Finally done with the Kindle Scout campaign! Now it's the waiting game, and it could take a couple of days (or even a week or so!) to hear back from Amazon about whether or not Raven's Peak is going to get a contract.
It's been a wild ride, and I want to thank everyone for their support! I did as much as I could and build up as many page views and hot and trending as possible, and now it's just up to Amazon to decide if it was enough.
Here is a link I created to store stats about the process as well as a lot of other information that can hopefully help people in building their own campaigns!
Chronicling the journey:
Again, thanks for the support. If any authors are interested in posting their stats onto the shared page I linked above, you can contact me directly at LincolnJCole@gmail.com and I'll update it for you! I'll let you know shortly whether or not the book was selected for publication (fingers crossed).
The five stages of Kindle Scout!
Stage 1 - Denial: "My book is the best in the world and will definitely be picked!"
Stage 2 - Anger: "Why aren't people nominating my book? Can't they see how great it is?!"
Stage 3 - Bargaining: "Hot & Trending doesn't really matter. A lot - no, most -books are picked with 0 hours H&T."
Stage 4 - Depression: "Oh, God! My book isn't going to get chosen for publication. It's hopeless! I ran an awful campaign!"
Stage 5 - Acceptance: "I'm fine with whatever happens. They can pick my book or not and I'll be okay."
Bonus stage - Purgatory: "The campaign ended a week ago and Amazon said they would notify me whether or not I was picked...how long do I have to wait?"