Kindle Scout is a golden opportunity for an author to get published by one of the most active publishers of our day, Amazon.
I think as writers we can all agree that to be favored by the largest search engine for books around would be a great advantage. With the Kindle Scout program, writers have a chance at that opportunity.
The Scout program also gives readers a chance to read new releases at no cost to them.
For readers, sign-up is simple. You browse through a list of books that have never been published, look at their covers, read their excerpts, and then nominate the ones you think will make a good read. You’re allowed three books in your queue at a time. Remember, you don't have to have read them. You’re not expected to read them, of course, because they haven’t been published. But you will get a chance to 'look inside' and read a chapter or two, and then vote for the books you would like to see published.
All books remain on the site for 30 days. After that, they are taken down and you can choose another book to replace it so that you may always have 3 books in your queue. Or not.
Should Amazon decide to publish the book you nominated, you will get a FREE COPY of that book!
This is one of the advantages for writers, because now you have a list of fans. Amazon will remind those readers to leave a review for your book.
Selected books will enjoy Amazon’s marketing. I think that’s something that we all covet in a way, to be featured on their pages.
To add to the advantage for writers, if your book is not selected for publication, Amazon will send a complimentary email to all your fans if and when you decide to self-publish on Kindle.
The contract you sign with Kindle also allows selected authors a $1500 advance.
So, with that being said, I would like to introduce you to the book I have on Kindle Scout.
THREAD OF A SPIDER
Following an ambush at the Upton Rail Station in 1921 Ireland, British troops burn Ailis’ home to the ground and arrest her fiancé, Liam, for murder. She and her younger brother Paddy flee to an enchanted glen. Lured by a haunting song, Paddy is abducted by forest folk. Perilous obstacles, and a questionable stranger, hinder Ailis' attempts to find her brother or free her fiancé, until her only hope for survival rests on the magic of the Fae.
You can find more of my work at my website: http://gardnersart.com
Or on my Author Central Page on Amazon