Author Resources

February 21, 2017

We’ve tested a lot of resources through the years we’ve been in this business and below are some of our recommendations.

AUTHOR MARKETING CLUB

If you subscribe for Author Marketing Club Premium that’s where you’ll get enhanced descriptions for your books on Amazon, Amazon money links, which allow you get more buzz around your books and the newest tips on the business of book marketing.

KINDLE SPY

Before you decide on the title and subtitle for your books go to Kindle Spy to research your competition and figure out what the best-selling title will be. It’s also helpful for key words but not even close to what Kindle Samurai (below) can do.

KINDLE SAMURAI This is a very powerful piece of software that allows you to save hours of research in figuring out the most effective keywords for your books. (It only runs on Windows so if you have a Mac you need to get Bootcamp or VMware Fusion before you can install it). Here’s a free tutorial on how to use this software to select the best performing keywords.

OPTIMIZE PRESS

Thanks to OptimizePress you can create an author website all by yourself from scratch.

READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARD CONTEST

If you think that your book is award-winning material (and you should), you should submit it to the annual Readers’ Favorite Book Award Contest. It’s a great motivation to write exceptional books and you can learn a great deal on their platform as well.

 

List of Sites To Promote Your Free Amazon Kindle Books

Let These Sites Know 7+ Days Before Your Promo Starts

It’s important to plan your book marketing campaign ahead of time for your KDP Select free promotions on Amazon Kindle.

This list of sites require at least 7 days notice prior to the beginning of your book promotion. If you don’t submit your book promotion by the deadline, they may not be able to promote your book, so don’t do this last minute!

http://authoradnetwork.com/

http://ebookdealoftheday.co.uk/submissions/

http://ebooklister.net/submit.php

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

Post On These Sites The Day Your Promo Starts Or 24 Hours Before

These sites don’t require much advanced notice for free book promotions.

http://ebookshabit.com/for-authors/

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

http://www.booklemur.com/pages/promotion.php

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

More Sites to Promote Your Books

http://authormarketingclub.com/members/submit-your-book/

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

http://bargainebookhunter.com/contact-us/

http://blog.booksontheknob.org/subscribe-about-contact/authors-read-this

http://bookangel.co.uk/submit-a-book/

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

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

http://ebookdealofday.com/free-book-feature/

http://ebooklister.net/page.php?p=2

http://ereadernewstoday.com/bargain-and-free-book-submissions/

http://form.jotformpro.com/form/21078469493969

http://freediscountedbooks.com/submit/

http://freeebooksforme.com/authors-page/

http://igniteyourbook.com/99-submission/

http://indiebooklounge.com/register.php

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

http://lovelybookpromotions.com/submit-your-kindle-freebie/

http://newfreekindlebooks.com/authors/

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

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

http://thedailybookworm.com/submit-free-books/

http://theereadercafe.com/promote-your-books/

http://toplesscowboy.com/submit-your-book/

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

http://www.bookbasset.com/authors/submissions/guaranteed-freebie/

http://www.bookdaily.com/authorsignup

http://www.bookgorilla.com/advertise

http://www.booksbutterfly.com/?tag=messagex2

http://www.ebookchristian.com/submit-your-ebook.html

http://www.ereaderlove.com/contact-us-submit-a-book/

http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/for-authors/

http://www.freebookclub.org/kindle-books/book-submissions/

http://www.freebookdude.com/list-your-free-kindle-books-here

http://www.freebooks.com/submit/

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

http://www.free-kindle-books-4u.com/promote-your-book/

http://www.freekindledeal.com/submit.php

http://www.genrepulse.com/

http://www.iloveebooks.com/for-authors.html

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

http://www.xtme.de/submitting-a-free-e-book-to-xtmeenglishbooks/

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

https://bookgoodies.com/submit-your-free-kindle-days/

https://bookraid.com/p/partners/sign_up

https://ohfb.com/advertise/

https://www.bookwormworld.com/contact-us.html

https://www.ebookskill.com/pin-your-book.html

https://www.freebooksy.com/freebooksy-feature-pricing/

https://www.planetebooks.net/advertiseyourkindlebook/

https://www.reddit.com/r/FreeEBOOKS/

Free Book Twitter Influencers

These Twitter users all have medium to large followings on Twitter who love to hear about free books.

You can simply follow them on Twitter and then send them a Tweet and/or a direct message asking them to promote your book.

@freebookclub1

@ibdbookoftheday

@Booksontheknob

@bookbub

@kindle_free

@freeebooksdaily

@zilchebooks

@freedailybooks

@digitalinktoday

@fkbt

@kindlestuff

@Bookyrnextread

@CheapKindleDly

@DigitalBkToday

@free

@freebookdude

@4FreeKindleBook

@IndAuthorSucess

@IndieKindle

@KindleFreeBook

@Kindle_promo

@KindleDaily

Facebook Groups For Authors

These are all great groups to join on Facebook to network and connect with other authors, share marketing ideas, ask questions and build relationships. I highly recommend you join these groups if you’re a serious author!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/KindlePublishers/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kindleauthors/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/357112331027292/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/bookmarketing/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/512098985483106/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/291645554239114/ https://www.facebook.com/BookGoodies
https://www.facebook.com/groups/apablog/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/204725947524/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/204968026218845/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2204546223/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/179494068820033/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/borntowrite/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/6092061939/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/135486133130440/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/110604178950149/

Note: The rules of these Facebook groups for authors change over time, and some of these groups do not allow you to promote your books so make sure you read the rules of engagement or you could get banned from these groups.

