So, I’m going with the Kindle Scout thing again. Starting Sunday, January 14th, and for 30 days after that, How the World Ends (Book Two) will be in the running of a Kindle Press publication contract. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I ended up feeling quite positive about my previous attempt at using Kindle Scout. Although I’ve expressed some misgivings about the entire idea, I do believe it led to significantly higher numbers of readers discovering the first book. It connected me to some new fans and led to a noticeable bump in sales in the weeks afterwards. So, here we go again.
If it’s January 14th (or later), you can click through this link to get to the campaign page. From here, you can read a sample (roughly the first 10% of the novel) and vote to recommend the novel for publication.
Personally, I’m not sure if I want it to get published through Kindle Press. While I’d obviously appreciate the added exposure this would give, I like the idea of retaining full control of all my books. And, I’m not sure if I’ll still be able to release a paperback version of the novel. But, either way I’m happy.
And, if the book does not get selected for publication, I’m aiming for an early March release. After that, I bring my focus to revisions of Book Three, hoping for a late 2018 release…