Last updated on January 9, 2023
What attracted me to try Kindle Scout is they guarantee $25,000 in royalties for the first five years, or you can terminate your contract.
Out of the thousands of books submitted, Kindle Scout has published less than two hundred. I have submitted my book and am waiting to see what happens.
I would encourage new authors to study all the books submitted on the site at the moment (there aren’t that many). You can learn a lot by being observant. Check out the book covers, the one-line blurbs, the descriptions, and the first five thousand words. See what works and work doesn’t. See what’s in the “hot and trending” category. I believe it’s very important to know your competition. What are readers buying? What do people want to read?
As Christians, we have a tougher road because our books should meet a higher standard, always remembering we write for an audience of one. One of the biggest challenges is not to get discouraged. As Christian authors, we can be a great encouragement in sharing and building each other up—for God’s glory.
So, as I pen these words, I hope you will take a look at my book on the Kindle Scout site. Let me know what you think. Lisa Vento, who was recommended to me by Jerry Jenkins, designed the cover. Her website is LisaVento.com (no longer available).
Right now, Seventh Dimension – The City, A Young Adult Fantasy is trending in the “hot” category on Kindle Scout, so thanks to everyone who has nominated my book. (The links are no longer available).