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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Guest Post by Stacey Cochran

Thanks, Kaye, for letting me visit Meanderings and Musings. So I’ll keep this brief. My novel Eddie & Sunny is on Kindle Scout for 30 days, and I need reader nominations for the book. It costs nothing to nominate, and only takes about three seconds.

Kindle Scout is a brand new program launched by Amazon about two weeks ago. The purpose of the program is to have authors upload unpublished novels to the site. Then, Amazon constructs a “campaign” page, and the book can be nominated by readers for 30 days. The books with the most nominations and visibility will be offered a publishing contract by one of Amazon’s imprints (e.g., Thomas & Mercer, Montlake, 47N, Lake Union).

It’s a new attempt to crowd-source the choice for what gets published to readers. It’s also an interesting way to generate publicity for books long before contracts are offered.
My novel Eddie & Sunny was accepted among the very first wave of 59 books, and it has been doing pretty well the opening two weeks. Kindle Scout has a “Hot & Trending” list where the books with the most nominations are posted.

But every day, new books are launched and so the competition has quickly picked up intensity. I have two weeks to go and am grateful for all the nominations we receive.

Please take a moment and check it out. Nominate the book. 

And if folks have any questions about Kindle Scout or Eddie & Sunny, I’m happy to try and answer them.

Thanks so much, Kaye.

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