How to know you’re ready for KindleScout

Since a Kindle Scout campaign is looming close for 16Sunsets, I thought I’d share this post with y’all. While you’re at it, how about nominating Katie’s book?

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KindleScout is a program run by Amazon that allows you to submit a complete novel for a chance at a contract. The campaign runs for thirty days during which time you use social media and whatever connections you have to get votes. The goal is to show Amazon editors that you have a product worth selling. If your book attracts enough attention, they’ll read it and if they like it, they’ll publish it.

I’m running my own campaign this month for my women’s fiction novel, Finding Charlie. There’s a lot that I considered before going this route and I thought it might help other writers to share the process.

To start with, there are important things to consider before you sign the contract that’s required at the beginning of the campaign. Signing means that if they select you, you agree to their terms – there’s no contract negotiation and…

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About Mark Gardner

Mark Gardner lives in northern Arizona with his wife, three children and a pair of spoiled dogs. Mark holds a degree in Computer Systems and Applications and is currently attending Northern Arizona University. View all posts by Mark Gardner

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