Yesterday my upcoming fantasy novel Heart of Time went live on Kindle Scout. You may not have heard about it (heck, I hadn't until a few days ago), so here's an explanation in their own words:
Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published.
To make it available on Kindle Scout, I had to upload the entire manuscript - quite a surreal feeling, knowing that someone at Amazon might be reading it right now. Two days after I submitted the book, the campaign went live. Now people can nominate the book (all you need is an Amazon account), which will show the people at Amazon that readers are interested in it.
Nobody really seems to know how much nominations and page views count towards the final decision, which is a little strange. But then, Amazon's algorithms are always quite the mystery.
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Scottish storyteller. Tea drinker. Cat tamer. Highland walker. Believes in unicorns and happily ever afters.