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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 13, 2018, 11:04:45 PM »
Still waiting....
Zero hour in H&T and 22 days more to go!
I think I have to find an alterative method to my next book...
Best of luck to those who were in H&T...
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1VUI0RFCZXBG

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:57:41 PM »
It's Tuesday morning. I've got a hectic week ahead of me. Tomorrow evening I will be speaking at a Dalhousie University storytelling class. Thursday I will spend the whole day storytelling at an elementary school. And then Friday I go to interview for whom I hope will become my new doctor. I haven't had a doctor for a year or so.

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.


Check it out - https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,243477.0.html

Two slots available and nominated:

Coyote Ate the Stars by E.A. Van Stralen
Trip to Turbulence by James F. Walsh

Best of luck to Stralen and Walsh

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 08, 2018, 02:51:25 AM »
You're welcome, and I just read your excerpt and nominated it. And I think a nomination counts more when someone actually reads the excerpt than when someone just goes to the page and clicks. They know how long people stay on your page. I think I read that on Lincoln Cole's website.
Good story. Good luck.  :)

I also agree what Trisha said. My first campaign has 420 hours H&T but not selected. After getting the rejection letter I asked KS for a report of what the readers commented on my book. They didn't given. Still I don't know what strategy KS is using to select the books.
My second book has launched two days back and now 1.6K views.

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1VUI0RFCZXBG

Good luck to all

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:43:51 PM »
It's Monday. We've got a wild wet storm here in Nova Scotia. I've got the day off and I have been dozing on the couch but it is time to get some work done.

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

6 days left Justified Sins by Brian Drae
6 days left Imperfect Li(v)es by SA Krishnan
10 days left Coyote Ate the Stars by E.A. Van Stralen
11 days left Trip to Turbulence by James F. Walsh
12 days left Electric Gardens by M. Black
17 days left Wards and Wonders by Kay L. Ling
17 days left Ghostly Intentions by Jill James
17 days left The Haunting of Kaleb Bell by W. & W. Sawday
17 days left hypnoSnatch by Trisha Mcnary
18 days left The Lunar Deception by T.E. Olivant
20 days left The Last Hunter by Lee Hayton
21 days left Don't Ask, Don't Tell by Monte Dutton
24 days left Kingshold by D.P. Woolliscroft
24 days left Ghost and Found by Kimberly G. Giarratano
24 days left Forever Young by Sue Seabury
24 days left A Woman of the Road by Amy Wolf
25 days later The Lost Tomb of Cleopatra by J.T. Osbourne
27 days later The Space in You by K.D. Lovgren

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

Dear Steve,

My new book is launched in KS, please add my book in your list.
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1VUI0RFCZXBG

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 06, 2018, 06:06:20 AM »
There are a number of threads here on Kboards with editors offering to edit the first chapter for free.
Here is one of many:

http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,258517.0.html

Thank you Kim

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:21:20 AM »
Hi Variath

I have a copy of your book.  It looks like a good story but a native English editor would help make it better. This will help avoid refund requests and bad reviews. After that, maybe you can use Facebook ads and Amazon ads to promote it. Good luck

Thank you Kim for your feed back, I used a native (Indian) editor but I think it is not enough. Can you suggest some one or sites for the final editing because I need to do in my next book which submitted in KS.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:45:54 AM »
Two slots empty an nominated:
 Justified Sins
Imperfect Li(v)es
Best of luck - Brian and Krishna

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 04, 2018, 08:38:56 AM »
I suggest Amazon Marketing Services ad campaigns (on your bookshelf under Promote & Advertise). I've been using it and selling at least a few of my first book every week (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PESZ74M). It's under a different name, and I don't promote it much, but it's been a great learning experience. As with KS, you should read some blogs about it first. Good luck :)
 


Thank you Trisha, I will check

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 04, 2018, 04:44:38 AM »
Dear all,

I am looking for a marketing tip to promote my book. After KS campaign, published my book "The Peacewoods" through KDP in December 2017 and until now I have got a sale of 5 downloads only even after I placed 5 days free.
Anyone can give a guidance to market my book.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 03, 2018, 11:28:35 AM »
Two slots available and nominated two
The Ancient Tripod of Peace
My Love Is Vengeance

Best of luck Kalen and Georgiana.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 03, 2018, 11:24:35 AM »
Dear All,
Welcome all of you, I am coming back with a new book. "Goddess Rudra" a supernatural subject.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: December 30, 2017, 10:39:06 AM »
My book 'The Peacewoods' and 'She was waiting'  free promotion two more days left. Enjoy and give me a feed back.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: December 27, 2017, 07:09:12 AM »
Variath,

I appreciate you taking the time to do that!  :)

And Merry Christmas to you, too!

