Author Resources

I’ve compiled a list of everything I use when promoting and marketing my books.  Please see below.

I don’t have time to check these every day, so if you find a link that’s broken please let me know and I’ll fix it. If you have other links I can add, just email me at willmarck1 at gmail dot com.  Thanks!

*always read review policies before submitting, spamming will get you nowhere, and always, always, always be courteous when submitting your work*

Book Blogger Sites

1. www.theindieview.com

2. www.indieauthorreviewexchange.com

3. http://jaffareadstoo.blogspot.co.uk

4. http://www.thebakingbookworm.blogspot.ca/

5. http://thequeensquillreview.com

6. http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com

7. http://www.rachelsbookreviews.com

8. http://randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.com

9. http://www.lovelytreez.com

10. http://pettywitter.blogspot.co.uk

11. http://thelittlereaderlibrary.blogspot.com

12. http://lindyloumacbookreviews.blogspot.com/

13. http://abookishaffair.blogspot.com

14. http://myreading-corner.blogspot.com

15. http://www.bookloons.com

16. http://booksbythewillowtree.blogspot.com

17. http://beyondstrangenewwords.blogspot.com

18. http://thebooktown.blogspot.rol

19. http://staceyjmitchell.com

20.  http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com

21. http://brookcottagebooks.blogspot.com

22. http://studentspyglass.com

23. http://booksaremywayofliving.blogspot.com

24. http://ageeksbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk

25. http://uncorkedthoughts.blogspot.co.uk

26. http://unabridged-expression.blogspot.com

27. http://historicalnovelsociety.org

28. http://womenshistoricalfiction.blogspot.com

29. http://wildmoobooks.blogspot.com

30. http://safaripoet.blogspot.com

31. http://meen-readingjournal.blogspot.com

32. www.publishingperspectives.com

33. http://novelheights.wordpress.com

34. http://novelsuggestions.com

35. http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com

36. www.laydilejur.com

37. www.jungla.co.uk

38. http://judgingcovers.co.uk

39. http://eurocrime.blogspot.com

40. www.ebookmagazine.co.uk

41. www.culturalconstellations.wordpress.com

42. http://bookmomma.wordpress.com

43. http://www.asiturnthepages.blogspot.com

44. http://reviews.futurefire.net

45. http://bookdout.wordpress.com

46. http://www.thcreviews.com/cgi-bin/vts/

47. http://writermirandastork.wordpress.com/

48. http://www.gregscowen.com/2012/02/a-few-indie-book-reviewers/

49. http://www.indiebookslist.com/reviews/

50. http://www.thewriterssite.com/direct

51. http://writersresourcedirectory.com

52. http://www.midwestbookreview.com

53. http://www.thekindlebookreview.net/author-resources

54. http://www.newbooksmag.com

55. http://greathistoricals.blogspot.com

56. http://theroyalreviews.blogspot.com

57. http://awesomeindies.net

58. http://www.booksneeze.com

59. http://directory.kaysbookshelf.com

60. http://www.darkissreads.com/

61. http://www.farmlanebooks.co.uk/

62. http://www.indiepublishers.blogspot.com

63. http://futurebook.net

64. http://www.nightowlreviews.com

65. http://www.reviewingtheevidence.com

66. http://www.compulsivereader.com

67. http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com

68. http://bookbloggerdirectory.wordpress.com

69. http://indiereader.com/

70. http://john-l-monk.com/awesome-indies-project/ – not necessarily a book blogger, but mention your indie book to him and he might check it out.

Sites to submit during free promotions or for perma-free (some for bargain deals and paid books also):

*read all guidelines, some require a certain amount of reviews, may require payment, or may be genre specific.  most can be submitted a few weeks out, some require it to be submitted on free day*

1. https://www.bookbub.com/submit-order/new – the holy grail, never had a work listed, but it’s the best

2. http://ereadernewstoday.com/ent-free-book-submissions/

3. http://www.bookgorilla.com/advertise

4. http://www.armadilloebooks.com/submit-free-ebooks/

5. http://awesomegang.com/submit-your-book/

6. https://www.fiverr.com/bknights – tell him you’re from kboards, I have had good results with free promotions, $5

7. http://www.blackcaviar-bookclub.com/free-book-promotion.html#.VGLtTfnF95c

8. http://bookdealhunter.com/submit-free-book/

9. http://bookpraiser.com/submit-book/

10. http://bookangel.co.uk/

11. http://bookcanyon.com/submitbook/

12. http://bookgoodies.com/submit-your-free-kindle-days/

13. http://bookpinning.com/?sws=home/submit-book

14. http://booksends.com/advertise.php

15. http://choosybookworm.com/authors/

16. http://contentmo.com/submit-your-free-ebook-promo/

17. http://www.dailyfreebooks.com/

18. http://www.danielwallock.com/

19. http://digitalbooktoday.com/12-top-100-submit-your-free-book-to-be-included-on-this-list/

