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What I Learned from the Kindle scout Campaign

Updated on November 19, 2017
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Devika enjoys sharing her work with a friendly community. Writing is a big part of her life. Online work has improved her lifestyle.

Kindle scout publishing

Would you Self-publish?

Kindle Scout is for new book titles.

The publishing world is challenging and can be most frustrating if your manuscript is rejected.

As a writer you need to often cope with disappointment and the negative side of the publishing and writing worlds.

Make your focus on all sides of publishing.

Doesn’t just focus on the positive see also, the negative in writing and publishing?

Sometimes you’re hard word don't pay you as you expect it.

I took the opportunity and registered with Kindle scout and sent my manuscript for the fun of it. Over a month ago, I decided to go for the action.

I have with online writing. I decided to go ahead and take that chance to improve or be right back where I started again.

I enjoyed working my hardest to spread the word to social media and learned that Twitter is my best choice for marketing books.

I submitted my full manuscript of fifty thousand words without the author biography.

Also, the manuscript can be more than fifty thousand words to be accepted in the Kindles scout publishing company.

I added an author photo, the cover of my book and it was added to the many other book nominations for a thirty day period.

Nominators read the excerpt and nominated my book.

If my book wins the required amount of votes of which I have no idea of then only will I be selected in the Kindle scout review.

Each individual will receive a free book after my book is selected, and if my book is not selected for publishing each participant will be notified via email.

I had my book proofread and edited to make it in it's perfect form.

There is no proofreading and edition of the final review. The book will be published as is.

I had to make sure the cover and every detail is to the point and that the manuscript is in its best presentation. Amazon doesn't edit and proofread the manuscript.

The manuscript features must apply with the kindle scout guidelines.

At the moment following genres are accepted:

Romance, Mystery, Thriller and Fantasy.

I, the author had to publicize my book via social network and had used Twitter and Facebook to do this.

I encouraged others to read the excerpt and nominate my book.

The book nominations are just an idea for me to learn through the procedure. The voters received don’t necessarily mean I have won or lost the nomination.

The idea is to show how my book attracts other readers.

The kindle scout team will review my manuscript at the end of the nomination period and is currently in process.

The featured Amazon marketing promise consists of the following:

The brand new book title, What Happens when you fall in love with a Foreigner, is promised a one thousand five hundred dollar advance by Kindle Press. This is if the book is selected

How can I benefit from Kindle scout?

I can benefit from the guarantee of fifty percent eBook royalty rate, paid to me each month.

I will retain all other rights and print rights of my book.

I will not benefit from the worldwide publication rights for eBook and audio formats in all languages.

The five year term contract involves twenty five thousand dollars royalties from the earnings of my book. If my book doesn't earn that amount I can choose to stop publishing with Kindle press.

I will receive reviews from other kindle authors.

My book will be published in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, and in Kindle Unlimited. There is a chance that my book will target campaigns and book promotions.

Everything I mentioned here is based on if my book is selected.

A never before published book is read by millions of readers.

I think it is a decent offer.

I won't be disappointed for having taken part in this campaign.

I have been there and done that before but, this experience was different and I learned a lot from self-promotion.

I look at this as a good learning experience.

If my book is not selected by Kindle scout team, the book will be published at Amazon stores.

Readers and authors are offered an alternative traditional publishing idea that readers and authors have the opportunity to separate the worthy from the not so worthy writers.

The quality of writing counts but, Amazon is trying to make money from the crowd-source evaluations.

Amazon makes sure the book is not plagiarized, their next step in review of the book is to make sure there is nothing written without authorization by the author.

They don't want to get into legal issues as much as you the author shouldn't put yourself in that position.

They reserve the right to modify without the author's permission.

The publishing industry of the Kindle scout campaign is a way to get the potential writer to submit their never before published work, and for others to evaluate before review.

An Example.

Publishers push this off to agents to read and read before actually having the work approved.

