So I’m trying out this new program of Amazon’s called Kindle Scout. Basically, you put up your novel for 30 days, people vote, then Amazon decides whether or not to publish your book under their label.
Now, for people who have a massive social networking following this potentially would be easy-peasy. But for writers like myself, it’s quite difficult. Marketing is always difficult in any field, especially if that’s not your forte.
This has been my biggest hurdle so far on my Kindle Scout journey. I feel like once I announced it on FaceBook and Twitter, that’s it. I don’t want to bug my friends by constantly advertising my book and asking them to vote. I feel like they’ve supported me so much by purchasing my previous books that it’s almost rude to ask them to do more. I know this is silly thinking, but it’s the “people-pleaser” in me that holds me back from being a “salesman.”
I chose to do FaceBook/Instagram ads instead. So far, it seems to be working pretty well, I’ve been on Kindle Scout’s Hot & Trending list pretty consistently since my campaign started five days ago.
The only issue I have is keeping the momentum up. 30 days is a long time to keep people interested enough to want to vote.
I’m going to keep going though! I’m excited to see what happens. I figure, even if I don’t get picked, I’ve had 30 days of promotion and exposure for when I publish it myself! Either way it’s a win-win situation!
As for now, I have to keep on promoting!
If you'd like to nominate my book here's the link :-)
I'm a writer of YA fiction, fiction, comics, television and movies. I try to make all my stories full of jumbly goodness :-)