Monday, 2 April 2018

Some Good News and Some Bad News

Bad news first. . .Kindle Press is no longer taking submissions. As of today, the Kindle Scout Program, which was the one way to get into Kindle Press, is shutting its doors. Kindle Press will continue to market the 200+ books it already has on its list.

So it looks like The Last Hotel Room and The Case of the Purloined Pyramid will be the only books I will have with Kindle Press. While I am disappointed that I won't be able to launch a campaign for The Case of the Shifting Sarcophagus later this month like I intended, I can't say I'm all that surprised. Kindle Scout always felt like an experiment. Amazon was trying out various marketing strategies (with us as paid guinea pigs) to see what works and what doesn't. I suppose after more than two years in operation, they got their data and are moving on.

The Case of the Shifting Sarcophagus, the next in my Cairo detective series, is now with the beta readers and will come out in a month or so via Kindle Direct Publishing.

In other news, The Case of the Purloined Pyramid is on sale in the Amazon US store only for $1.99 until the end of April. So if you didn't vote for it during the Kindle Scout campaign, here's a chance to grab it. A big thank you to all my readers who helped support my two campaigns. I wouldn't have been publishing with Kindle Press without you!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I saw they were discontinuing it. I guess it didn't make them enough money. You succeeded with two books though and that's more than most authors.

Kathrin Lake said...

Yes, I was steamed that they suddenly got rid of KS. Amazon is the holder of the puppet strings and us writers do the dance. Anyway, I am a fan and will buy any of your next books. Halfway through the Last Hotel Room now. You are an excellent writer. Have you read Write, Publish, Repeat yet? Very good book for Indies.
Best wishes... If you ever want to check out Mexico, let me know.

Patsy said...

I'm glad there's good news to balance out the bad.

Sean McLachlan said...


Write, Publish, Repeat is on my to-read list. It's a long list though, lol!
I love Mexico. I used to live in Tucson and have explored Sonora and the Yucatan. There's plenty more I'd like to see.

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