Oh, Kindle Scout, we weren’t meant to be. Here I talk about submitting my YA novel to Kindle Scout for possible publication. The results are in and my book was unfortunately not selected. Running a Kindle Scout campaign was an odd experience but I’m glad I gave it a try.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Also nothing lost. In this case, I gained 2k of page views at my book, if not the publication contract.
Why didn’t they pick me up? Who knows. This is my first, full-length novel and Scout has been known to prefer more established authors–that explanation sounds much better than thinking that they hated my novel 🙂
The book is now available for pre-order and I appreciate the fact that Kindle Scout notified the readers who nominated that the book is now available. The exposure was well worth the effort of running the campaign, as far as I’m concerned.
I did little in terms of pushing my book for nominations, but I did join Facebook to connect with YA readers and writers. If you’re on FB, come and find me!
Reader reviews are everything, so the book will be available as an ARC on Netgalley in April too! We’ll see how that goes, I had very good experiences with my MG books on Netgalley.