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Remember Me Always is on Kindle Scout

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So as an update to my last blog post, I am now three days into my Kindle Scout campaign.  I submitted my newest romance novel, Remember Me Always, into the Kindle Scout program.  My campaign started on April 1st, and it will run until May 1st.

My advice for anyone who is interested in submitting a novel to Kindle Scout in the future would be to utilize all of your resources right out of the gate. I did a lot of self-promotion the first day, and my book ended up on the Hot & Trending list.  There are only 20 books on that list, and Kindle Press shows the list on the bottom of every book page and at the top of their homepage.  So they are basically showcasing your book for you, which is a huge plus!!

So how exactly do you self-promote yourself?  If you have an email list, send out an email informing everyone of your campaign.  Tell your friends and family.  Remember that anyone with an Amazon account can nominate you, and every nomination counts!  Post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.  Share your promotion in Facebook groups.  Join a Facebook RT team for Twitter.  There are a LOT of ways you can self-promote your campaign, but I will warn you — it is time-consuming!

[[ I recently created a Thunderclap campaign as well. ]]

So how is my Kindle Scout campaign doing so far?  Well, I’ve been in the Hot & Trending list for almost the entire time (save for the first few hours of my campaign on day number one).  As I said in my previous blog post, I think being on the Hot & Trending list is vital to having a successful campaign.

Also, I’ve had hundreds of total page views.  I’m not sure how much the total page views matter.  In my research, I saw that a person with 5,000 views did not get published with Kindle Press, whereas a person who had a little over 1,000 views did.  So as of right now, the total page views are not as important as the Hot & Trending list, in my opinion.

So I’m going to continue doing what I’ve been doing since it seems like it’s working…for now at least!  I’m excited to see how long I can keep on the Hot & Trending list for the rest of my campaign.  More importantly, I’m excited to see if Kindle Scout chooses my book for publication! 😉

If you would like to nominate my book, please go to my campaign page.  Thank you very much for your support, and I hope you enjoyed this blog post.  Below is some information about my novel, Remember Me Always.

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REMEMBER ME ALWAYS

Synopsis:

PENNY

Five years ago, I left for college in New York, leaving behind my hometown and my high school sweetheart. I had a plan after I graduated; but somewhere along the way, my train, which was on a one-way trip to happily ever after, somehow got derailed. And so I’m back in Willowbrook, Alabama for one reason and one reason only — to confront Colton Crawford, the guy who broke my heart and a lot of promises. But instead of getting the answers I’m looking for, I only end up with even more questions.

Colton doesn’t remember me, and I suddenly lost the most important person in my life in the blink of an eye. I don’t know if I can win back his heart, but I’m going to try with every fiber of my being to bring Colton back to me.

COLTON

Everything changed five years ago, and my memory was basically wiped clean. A clean slate was exactly what I needed since I wasn’t able to save my brother in the accident that almost claimed my own life. Bringin’ up the past just makes me realize how much I’ve lost, and so forgettin’ is what gets me through the day. Not wantin’ to remember wasn’t really a problem until a pretty blonde by the name of Penny Preston shows up in my bar demandin’ answers…answers that I can’t give her.

I try to ignore the longin’ in my heart, but it’s almost impossible. Somethin’ keeps drawin’ me back to her…no matter how hard I try to push her away. Even though my brain can’t remember her, my heart just can’t seem to forget.

©Angela Snyder, 2016

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Nominate Remember Me Always on Kindle Scout here:

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1EUH2ZN9WIHTP

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My Experience With Kindle Scout

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Recently, at the suggestion of a friend and fellow author, I decided to submit my newest romance novel, Remember Me Always, into the Kindle Scout program.

Welcome to reader-powered publishing.
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.

The submission process is relatively easy.  You fill out a form with basic information about your new, never-before-published book.  What I really liked is that Kindle Scout will feature a “backlist” of your books currently published on Amazon.  I have a few books already self-published on the Amazon website.  So the fact that they are driving extra traffic to my other previously published books is a huge plus in my eyes.

Once you submit your book, they send you a verification email, which said it could take the Kindle Press team one to two business days (or more based on number of submissions) to get back to me.

It only took one business day for them to approve my campaign.  They scheduled it for April 1st, and it will run for 30 days through May 1st.  They emailed me the approval along with some links — a preview page (for my eyes only) and the actual link (which wouldn’t be activated until my campaign started) for the public.

Kindle Scout breaks down your campaign into two categories, which are you able to keep track of — Hours in Hot & Trending and Total Page Views.   What they don’t show you — How many nominations you receive.

