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Re: Kindle Scout experiences, anyone?
« Reply #3825 on: February 19, 2016, 09:32:11 am »
Thank God it is Friday.

I am back on the HOT & TRENDING list thanks to some rhino-style tactics and the help of you good folks here at kboards.

This morning I have got thirteen days left and have accumulated a total of 256 hours on the HOT & TRENDING list as well as a total of 1000 views.

Voted for Kelpie Dreams too cause I loved that Maritime Saying at the beginning :)  Good luck.

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    Re: Kindle Scout experiences, anyone?
    « Reply #3826 on: February 19, 2016, 10:42:23 am »
    Hi, My first novel on Kindle Scout "Summer Love Winter Tears" with 97000+ words will go live tomorrow February 20, 2016 12:00 AM EST

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    « Reply #3827 on: February 19, 2016, 11:39:26 am »
    My book didn't get picked. Meh. Time to set up for release.
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    « Reply #3828 on: February 19, 2016, 01:17:42 pm »
    I am very happy to announce that my book, The Girl in my Dreams was selected for publication!  My campaign ended a week ago today, for anybody wondering about wait times.

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    « Reply #3829 on: February 19, 2016, 01:52:25 pm »
    Congrats to Erik! Rest Haven's been selected.

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    « Reply #3830 on: February 19, 2016, 02:55:11 pm »
    I am very happy to announce that my book, The Girl in my Dreams was selected for publication!  My campaign ended a week ago today, for anybody wondering about wait times.

    Just got 2 emails :) Congrats Logan!

    And congrats Erik!

    Bets on Daughter of Magic and Son of Justice being selected next.
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    Re: Kindle Scout experiences, anyone?
    « Reply #3831 on: February 19, 2016, 03:12:08 pm »
    Way to go, Logan. And big congrats, Erik. When you two are communing with the Kindle Scout gods, put in a good word for me.
    :)

    (Shameless, I am freaking shameless!)

    All kidding aside, sorry to hear that you did not make the cut Alex. My first campaign didn't make it and it is a real bummer - but there's always plan B. That is the beauty of indie publishing!

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    « Reply #3832 on: February 19, 2016, 03:15:35 pm »
    Thanks everyone! If anyone has any questions about my campaign (or the general process) please don't hesitate to ask! :)

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    « Reply #3833 on: February 19, 2016, 03:26:09 pm »
    Congrats Eric & Logan - welcome to the crazy party. :)

    And good luck Carol with your campaign!

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    « Reply #3834 on: February 19, 2016, 03:33:12 pm »
    Thanks, everyone!

    I actually have a question I can't find an answer to.  After you're accepted and they're ready to pay, how long does it generally take?  Do they just ship out a payment right away, or is it like KDP where you have to wait 60 days?

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    « Reply #3835 on: February 19, 2016, 03:58:22 pm »
    Congrats to Erik and Logan!
    So sorry, Alex. Wishing you success with your publication.

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    « Reply #3836 on: February 19, 2016, 04:12:57 pm »
    Thanks, everyone!

    I actually have a question I can't find an answer to.  After you're accepted and they're ready to pay, how long does it generally take?  Do they just ship out a payment right away, or is it like KDP where you have to wait 60 days?
    Hi Logan, Once you submit your final manuscript and cover (that's the one you have 30 days to do not the edited version they'll get back to you later) they'll send out an invitation to set you up on Amazon Payee Central.

    Once I'd done that they took another nine days to organize the payment which should happen tomorrow! All up they say they'll have it to you within thirty days of your final submission.
     
    BTW has anyone invited you to the private facebook group? If not, let me know your private FB address (not your author page) and I'll friend you then add you (we can only add friends) I can't work out which FB account is yours :)

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    « Reply #3837 on: February 19, 2016, 09:56:07 pm »
    It's been a bit of a hectic week for me with work this week, which has kept me away from the internet but I was smart enough to line up all my nominations before my impromptu hiatus! Congrats to everyone who's been selected recently, I really enjoy recieving those emails ;) and good luck to those who didn't make it- (JalexM let us know when you release, I've still got my eye on your books!).

    Since my own KS campaign ended I've found my inspiration has returned tenfold! I've made great headway on book two of my 'Amanzimtoti' series, with book one about to go through its final reathrough- and then I'm all set to self-publish :D I'm hoping to have it up come the end of Feb so keep your fingers crossed for me!

    I had an amazing experience at the library here in Wellington, NZ yesterday. I tend to spend quite a bit of time there and it was during a busy period where desks were at a premium that I saw a girl looking around for one so invited her to share mine. Turns out she's a backpacker too and we got chatting. She showed me some of the art she's working on and I told her about my upcoming novel. She got really excited by the sound of my story and got me to autograph her book :D so that if I ever do hit the big time she had one of the first autographs XD haha it just made me feel really positive and I really can't wait to share this story with the world!


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    Re: Kindle Scout experiences, anyone?
    « Reply #3838 on: February 19, 2016, 11:10:06 pm »
    Thanks, everyone!

