I am busy as a bee! Wyrd House’s Kindle Scout campaign is nearing its end, and I have tons to do. Here’s what I’ve been working on:
-Did a re-write to fix typos on Descending, made it a shiny new cover (cause the old one wasn’t good enough) and uploaded new version to Kindle and Amazon. If you have purchased an eBook, make sure you update it.
-Did a minor rewrite of Wyrd House, due to friend’s awesome proofreading. I still need to format it for paperback and Kindle. I must be ready to roll if it is not picked up by Kindle Publishing.
-Redid the cover for Teatime. Teatime is fast approaching its own Kindle Scout campaign, and I was not happy with my previous cover attempt. New cover is much improved.
-Did a re-read and first re-write of my current work in progress, Nick of Time. Now I need to finish it. It’s so close to done!
-Starting to prepare to make a newsletter. I still need to get a PO Box, but I’m getting my ducks in a row. Today, I put together an eBook of short stories to offer as a freebie to everyone who signs up for the future newsletter. From everything I’ve heard, Instafreebie is the way to go, and the most success comes from having a book or story to offer for free. Magic and Mayhem is a collection of five short stories, and clocks in at just over 10k words. I think that will be perfect for a free offering. It has the short story that inspired the novel, Descending, and a short story that will end up being a prologue for my upcoming book, Ghost in the Park. Made a quick cover, figured out how to format so I’d get a table of contents, and Magic and Mayhem is ready to go when the time comes.
-Plans for now:
Finish Nick in Time.
Get newsletter going and do an Instafreebie thingy to get my mailing list going.
Get Teatime completely ready for its KS campaign.
Do a re-write on Ghost in the Park.
So much to do!
Don’t forget to nominate Wyrd House on Kindle Scout! Click the picture above to go to the webpage for Wyrd House.
What it means:
Kindle Scout is an Amazon program where anyone can enter a novel and have a chance to get it published by Kindle Press. A successful campaign helps get the Kindle Press editor’s attention, but doesn’t guarantee selection; they have to like the book for it to get published.
Why Kindle Scout is cool for readers:
Any book you nominate that gets selected by Kindle Press for publication gets you a free advance copy. I’ve gotten around ten free books so far just from nominating. And the books selected have been vetted by the KP editors, so you can count on a certain level of professional writing from the books you win. If you love a nominee that is not selected, KS will alert you when the author publishes it.
What you can do:
If you have an Amazon account, head over to Kindle Scout and nominate Wyrd House! The link is here. If it gets selected, you get a free copy and a chance to read before anyone else. Help me get this campaign going and get the editor’s attention. My campaign ends February 3rd.
How you can help:
Spread the word! If you can, reblog this post, or share my campaign on social media. The more eyes I get on it, the better off Wyrd House will be.