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Resilience and publication – how to handle reviews

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One of the most difficult parts of publication is reading your reviews. If you have ever written or received a review you will have probably read the less than favourable opinions that people leave on products they don’t like. When I put my novel forward for the Kindle Scout process I knew it was geared […]

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My Kindle Scout Experience by Monte Dutton

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How did I stumble across Amazon’s KindleScout program? Well, the verb is accurate. “Stumble.” I could write that I “lucked out,” but I hate using a noun as a verb. People who do so I call “verbers.” Wild, maniacal verbers, intent on world domination. “Stumble” could be a noun turned verb, too. Or it could […]

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Kindle Scout: the final week

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I’ve been running a Kindle Scout campaign for three weeks now. The first two weeks were great, with plenty of time in ‘hot and trending’. But week 3… Week three was both difficult and focusing. I’d exhausted all my personal contacts and had to urgently think up new strategies. I haven’t connected my day job […]

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Day 15 update – half way through Kindle Scout

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So I’m half way through and I’ve had an accelerated learning experience over the past two weeks! Kindle Scout makes you evaluate exactly what you know about social networking against what tools are out there. It also makes you evaluate how comfortable you are with the process. Self publishing has had a bashing this week in […]

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Submitting a Novel to Kindle Scout

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I’ve always wondered how Amazon Publishing works. When I looked into the process I found that they have a ‘Kindle Scout’ section where the author uploads a novel and readers nominate it for publication by Kindle Press. The difference between this and straightforward KDP self-publishing is that if the novel is selected through kindle Press it […]