I had done a fair amount of research before actually entering my book.  There appears to be some sort of secret algorithm that Kindle Scout uses in the selection process.    Now, in my research, I have heard several different authors say that Total Page Views do not seem to count all that much.  Someone with 5,000 views did not get picked, while someone with only a little over 1,000 did.  The only thing that seems to be prominent throughout my searching seems to be that this “secret algorithm” is exactly what it sounds like — it’s secret, and the authors have no way of knowing what the Kindle Scout team is actually looking for in making their decision.

However, one thing that seems to be the best indicator of being picked is that the books chosen appear to have spent a lot of time on the Hot & Trending list.  Only 20 books are chosen for that list, and it updates hourly.  What does that mean exactly?  That means you are going to have to do a LOT of sharing/tweeting/emailing during your 30-day campaign.  You are competing with all of the books in your category, but probably more importantly — you are competing to get into the Hot & Trending category and stay there for as long as you can.  It doesn’t guarantee a contract, but, hey, it most likely helps.

My campaign just started today, so I am anxious to see how it goes.  If you would like to nominate my book, please go to my campaign page.  Thank you very much for your support, and I hope you enjoyed this blog post.  Below is some information about my novel, Remember Me Always.

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REMEMBER ME ALWAYS

Synopsis:

PENNY

Five years ago, I left for college in New York, leaving behind my hometown and my high school sweetheart. I had a plan after I graduated; but somewhere along the way, my train, which was on a one-way trip to happily ever after, somehow got derailed. And so I’m back in Willowbrook, Alabama for one reason and one reason only — to confront Colton Crawford, the guy who broke my heart and a lot of promises. But instead of getting the answers I’m looking for, I only end up with even more questions.

Colton doesn’t remember me, and I suddenly lost the most important person in my life in the blink of an eye. I don’t know if I can win back his heart, but I’m going to try with every fiber of my being to bring Colton back to me.

COLTON

Everything changed five years ago, and my memory was basically wiped clean. A clean slate was exactly what I needed since I wasn’t able to save my brother in the accident that almost claimed my own life. Bringin’ up the past just makes me realize how much I’ve lost, and so forgettin’ is what gets me through the day. Not wantin’ to remember wasn’t really a problem until a pretty blonde by the name of Penny Preston shows up in my bar demandin’ answers…answers that I can’t give her.

I try to ignore the longin’ in my heart, but it’s almost impossible. Somethin’ keeps drawin’ me back to her…no matter how hard I try to push her away. Even though my brain can’t remember her, my heart just can’t seem to forget.

©Angela Snyder, 2016

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Nominate Remember Me Always on Kindle Scout here:

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1EUH2ZN9WIHTP

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Remember Me Always ~ Cover Reveal

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Remember Me Always by Angela Snyder

REMEMBER ME ALWAYS

(A Southern Contemporary Romance)
*Blurb subject to change before release*

Synopsis:

PENNY

Five years ago, I left for college in New York, leaving behind my hometown and my high school sweetheart. I had a plan after I graduated; but somewhere along the way, my train, which was on a one-way trip to happily ever after, somehow got derailed. And so I’m back in Willowbrook, Alabama for one reason and one reason only — to confront Colton Crawford, the guy who broke my heart and a lot of promises. But instead of getting the answers I’m looking for, I only end up with even more questions.

Colton doesn’t remember me, and I suddenly lost the most important person in my life in the blink of an eye. I don’t know if I can win back his heart, but I’m going to try with every fiber of my being to bring Colton back to me.

COLTON

Everything changed five years ago, and my memory was basically wiped clean. A clean slate was exactly what I needed since I wasn’t able to save my brother in the accident that almost claimed my own life. Bringin’ up the past just makes me realize how much I’ve lost, and so forgettin’ is what gets me through the day. Not wantin’ to remember wasn’t really a problem until a pretty blonde by the name of Penny Preston shows up in my bar demandin’ answers…answers that I can’t give her.

I try to ignore the longin’ in my heart, but it’s almost impossible. Somethin’ keeps drawin’ me back to her…no matter how hard I try to push her away. Even though my brain can’t remember her, my heart just can’t seem to forget.

©Angela Snyder, 2016


Add Remember Me Always to your Goodreads “Want to Read” Shelf here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29219790-remember-me-always

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I am going to be looking for book bloggers to sign up to receive an ARC of Remember Me Always in exchange for an honest review.  Look for announcements posted on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AuthorAngelaSnyder

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Release Date: Spring 2016

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Wicked After Dark Anthology Release Party & Rafflecopter Giveaway!

