While surfing the Kindle Scout Forums, I recently read a story about one lucky author’s successful Kindle Scout campaign. She insisted she was the epitome of an indie author, building her grassroots author platform from concept to completion. So how did she manage to gain enough votes to win Kindle Press publishing?
The answer was two words: PIG MARKETING.
I was at a loss for what this meant, but she explained how she leveraged her personal network. She was a member of a Facebook group for pig owners. One picture of Miss Piggy posing with her book was enough to touch the hearts of the group members. Lo and behold, 20,000 fellow pig owners voted for her first novel on Kindle Scout.
I don’t have a pet pig, but for my second Kindle Scout campaign, I will attempt to leverage my personal network. Any advice or suggestions?
Hi Friends! I’m looking for beta readers to give feedback on my latest young adult, fantasy novel. The series is called (after) life lessons, and book #1 is titled The Light of Supremazia. It is written like a classic hero’s journey – just like the Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, or Lord of the Rings adventures.
Here’s the catchy blurb: Think it’s difficult to get into Harvard? Try Vita Post Mortem Academy, where John F. Kennedy teaches social studies and Albert Einstein gives physics lectures. Of course, there’s no hope getting in if you can’t see ghosts. …not a problem for Juliandra Winklevoss.
It’s got teen drama, an evil villain, and famous dead people teaching high school subjects. You know you want to read it!
You can read it for fun and just tell me “cool” or you can give me lots of constructive feedback. I’m open! Message me if you are interested!