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Offline thesios

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« Reply #4075 on: March 09, 2016, 06:18:55 pm »
I just opened up a new group in fb https://www.facebook.com/groups/486449224893545/

for those those authors that was not selected after their campaigns ended

Please join and maybe we could some join marketing

ps, at least like the group so I can give it a real name

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    Offline Steve Vernon

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    « Reply #4076 on: March 10, 2016, 02:13:50 am »
    It is Friday and my window is a snow globe. The weatherman has not called for a lot of this white stuff but the weatherman has been wrong before. I'm at the end of the week and I am still waiting patiently for word from Kindle Scout. This is my last shift at work this week. My weekend is beginning to fill up with domestic duties. Groceries to be bought, an important meeting with our insurance rep, some house cleaning and possibly some shoveling. March is a long tired march somedays.

    I see that Brianna (Brian) Cane's Bulletproof Hearts is now swinging in the breeze.
    Welcome to the waiting room, Brian. I've read most of the magazines and tried not to fart too much. Odds are you won't be waiting too long. You have a good-looking cover and a pretty strong sales history.

    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

    LAST DAY LEFT Forest of Demons by Debbie Cassidy
    1 day left The Devil's Soul by P. Walter Gagnon
    2 days left Modern Surprises by Joan Marie Verba
    6 days left Fire Girl by Andy Mulberry
    8 days left The Second Sphere by Peter S. Banks
    9 days left Summer Love, Winter Tears by Carol Collins
    9 days left The Creation: Let There Be Death by The Behrg
    9 days left The Risk it Takes to Blossom by Tani Hanes
    17 days left God of Chains by JR Armstrong
    17 days left American Terrorist by Wesley Robert Lowe
    20 days left Kells Hitchin' by Maddison L. Beckley
    23 days left The Sublime Freedom by A.D. Davies
    27 days left Suicide Station by Jack Wallen
    27 days left Just One Kiss by Amelia Whitmore

    If I have missed anyone please let me know. The very best way that you can do that is just to post a link on the thread, join into the conversation and make yourself right at home here on kboards.
    :)

    (Whoops - this WAS Thursday's listing and I goofed it up by hitting modify instead of quote. I need me some stronger coffee).


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    « Reply #4077 on: March 10, 2016, 05:51:51 am »
    I have setup the thunderclap for Just one Kiss

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    « Reply #4078 on: March 10, 2016, 06:55:52 pm »
    I made this account just to post in here after seeing all the Authors using Kindle Scout. I am glad to read that some of you have had success with the program. I actually came to find this forum by searching for ways to market my own campaign that started just a few days ago. So here I am posting to strangers that are all looking to get there book picked up. Pretty awesome. If I get some good feedback and/or responses, I may just stick around for good.

    If any of you are interested in nominating my book on there now, I will post the link below. I am more than happy to nominate some books in return (if I like them). Regardless, I hope that everyone is fulfilling there goals in becoming successful writers!

    https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/3N9NMSTRCNHU6
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    Re: Kindle Scout experiences, anyone?
    « Reply #4079 on: March 11, 2016, 03:30:28 am »
    It is Friday and my window is a snow globe. The weatherman has not called for a lot of this white stuff but the weatherman has been wrong before. I'm at the end of the week and I am still waiting patiently for word from Kindle Scout. This is my last shift at work this week. My weekend is beginning to fill up with domestic duties. Groceries to be bought, an important meeting with our insurance rep, some house cleaning and possibly some shoveling. March is a long tired march somedays.

    I see that Brianna (Brian) Cane's Bulletproof Hearts is now swinging in the breeze.
    Welcome to the waiting room, Brian. I've read most of the magazines and tried not to fart too much. Odds are you won't be waiting too long. You have a good-looking cover and a pretty strong sales history.