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☆.•°*°•.☆Wicked After Dark Anthology Release Party☆.•°*°•.☆

Join the authors of the Wicked After Dark anthology for our Facebook release party on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  We are giving away BOOKS, PRIZES, SWAG, GIFT CARDS and more!  Please RSVP and tell your friends!  https://www.facebook.com/events/746868068751598/

Also, enter our Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win a Kindle Fire and other great prizes: http://gvwy.io/6u87sbf

Wicked After Dark is a paranormal romance anthology and contains stories from 20 best-selling authors.  You will get 45 hours of reading time for only 99 cents, and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Epilepsy Foundation!

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Wicked After Dark: 20 Steamy Paranormal Tales of Dragons, Vampires, Werewolves, Shifters, Witches, Angels, Demons, Fey, and More

20 paranormal romance stories from your favorite USA Today best-selling and award-winning authors just in time for Halloween!
All proceeds to benefit The Epilepsy Foundation.


Mina Carter – The Reaper and the Cop
Julia Mills – Her Dragon to Slay
Stephanie Rowe – Darkness Unleashed
PM Briede – Spark
Jami Brumfield – Remote Paranoia
Claudy Conn – Dark Love
Eden Elsworth – Frippe House
Nicole Garcia – A Love for Somnus
Lane Hart – Let Him Reign
Tracey Jane Jackson – Bound by Fire
Melanie James – Conjuring Darkness
Gena D. Lutz – Chasing Magic
Michelle Mankin – Strange Magic Part I, II
Marie Mason – You Lucky Witch
A K Michaels – The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire
Angela Snyder – Vampire Next Door
Candice Stauffer – Exquisite Breath of Darkness
Melissa Stevens – Change
Izzy Szyn – Bite Thy Neighbor
C.A. Tibbitts – Shifter In Training


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Wicked After Dark Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WickedAfterDarkProject

Mobile Facebook Page Link: https://m.facebook.com/WickedAfterDarkProject


Here are the authors you’ll find in this anthology:

 Click on the author’s name below to visit their Facebook page and find out more about their books and upcoming releases.  Follow them on Twitter and find out news about the Wicked After Dark anthology using the hashtag #GetWickedAfterDark

Mina Carter@MinaCarter
Julia Mills@juliamills623
Stephanie Rowe@StephanieRowe2
PM Briede@PMBriede
Jami Brumfield@JamiMBrumfield
Claudy Conn@Claudyconn
Eden Elsworth – @denwor

Nicole Garcia @AuthorNGarcia
Lane Hart@WritingfromHart
Tracey Jane Jackson@trixiejaxn
Melanie James @AutMelanieJames
Gena D. Lutz @GenaDLutz
Michelle Mankin @MichelleMankin
Marie Mason @mariemasonwrite
A.K. Michaels @AvaKMichaels
Angela Snyder @AuthorAngelaS
Candice Stauffer @crstffr999
Melissa Stevens @MelissaTStevens
Izzy Szyn @izzyszyn
C.A. Tibbitts – @catibbitts

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Writing

Saving Avery (Update)

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**Coming early 2015 to Amazon**

~Romantic Suspense Fiction with Erotic and Thriller elements~ *Official blurb subject to change*

Avery Mason had it all: the nice house, the fancy clothes, the expensive cars and the perfect husband. On the outside looking in, her life appears to be perfect. But inside, Avery knows her life is far from perfection as her husband’s carefully constructed façade slowly starts to crumble.

Forced to fake a happy marriage while enduring physical and mental abuse from the man who had once been her whole world is taking its toll. And ever so slowly, Avery finds herself slipping into an existence where she is gradually becoming a shell of her former self.

When Dr. Max Harrison transfers from Chicago to North Carolina, his world is flipped upside down the moment he sees Avery. With one glimpse into her blue-gray eyes, he can see the pain she is so desperately hiding from the rest of the world. As Avery attempts to push him away, he becomes convinced that there is more to her than meets the eye. And when he finally uncovers her darkest secret, the pieces of the puzzle slowly start to click into place.

Max and Avery want to be together, but nothing in life is ever that simple. It’s not going to be easy to get her away from the powerful Mason family, but Max will risk everything to protect her. His only concern is Saving Avery.

***This book is intended for a MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY, and NOT intended for people with any triggers.***


    I wanted to update everyone on my next novel, Saving Avery.  The book is coming along very well — better than expected actually.  I am planning on a March or April release as of right now.  I will be asking for beta readers and then sending out ARCs to readers and blogs very soon, so keep an eye out if you are interested.

