On October 8, 2015 I submitted my first novel Charlotte Gnoll to Amazon’s Kindle Scout. What follows are the ups and downs of my experience with contest. Or, if you’ll notice from the absence of posts…what you’ll really see is evidence of me hiding in a corner while I watched Charlotte find precious little traction. Spoilers: Charlotte didn’t win.
No idea what Kindle Scout is? Any writer can submit their ready-to-be-published novel for what is, essentially, a 30-day popularity contest. If, at the end of 30 days, your popularity is deemed worthy enough (by some unknown Amazonian algorithm) you’ll be awarded an exclusive publishing contract with Amazon and $1,500 USD.
Nitty gritty details for winners of the popularity contest:
- 5-year exclusive publishing contract
- 50% ebook royalties
- Everyone who nominates your book receives a free copy
|Day Number||How I'm Feeling|
|0||How to Submit to Scout|
|1||What Have I Done?|
|2||Please Fix My Terrible Mistake|
|3-30||ugh… I'm a terrible writer|
As you can see, I didn’t follow through on blogging every day during the Kindle Scout campaign. Honestly, I got super frustrated when I didn’t get an immediate response.