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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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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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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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Okay, it's Sunday. I've got the day off and a night shift tomorrow.

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 Stargazers Odyssey by Cassandra Hunter
1 day left The Myth of Wile E by Colleen Cooper
4 days left The Children of Lehom by Anya Pavelle
4 days left School Lies by  Kimberly G. Giarratano
5 days left Nina's Nebulosity by Lewis P. Gravis
5 days left Saints and Sinners by Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer
5 days left Candy Apple Tangerine by Bob Waldman

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.

And, in these waning days of Kindle Scout make sure you check out 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!

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,243477.0.html

Had three slots free and nominated:

The Children of Lehom by Anya Pavelle
School Lies by  Kimberly G. Giarratano
Nina's Nebulosity by Lewis P. Gravis
Best of luck

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Okay, so it's Friday. It is warming up a little bit today and the rain that is spattering is supposed to turn to sunshine after dinner. I have got the day off and I am halfway through yesterday's to-do list. I've sold 40 copies of KELPIE DREAMS, so far this month. Tomorrow morning my wife and I are hopping in the car and heading for Wolfville for a local book signing with a half a dozen local authors (mostly indie) at The Box of Delights book shop in Wolfville. We're going to make this a working day off in that I hope to sell a few books but at the same time I plan to hit a local restaurant or two and to check out the Farmer's Market.

I am definitely looking forward to it.

So let's get to that 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 Seeking Mercy by April A. Luna
2 days left Prone to Wander by Amy Craig
3 days left 6 Miles to Baltimore by C. Martin Barr
6 days left Hound of the Mountains by Stephan Morse
01 days left Stargazers Odyssey by Cassandra Hunter
01 days left The Myth of Wile E by Colleen Cooper
13 days left The Children of Lehom by Anya Pavelle
13 days left School Lies by  Kimberly G. Giarratano
14 days left Nina's Nebulosity by Lewis P. Gravis
14 days left Saints and Sinners by Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer
14 days left Candy Apple Tangerine by Bob Waldman

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 have just been told that your book HASN'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!

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,243477.0.html

At last the helpful and interusting forum going to be dead!!!
Nominated the the following three:
Seeking Mercy by April A. Luna
Prone to Wander by Amy Craig
6 Miles to Baltimore by C. Martin Barr

Last few days Iam getting only the "not selected" mails... Best of luck to Luna, Craig and Barr

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Nominated two books:
Love and Hate by Ryan Armstrong
Orion by Aaron Frale
Best of luck to Aaron and Ryan

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They go by genre norms and price accordingly, depending on length, with a min of 50,000 as the cut off as really that is novella length.

Regardless of them publishing as an eBook, the norm for thrillers is around 80/95,000. Any less, and readers would likely complain. Genre readers get a good idea of story lengths in the the time taken to read them and have no concept of word count.

There many disputes related to the word count of Novel, Novella, Novelette and short stories. Here given some details of the word count for Fiction books that generally used in all languages for an information.

Novel: 40,000 words or over
Novella: 17,500 words to 39,999 words
Novelette: 7,500 words to 17,499 words
Short story: under 7,500 words
Typical mystery novels might be 60,000 to 80,000 word range while a thriller could be well over 100,000 words.

However, many classic fiction novels has used 100,000 to 175,000 words. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) preferred 50,000 words in their Novels and KS also requesting a minimum of 50,000 words.

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Nominated the following two:
The Grand Unraveling by L.N. Heintz
Death In Vermilion by Barbara Elle
Best of luck.

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The email you received is a form email. This type of approach online when someone is intrigued by your writing is frequently made by either vanity presses, scam agents, or very small epub/POD companies with contracts that are so unfavorable that you don't want to get tied up with one.

There are great sources for information about presses, agents, publishers, etc--especially when attached to an email like the one you received--is the Absolute Write Water Cooler. AW has a thread about Pulse Pub/EnrapturePulse already. You can check it out here: https://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?325180-Publisher-Pulse-LLC&highlight=PulsePub

  The latest information on this "publisher" is all negative--non-payment of royalties, contract difficulties, and aren't responding to authors' trying to contact them.

I've been in digital publishing at all levels for a number of years. Usually if you get an offer that's too good to be true? That's because it is. I STRONGLY recommend you always do your due diligence. Check to see if AW has a thread on them. Believe me--they'll have threads on just about ANY publishing entity, good or bad. Also Preditors & Editors has an extensive history on every scam agency or press imaginable. You'll need to create accounts for both sites, but they're free and EXTREMELY responsive if you have questions. You can sign up for P&E at http://pred-ed.com/. Also, the SFWA's Writer Beware blog from Victoria Strauss is an outstanding resource for any author looking into a contract with any publisher or agent, and particularly sci fi/fantasy at http://www.sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/

Hope this helps, folks. Happy to answer any subsequent questions you might have.