Dear Heitt,
My books 'The peacewoods' and 'She was waiting' available free download from 29th to 31st December 2017. Waiting for the feed back

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: December 27, 2017, 07:05:45 AM »
Well, week 1 for 'The Commander's Daughter' is over, and the results are in.

Overall, not a bad start for a KS newbie, I assume -

Total views: 4K
Kindle Scout: 2.2K (58%)

Hours in H&T: 97 (58%)

Not being on H&T hurts daily views quite a lot, as I've mentioned, I've lost ca 200 KS views per day when I dropped off the list. :(

Kudos to  everyone who manages to stay Hot and good luck for the next week!

Nominated  'The Commander's Daughter' , best of luck

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: December 27, 2017, 07:00:02 AM »
Thank you, I really appreciate!

I'm hoping that if I don't get this publishing deal, all this traffic can be redirected to KDP.
If KS turns me down, I'll be launching under my own label on 18 February 2018 (my daughter's birthday). (corrected)

KS would be a great help towards the campaign costs, but the most valuable thing I'm getting out of this right now is marketing data to crunch. (I'm a bit of Excel junkie).
I'm hoping to hit 5K by the end of today. KS traffic fell drastically yesterday, hardly any worth mentioning.

Thank you and waiting for your release. Best of luck.
My two books 'The peacewoods' and 'She was waiting' available for free download from 29th to 31st December 2017 as my end of the year and new year eve gift.
Waiting for the feedback

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: December 24, 2017, 10:35:22 AM »
It is Sunday and Christmas Eve. I can't wait for Christmas.

We had a power outage last night, right before going to bed - but fortunately everything seems fine 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 to CHRISTMAS!!!
4 days left Lost In Atlantis by Briton Heitt

Merry Christmas to all
Nominated 'Lost in Atlantis' Best of luck Briton.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: December 24, 2017, 10:30:18 AM »
Dear all,

As per the request from some friends, I am giving my book "The Peacewoods"  'free download' in few more days such as 29th to  31st December. Enjoy the Indian romantic story and give me a feed back.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: December 24, 2017, 10:27:54 AM »
Well, week 1 for 'The Commander's Daughter' is over, and the results are in.

Overall, not a bad start for a KS newbie, I assume -

Total views: 4K
Kindle Scout: 2.2K (58%)

Hours in H&T: 97 (58%)

Not being on H&T hurts daily views quite a lot, as I've mentioned, I've lost ca 200 KS views per day when I dropped off the list. :(

Kudos to  everyone who manages to stay Hot and good luck for the next week!

This is not bad but one thing I have t tell to you is H & T or page view is not the medium for the approval because I got H & T 70% but not selected. Keep for the luck to happen.
I also nominated your book

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: December 22, 2017, 01:07:16 AM »
Nominated:
Winter City Wolf Moon by Elvis English,
Best of luck Elvis

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: December 10, 2017, 08:07:40 AM »
Okay, so it's Sunday. I have got a long evening shift coming up. I hit 39000 words last night on my manuscript, only 26K more to go.

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! Cemetery Babies by S.H. Love

Nominated "Cemetery babies". Best of luck SH

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: November 12, 2017, 11:35:13 AM »
Congrats Marjorie,

I am very happy that one of my nomination become success. Excellent work, no other comments about your work.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: November 08, 2017, 10:42:55 PM »
Just to inform you all that my book "The Peacewoods" now a free download slot on 9th November and 10th November to all KB family. If you like an Indian Romantic, Thriller story with Indian culture, the book is for you and don't forget to leave your valuable review, it will be an asset for me.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0775RZLRK/

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: November 08, 2017, 12:04:25 AM »
Dear all,

Just to inform you all that my book "The Peacewoods" now available in Kindle and a free download slot on 9th November and 10th November to all KB family. Please enjoy the book and don't forget to leave your valuable review, it will be an asset for me.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0775RZLRK/
Thank you in advance.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: November 07, 2017, 01:52:08 AM »
Nominated two books

When Death Comes For You by Marjorie Florestal
Deadline by Jewel Allen

Good luck and best wishes to Jewel and Florestal

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: November 05, 2017, 09:29:25 AM »
Different people will give you different answers.  I prefer CreateSpace because they do discounted author copies.

Thank you Juianne, I think it is better to select Createspace as you preferred

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