    Saving Avery is now on Goodreads!  Please add it to your ‘want to read’ shelf and show your support:

    Also, Author Lane Hart has Saving Avery on her “Five Books I Can’t Wait to Read in 2015” list.  Quote from the post: “From the author of Vampire Next Door, one of my favorite vampire romances, comes this erotic thriller in early 2015. I’m even more excited about this one because it take place in my home state of North Carolina!”

    You can find out more about Author Lane Hart on Twitter: @WritingfromHart and on her website.

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The List is free today on Amazon

My novella, The List, is free today (5/10) worldwide and exclusively on Amazon.  I do not list many free days, so you definitely want to grab this while you have the chance!

The List

Universal worldwide Amazon Link:

http://myBook.to/TheList

The List

Lauren Parker was a typical college student until one tragic event that changed her life forever. Unable to escape the terrible secret from her past, Lauren was ready to end it all. She had barely noticed Colin Matthews around campus before that night — the night he saved her from making a horrible decision. Falling in love with Colin was the easy part. But before she can move on with her future, she has to face her past.

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Review for Vampire Next Door by My Bookshelf Is Yours

Léatitia over at My Bookshelf Is Yours reviewed Vampire Next Door.  I am very honored to say she gave it a five-star rating!

Here is a little preview of her review:

Vampire Next Door is the story of a woman left for dead who wakes up from a coma. She has no memory of her past and is called « Jane Doe » since no one came for her. Scared and broken, she quickly understands she never was alone thanks to her doctor, Jack Walker. At the beginning of the book, Jane Doe is lucky and loved, and after months of being in a hospital, she finally is happy. She had found her balance. But unfortunately, tragedy strikes again and she is once again lost and broken. But something or should I say someone arrives and gives her something to smile for. Here he is : Sebastian Alexander, her mysterious and handsome neighbor, living next door, who seems to have some secrets of his own. Jane is falling for him but at the same time, she is confused by how this new man in her life is capable of getting her so quickly, always here when she needs someone so bad. She also starts to wonder if he is really a stranger or someone she could rely on to find out who she was before the « accident » and above all, who wants her dead.

First I have to say, I love vampire stories and movies so I was really excited to read Vampire Next Door. But maybe I should warn you, this is not a novel 100% about vampires. I mean, the way I understand and love the plot makes me think this novel is more than just about a sexy and dangerous vampire. I loved the pace of this novel, which I found was different from what I usually read, and loved the characters. This is the kind of books I’m beginning to love more and more each time I read one like Vampire Next Door. There are actions, romance ( oh yeah!), humor and suspense. It is a really an efficient writing that made my reading active and amazing. Sure, it’s a slow process to get to know the main character. And I also wanted to know more about this mysterious visitor. But then characters like Jack Walker are here and we get to know Jane through his eyes. And it’s something I really appreciated. Something else I enjoyed is how easy I felt close to Jane. Who wouldn’t feel sad about her ? But who wouldn’t want to take her place at some point too ?


Léatitia then goes on to break down the characters in the book, their traits and what she liked about each one.  What a review!  And don’t worry, Léatitia, I am planning a sequel some day! 😉

Please visit her blog for many more book reviews, and make sure you check out the post on Vampire Next Door.

Writing

Update

I just wanted to give you all an update on what I have been working on.  I’m very excited to say that I am writing a new adult romance novel.  New adult romance is a relatively new genre that I would characterize as being like a young adult book with a more adult (and sexy) theme!  The characters are usually college age, and the setting can even be in a college.

I don’t want to give too much away, but I will give you a little hint of what you can expect from my next book.  The main characters are Chase and Ella.  Ella is a complicated girl with a troubled past.  Chase is a tattooed bad boy millionaire.  I know I’ve got your attention now! 😉

The story will center around Chase and Ella’s relationship/friendship along with several other characters.  There were will be a lot of R-rated scenes (of course!), but I don’t want there to be sex on every page.  I am really focusing on the characters and the complexity of their relationship and history together.

There is no title as of yet.  I am kicking around two working titles right now, but I am not sure which one to choose.  I’ll probably decide when I have the cover design in front of me with the title on it.

Well, those are the only details I can give you right now, but please stay tuned for more information about this upcoming book and many more to follow.

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Book Giveaway

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In celebration of 1,000 fans on Facebook, I am holding a giveaway on my Facebook author page.

www.facebook.com/AuthorAngelaSnyder

There are two prizes up for grab:  A signed copy of Vampire Next Door and an e-book copy of The List, my new novella.

So go like the Facebook page, and find the giveaway post at the top of the page.  You have to be a fan of the in order to be qualified to win.  The winners will be chosen at random.  Like the post and comment with your choice of the two prizes.  That’s all there is to it!  The giveaway ends March 8th.

Good luck!