Well … it turns out what I thought would take two weeks, took two days. The Kindle Scout campaign for Surreality is live.
So what does that mean?
Q. What is Surreality again?
My latest mystery, set in the city of Columbus, OH and the virtual world of Surreality.
Business partners turned bitter rivals, a missing hooker, and a death that’s just a preview of things to come… When a man is strangled in the virtual world of Surreality and $80 million is stolen, Detective Dan Keenan must find the missing money and stop a killer from making good on murder.
Q. What is Kindle Scout?
Kindle Scout was introduced by Amazon about a year ago. Prospective authors put their book up for public voting for 30 days during which time Amazon decides whether to publish the book through Kindle Press. If the book is selected the author gets a 5 year publishing contract and a nice advance.
Q. So, what’s in it for me?
If you nominate my book and Kindle Press decides to publish it, you’ll get a free eBook copy. And either way, you’ll have my gratitude. All of the support I get from my fellow bloggers and friends really means a lot to me. This book wouldn’t be ready for publication without your support.
Q. Can I buy it yet?
Not quite yet, but the first two chapters (and a little of chapter three) are available as a sample through the campaign. You can read it online, or have it sent to your Kindle to read for later.
Q. Do I need to sign up for Kindle Scout to vote?
A. Nope. If you have an Amazon.com account, you’ll just sign in with that.
Q. How long do I have to decide?
About a month. The campaign ends November 14th at 12:00AM EDT.
Q. Where do I go?
Q. Is it a long book?
Only about 75K words (maybe 240 pages). Good for a beach read or for those slightly less cold because of El Nino winter nights.
Q. How can I help?
If you like the book, share the campaign on Twitter or Facebook. Tell your friends, your relatives, your dog. Hey, you never know. Maybe he’ll vote by randomly mashing keys. Dogs are very smart.
Q. What if I have more questions?
Kindle Scout has a great FAQ or you could just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much and hope to earn your vote!