    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

    LAST DAY LEFT Forest of Demons by Debbie Cassidy
    1 day left The Devil's Soul by P. Walter Gagnon
    2 days left Modern Surprises by Joan Marie Verba
    6 days left Fire Girl by Andy Mulberry
    8 days left The Second Sphere by Peter S. Banks
    9 days left Summer Love, Winter Tears by Carol Collins
    9 days left The Creation: Let There Be Death by The Behrg
    9 days left The Risk it Takes to Blossom by Tani Hanes
    17 days left God of Chains by JR Armstrong
    17 days left American Terrorist by Wesley Robert Lowe
    20 days left Kells Hitchin' by Maddison L. Beckley
    23 days left The Sublime Freedom by A.D. Davies
    27 days left Suicide Station by Jack Wallen
    27 days left Just One Kiss by Amelia Whitmore

    If I have missed anyone please let me know. The very best way that you can do that is just to post a link on the thread, join into the conversation and make yourself right at home here on kboards.
    :)


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    Re: Kindle Scout experiences, anyone?
    « Reply #4080 on: March 11, 2016, 06:19:59 am »
    Another Kindle Scout winner is interviewed... more good information, too!

    Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Podcast host Armand Rosamilia is joined by two very cool guests this week: Kindle Scout contract winning author Martin Crosbie and horror author Brian Moreland, both who speak eloquently and make the host sound even more intelligent than he already is... which is quite the feat!

    http://www.projectiradio.com/arm-cast-podcast-episode-93-crosbie-and-moreland/
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    Re: Kindle Scout experiences, anyone?
    « Reply #4081 on: March 11, 2016, 06:56:47 am »
    Kindle Scout day 3 update (aka Kupdate).

    So far Suicide Station has 40/48 hours and 778 page views.

    http://monkeypantz.net/kindle-scout-update-day-3/

    I had a nomination become available and, thankfully, managed to catch The Devil's Soul by P. Walter Gagnon before the campaign ended!

    Offline thesios

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    « Reply #4082 on: March 11, 2016, 08:06:20 am »
    congrats u r doing great

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    « Reply #4083 on: March 11, 2016, 09:09:32 am »
    OK, been on vacation for a little over a week and it was nice seeing a number of you get selection! Congrats! Condolances to those that were passed up, too. I've gone through Steve's latest list and added everyone to my "save for later, as well as nominated the top three! Good luck, folks.

    As for my progress, I'm about halfway through my first draft. So, a bit behind schedule. I was hoping to submit by the end of March, and now it looks like it'll be closer to the end of April now. Still, I'm planning on sticking around the thread here, adding and nominating through the entire process.

    Now, back to writing! :)

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    « Reply #4084 on: March 11, 2016, 01:40:12 pm »
    W-A-A-A-A-H-O-O-O!!!

    Time to celebrate with some take-out schwarma and a tray full of maple cupcakes.

    I am a happy man!!!

     :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D

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    « Reply #4085 on: March 11, 2016, 01:47:20 pm »
    W-A-A-A-A-H-O-O-O!!!

    Time to celebrate with some take-out schwarma and a tray full of maple cupcakes.

    I am a happy man!!!

     :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D

    Congrats!
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    Offline KGGiarratano

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    « Reply #4086 on: March 11, 2016, 01:52:00 pm »
    Congrats, Steve!! Joyous news, indeed!

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    « Reply #4087 on: March 11, 2016, 01:54:10 pm »
    Well done, Steve! Woop woop!

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    « Reply #4088 on: March 11, 2016, 01:56:53 pm »
    Welcome back  :D Glad to see you're doing well! You're a fast writer, so I'm sure it won't take long for you to build up a following. The first few books are the hardest, but at least we get to watch veteran authors and mooch from their experiences. Why not throw out a few more books and try again?

    I still think Scout is a great program, despite the lack of upfront information. It provides the tough love new authors need to get off their feet. No other publisher provides upfront information anyway, so it's not like we lose much by participating. But hey, you make some great friends in the process, and at the very minimum, it buys you 30 days to spellcheck for the 100000 time.
    Thanks! It did help me learn things.
    But I probably won't put up another book for nomination as I think I like having control even as my backlist builds.
    Also congrats Steve!
    « Last Edit: March 11, 2016, 01:58:50 pm by JalexM »

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    « Reply #4089 on: March 11, 2016, 02:04:04 pm »
    W-A-A-A-A-H-O-O-O!!!

