Kindle Scout - Raven's Peak - Part 2

Hey, everyone! So my Kindle Scout entry is up and running and I've been trying to get it off to a good start. I've been monitoring it occasionally to see if it is still hot and trending and asking basically everyone I know to check it out.

I have been asking for people to look at it and nominate if interested instead of just blindly nominating. I think it's a great story with a great cover, and I'm pretty sure that anyone who looks at it will agree, and if it gets picked by Amazon for publication they will get a free copy.

This time around, I've focused a lot more on pushing the book on facebook and twitter. I built a post and share it on timelines and groups for facebook and scheduled seven daily tweets on twitter using miscellaneous hashtags. It's a lot more than I normally tweet, but it is only a month long campaign. I've also posted in a lot of different locations on goodreads and reached out to a lot of people I know to ask them for nominations.

Here are the ongoing results:

Basically, Amazon gives you access to two stats: Hours in hot and trending and campaign views. The campaign views are already more than my entire previous campaign got.

Basically, Amazon gives you access to two stats: Hours in hot and trending and campaign views. The campaign views are already more than my entire previous campaign got.

They also show you how your campaign traffic is mixed (external and internal) so you know if it is only people outside of kindle scout looking at your book or if your cover and blurb are generating interest from people browsing as well. The external links can give you an idea of where traffic is coming from and where I'm trying to promote. I plan to continue pushing the book on facebook and twitter for now, and then I'll start trying some other things as the campaign goes on. I'm expecting it to do well in the last week with only minimal effort as people jump on the last day nominations, so I'm going to really focus heavily on the middle days when it's harder to generate interest. Thanks for your support! And, if anyone has any questions about the campaign or any of my books feel free to reach out to me directly at LincolnJCole@gmail.com  I'm not 100% sure when I'll post another update, but I'll try to do one at least once a week (or more) to let you know how it's going.

They also show you how your campaign traffic is mixed (external and internal) so you know if it is only people outside of kindle scout looking at your book or if your cover and blurb are generating interest from people browsing as well. The external links can give you an idea of where traffic is coming from and where I'm trying to promote.

I plan to continue pushing the book on facebook and twitter for now, and then I'll start trying some other things as the campaign goes on. I'm expecting it to do well in the last week with only minimal effort as people jump on the last day nominations, so I'm going to really focus heavily on the middle days when it's harder to generate interest.

Thanks for your support! And, if anyone has any questions about the campaign or any of my books feel free to reach out to me directly at LincolnJCole@gmail.com 

I'm not 100% sure when I'll post another update, but I'll try to do one at least once a week (or more) to let you know how it's going.

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https://www.lincolncole.net/blog/2016/4/16/kindle-scout-ongoing-results-part-1-day-3