My first novel, Devil Gate Dawn, has been selected for the Amazon Scout scheme (it has been professionally proof-read and copyedited and they have approved my manuscript). This means I am competing with other debut novelists for an Amazon Kindle publishing deal.
Their stats record how many reads I have of my 5,000 word opening extract, and I have an encouraging 200+ reads after the first week – the promotion period runs for 30 days and ends on 9th April. When they first put up my opening 5,000 words I carefully read through it and yes, spotted a couple of minor errors and things I’d like to change, but also notice, with horror, that my first dramatic moment comes just after the cut-off!
I got in touch with them (amazon.com in the USA) and requested a re-submit. After a couple of days they agreed, and I did some editing and re-submitted. The new version went ‘live’ on Friday evening, and it now reads much better (in my view) and ends on a dramatic high…
Please read my extract and if you feel it is worthy, please nominate it. After the 9th April, the book with the most nominations wins a publishing deal…help make it me!