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 while I’m getting my groove back on :) Top Free & Paid Services to Promote Your Kindle Books.


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


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.


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.


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:

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.

*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 for more info

  • eBooks GROW ON TREES

    Hi! Please consider adding to your list of websites to promote your free and discounted kindle books. Thanks!
    -eBooks GROW ON TREES

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  • Thomas Parke

    you can post your free kindle books at with a focus on the UK

  • Jim Liston will list
    your Kindle promotion. Here is a link to the form:

  • Jay Bird

    I would also try

  • Lindsey Watson

    I would recommend Planet eBooks,

    They promote Kindle ebooks that are available for free download to their Facebook community and have over 130,000 followers.

  • Kathy Collins

    Nice post though there are still more free websites to add in the ever-growing list. You may check out my list of the Best Free websites to promote your book and maximize your KDP promotional days.

    This includes 160 best free websites that will showcase your book and talent at no cost with bonus 40 Facebook pages to advertise your book. That’s a total of 210 places to promote your book for free. Not a single dime!

  • Books Butterfly


    Thank you for creating your list of promotion sites.

    We’re Books Butterfly and we do $0.99 book and free book promotions to our email lists of 125,000+ email subscribers. We have 128,888+ daily active readers. We offer a prorated refund in case a promotion does not hit the specified targets. We’d
    really appreciate it if you’d add our site to your lists of useful resources.

    Our Page for Paid Book Promotions

    Our Page for Free Book Promotions

    Books Butterfly
    Where we promote:

  • Guy McBryde

    Here is an interesting new approach to ebook promotion I would like to share. We list your book on content rich pages and share it through our large and constantly growing social media following.

    It is super simply to submit an ebook and always free:

    Think of it as Pay-Per-Click advertising without having to pay per each click!

    Your Ebook does not have to be free, and once we list it, it stays live on our pages for as long as the Ebook is available for download.

  • Michael Kearney

    New! Submit your FREE kindle promotion and get a fancy review with perma-link!