I’m ten days into my Kindle scout campaign, and several other writers have asked how much information I get as I go along. This may not be every reader’s cup-of-tea, but I thought I’d throw some thoughts up here.
First, if you have a moment, don’t forget to nominate my Jane Eyre romance! 😘 I really appreciate it.
Okay, deets. When you have a campaign going, you get a dashboard that looks like this:
The “Hours in Hot & Trending” seems to b a key metric, though I’ve heard anecdotally that it’s only one factor the Amazon team looks at. There have certainly been titles who trended a ton and didn’t get selected and vice versa. This dashboard updates once a day, in the morning.
Anyway, I had a big push at the beginning (mainly from friends and family and readers (thanks!) and from the visibility of being new. My page reads have been pretty steady since then, but we’ll see how it goes. So that’s my sneak peek. Good luck to my fellow writers who are planning on giving it a whirl!
Don’t forget to nominate The Rise and Fall of Jane! And let me know in the comments if you’re considering your own campaign!