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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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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: November 05, 2017, 03:00:01 AM »
A quick quest question,

Can you tell, which one is better to publish paperback, Creativespace of KDP?

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:13:15 PM »
Isaac's Touch by Lewis

The Book ‘Issac’s Touch’ completed reading in a single sit. It was amazing narration done by Lewis. Story line is interesting and style of presentation is also fine. Best wishes to Author Lewis.

Kelpie Snow -  by Steve

Steve's Book completed reading and was a super narration. Within a few words, A big picture detailed by Steve through a small canvas. This book is a best write-up of Paranormal romantic story. Best wishes to Steve Vernon.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:00:03 PM »
AS will email you.  They have to get your stuff together and make your graphic.  They are quite fast, and should have your promo ready to go within 24-48 hours.  Usually within 24.

Juliann, Just completed reading your book "Ghost at the college". You have done a good job Juliann and I wonder why KS not selected this. I am on the final stage of a supernatural subject, I think, your work shall be an inspiration for me. Best wishes to you Juliann.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kindle Scout experiences & Nomination Requests (MERGED)
« on: November 04, 2017, 11:52:28 AM »
Hi team,

My book "The Peacewoods" published through KDP and available from today. Of course, there have a free days next week for KB family and those who nominated my book in KS.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0775RZLRK/

Today I have one slot available and nominated "The Weight of Madness". Good luck to RK.

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My novel, Isaac's Touch, is available as a free ebook today (October 30) and tomorrow (October 31).  Simply go to www.isaacstouch.com if you'd like a free copy of my ebook.

Thank you Lewg for the free and I'll drop a feed back after reading. Please download my book “She was waiting” free from today and tomorrow. This is my first book in English and the other one that submitted to KS (The Peacewoods) will be published in next week.

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Dear KB family,

My book "She was waiting" is available for free in 2 days to all KB family (October 31 and November 01). I am looking forward to your feed back :). My KS submitted book 'The Peacewoods' will be publishing in November 01 and of course that also have free days, cool.
I am waiting for your  'click' to the link below.

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It's Sunday and I am feeling a little stronger today. The cold is slowly running its course. Tomorrow I have got a Writers In The School presentation, a full day which can be VERY taxing. But I don't want to pull out now, on such short notice. A whole school full of kids are expecting me.

So send me a little strength would you?

So let's get to 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


 My three slots are free and nominated the following three books, best of luck team.
The Rise and Fall of Jane by Corrie Garrett
The Unexpected Friendship by Angel Tracy
 I Steal Secrets by Michael Gregory


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https://authorshout.com/promote-with-us/

Just scroll down the page to the Kindle Scout package.

Thank you Julianne for your support. I will try this.

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I wanted to add a little shout out for Author Shout.  I always use them for KS promotion.  They have more than one package available now.  I've only used the basic $10 package before, but the bigger packages look good, especially for anyone who isn't great at making graphics. 

I tried to buy a package last night, but the site wasn't working properly.  I alerted them to the issue.  They had it fixed by this morning and gave me a free upgrade for my trouble.  Lovely folks to work with and excellent customer service.  I really recommend them.

Dear Julianne,
Thank you for the information about the package. I need to use that in my next campaign that starts in November. Can you give me the details of the team site in order to contact them. I will be happy if you place a mail to me.
antonyignatius@hotmail.com

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It is nice to see someone get at yes! This is my first campaign and, after seeing all the rejections posted here, I was beginning to wonder ...

Thanks for the additional insight.

Thanks for the question Marjorie. The same I asking myself daily after my campaign ends and got the rejection. I don't know what is happening, I have got 18 rejection letter out of 19 nominations during the month. Yup I am also looking for the answer 'yes'. My book "The Peacewoods" will be publishing through KDP end of the month and with a free days to our KB family.

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Hi friends,

The following are nominated.
Girl Vs by Xela Culletto
The Fire Eye Refugee by Samuel Gately

Good luck

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Well, it finally happened. I refreshed my KS page this morning, and my book was gone. Heavy sigh. Then I went and checked my e-mail, and sure enough, there was the "Thank you BUT no ..." e-mail from KS. Was expecting the rejection by this point at 13 days. Fortunately, it didn't hurt as much as I expected, seeing as I saw the writing on the wall. So, like others, I'm going to be in KDP self-publish mode. I'm really excited that so many recent KS "rejects" (and I use that term flippantly) have gone on to do so well! Kim's doing great (I just started White Male, which promises to be a whole lot of fun. I finished Julianne's Ghost at the College over a little vacation I had -- I had forgotten how much I loved detective/mystery novels from back in my Mary Higgins Clark/Sue Grafton days! I also just started Luke's Like Flies. I'll try to get in reviews in as soon as I finish, but I'm going to have my hands full now that I'm off the KS rollercoaster.

