My Kindle Scout Experience

My Kindle Scout campaign for my book, The Light of Supremazia ended this week. Unfortunately, my book was not selected to be published by Kindle’s publishing house.

Stay tuned for another blog post with the link to buy the book on Amazon through their Kindle Direct Publishing website (aka self publishing).

I am sad, but as I mentioned in my first post at the beginning of the campaign, it was a great marketing effort and a way to get supporters involved.

As the days ticked by and I reviewed my stats, I had a feeling I wouldn’t win. The are bloggers out there with tens of thousands of followers. When they post their book on Kindle Scout, they automatically have tons of votes. I’m not saying this is unfair, just a reality. Blogging and writing books isn’t my day job, so I was starting from a few yards behind already.

I also wonder if the cover sells the book on these crowd-sourcing campaigns.  How many people actually read the free excerpt from my book?

Or perhaps September is a bad month to market a young adult book since most kids are back in school?

Kindle Scout is vague when it comes to the actual parameters to “win.” For others who are looking to try Kindle Scout, here are the stats from my campaign:

KindleScoutStats2 KindleScoutStats1

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8 thoughts on “My Kindle Scout Experience

  1. That’s a shame. I’m sure you did your best to get the word out. Your post is great, lots of useful information for anyone looking to follow in your footsteps. Will you try again with your next book, or are you dumping the contest route?

    • That’s a good question! I’m not sure. There is a guy on dancing with the stars who has 5 million Instagram followers. I bet he could write a poorly written book and win the contest easily. So I probably wouldn’t go the contest route again. I may be wrong because the rules to win are vague, but no, I probably wouldn’t try it again.

  2. Pingback: Recap of The Light of Supremazia Kindle Scout Campaign | Optimist Superheroes

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