Winning a Kindle Scout contract could be a major asset for the career of any new writer. The countdown will start once Kindle Scout admits your book into the program. While Amazon doesn’t put much emphasis on this point, it’s necessary to conduct a marketing campaign for its promotion, and you must start it the minute your book goes live on Kindle Scout. There’s no time to waste. Think that at any given time, there are around 250 books campaigning, trying to win the contract as well as you.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that there are going to be winners and losers. They could all be chosen, or none at all. However, to have a higher chance, your book should be in the Hot & Trending list for as long as possible, therefore maximizing your Kindle Scout opportunities.
The goal of this campaign is to attract a high number of visits to a campaign page they will create to display it.
How do I find visitors to my campaign page?
In principle, this may appear to be a conundrum. It’s likely that just a few people are familiar with your facet as a writer, reason why getting the needed support may look like an uphill struggle.
When Fatal DNA entered Kindle Scout, I had to solve this problem right away. I knew that social networks were a vital part of the solution.
However, not having a large followers base was a huge disadvantage. I knew that I had to convince a great number of people to support me and nominate my book, if I wanted to maximize my Kindle Scout opportunities.
I began to construct a methodology, which later evolved into the Kindle Scout Hot & Trending List: How to Get (and Stay) There book, where I explain in detail a set of actions to maximize your Kindle Scout opportunities.
The Hot & Trending list
The Hot & Trending is a list made for the most popular books. Even though Kindle Scout is not a popularity contest, it’s important that your book gets in there, since, according to Kindle Scout, the books that attract more interest within the audience will be the ones considered for publishing.
The method presented in the book will increase your Kindle Scout opportunities, no matter how many followers or friends you have on social networks. It’s a simple method, organized and very efficient. It made my book stay in the Hot & Trending list during 97.9% of the time, which is 705 out of 720 possible hours.
All the tools used in this method are free, so you don’t have to make any extra investment to implement it.
Summary: Maximizing your Kindle Scout opportunities
- To maximize Kindle Scout opportunities, your book must stay in the Hot & Trending list for as long as possible
- The “Kindle Scout Hot & Trending List” book offers you a method which will allow you to successfully conduct your campaign
- It’s very easy to implement this method, using free tools
- This method kept the author’s book in the Hot & Trending list for 97.9% of the campaign duration, that is 705 out of 720 possible hours
Book Trailer for Kindle Scout Hot & Trending List
Take a look to the trailer of the book I wrote for helping people with their Kindle Scout campaigns
Take a quick peek at the book
Here, you can see a preview of the electronic version of the book. There’s also a print version available.
I wrote this book to try help people to structure their campaigns, and it’s the result of what I’ve learned while running my campaign. It was so good for me, that I decided to share it with my fellow authors.
We authors are usually busy doing what we like to do: writing. But having the opportunity of winning a contract with Kindle Scout is a game changer for most of us, so giving your beloved book a chance to get noticed is worth the effort.