Today is the last day of my new novel, A Love Story for a Nation, on Kindle Scout.
I couldn’t have been happier than to see this on the Kindle Scout homepage just a short time ago:
It was in the number one position at the top of their website under hot and trending.
Very cool! I so much appreciate all the folks who stopped by to check it out and nominate it.
What’s next? I have no idea. I’ll wait for another two weeks to see if Kindle Press wants to publish it or not. I’m hopeful, but of course it is now completely out of my hands. But I have controlled what I do have control over, and I’ll leave to fate whatever I can’t control – like whether or not it will be published.
But this is what I did do:
- I wrote the best possible novel I could.
- I edited it like crazy, and then had my editor edit it.
- I enlisted my favorite book cover designer to capture its mood very well.
- I wrote the best possible book descriptions I could. (Yes, I hate this part.)
- I put it on Kindle Scout and I promoted it like crazy through Facebook, Twitter, book reviewers, Thunderclap, and personal connections.
I’m very satisfied with the overall Kindle Scout campaign. I feel like I left no stone unturned, giving it my all. And that’s all I can do.
Would I have done anything differently? I don’t think so. The one issue that I’m not completely sure about is the Thunderclap campaign. It’s a great idea, but I found that many of my supporters thought the Thunderclap campaign was synonymous with the Kindle Scout campaign. I’m sure some who supported Thunderclap actually never nominated my book on Kindle Scout. It was rather confusing to explain the difference to everyone. I also didn’t see any tangible lift in the Kindle Scout campaign coinciding with the Thunderclap campaign.
So would I use Thunderclap again? Perhaps, but maybe under different circumstances.
Still, I was very pleased to see my book being labeled as “hot & trending” three different separate times over the thirty day period.
Now let’s see what will happen.
Thanks again to everyone who got involved.