Reader Power: The Kindle Scout Program

Reader Power: The Kindle Scout Program

As I’ve been hiding under a rock since mid-November, I completely missed the introduction of Amazon’s newest, reader powered, publishing program. I can’t believe that, not only have I passed on the chance to nominate awesome books/authors for publication, but (and this is the biggie for us readers), I’ve missed the chance to get FREE BOOKS!

*face palm*

So, here’s how the program works:


Browse new, never-before-published books.

Every book has 30 days to earn your nomination. Authors are submitting new books all the time so check back often.

Nominate your favorites.

When you discover a book that you think is great, nominate it and the book will be added to Your Nominations panel. Keep up to three books nominated at a time, and update your nominations whenever you want.



When a book’s 30-day campaign ends while in Your Nominations panel, your nomination is tallied and removed from your panel – freeing up that nomination for another book. You will receive an email to let you know whether your book has been selected for publication.


Enjoy free books.

As a thank you from us and the authors you support, you will receive an early, free copy of all the Kindle Scout books you nominated that are published. Continue to champion the books and authors you helped bring to life by leaving reviews and sharing with friends.


This seems like such a great program for everyone involved, giving readers such an opportunity to choose not only what books get published, but to receive that book for free if (WHEN!) it gets published. To get started nominating books, click here. To increase the chances of the books you nominate getting published (remember, free book), share the link with everyone you know. This doesn’t cost you a thing, except a few minutes of your time. Unless of course you spend hours perusing all the books nominated…Nope, don’t know anyone who would do that. *whistles*

Of course, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t already have a book to nominate. Check out  my next post for the info on Order Up by one of my favorite authors, Katie Golding.

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