I get more books to review than I can possibly read, but do mention them in conjunction with their release or a special pricing. This is for deal books, but not free ones. What qualifies as a deal book to them? There will be 7 bargain books posted throughout the day along with the free books. The bargain books will be posted Monday through Friday.
There are two options here. The first is the free book promotion, which may or may not be accepted. All eBooks submitted must have 3 reviews at the time of the free promotion or they will not be considered. This site does a daily Best 12 eBooks list, and you can submit your to possibly be included. They also have free book lists, deal lists, and more.
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You can submit your book and they will put it on whatever list they feel is most relevant. It is a high traffic site with regular visitors and subscribers. Very helpful and great to get on. Want something a little more permanent? One of the best ways to reach to your target audience and show them your book is by giving away your book for free. So, what happens to your revenue?
You should make your book available for free for a limited period of time, say 15 or 30 days and then pull the free-plug off. If your book is good, readers would review it on the seller website and involuntarily market your book through word-of-mouth. After the time period, price your book competitively, depending on the ratings and reviews.
Readers would not mind paying for your book and reading it if other readers have indeed given good comments. Giveaway is your bait and building recognition for yourself and selling your book through your readers is your catch. Now there a lot of people who read only ebooks because of their less expensive price tag.
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So, try pricing your book low or at least competitively to your market counterparts to captivate new readers. A simple fact about readers is that they love when something new arrives in the market and are ready to check it out if they are less expensive. Right pricing could fetch your book a lot of popularity and sales. I'm a romance writer yet your post has really inspired me! I wish I'd known all this information with my first release. Thank you for sharing, Scott! Thanks Scott for not only providing useful and practical tips, but also for the illustrations!!
The World Is In Turmoil. Is There A Safe Harbor? I hope you will download a copy. I am certainly among those who can say "amen" to the fact that self-publishing is easy, promotion certainly is not! Your information gives me great hope of finding effective way to make people aware of this information. I have started today to get a plan put together for this purpose, making good use of many ideas from your presentation.
Many thanks. God bless you!! Walt Scott Your. Really excellent information about kindle book promotion. It will be very helpful for me. Few days ago one of my friend told me about this briefly but I have gotten details information from you. Another good news I would like to share with you. This article was a really well thought out article for beginners and those that have some experience!
I'm going to be implementing many of these strategies across my range of books ASAP! Thanks, Bob Bray. That's amazing how quickly you turned out this book and with savvy marketing chops you sold so many books. Killed it! I could really use your help to promote my eBooks on Amazon I do have an account with my eBooks already published but not many purchases have taken place. Thank you so much Scott I have a concern My question A reply would be appreciated. Thank you Jean Jacques. Thanks for this article, Scott. It must have taken some time to write!
This sounds really good, but my new book "Devil's Coattail" is a western novel. Western genre has a small reader base these days, so promoting is difficult. If I do a book give away, most of my readers would take advantage of it and there would be nobody to buy the book left. Hi Scott. This is great information and I will be follow every step for my first book launch on Kindle Sore. Is it any other way to send people book for free before free promotions?
You buy like a gift. Is it any other way to send like you send, like a gift, but that I don't need to pay for my own books? And you can expect email from me in week or two where I will be gently ask you to promote my first book : Hehe. Again Scott, really thanks for this awesome article.
I love your article. I will be using some of your techniques, as I will be publishing my first book next month. Just using the redditt, facebook and twitter techniques from this post got me to 1 across three categories after 24 hours! I will try using some of your tips on publishing my two children's books and audio books. Probably one of the longest posts I've ever read Lots of good stuff though. I've done several non fiction kindle books with moderate success and have recently re-released my debut romance novel, which took forever to finish.
I'm always looking for new ways to promote. Some great ideas here. Scott, This is epic stuff! Your hack on how to find categories and keywords on Amazon is something I've read before, but you break it down really well and easily digestible. I can't wait to play around and see what I find!
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This post was written in May , and I know that Amazon has changed the way they view free downloads toward title rankings, so my question is, do you have a follow up or new post regarding this algorithm change to increase your rankings? Wow, an awesome article mate.
This is really helpful and totally worth the time spent for reading every word. Again thanks for injecting some ideas as I'm planning to do a marketing campaign to my very first fiction. Thanks Scott, great article, keep like that and move amazing with writing business! Kind regards Jacklyn. You've posted a treasure of information. Your open, welcoming, and warm personality earns you the title 'social magnet'. I just finished my first book and this free information is priceless.
Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to returning the favor. So so so much better than any other book I've wasted my money on.
