I did it! I submitted a manuscript to Kindle Scout! For those of you that don’t know what Kindle Scout is, it is a platform where you can submit a manuscript of around 50,000 words and sign an exclusivity contract and bam! Your work is then on a platform where an excerpt is offered and voted on by Amazon Kindle Scout users for 30 days. You only get 3 votes a month before your voting power starts over. We as the author do not see who voted, how many votes were given, or where we stand opposed to another book in the line-up. If you are a reader it gives you publishing power on what will be published next. It is a wonderful site that I am not sure a lot of people know about. If you vote on a book that you like and it is chosen for publication then you will receive the book if it is picked and will get the opportunity to write a review.
I have been following them closely for sometime watching and dreaming of what that kind of exposure could mean. Well, I am about to find out. Right now my book is in the review process and then it will go live. Every time I release a new book, under my name or a pen name, there is an instant swarm of butterflies released in my belly. Well, I am digesting those suckers today! I submitted the manuscript. All I can do now is wait and see. I have two more in the series ready to go to print once this Kindle Scout Campaign is completed.
WISH ME LUCK!
I have a love hate relationship with putting my written creations out there for, I want to say the masses but it is more like a baker’s dozen!
I will be posting the book title and other info once the Book is approved and live on Kindle Scout. Hope you will follow me on this journey over the next few months!
I have been playing around with book blurbs now that my book is ready to be sold!! It is up on Amazon for Pre-Sale with a date to GO LIVE Nov 21!!
I have changed the book cover multiple times because of the way it looked from the printing company once printed but I have found one I am in absolute love with and looks great in paperback!
What would you do differently with the book blurb example below? Don’t hold back 🙂 If you have questions about the publishing process feel free to ask or email me. If you are a book reviewer and want to talk I am happy to have that discussion as well!
“Agent Colin Banks was doing what he did every day, that is, at least for the last three years. He was chasing leads and arresting criminals of the State. The young girl he picked up at the airport he assumed was collateral damage for a money-laundering scheme, he couldn’t have been further from the truth. His years of service and following the law were about to be flayed open like a fish at a Chinese fish market. Everything he thought he knew about the government he worked for was a lie and the trail of deceit stretched further than his military trained mind had been prepared to believe. His young female suspect with her silence would soon make him leave behind his career to save her. Will she be worth saving in the end?”
Turning off his alarm, Tom couldn’t help but think 4 A.M. was coming earlier and earlier every morning. Even if it was his imagination, he was still tired of the early wake-up call. He needed a change and he needed a new job. Finally stumbling to the shower, he let the water wash those sleepy, yet, sober thoughts away. Some days he wanted to climb in his old Jeep and run away. He had nothing holding him here but a job and memories. Those memories held him like an anchor to a dead end story. A story he would love to rewrite chapters to~~ maybe today would be the day…
I’m here for your Monday Morning Pep Talk! You can’t be a Best Selling Author if you don’t put the words on the page!
Whether you are shooting for a 3,000 word count today or a 200 — Get to it! You CAN finish that idea you have running around in your head if you let the idea flow out your fingers. Turn your internet off, turn the data off on your phone, open up your document, and type SOMETHING.
Why, yes, I am bossy. Thank you for noticing! 😀 Get writing!
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