This has been quite a week! I finally got the draft back from my copy editor and stayed up until midnight to complete the final grammar edits. In time to submit my entry to Kindle Scout – which is Amazon’s crowd sourcing publication venture. Here’s how it works.
Amazon takes 15 Days to assess your novel. After the 15 day assessment period, they either reject it, or provide the author a 30 day nomination period. During this period, the first 5,000 words of the book are live for Kindle readers and friends to review and nominate. In addition to the crowd sourcing aspect, Amazon continues its review of your book too. Essentially, Amazon uses a combination of its own literary reviewers and readers to determine if they want to enter into a five-year publishing contract with you.
First the fun news: after launch and in big thanks to my friends and family, Fractal Space was “Hot” for 31 total hours and had a total of 335 page views. That’s great in my book! Unfortunately, I have no idea how many nominations I have, nor do I have a clue how many it takes to tip the scales in my favor.
Now for the plug: If you haven’t done so, please consider nominating my book for publication. You can read all about it here and Kindle Scout gives you the first three chapters as part of the nomination process. In addition, when we WIN, which I know we will, you’ll get the final copy for free! You can nominate me here!
However this turns out, it has been a lot of fun and in the end, I will publish this bad boy one way or another. Thanks for reading!