Bloody legend! That is one incredibly pacted article on marketing. With regards to the promotion aspect, Facebook and Twitter are great, but dont' forget about Ebook Promotion Sites. They'll send your book out to their email list and this can be really powerful. Here is a complete list of Ebook promotion sites and their requirements.
Thanks Scott! This is incredibly valuable information. I just published a short story ebook on Kindle, and can see some areas that this strategy would work. In short time I plan on releasing a few more stand-alone short stories, as well as one that's a little more comprehensive, so I'll definitely plan on implementing some of these strategies.
One question, what is your thoughts about using paid ads such as Facebook or Twitter? Can they be effective? Great post, so much so I'm digging out some content and this minute looking for someone to edit it into something readable. I'm sure it's not as easy as you make out but you've convinced me to give it a go anyway.
Thanks for sharing. I have to say that you selflessly gave so much away here and it's awesome. I've been thinking of writing an ebook for years but was too intimidated - not anymore. You rock! Thanks for all the great content. Fantastic article! I agree with Bozidar that a book based on this article has real potential. Since my books are with a publisher, and the free download is not an option Offering an ebook for free for five days is a great way to launch a book.
So much valuable information , I am going to read it all again, then get a virtual assistant to implement it all! This is probably one of the most detailed article about eBooks I have written. I love the fact that there are so many screen prints to make what you are saying easy to follow. The information you are presenting is top notch stuff that has really impressed me. I will most definitely be adding some of these strategies when I release my book later in the year. I can't believe it's possible to get more than 40k downloads of the book even without a website or a blog.
This is awesome! Hi, I am writing a novel, and I wasn't big on the idea of giving it away for free, but you have a great point there for getting a lot of downloads from freeloaders, just to improve the rating. So, thanks man! I loved your detailed writeup and I am going to implement the same strategies as told for my book launch. Thank you so much for the awesome writing! It's an inspiration for new authors like us.
Thank you once again. Great tips! I am just re starting the process of emailing my contacts so this is fantastically helpful. Thanks so much to both Scott and Noah for this gem of an article.
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It very directly helped me in the successful launch of my own kindle book, which didn't get quite this many downloads but ended at around 3, after my 5-day free promotion. This was still much more than I expected and I'm very satisfied with the result. Thank you! I am struggling to sell my eBook on Amazon that I had published one year back. The information given here is really quite helpful in getting sales. Awesome post! Thanks for the info. Using Reddit and Twitter to try to market my debut eBook novel! Thanks for the insights.
Mazel Tov! Hi Scott, I tried using the link below for the free giveaway sites, but the link didn't work for me. It gives me an error message. I write romance novels and I am looking into doing a giveaway. Can you please repost the link or point me in the right direction to locating these sites? Scott, I really enjoyed this article. Thank you for laying out these good tips.
With the right effort these tips are a perfect complement to what you offer. Nice job I don't think I could have asked for more help and insight for my upcoming ebook launch. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. I'm dropping my first Kindle book next month a collection of rescrubbed blog posts for the senior care industry.
I had planned on going the LAZY route for promoting it since I'm intending to use it only as "proof" for potential clients. Now, though, I see how shortsighted that is. Thanks for all the great info Scott. I'm incorporating most of what you've said into my marketing. I've run into a problem though. When I launched my book on KDP Direct, their rules state that I cannot run a "free" promotion until after it has been published for 1 month.
Any ideas? Hey Scott, thanks for the great tips. Very well written and thus easy to assimilate. Question: When someone downloads your free ebook or pays for it on Amazon If not, how do you get the buyer on your email list? Scott, I have been successfully publishing for 4 years, and we are beginning to dip our feet into eBooks. This post here is basically an MBA on eBook marketing.
Without really doing everything that you did, we punched to 1 in our category Southern Cookbooks. Thanks so much! Hi Scott! Thanks for the link to list of facebook and twitter groups, but after playing with the link, eliminating spaces etc. I can't seem to get it to work. If you could double check it or have it on a different site that would be amazing thanks.
This has really help a lot. I am struggling to get my my eBook noticed. I will apply these strategies and try to duplicate things. Thanks a lot. Superbly clear and info packed piece! Have been 'playing' with this epublishing thing for a while but this has lit the fire. Next book will get full monty marketing treatment. Am pretty well starting from zero - no lists of any nature to speak of, no social media, no blog followers, about 10 sales on Kindle to date so will let you know how it goes.
Thanks again for superb info. Fascinating, thanks for this guide. I'm a little alarmed that you gave away 41, free books and netted income on only This is like selling the book for 2c across all downloads.