Facebook Groups For Fiction Authors

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fiction.nonfiction/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/174995555883415/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2207480509/

Facebook Groups For Promoting Your Free Books

https://www.facebook.com/groups/270558336379692/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/126278657527255/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/freebkrus/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeTodayOnAmazon/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/215918835174776/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1013820968756497/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/426282137432533/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/freeebooks/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/341840249197060/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/182637088529255/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/294455560643884/

More Author Resources

Know any other great resources for authors to connect and promote their books? Please post your comment below and let us know! I’ll be happy to update the list.

For Your Paid Book Promotions

Looking to promote your book at 99 cents and up? Check out our list of paid book promotion sites here.

 

 

 

Marketing tip: connect with book bloggers

 

When I speak with indie authors about their marketing efforts, one thing I hear quite often is that they have no idea how to find people who will review their books. For many this is a huge source of frustration, not to mention disappointment, which is completely understandable given all the time and effort they spent writing the book.

 

If you’re in that boat, one great way to secure reviews is to reach out to book bloggers. Book bloggers love reviewing books, and most of them don’t care who the publisher is. As long as the genre is up their alley, they are interested!

 

Here are some useful links for finding relevant bloggers for your book:

 

 

Book Blogger Directory

Book Blogger List

100 Best Blogs for Book Reviews

Blog Rank

Book Bloggers International

 

The key is to send each blogger you contact a personalized note that makes it clear you aren’t just spamming everyone in the universe with the same request. You can use a templated blurb about your book, etc., but always begin your email with something specific about the blogger in question. Doing so takes extra time, but it’s well worth it as you’re much more likely to get a response.

 

Here’s a useful trick: once you identify a blog that’s perfect for your book, check to see which bloggers that blogger follows. Most book bloggers post links to their favorite book blogs, so why not contact those book lovers too? It’s an easy way to find more target readers, and you can repeat this process over and over and over.

 

Another great thing about book bloggers is that if you ask them, in addition to posting their review of your book on their blog, they will usually post it on Amazon. Just remember to ask! In my experience avid book readers are very nice people, so there’s no reason to be afraid of them. They love books, which means they love authors. And that means you!

It was a bright morning on the 4th March and today was Max’s fifth Birthday. He was woken by a snoring coming from underneath his pillow…

 

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He slid into my room, unnoticed, while I placed a  last photo into its 4-cornered slot. I sat on my childhood bed in a room I had once shared with Mary, my older sister. But now she was gone, so I was pulling together the few pictures I had of her, along with colorful hand-painted postcards sent to me from her travels, and pictures of her in the Louisville Courier Journal—as lead in a school play; victorious captain of the Amazons, a field hockey team; at graduation from Louisville Collegiate School wearing her long white gown and holding a spray of roses, the color uncertain in the black and white photo.

I rested my hand gently on the last page, feeling my sister, afraid that closing the heavy leather scrapbook would unsettle the memories as fragile as a whisper.

EMERALD BOOK GROUP

 

       Use BookLikes to Promote Yourself and Your Books

 

BookLikes helps authors and publishers reach their audience –  readers, reviewers, and book bloggers. This is the perfect place for authors and publishers to promote their books, present themselves to the community of over 40K book bloggers, and share their writing life.

 

 

 

BookLikes for Authors – Worldwide 

 

The BookLikes Author Program is free and available for new and experienced authors.

 

BookLikes has a lot to offer not only readers and bloggers, but also authors and publishers. It is a new and exciting experience; it’s much more than just a plain profile on another book-social site.

 

Discover what can you do as a BookLikes Author ->

BookLikes has a lot to offer not only readers and bloggers, but also authors and publishers. It is a new and exciting experience; it’s much more than just a plain profile on another book-social site.

 

BookLikes offers authors and publishers a personal webpage with a blog, virtual bookshelf, and reading timeline.  It’s a place where authors can promote their books and present themselves to the community of book lovers.

 

  • BookLikes helps authors/publishers meet and interact with book bloggers
  • BookLikes helps authors/publishers promote their books and their authors
  • BookLikes is a tool to reach 40,000 active book bloggers
  • BookLikes is a place where authors/publishers can be discovered and stay connected with the influential book lovers’ community
  • BookLikes helps authors/publishers stay active on their social media channels — authors can synchronize their BookLikes account with their Facebook Page, Twitter, and Amazon’s Goodreads
  • BookLikes is independent. BookLikes is free — and always will be.

 

In order to take best advantage of BookLikes’ features, download BookLikes For Author – Guidebook ->

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