Kindle Scout Update: Day 26

Today someone mentioned how much they loved the ad images I’ve been creating for my Kindle Scout campaign. That kind compliment made me think it was time I got into the business of creating ad images for indie authors. We, as a collective whole, must always be aware of putting our best foot forward. That means from top to bottom. Not only do our words have to be cleanly edited, our covers must be outstanding, and all the images we use for promotion must catch the consumer’s eye and tell a quick story about what we’re selling.

Here’s a sample of the images I created for my Suicide Station Kindle Scout campaign:

That, of course, doesn’t include all twenty five images I have created so far, but you get a good idea of where I was going. If you’re curious, all images were created with The Gimp, which is a free, open source software that can be used on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Okay, back to the campaign.

Yesterday, I managed to get Suicide Station back into Hot & Trending for the full twenty-four hours. I’m fairly certain that occurred thanks to some very wonderful people sharing the campaign. If I can re-create that for the next three days, I’ll break the 500 hour mark for sure. Is that important? In the grand scheme of things, probably not. But it’s a personal goal and I think will go a long way to help my campaign along. If I’m being honest, however, I believe at this point the campaign is 100% contingent upon if the Scouts at Amazon feel as if Suicide Station is a marketable commodity. If it is, they’ll award it a contract. If not, then I’ll take over and publish it as I’ve published all of my works.

We’ll know in a week or so!

Hello nerves, how are you? It’s been a while since you and I sat down for a chat. Would you care for a warm beverage? No. An icy cold drink that you might pour down my back when I’m least expecting it? I thought so.

What remains? Outside of three days and a bit of nerve-racking waiting, I plan on doing a final wrap-up video and maybe a bit of celebrating when the campaign is completing (and a lot of celebrating if Suicide Station is accepted).


You want ’em, you got ’em!


Three…it’s the magic number. Remember that Schoolhouse Rock? If not, shall I remind you? Do enjoy.

If, by chance, you’ve not checked out the Suicide Station campaign page, I would very much appreciate your support. Head on over to the campaign page, read the sample, and (if you feel it worthy) click the Nominate Me button. Keep sharing, keep talking this book up, and make sure to check out the other Kindle Scout books.