Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nominate RIFT for publication with #KindleScout

Okay, so this post is a bit of a doozy. Some of you may remember back in the fall when I announced the sale of my YA time travel thriller, RIFT.

It literally was one of the funnest posts I've written. I was so happy. Things were going so well. I finally felt like I was producing and publishing again, after a long period of stagnation, of going nowhere, of wondering if I was a "real writer" or just someone playing the writing game.

Fast forward to now. I won't go into all the details, not only because I don't think it's necessary, but because there are multiple sides to this story, and you'd only be getting mine.

The bottom line is, I own the rights to RIFT again. It will not be published by Jolly Fish Press, much as I would've liked it to be.

So. I stewed and stewed. What should I do with this book?

I still believe it's a good book. I was able to secure a literary agent with the manuscript. I was able to secure 3 offers of publication from small presses with it.

Should I just throw it away? Let it sit? Forget about it?

Well, I'm a little bit of a pit bull, and I finally decided I couldn't do that.

After a couple of months of thought--and seeing how well my adult fantasy has done with Amazon/Kindle Press--I've decided to go ahead and run a Kindle Scout campaign for RIFT. After all, the sequel is already drafted. I decided I couldn't just throw away two books.

So! If you would take a few seconds to nominate RIFT for publication with Kindle Press, I would really appreciate it! It's live today for the next 30 days, and if you nominate the book, you'll get a free copy should it get selected for publication.

You have to have an Amazon account and be logged in. Then it's just a matter of a single click on the blue "nominate me" button. That's it.

Thank you so much!


Sheena-kay Graham said...

Peeked at some of the excerpt and feel this is the thinking man sci-fi adventure. Not all boom and crazy scientific mumbo jumbo or filled with romance from the get go. Sometimes those books are a harder sell. But I liked what I read and those hoods sound quite violent. Congrats on all your success and I've saved the book to vote for it close to the end date. I'm a regular Kindle Scout voter and love helping authors achieve their publishing dream through nominating their work.

LG O'Connor said...

OMG, the cover is gorgeous! I nominated you!!!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Good for you! Voted - I love time travel stories!

Christine Fonseca said...

How'd i miss this??? Just nominated it and posted to FB. GOOD LUCK

Unknown said...

Nominated Rift. Hope you won

Unknown said...

Nominated Rift. Hope you won

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