I’m sure that many of you that supported my Kindle Scout campaign have received notification that my book, Blood Match, was not selected.
This message awaited me in my inbox yesterday:
Sure, I was disappointed. Anyone who has ever received a rejection letter from an agent or publisher feels that chipping away at your self-esteem.
When I looked at the statistics behind the campaign, however, I was encouraged.
The Kindle Scout program has this thing called the Hot List. The book started out on the list and ended very strongly on it.
The graph shows that the book was on the hot list 11 out of 30 days and, more importantly, was on it consistently the last 6 days of the campaign (209 out of 720 total hours). Also, the campaign was viewed by over 4,000 people.
These statistics are much better than I expected with a first effort…
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