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2 Days Left

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Only 2 days left to enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card through a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Please let me know if you like the prize offered or would prefer something different in the comments below. This will be the first of four giveaways in the next 22 days of the campaign.

Enter the Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

So far my novel How the Fat Girl Got Thin has been hot and trending for the past days. Except I woke up this morning to it off the list. So, anyone reading this please nominate my book. As an added bonus you get a free copy, for your nomination.

My promotional efforts today will include:

1. Trying to enlist other bloggers to support me in this endeavor by sharing my giveaway and nomination links or featuring the novel on their blog.

2. Looking into Instagram advertising

3. Passing out business cards with the nomination link.

Thanks a million for your continued support!

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Giveaways Rock!

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I’m so excited to announce my first giveaway in honor of my Kindle Scout campaign to earn a publishing contract for my novel How the Fat Girl Got Thin. I’m hosting a Rafflecopter giveaway that makes it easy for you to enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Please let me know if you like the prize offered or would prefer something different in the comments below. This will be the first of four giveaways in the next 25 days of the campaign.

Enter the Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Day 3 of the Kindle Scout Campign

Nominate – How the Fat Girl Got Thin on Kindle Scout

I’ve only been on this ride for a few days, but already the highs and lows have been extreme. First of all, it’s hard to promote oneself if you’ve never actually done it before. The learning curve of integrating the different social media sites with your promotion takes time. Constantly reaching out to friends and family takes initiative and just when you think you have a handle on it, a new day arrives and new efforts begin. But I’m happy to report that How the Fat Girl Got Thin is Hot and Trending on Kindle Scout. I’ve never been considered hot and trending before, but the thrill of viewing this on a minute-to-minute basis makes me so thankful for my supporters. And a little spicy.

I’ve also realized that I’m having flashbacks to my fundraising days in San Francisco. When I began as a fundraiser, I had no idea the work involved. What I did have was good organizational skills and a drive to succeed. I’ve started to look at the Kindle Scout ride as a fundraising campaign.

In the spirit of fundraising, I’ve decided to try a giveaway to boost nominations. My love for Target runs deep, so the reward will be a $25 Target Gift Card. I want to give the thrill of shopping with the satisfaction of reading. Now, we need a pint of Ben & Jerry’s as the cherry.

The Giveaway will start Sunday, August 21st at Midnight PST.  It will be hosted through a Rafflecopter giveaway and entry requires only a few clicks to nominate my novel.

In the meantime, please oh please, nominate How the Fat Girl Got Thin.

 

Last Day to Win

Giveaway 2This is your last chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card through a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Wow, I can’t believe I begun this campaign a week ago to nominate my novel, How the Fat Girl Got Thin, for publication through Kindle Scout. The time has flown by! Yet, honestly it’s been one of the longest weeks of my life. Thanks for your continued support!

This will be the first of four giveaways in the next 21 days of the campaign.

Enter the Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

3 Days Left

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Only 3 days left to enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card through a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Please let me know if you like the prize offered or would prefer something different in the comments below. This will be the first of four giveaways in the next 23 days of the campaign.

Enter the Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

So far my novel How the Fat Girl Got Thin has been hot and trending for the past five days. I’ve been reading about how much weight this fact has with the decision makers at Kindle Scout, and there seems to be mixed reviews. Some writers have been published when they hardly ever made the top 20 list and others did receive contracts.

Things done to increase traffic:

  1. Facebook posts advertisements
  2. Twitter tweets
  3. Giveaways
  4. Approaching family and friends
  5. Advertising giveaway on sweepstakes websites
  6. Hope and a prayer

It’s really hard to say what has been the most successful so far. Traffic, according to Kindle Scout, comes from a variety of sources. Once I do a thorough analysis, I’ll post the results on aroshay.com.

Thank you for all your support so far. This truly is an emotional ride, and I’m learning a ton about myself through this process. And I really believe in How the Fat Girl Got Thin and know it deserves to be read. It’s a funny, heartwarming story of friendship and love. Is there a better way to call it a night?

Nominate – How the Fat Girl Got Thin

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How the Fat Girl Got Thin is a fictionalized story of my time spent living and teaching in a village in southern Thailand. My intention was always to have it published, but time and life got away with me and there it sat on my bookshelf. A friend of mine recommended that I join Kindle Scout, in hopes of securing a publishing contract. Kindle Scout, for a lack of a better analogy, is the American Idol for publishing.

Kindle Scout is a publishing program through Amazon and books selected are guaranteed publication on Kindle, their e-book platform. What is different about Kindle Scout is that prospective authors use social media to reach as many supporters as possible who then nominate the work. Thus, the more nominations the book receives, the bigger chance of being published on Kindle Scout.

It’s exciting to be taking on this endeavor because regardless of How the Fat Girl Got Thin becomes published at least it will have the chance of reaching a wider audience. To make this happen I need your support.

To nominate How the Fat Girl Got Thin, click on the link below.

NOMINATE  HOW THE FAT GIRL GOT THIN

If you have an Amazon account, you will need to sign-in and then click the nominate button. Registering for an Amazon account will only take a few minutes with no other obligation. It’s also noteworthy to mention that if my book is selected you’ll receive a complimentary advance copy.

In addition to your nomination, if you think it’s appropriate, share this page and tell as many people as possible to nominate How the Fat Girl Got Thin. The novel took over four years to write and is an exploration of culture, friendship, and love. For me, it represents how travel, teaching, and culture transform personal and ideological identity. My time spent living abroad taught me to experience the world from multiple perspectives and appreciate where I came from.

Please nominate How the Fat Girl Got Thin.

A million thanks,

Amber Roshay
amber@aroshay.com
https://aroshay.com/
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@ARoshayauthor

If the nominate link doesn’t work, you can copy and paste the link below in your browser to reach the nomination page.
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/2CMH2MCGVEU91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How the Fat Girl Got Thin chronicles the daring lives of two best friends since childhood: Coco Stark and Edie Clearwater. Both struggle with alcohol addiction, weight problems and the inability to be happy

Working dead-end jobs, unable to find love and fighting depression, Edie and Coco take positions as English teachers in Ao Luek, a remote village in Southern Thailand. As the only two foreigners in the village, they must learn to balance personal failings with cultural realities, as they both slowly come to realize that their friendship is crumbling. When Edie discovers Coco’s terrible secret, she must confront the value and unwritten rules of friendship.

Moving between Thailand and Malaysia and back again, How the Fat Girl Got Thin is an unforgettable story of love, friendship, culture, and forgiveness – a captivating look at transformation and heartbreak.

My completed women’s fiction novel How the Fat Girl Got Thin is roughly 100,000 words. For over five years I lived and taught English in Thailand and China. This novel is a fictionalized account of my experience living and teaching in Thailand. I’m currently looking for an agent and publisher.

 

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