Good morning. As they say in the real estate world, it’s a buyer’s market. Each day, hundreds of new books are published, and readers can pick and choose what they’d like to read next. With the popularity and ease of electronic readers, they don’t even have to go out to find something new to read,. It’s delivered to them electronically within seconds of pressing “buy now” and voila! Grab your coffee and go.
Even if the reader is a “book in my hand” type of person, they can order online from a number of distributors. Easy peasy.
And the prices? Well, there are hundreds of books available free each day, others for ninety-nine cents or less. Hard for an author to make a living off his or her writing at that price, so sales become a numbers game.
As an author in the 21st century, you know the challenges of trying to get the promotion and expossure you need to make it as a writer. There are thousands of new authors out there looking for that one book that will propel them to literary stardom–think Harry Potter or the Fifty Shades series–authors who came out of obscurity and made millions.
Amazon is without a doubt a major force in the reader/author world, but few people realize that in addition to selling books, Amazon is a royalty-paying publisher. One of the ways you can get published by Amazon is through their new Kindle Scout Program. Click on the link to find out what you have to do to have a manuscript accepted.
My very good friend, Melinda De Ross has taken the plunge and submitted a book to be considered for publication by Amazon and Kindle Scout. So Melinda, how can we help you?
I am delighted to present to you my latest novel, THE JOB BLOWER, which is currently participating in a Kindle Scout publishing campaign. If I get enough nominations, my book will be published by Kindle Press and each of the people who nominated it will receive a free copy and a formal invitation from Kindle Press to review this book.
I know how busy all of you are, but I have a huge favor to ask of you: please stop by my campaign page and take a look at my new book. If you like what you see, please help me fulfill my dream of being published by Kindle Press by clicking the NOMINATE button. This will only take a few seconds of your time, seconds which are extremely precious to me.
This is the link of my Kindle Scout page: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/X1GNP7P02G4B
I thank all of you in advance for your help and kindness!
That sounds easy enough. What can you tell us about The Job Blower?
Camilla Jackson is an ordinary young woman with an extraordinary knack for attracting disaster. When she is fired from her job as a secretary at a law firm, she realizes she has no idea what she wants to do next. Every job she does land ends up tragi-comically.
But when she meets the drop-dead-gorgeous journalist, Carter Evans, her life seems to brighten. Until she discovers that he hides some very deep and painful scars.
It remains to be seen if she will be able to help him heal and, in the process, find her own path in life. That is, if she manages to overcome her accident prone nature, which gets her into serious trouble…
THE JOB BLOWER is a lighthearted, laugh-out-loud Romantic Comedy, the kind of book that you will keep in your bookshelf and reread to brighten your days and spice up your nights.
So, there it is. I read the excerpt online and loved it–laughed out loud just as she predicted. Now, it’s up to the public to provide enough nominations for the book to be published. I nominated it. I hope you will too!