20. http://bargainebookhunter.com/authors-publishers/

21. http://ebookasaurus.com/free-book-listing/

22. http://www.ebooklister.net/submit.php

23. http://www.ebooksoda.com/authors/

24. http://www.theereadercafe.com/p/authors.html

25. http://ereaderlove.com/contact/

26. http://www.ereaderiq.com/

27. http://www.ereaderperks.com/authors/

28. http://everywritersresource.com/selfpublished/submit-your-book/

29. http://freediscountedbooks.com/submit/

30. http://www.freeebooksblog.com/

31. http://freebies4mom.com/

32. http://www.freebookdude.com/

33. http://www.freebooks.com/

34. http://freebooksy.com/for-the-authors/

35. http://freedigitalreads.com/author-submissions/

36. http://www.freestufftimes.com/category/ebooks

37. http://free-online-novels.com/submissions.html

38. http://www.frugal-freebies.com/p/submit-freebie.html

39. http://hotzippy.net/feature-your-book.html

40. http://hunt4freebies.com/

41. http://igniteyourbook.com/free-ebook-submission/

42. http://www.indieauthornews.com/p/promote-my-book.html

43. http://www.indie-book-bargains.co.uk/

44. http://indiebookoftheday.com/authors/free-on-kindle-listing/

45. http://itswritenow.com/submit-your-book/

46. http://kindlebookpromos.luckycinda.com/?page_id=283

47. http://lovelybookpromotions.com/submit-your-kindle-freebie/ – submit in advance

48. http://ohfb.com/index.html

49. http://blog.orangeberrypromo.com/2012/09/orangeberry-free-me/

50. http://www.pixelofink.com/sfkb/ – premium site

51. http://pretty-hot.com/submit-your-book/

52. http://promo.slashedreads.com/free-listing/

53. http://readingdeals.com/submit-ebook

54. http://www.readinghud.com/p/book-submission.html

55. http://www.sevenbillionereaderbooks.com/free-kindle-book-submission/

56. http://www.sweetiespicks.com/

57. http://www.talismanbookpublishing.com/promotions/

58. http://thedigitalinkspot.blogspot.com/p/contact-us.html

59. http://www.thefussylibrarian.com/for-authors/

60. https://www.themidlist.com/submit/ads

61. http://zwoodlebooks.com/authors-and-publishers/

62. http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/

63. http://authormarketingclub.com/

64. http://www.kboards.com/

65. http://snickslist.com/books/place-ad/

66. Subreddits: http://www.reddit.com    /r/freebooks /r/freeebooks /r/kindlefreebies /r/wroteabook /r/deals

67. http://www.readfree.ly/ourservices/

Facebook Pages and Groups:

*read all rules for posting*

1. https://www.facebook.com/kindle

2. https://www.facebook.com/AontheC

3. https://www.facebook.com/IndieKindleWLC

4. https://www.facebook.com/ourawesomegang

5. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Kindle-Books-Updated-Daily/155923931093850?fref=ts

6. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Books-for-Kindle-UK/246923732000349

7. https://www.facebook.com/fkbooks

8. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445623728992317/

9. https://www.facebook.com/groups/215681398501172

10. https://www.facebook.com/eReader1.US

11. https://www.facebook.com/groups/freetoday

12. https://www.facebook.com/galleycat/timeline

13. https://www.facebook.com/ShareFreeeBooks

Twitter

People to Tweet

*read all rules or guidelines before tweeting*

@4freekindlebook @asmsg1 @bookyrnextread @freebooksnow @kdfr1 @kindlebookpulse @kindlepromofree

@kindlepromotion @reading4pleasur @theluvofbooks @tweetbooktweet @writeawabliss @endeavourdeals

@kindlefreebook @kindle_promo @kindleshoutouts @zerobucks @poormansguide @xraytext @hundredzeros

@survivingstores @stretchingabuck @coupon_dad @coupongeek @seemomclick @shesaved @nicolesnickels

@thefrugalfind @kouponkaren @ingoodcents @cashsavings @bookclubfanatic @IndBk @couponing101

@krazycouponlady @indauthorsucess @sweetpeasavings

hashtags to use

#Amazon #eBook #BookBuzzr #BookGiveaway #BookMarketing #Kindle #KindleBargain #KPDKindle #KPD

#FreeKindleReads #free #freekindle #freeebook #KDPSelect #KindleFire #KindleBooks #AmazonPrime #borrow

#lendinglibrary #Amazonlikes #AmazonKindle #KindleTouch #KindleBook #Kindleebooks #Kindletweet #amreading

#reading

Amazon SEO

https://www.merchantwords.com/ – paid service, will show you the number of times a term is searched for each month on Amazon, great for choosing key words and optimizing search results

Sample Email to Send Out

I wanted to let you know that I have a special promotion on Kindle coming up where my newest book (write in genre) will be available for free.

Free on (list dates) “Title” (ASIN)

Here is where you can find me online.

Amazon: (link)

Blog: (link)

Facebook: (link)

Twitter: (link)

Thanks for letting your readers know about this free book promotion!

-(your name)

Contact Forms

*please let me know if any are broken or don’t work*

copy and paste above information into forms

http://ereaderlove.com/contact/

http://free-stuff-unlimited.com/contact-us-2/

http://www.indieauthornews.com/p/contact-us.html

http://www.freebookshub.com/authors/

http://dealseekingmom.com/about/contact/

http://www.freeebooksblog.com/contact/

http://www.freebookshub.co.uk/authors/

http://www.pennypinchinmom.com/contact-me/

http://contentmo.com/contact/

Other Misc Things To Consider

Blurb

Short blurb

Author Bio

Have all social media links somewhere easy to copy and paste. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, Google +, etc.

 

 

 

 

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Comments
  1. Superb job you’ve done here; will certainly be taking a closer look at some of these links…

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  2. Thank you for this list. It must have taken you a while to compile it, and not many would go to so much trouble to be helpful. As an indie author who is just starting out, I have a feeling this is going to be very useful indeed. Thanks again.

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