 18, 2017, 10:05:44 AM »
Nominated Haunted by the Devil. Good luck!!
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« Reply #22742 on: November 18, 2017, 11:06:51 AM »
Nominated Haunted by the Devil. Good luck!!
Thanks!


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22743 on: November 18, 2017, 03:21:22 PM »
Dan, I didn't see yours was a mystery. Used my last slot to nominate it. Thanks again!
Thanks. I'll leave a review for you when I get to it.
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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22744 on: November 18, 2017, 03:31:28 PM »
Hi - So glad I found this board and wish I'd found it earlier. I have a campaign live right now and honestly would have done some things differently had I read some of this thread first. It's nice to meet you all.  :)

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22745 on: November 18, 2017, 03:36:09 PM »
Hi - So glad I found this board and wish I'd found it earlier. I have a campaign live right now and honestly would have done some things differently had I read some of this thread first. It's nice to meet you all.  :)
Hey, great to have you here! I hope you find this forum helpful :D
I was much the same with my first campaign. Theres so much to think aboutit can be a bit overwhelming!


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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22746 on: November 18, 2017, 10:31:30 PM »
Was just notified by Amazon Kindle Scout that Damaged Beyond All Recognition wasn't selected for a publishing contract. Not surprised--I knew I had a book that wouldn't be easy to sell to a traditional publisher.

To all of you who backed the book and provided moral support, my heartfelt gratitude.

Here are the final statistics for DBAR. The wait for the rejection notice was almost 2 days to the minute.





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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22747 on: November 19, 2017, 01:54:14 AM »

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Thanks Steve. The group is powerful as Vanished climbed back to H&T after a long absence.  Thanks Dan

The group IS powerful, but even an author who ISN'T on the kboards list should expect to see a strong rally over the last couple of days with the Kindle Scout system. EVERY Scout book is listed over their last couple of days in the Kindle Scout ENDING SOON category. A lot of Kindle Scout readers watch that ENDING SOON and use it to improve their odds of winning free books.

It's not just us working that magic. The Kindle Scout gods are working on your entry's exposure time as well.

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22748 on: November 19, 2017, 01:58:59 AM »
It's Sunday. I've got today off and then tomorrow I go back to work.

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! Vanished by Dan Petrosini
LAST DAY LEFT! Feathered by Rachel Wollaston
4 days left Gray's Ghosts by Carey Lewis
4 days left Haunted by the Devil by Bill Hiatt
4 days left Fluidus Rising by Margo Ryerkerk
5 days left Barrier Rip by Brian Delaney
7 days left Crucible Station by Julianne Q. Johnson
7 days left The Gate Run by Elina Vale
11 days left Folklore by Mitch Sebourn
12 days left Forged by Fire by Michael Arches
18 days left VayneLine - Fate Reset by E.A. Szabelski
18 days left Mass Primary by Robin Praytor
20 days left The Poison People by Alex Makepeace
25 days left The Man Who Loves Watches by Alexander Winzer
25 days left Magna Finesse by T.A. Clark
25 days left Spur by Sophia Jane Farrier

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!

GRAB THIS BOOK WHILE IT IS FREE!

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Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« Reply #22749 on: November 19, 2017, 03:12:27 AM »

The group IS powerful, but even an author who ISN'T on the kboards list should expect to see a strong rally over the last couple of days with the Kindle Scout system. EVERY Scout book is listed over their last couple of days in the Kindle Scout ENDING SOON category. A lot of Kindle Scout readers watch that ENDING SOON and use it to improve their odds of winning free books.

It's not just us working that magic. The Kindle Scout gods are working on your entry's exposure time as well.

Hi Steve, I don't know if its the magic of your list, but after being included I found myself on H&T for the first time since I reached a whole hour about four days ago. I was also impressed by how much time, for example, Alan, had spent on H&T. I'm more curious than anything and just wondering how on earth people manage to spend so much time on H&T? I am philosophical about it, as I am a first time author with only my FB friends as contacts, and am in the process of building up a following (on FB and Twitter), but I have been really pleased with 2.5K page views so far. Yet compared to others, this seems very modest. I am running a few campaigns, on Author Shout and Reaper, for example, and obviously, am asking everyone I can think of to take a look at my campaign page, but is there anything more i could do to be H&T? It's a great feeling to feel popular, after all!  :D :D :D