Sunday, November 30, 2014

I'm Trying Amazon's Kindle Scout Program

Have you heard about the new Kindle Scout publishing program by Amazon? I chewed my nails before deciding to test the waters with Book 2 in the Highland Dynasty Series, A Highland Knight's Desire.

So how does it work? Amazon Kindle Scout website quotes: "Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing."

Once you submit your book to Kindle Scout, Amazon owns the rights to it for 45 days. They put up an excerpt, bio and questions for the author as well, but the author agrees not to publish the book until the 45 day period is up...unless it is selected for a publishing contract. If a contract is awarded (as of yesterday no romance contracts have yet to be selected), Amazon gains the rights to the e-book, audio book and e-foreign rights for five years. They in turn agree to promote the author's book on any and all platforms they choose. Astonishingly, the author retains the print rights. Read more about the program details here. The Kindle Scout Program is open to the genres of Romance, Mystery & Thriller and Science Fiction/Fantasy.

During the 45 day period, the author notifies their friends and fans about the campaign and asks them to nominate said book.

PLEASE HELP ME BY NOMINATING A HIGHLAND KNIGHT'S DESIRE! Click the link to see the blurb and excerpt on Kindle Scout!

Heartfelt thanks and blessings to anyone who chooses to participate!

Return of the Highland Laird is FREE on Amazon through December 2nd.

Also, I'm running a Rafflecopter with tons of GIVEAWAYS for the release of Knight in Highland Armor. As of today, pre-orders have almost reached 200! I'd love to give away the $100 VISA card!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Your reading life will be enriched when you read Amy's books. She has researched her sites and scenes so that her characters are real. Your reading karma will never be the same after reading this book. You definitely cannot get enough of this writier's work. Order your book now!

  2. Aw, thank you Pat. You're the best!