Since 10th February 2016, I have been nominating books on Kindle Scout, but what is ‘Kindle Scout’?
Kindle Scout is a place where readers vote on whether a book should be published or not. Those books chosen by readers are then published by Kindle Press and the author receives receive 5 year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and is also featured in Amazon marketing. Every book has 30 days in which to gather as many nominations as possible and readers can nominate up to 3 books at a time. It is worth checking back every day as campaigns start and end every day. If readers nominate a winning book, they will receive an early, free copy of the book. This is a great idea for people who love championing new books.
In a world where it’s harder and harder to get your book selected, it is great to see another avenue for authors to take, rather than simply approaching agents and publishers and hoping that their book doesn’t get stuck in someone’s slushpile.
I have been lucky enough to nominate some books that have been selected to be published, and once I receive a copy of the books, I will be reviewing them on this site.
I will list the Kindle Scout winning books, whether waiting to be reviewed or having been reviewed, here.
I think it’s a great idea!
Even though I don’t work in the world of vintage, all of the principles in this blog post apply to life in general. This post is fab 🙂
I have been using Twitter since June 2012 but I still have so much to learn. I found the below article and I just had to share it. If you’re trying to attract more followers and grow your ‘brand’, then I recommend to take a look.
The point I found most useful was number 7: “Twitter users who mostly use a mobile device are 181% more likely to be on Twitter during their commute”. Now I know that this probably seems really obvious, but as I don’t have a smartphone, I tend to use Twitter once I’m home from work. If I had a smartphone, then I would definitely use it on the way to and from the office. Already from this article, I have learned that I’m at a disadvantage when trying to tweet about our books as the day is pretty much over by the time I get online. I guess one of my 2015 resolutions is to get a smartphone! Also, the time that I am tweeting the most in the week (around 6pm – 8pm) is not a great time to tweet as most people are having dinner around this time.
Take a look and let me know if any of the article was helpful for you 🙂
I have just read this article on CBS News’ website which relates to the UK:
Basically it talks about a new app which was designed by Mark White, a doctor with London’s Air Ambulance service who realised that people in medical difficulties could be nearby to someone who could help them, but that those people who could help would never know about the emergency unfolding nearby.
Please let anyone you know who is a doctor, nurse, firefighter or any other healthcare professional about this app, as many more lives could be saved 🙂
Sometimes it can be so easy to let the negative things in life simply swallow you up and let yourself become a shell of a person, or let them totally take over your life to the point that you don’t know who you are anymore. I’ve found that motivational quotes that other people have featured on their blog posts have really helped me to gain some clarity on where I should be going, or simply made me think about things in a totally different way.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”
It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
I hope that these motivational quotes can help someone else, like they’ve helped me 🙂