In this way Amazon doesn't have to go through the expense of paying anyone for that.

The crowd does that for Amazon.

This is not my first book to be published it gives me a better chance to be selected.

What do you think about Kindle scout publishing?

The Kindle Scout program hasn't been around long enough to really know what Amazon intends to do with it. I think it is a farm team for their traditional imprints.

I tried Kindle scout not because I want to be that millionaire but, I like it and enjoyed the learning experience in the publishing world.

Amazon is still actively promoting the program and Kindle scout books will benefit each reader.

I will just have to see how long Kindle scout lasts.

There are no guarantees in writing and I have nothing to lose either way.

I see it from a different point of view.

My work is either selected in the Kindle scout program or not, and if not, I will see it published on Amazon stores.

This was a new experiment and I had the idea of how to present my book.

I attracted new readers and am positive about my work.

However, the final review turns out it doesn't matter. I felt like writing about my experience with Kindle scout and for others to know more as well.

Self-publishing is not a choice for every writer. I chose to self-publish due to my substantial earnings from Kindle books. I started a few years ago and feel comfortable with my choice.

It is intriguing to take part in the kindle scout campaign.

The feeling was great and was something to look forward to each day.

A never published book is the part of the guidelines in the kindle scout opportunities.

Most writers won't agree with me and I understand there will be some negative thoughts but, an opportunity to see how to be accepted in the publishing game is such an amazing experience!

I learned to improve on my work each day while writing this book, and I am happy with my results no matter what happens with this review.

You can benefit from writing continue doing what you enjoy best.

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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

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      Devika Primić 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway Self-publishing is not for every writer. Thank you for commenting at my hubs always appreciated.

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      FlourishAnyway 23 months ago from USA

      I'm not sure I would self publish but you provide good arguments

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      Devika Primić 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Nadine May thank you very much for commenting. The title is unique and I checked online for any work similar to mine I didn't find something as mine, also the title did not get nominated. It will be published on kindle soon. I learned a lot from this experience.

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      Nadine May 23 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you so much for sharing your self publishing adventures. I love the title of your book: What Happens when you fall in love with a Foreigner.

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      Devika Primić 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      swalia thank you once again for commenting at my hubs.

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      Shaloo Walia 23 months ago from India

      All the best for your book!

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      Devika Primić 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi AliciaC thank you kindly for stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      always exploring Thank you very much for commenting. I prefer to share important information and of my experiences.

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      Devika Primić 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi MsDora True! Thank you.

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      Devika Primić 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello Reynold Jay, I look forward to reading about your experiences. It is one of the best ways to share how and what you feel. I appreciate your comment. Best wishes to you. Thank you.

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      Devika Primić 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi billybuc thank you for stopping by always appreciated.

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      Linda Crampton 23 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like an interesting program. Thank you for sharing the details, Devika. Good luck with your writing.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 23 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Good luck on your endeavor. Great attitude, whether you win or not. Thanks for the tips...

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      Dora Weithers 23 months ago from The Caribbean

      Devika, I admire your ambition and wish you success. "I am happy with my results no matter . . ." That's a good attitude!

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      Reynold Jay 23 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Hi Devika! Good luck on this. I want you to be a BIG WINNER. This is first HUB I've read this year...been busy with my own stuff. I will watch for any further news you may post on how this works out. My feeling is that HOPE is important in one's life and you have it in this book. IF it doesn't send you to the top, you can always say that you did your best, which is all one can do. If you had not entered, you would have not hope and would never have known how it may have turned out. I'm going to do a HUB on my current writing experience soon. Others should know what the heck is going on! Always wishing you the very best.

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      Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago from Texas

      Devika, thank you for explaining your experience with your followers and giving us some tips and guide lines.

      Blessings my dear friend

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      Bill Holland 23 months ago from Olympia, WA

      It's always good to read the thoughts and opinions of another writer. Thank you for sharing these with us.