Top Free & Paid Services to Promote Your Kindle Books (Guest post)

Note from Laura: Hello! Hope you are well. I’ve been a little AWOL in the last few weeks pouring all of my energy into the magazine. I’m happy to share this guest post by Eric of FreeeBooksDaily.net while I’m getting my groove back on :) Top Free & Paid Services to Promote Your Kindle Books.

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5145390611_40baeccf24Promoting your book before and after you publish it is a critical step to making your book a success. Today I want to go over my favorite places to promote my books, both free and paid.

Paid eBook Promotion Services

1. FreeEbooksDaily.net

This site posts both free and bargain kindle books on a daily basis. They have almost 10,000 facebook fans and over 16,000 active email subscribers. You can find the pricing plan here.

2. Bookbub.com

Bookbub has over a million active subscribers and you can promote any ebook in any store (Amazon, Apple, Nook, etc). You can also submit your book only to people looking for your specific genre. You can find their pricing plans here.

3. Fiverr.com

Yep, good old fashioned $5 ebook promotions. I’ve gone through over a dozen different services for promoting books and found these three gigs to be the best bang for your buck:

http://fiverr.com/booktourradio/promote-your-amazon-kindle-free-days-on-booktourradios-site-a-national-news-site-2-blogs-and-pinterest-and-twitter

http://fiverr.com/bookadvertiseme/promote-your-book-daily-for-25-days-to-my-30000-twitter-book-club-members-followers

http://fiverr.com/twitterlover/make-book-promotions-advertisement-messages-to-100000-bookloving-followers

Free eBook Promotion Services

There are tons of sites out there that will let you post your book on their website. Here are just some of the services I use personally which each book I publish:

1. Kindle Boards

Post your books directly in Kindle Boards (especially if you have a kindle version!). This is also a great place to build your personal brand as an author.

2. Author Marketing Club

There are tons of resources and lots of other authors to share your work with. There is a free and paid membership, but if you plan to just post your books it’s a great place to do just that.

3. Kindle Book Promos

You can use this site to submit your book (free or paid). It’s $5 for a guaranteed spot, otherwise it’s free.

Book Promotion Quick Tips

There are so many places where you can either list, get reviewed or pay for advertising that it’s hard to put all of them in one post like this. So here is my advice: TEST.

Testing different services (free and paid alike) yourself will help you sort through all the services out there. That way, you can find out which ones work best for you and are worth the time or money investment.

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*Image courtesy of Kodumut, used under the Flickr Creative Commons License.

Readers, over to you! Have you found any free or paid services that you’d like to add to the list?

 



Laura Pepper Wu is the co-founder of 30 Day Books: a book studio. She has worked with a variety of authors to successfully promote their books, including many Amazon best-sellers. Laura is the author of wedding non-fiction guides and book marketing guides 77 Ways to Find New Readers for Your Self-Published Book and Fire Up Amazon!

Laura also runs Ladies Who Critique, a critique-partner finding site. When she's not working at the studio, you can find her walking her dog, "yoga-ing" or at a coffee shop in Seattle.

 

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  • Vitor Daniels

    I would definitely use BookPraiser free service. Visit http://BookPraiser.com for more info

  • eBooks GROW ON TREES

    Hi! Please consider adding http://www.ebooksgrowontrees.com to your list of websites to promote your free and discounted kindle books. Thanks!
    -eBooks GROW ON TREES

  • max

    Do you want to Promote your kindle ebooks via Fiverr. just check this out : http://fiverr.com/maxlogo/promote-your-kindle-book-facebooktwitterpinterest-and-google-kindle-lovers

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  • Thomas Parke

    you can post your free kindle books at http://www.bookpug.com with a focus on the UK

  • david rutland

    Here’s another free ebook promotion site for your list: http://freekindlebooksplace.com/

  • Lawrence Adams

    very true

  • charm

    http://www.amazon.com/ dp/B00Q022YA6/

  • nilanthi

    check this free service.. http://kindlebookpromotion.blogspot.com/

  • http://jimsgotweb.com/ Jim Liston

    I will submit your “Free Day” or “Countdown” promotion to 40 websites.
    https://www.fiverr.com/jimsgotweb

  • Talal

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  • Arriah

    Hi, I would like to add virtualrealitynews360.blogspot.in/p/contact.html

    This blog is really great!!

    Their USP is, They Guarantee Sales for Ebook and also offer review services. I have tried it and it really worked for me.

    #HelpFellowAuthors

  • Warren Austin Bell

    I’ll post your ebook to 20 sites and 20 facebook groups.
    https://www.fiverr.com/ozwozwriter/promote-your-ebook-for-you

  • http://jimsgotweb.com/ Jim Liston

    NewFreeKindleBooks.com will list
    your Kindle promotion. Here is a link to the form:
    http://newfreekindlebooks.com/authors

  • MIchael

    I recommend http://www.successforkindle.com/ if you have a little money to spend on your promotion. They get great results and are reasonable compared ot many of the promotion sites, many of whom dont get results.

  • Jay Bird

    I would also try http://www.ilikeebooks.com

  • http://kindlebookpromotion.blogspot.com/ J.Tina

    Try with this Kindle promotion Service… http://bit.ly/1bkGd8l

  • Nilanthi

    Both Free or paid service… http://kindlebookpromotion.blogspot.com/

  • http://writecoverletter.blogspot.com/ aris budi setiarso

    WHAT I USED TO GET 14,500+ FREE KINDLE DOWNLOADS

    I used a Free Kindle Download Promotion Service http://frustratedkindleauthor.com/ that guaranteed 10,000 downloads to my Kindle book. While I can’t tell you whether or not you’d get 14,500+ downloads to your Kindle book like I did, I can guarantee you that you will receive at least 10,000 by using their service.

    I’d recommend that you use this service if you have a Kindle book that you want to rank in a more competitive keyword/niche space, as one of the biggest benefits you will receive is ranking #1 for your keyword in the Amazon Kindle Store. I’d also recommend that you have set up some type of back-end for your Kindle book, such as directing the leads to a squeeze page or blog/website, so you can benefit there as well. And of course, make sure your Kindle book is high quality and actually helps people – so you can make a massive difference at the same time!

    That’s it. I can’t wait to run this on more of my Kindle books!