Kindle Scout Update: Day 7

The world of authors is simultaneously growing ever-larger and ever-smaller.

Wait, how is that possible? Doesn’t that break some law of physics somewhere? Wouldn’t that make Stephen Hawkings punch an innocent passerby?

Let me explain.

It should go without saying that Amazon has been a boon to writers. With the Kindle platform, writers across the globe have been given the opportunity to make their dreams come true. And so tens of thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) of writers are publishing on Amazon.

At the same time, social networking has gone a long way to shrink that world. I personally know writers I wouldn’t have otherwise known. Add to that, the fact that readers now have immediate access to writers, and that massive world is made exponentially smaller.

Because of this phenomenon, one thing has been made clear to me, over and over. There are two kinds of authors:

  • Those that see other authors as competition
  • Those that don’t see other authors as competition

What in the name of Scooby Doo does this have to do with my Kindle Scout campaign? Simple. During this campaign, I have become amazed at how many of my fellow authors are willing to go the extra mile to help Suicide Station find success. They get it. Those authors know that we fail and succeed together. They also fully understand that paying it forward in this industry goes a very long way. And that doesn’t just apply to amazing indie authors like Armand Rosamilia and Jaime Johnesee. Traditional authors, like N.S. Beranek weigh in with their support.

It’s serves as a fantastic reminder that there are great people out there who understand that kindness begets kindness.

Enough with the cheese!

Now that I’ve got that out of my system, let’s talk numbers. The Suicide Station campaign is in full force and today marks the final day of the first week. That first week ends with a solid huzzah and the numbers look like so:

ks_7Another interesting fact, and one I believe holds some serious importance to the campaign, is that the percentage of viewers internal to external is starting to level out. What does that mean? External viewers are those that come to visit the campaign from outside sources (such as clicking on links shared on Facebook or Twitter). Internal views, on the other hand, are viewers that see the cover/blurb while perusing the various Kindle Scout campaigns and click to view Suicide Station. Currently the Internal to External percentage is 29/71. I’d like to see that reach 50/50 by the end of the campaign.

Goals. It’s what’s for dinner.

That’s it for now. If you’ve not taken a moment to check out my Suicide Station Kindle Scout campaign, head on over and give it a looksee. If you like what you see, click the Nominate Me button.

Thank you, everyone, for your kind support.