    I actually have a question I can't find an answer to.  After you're accepted and they're ready to pay, how long does it generally take?  Do they just ship out a payment right away, or is it like KDP where you have to wait 60 days?

    The money went into my bank account a fortnight after my book was selected - impressively fast.

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    « Reply #3839 on: February 20, 2016, 12:12:04 am »
    I'm starting to see why Kindle Scout is so selective... it takes a while to make 1.5k in royalties  :-X

    @ carmen: that's good news indeed! :) please let us know. i'll be one of your first readers! (my case is wrapping up next week, so i'll have time to read and write again)

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    « Reply #3840 on: February 20, 2016, 01:29:22 am »
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    Congrats, Erik!

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    « Reply #3841 on: February 20, 2016, 01:39:31 am »
    Okay - so it is Saturday and I have a day full of chores around the house ahead of me. That is the problem with day jobs. All of the household chores save themselves for the weekend. I know, I know - this morning's update is about as breathlessly exciting as the Kimbo Slice vs. Dada 5000 fight last night.

    :)

    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

    5 days left The Digital Graffiti by Rose Carter
    6 days left The Sleepwalkers by B.B. Griffith
    12 days left Kelpie Dreams by Steve Vernon
    12 days left Love Rocks by LB Clark
    12 days left Out of Darkness by Kenny S. Rich
    13 days left Forrest Wollinsky: Vampire Hunter
    19 days left Bulletproof Hearts by Brianna Cane
    20 days left Forest of Demons by Debbie Cassidy
    26 days left Fire Girl by Andy Mulberry
    29 days left Summer Love, Winter Tears by Carol Collins

    Welcome aboard, Carol Collins.

    If I have missed anyone let me know.

    Happy scouting to you all!

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    Re: Kindle Scout experiences, anyone?
    « Reply #3842 on: February 20, 2016, 07:56:31 am »
    I've updated my nominations list, so the top three are in queue.  Good luck!

    I'm not feeling much anxiety about the selection process.  Since ending the campaign for Son of Justice, I haven't thought much about it.  It's kind of nice, as I expected to be on pins and needles.  It helps tremendously that I'm staying busy with the next book.  I'll be honest, SOJ took me two years to complete.  This new one, I think I'll have it completed in two six months.  The story in my head is all I can think about, and that is a good feeling. 


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    « Reply #3843 on: February 20, 2016, 09:40:18 am »
    The list has gotten shorter, though the number of people who have entered has increased. I wonder what happened?

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    « Reply #3844 on: February 20, 2016, 09:59:26 am »
    Nominated The Sleepwalkers and Out of Darkness. As soon as those drop off, I'll nominate others. Good luck to everyone!

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    « Reply #3845 on: February 20, 2016, 10:18:27 am »
    Hey everyone...I do a series on my website called "Get Jack'd". It's a conversational style interview that people always enjoy. I get good traffic and thought I'd see if anyone here wanted to do one and chat about KS. Maybe you could pick up some of my fans and gain some extra exposure/nominations. Here's the site (you can scroll through and sample some of the interviews and see if you'd like to have a go): http://monkeypantz.net/

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    « Reply #3846 on: February 20, 2016, 12:53:40 pm »
    Congrats to Logan and Erik. I love getting "Great news!" emails from Kindle Scout. :D

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    « Reply #3847 on: February 20, 2016, 04:13:34 pm »
    I'm starting to see why Kindle Scout is so selective... it takes a while to make 1.5k in royalties  :-X

    @ carmen: that's good news indeed! :) please let us know. i'll be one of your first readers! (my case is wrapping up next week, so i'll have time to read and write again)

    Thanks! :D I will do. I'm so excited about it. Aside from the last proof it's finished as of 4.30am this morning XD including the formatting and asdfgj it looks so shiny on my tablet /hearteyes


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    « Reply #3848 on: February 20, 2016, 07:23:13 pm »
    Hi, Everyone!

    I have a science fiction novel on Kindle Scout right now. It's at  https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1LB0I8IIU1UXW

    The campaign has been going on for about a week, and though I've been promoting it every way I can, I haven't been getting much success. Although I've had author friends of mine promoting my Kindle Scout campaign on their Facebook and Twitter accounts (as well as other social media), I haven't even reached the "Hot" category, for even an hour. I estimate that the reach of all this promotion has been between 75,000 and 100,000 views, but according to the analytics, the clicks have been minimal. (Example: someone very nicely posted a tweet to his 46,000 followers, and the analytics showed that only one--yes, one--click resulted.)

    I'm continuing my promotional efforts, and came to this board to see if anyone might have any other suggestions. I have read many of the posts here, and I have been nominating the works of those who have posted theirs to this board. I also understand there might be a Facebook group? (If so, my Facebook name is Joan Marie Verba.)

    Wishing everyone the best, and will continue to read the board with interest.

    Joan


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    « Reply #3849 on: February 20, 2016, 09:13:12 pm »
    Wow, it only took two days!  Just received the email from Amazon.  Son of Justice has been selected for publication!  Whoo hoo! 


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