It’s all over and the results are in. Kindle Scout has not selected my action/adventure romance for publication. I had hopes, but I am not shocked that it wasn’t selected.
It’s a good book, but I have worried that it isn’t romancy enough for a romance novel. It might be better described as an action/ adventure with romance. KS doesn’t have a section for action/adventure.
That’s all right, though. I didn’t want to try Kindle Scout with my favorite book first. I wanted to get a feel for the program and figure out how to run a campaign. I’m not the best at self promotion, and I will never be the best at it, but I did learn a few good tricks through the process.
My campaign did very well towards the end, after I had found my stride, but it was quite boggy through the middle. I ended up on the Hot and Trending list for 255 hours, but had only 980 page views. My external vs internal clicks were split a perfect 50/50.
I plan to self publish Descending soon, and hopefully the Kindle Scout process will generate some sales. They will send a notice out to all who nominated you once you publish it. Wish me luck!
In the end, no effort is ever wasted, it teaches you ways to move forward.