On Saturday, May 27th, my first novel, The Lazarus Door, started its 30-day Kindle Scout campaign.
So, while it’s not wearing the “hot” tag (and hasn’t since the beginning of the campaign), I’ve been sharing images and links to the KindleScout page, asking people to check it out and nominate if they like it at least a little bit and have room in their nominations queue.
I’m still fairly new at book marketing and have been experimenting (and reading book marketing books and articles as quickly as I can).
But I had to at least try Kindle Scout.
If it doesn’t work out, I may try Story Cartel, which will take another three weeks but will hopefully line up some reviewers for when the book goes live on Amazon. And hopefully, those reviewers will actually like the novel well enough to leave positive reviews.
I also have the prologue and first chapter of my second novel — Dream Killer — posted on Wattpad (another experiment). I’ve yet to outline the book, so when it’s reading time, I’m torn between the two books I have on outlining novels and the books I have on book marketing — and the novel I’m currently reading (which is D. S. Murphy’s The Scarlet Thread).
Here’s the (temporary) cover for Dream Killer:
No time for Netflix (not even now that Sherlock’s fourth season has FINALLY been uploaded) when there are so many good books to read and not enough time each day to read them.
I did get to see Dr. Strange the other day with my husband, though, now that it’s on Netflix, too. We enjoyed it.
Back to writing, though.
I’m nearly done with Writer Overwhelmed! — my fourth nonfiction book — which I hope to publish by the end of this month and launch in July. We’ll see.
Here’s the cover, so far:
I still don’t know why images look so blurry on this blog when they look fine on social media and on Amazon. If you know why or have any ideas, please share.
I have a question for you, though: What have you tried for your books that has helped you get more eyes on it and get more reviews when your book was published?
Or, if you’re still working on your first book, how’s it going? And is there anything I can help with?
Let me know in the comments below, and if you’d like to get an email when the next blog post is published, sign up using the widget underneath my bio on the right-hand side.
Gotta get my kids to bed (six-year-old is doing his new superhero dance — wearing his Spiderman PJs, in spite of the heat).
Have a great rest of your week! 🙂