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cdalebrittain

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Re: Kindle Scout: Once Again into the Breach
Posted: Apr 14, 2017 6:51 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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We're up to Day 4 from when my campaign ended, and the book is still "in review." I got substantially more page views and more hours in Hot-n-Trending than I did last summer, when it took them almost 2 weeks to turn me down, so I guess I better just hold tight.
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Posted: Apr 17, 2017 8:37 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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Now it's been a week, and still no word. I keep trying to persuade myself that no news is good news.
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Posted: Apr 18, 2017 12:52 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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Well, it took them over a week, but they finally turned me down. So I'll just go ahead and publish the book myself through KDP. I just hope that the very nice people who nominated it will still want to get it! Thank you all who supported my efforts!
David Thompson

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Re: Kindle Scout: Once Again into the Breach
Posted: Apr 21, 2017 12:19 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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Hello All,

My second Kindle Scout nomination has just been accepted.

My first was fun, but I didn't have a clue how to get more page views.

I'm trying a little harder with the second book. Someone mentioned 'KBoards'. What is it and how do I join?

Many thanks for any advice offered regarding KS.

David.
writerbn

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Re: Kindle Scout: Once Again into the Breach
Posted: Apr 21, 2017 4:57 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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cdalebrittain wrote:
Well, it took them over a week, but they finally turned me down. So I'll just go ahead and publish the book myself through KDP. I just hope that the very nice people who nominated it will still want to get it! Thank you all who supported my efforts!
A week isn't bad at all. On the plus side, they did send me a notification as soon as your book was published.
cdalebrittain

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Re: Kindle Scout: Once Again into the Breach
Posted: Apr 21, 2017 6:45 AM   in response to: David Thompson in response to: David Thompson
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David, if you look at the third page of this thread, Lorri Moulton gave the link to kboards.

Writerbn, if you read my book, I hope you enjoy it! And thanks for nominating me.
cdalebrittain

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Posted: Apr 21, 2017 6:50 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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I did find out an interesting detail in looking over the final stats for my (unsuccessful) KS campaign.

They said that my success rate was 0% (yes, I figured that out all by myself) and that the typical Scout author's success rate was 20%. So it looks like those books that are accepted into Scout (good cover and blurb, good editing, full-length story in one of the designated genres) has about a 1/5 chance of being chosen. Better than the lottery!
David Thompson

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Re: Kindle Scout: Once Again into the Breach
Posted: Apr 22, 2017 6:28 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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Got it...thank you :)
ELINA SALAJEVA

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Posted: Apr 25, 2017 3:25 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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CLICK LINK AND NOMINATE. Last 2 day of this campaign.
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/WSCJ55U83PFS
Nominate this book to be published by Kindlescout
Elodie

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Posted: Apr 25, 2017 4:59 PM   in response to: ELINA SALAJEVA in response to: ELINA SALAJEVA
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ELINA SALAJEVA wrote:
CLICK LINK AND NOMINATE. Last 2 day of this campaign.
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/WSCJ55U83PFS
Nominate this book to be published by Kindlescout
Please and Thank you always go a long way...
David Thompson

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Re: Kindle Scout: Once Again into the Breach
Posted: Jul 27, 2017 3:33 AM   in response to: Elodie in response to: Elodie
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This one is going well:

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/9SVDML694RJ1

Thanks for your views!

David
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