The final bit of advice I can offer is very simple: hang on to your rights. Don't sign them away just so you can say that your book isn't self-published. I can guarantee you that it's much, much better for you to self-pub than it is to lose the rights to your own intellectual property for years or even longer. AW's golden rule is applicable to all aspect of the publishing game--Money flows to the author, not the other way around.  I know writers who signed away the lifetime rights to their work because they didn't read a publishing contract properly or didn't understand what they were agreeing to. There are a LOT of legit small presses out there that may be a great fit for you and your work. It's a lot easier to research a person or company BEFORE you start to worry that you may have made a bad deal.

Thank you for the information Celina, I also received some mails like this but I don't care. Recently I came to know about "citylightspress.com/" who is publishing books from new authors. Do you  have any idea about this publisher, this is in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Thanks to all who nominated my book. I have got the rejection letter very soon this time but no review mail. I thin my book is not short listed. The book will be launched through KDP soon.

One slot was free and nominated: Mystic Evermore by Cecilia Hopkins
Best of luck.

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Just nominated two:
Lips of the Sun by W. Town Andrews Jr.
A Trail of Embers by C.A. Kinnee

Best of luck to Andrews and Kinnee

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Three books nominated
Sicarius Soul - By Jede
Hexborn - Manay
Star kin - Brian

Best of luck to all

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Dear KB team,

My campaign completed with zero hours H&T and 3.6K page views, waiting for the rejection (I think no need to wait for... it will be rejected). I would like to thank you all support my book ‘Goddess Rudra’ by nominating it. I will be around with nominating others books and the next launch shall be in July.

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I nominated your book for its last day. I have Paperclip and Somebody to Love in the other two slots.

Good luck with the stretch run of your campaigns!

Thank you JT. I am sure my campaign will be a flop! still there is no H & T. Anyway within 2/3 days will came to know.

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Three slots are free and nominated:

Vengeance of Dracula by James Mascia
I Spy a Scarecrow by Bradon Nave
Undone by the Earl by Elizabeth Rue

Best of luck to all.

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There's something to be said for efficiency. My campaign closed Friday at midnight and before 9:00 a.m. today I was already rejected. It's a similar experience to Kay's from a couple of weeks ago: I guess they flagged me as a contender and had it pre-read before the campaign ended.

I promised to share my feedback and here it is. Of course, a lot of it won't make sense without having read the book. I will reflect on this for a day or so and then post some "What would I do differently?" thoughts in here that might be helpful for the broader group, but I think the obvious ones are:

- Even if you're starting out, have a full and active web presence
- If you have the budget, get an editor who knows CMoS inside out and then hire a proofreader. I think that would have addressed most of the comments in my feedback.
- I would have a fast follow ready or near completion before submitting anything.

Good luck to all of those waiting their verdict and with campaigns underway!

I totally upset by heard that your book rejected by KS! I have good hope about your book "The lost Tomb of Cleopatra" is great. JT, we will meet with another book soon in this platform and thank you for the feedback.

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Thank you, Mark Wakely and Variath. I had two slots and nominated Neon Sands and Goddess Rudra.

Thank you Iolan, just three days for me to get.....!

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Nominated
The Space in You by K.D. Lovgren
Neon Sands: A Trilogy by Adam J. Smith

Best of luck to Lovgren and Adam

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Had two open slots and nominated:

Neon Sands: A Trilogy by Adam J. Smith
Goddess Rudra by Ignatius Variath

Already had The Space in You by K.D. Lovgren in my third slot.

Good luck to all three and all those in the KS waiting room!

Mark

Thanks you very much, Mark

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Nominated "The lost tomb of Cleopatra"
best of luck.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 27, 2018, 03:11:05 AM »
Hi folks,

First post here. I submitted my first novel today to KS. This should be interesting. Already feeling overwhelmed though I haven't even been accepted yet. I've enjoyed reading your comments. I'll provide more details of my book once I'm officially part of the clan and have a link. Until then, good luck!

Lauren Heintz

Welcome on Board Lauren

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

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 27, 2018, 02:23:04 AM »
Three slots available and nominated:

Kingshold by D.P. Woolliscroft
Ghost and Found by Kimberly G. Giarratano
Forever Young by Sue Seabury

Best of luck to DP, Kim and Sue

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

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: February 23, 2018, 02:25:29 AM »
Two slots are free and nominated:

The Lunar Deception by T.E. Olivant
The Last Hunter by Lee Hayton

Best of luck to Olivant and Lee

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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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