    Time to celebrate with some take-out schwarma and a tray full of maple cupcakes.

    I am a happy man!!!

     :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D

    Kindle Scout's just become even cooler with this win.
    Now you've gotta learn the secret handshake Steve. It's a doozy! :)
    Congrats!!!!

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    « Reply #4090 on: March 11, 2016, 02:08:04 pm »
    Congrats Steve! I hope that the Amazon push takes your audience to a whole new level :)

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    « Reply #4091 on: March 11, 2016, 02:38:09 pm »
    W-A-A-A-A-H-O-O-O!!!

    Time to celebrate with some take-out schwarma and a tray full of maple cupcakes.

    I am a happy man!!!

     :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D

    Woohoo!!!! Contrats, Steve!

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    « Reply #4092 on: March 11, 2016, 02:48:02 pm »
    I'm spending tonight just kicking back with my wife - watching VIKINGS and SONS OF ANARCHY and eating maple cupcakes - every now and then stopping to grin out loud.

    Dang, this sure feels good.
    :)

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    « Reply #4093 on: March 11, 2016, 02:48:08 pm »
    For the first time in the campaign for Modern Surprises, with 2 days left to go, it finally landed in the "Hot and Trending" category!



    Thanks, everyone!

    And congratulations, Steve!

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    « Reply #4094 on: March 11, 2016, 04:44:24 pm »
    W-A-A-A-A-H-O-O-O!!!

    Time to celebrate with some take-out schwarma and a tray full of maple cupcakes.

    I am a happy man!!!

     :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D

    Yay, congrats Steve!!!  :D
     
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    « Reply #4095 on: March 11, 2016, 05:03:45 pm »
    Good job, Steve! It was a long time coming ... savor the good feeling, cause it was well earned!

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    « Reply #4096 on: March 11, 2016, 07:53:04 pm »

    I am a happy man!!!

     :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D

    I am SOOOOO glad for you, Steve! Many congratulations--you've certainly earned the chance!

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    « Reply #4097 on: March 12, 2016, 02:28:07 am »
    W-A-A-A-A-H-O-O-O!!!

    Time to celebrate with some take-out schwarma and a tray full of maple cupcakes.

    I am a happy man!!!

     :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D
    Got the email this morning, congratulations!

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    « Reply #4098 on: March 12, 2016, 02:37:46 am »
    Congratulations, Steve!

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    « Reply #4099 on: March 12, 2016, 02:48:32 am »
    All right.

    Wow. I was up at about 2 am this morning. My mind was racing like a runaway train. I'm going downstairs to make some coffee and maybe go for a bit of a walk and hopefully wake up just a little.

    Good luck to Debbie Cassidy with her book FOREST OF DEMONS who just jumped out there into that thin blue space between wondering and the know. You've definitely had a strong campaign.

    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

    LAST DAY LEFT The Devil's Soul by P. Walter Gagnon
    1 day left Modern Surprises by Joan Marie Verba
    5 days left Fire Girl by Andy Mulberry
    7 days left The Second Sphere by Peter S. Banks
    8 days left Summer Love, Winter Tears by Carol Collins
    8 days left The Creation: Let There Be Death by The Behrg
    8 days left The Risk it Takes to Blossom by Tani Hanes
    16 days left God of Chains by JR Armstrong
    16 days left American Terrorist by Wesley Robert Lowe
    19 days left Kells Hitchin' by Maddison L. Beckley
    22 days left The Sublime Freedom by A.D. Davies
    26 days left Suicide Station by Jack Wallen
    26 days left Just One Kiss by Amelia Whitmore

    If I have missed anyone please let me know. The very best way that you can do that is just to post a link on the thread, join into the conversation and make yourself right at home here on kboards. Ask a few questions and get to know the folks - not just on this Kindle Scout thread but have a look through the Writers' Cafe as well. This is a great place to learn everything you need to know about making your books a success on Kindle. There's a great bunch of folks here.

    Trust me on that.
    :)


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