This is a great group, and I don't know what I would've done without all the wisdom and support of everyone here. Even after years of self-publishing, I still feel like a novice!


CJ

These days many rejections from KS, I think, there have some strategy to get accepted by KS. May be or may not be!.
Good luck to those still in the waiting room.

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Good luck with the launch Variath. These days it seems if your campaign goes beyond five days waiting, it’s a no. There’s always the next book.[emoji106]

Thank you Sheri, will let you know when launch, cheers

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Thanks, Variath.
Wish you the best with your Kindle Scout result.
My final book cover took a couple of days, it was this 1st one that took a few minutes.
Yep; writing my next book already so will check back regularly to post nominations.
Al
Dear,
At last it happened, I happily received the rejection notice. Within few days my book will be published in KDP. I request my friends who were read the excerpt,  send me your coments if any. Just on my way to do final polishing to my book.
E-mail me the feedback" antonyignatius@hotmail.com
Thanking you.

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Back from vacation; no news yet on latest waiting room folks? Won't be long now; I'm sure.

In the meantime, my book successfully launched on KDP yesterday, with a proper cover from Fiverr; not <<<this Word 2007 one I did in 3 minutes. Sold an adorable 9 copies on the first day so will have to do some marketing soon. I also noticed on Mailerlite that 3 buyers must have read all day because they already signed up to get my next book since that link was at the end of this book only. I guess I'd better write it then! Humble beginnings y'all. I hope things will pick up once I start farming my mailing list and my Goodreads contacts. Will post link to free days on Wednesday for anyone from this forum who might want a copy.

I hope to have another Kindle Scout go in December; for the free promo value.
When Kindle Scout sent me that survey about my experiences and ideas for improvement, I gave them a list! I asked them to give proper reasons for rejection.  I don't know if our feedback reaches the people who matter though.

Anyway, good luck to campaigners; if you are on Steve's list then you are in my nominations!

Dear Kim,

Hats off your positive attitude about KS and their activities. I am waiting to receive my report from KS, may be next day it will. Your new book cover is awesome, cannot believe that you made it in minutes.
Thank you and waiting for your next campaign, good luck.
 

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I have two slots free and nominated two:
Pivotal by Adam
Surrender my hearth by L.G.O
Best of luck

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Again bad news from KS. 'Sarah Todd' was not selected for publication. Sarah Todd was a good write-up from Garner.

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It's Tuesday and it is October and between school appearances, live appearances and one live broadcast podcast I have got 2 days off over the next month. This week I am working full shifts for the next 3 days and then a school appearance on Friday 13th that I am going to have to get up for at about 4 in the morning on account of it is an out of school.

October is my busy month.

Let's get to the 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

2 days left The Four Tenors of the Apocalypse by Chris Ingham
2 days left Colette's Diary by P.J. Webb
3 days left The Isle of Jeru by Elle Emery
9 days left Pivotal by Adam Thielen
9 days left Surrender My Heart by L.G. O'Connor
9 days left Kyle Harrison Movie Star by Robertson Tait
10 days left Christian by Ann M. Pratley
10 days left Status Rises by Vincent Robert Annunziato
12 days left Girl Vs by Xela Culletto
13 days left The Fire Eye Refugee by Samuel Gately
18 days left George: The Long Road Ahead by Scarlet Le Clair
20 days left The Rise and Fall of Jane by Corrie Garrett
23 days left The Hunger by Mark Kasniak
24 days left I Steal Secrets by Michael Gregory
25 days left The Weight of Madness by Randileigh Kennedy


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!

"The first draft is just you telling yourself the story." - Terry Pratchett
Nominated the first two (The Four Tenors of the Apocalypse an Colette's Diary). Best of luck to Chris and Webb.

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Hi Variath

I'm no expert, but perhaps you should get your book edited by a native English speaker before launch. English is my third language, so I understand the challenges of writing for English audiences. My English is British English so I also have to make sure when I write for American readers, I edit out the excessive "Britishisms" for lack of a better term.
Be very careful; incorrect grammar can get you low ratings in reviews. Your excerpt was interesting but an English speaker who has never learnt another language might struggle to understand it. I never got an editor either, but I know my limitations so I stayed away from complicated language. Search online for an editor willing to do your first chapter free and you will see the difference.
Good luck!
Dear Kim,

I am very happy to here you and thank you for the detailed explanations. Recently I received some comments also in this regard. In India, we are following 'British English', Specially my storyline based on a real incident originated in southern part of India and I use the style and languages accordingly. I knew it become complicated with the US readers but maximum I will make corrections and explanations to make the narration simple. As you suggested, I checked with online editors to do my job but they are not able to follow the correct contents of the story. Now I arranged one editor locally (Indian) and he is making the corrections.
This is my first book in English Language and the other four books written in Indian language which published through KDP and creative.
Just to wait for another one week, I am sure, I will get a reject report soon from KS.

Regards,

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