The art of promotion.
I am getting used to promotion for my books and running a free book promotion can be quite daunting. I published my first book at the end of 2013 and have just published my third at the start of 2016. During this time I have learnt about different forms of connecting with readers, but the Amazon free book days do still seem to be popular.
With my first novel Babe Driven, I ran a free book promotion before realising that it was a good idea to have another book ready for print, so that your new customers could buy the next book, if they enjoyed the first! My second free book promotion was successful and sales of Love’s Child grew.
For Love’s Child, I decided to try a paid free book promotion and this was amazing. My book shot up to #1 in the free book download chart in it’s category and I had thousands and thousands of downloads. This did result in additional sales of Babe Driven too.
While I’m planning a book promotion for my third book, Finding Gina, I came a cross some sites that show many places to list your upcoming free book promotion and thought I would share them with you. A few on the first list are no longer available, but many are very low cost or are free to place your book on their site. It does take a lot of work to list them, but if you have one sheet prepared for your books, which has all of the book details on it, then it is fairly easy to cut and paste them each time. I have listed below the details I write for each book on a promotion plan. Many book site Facebook pages like you to list your book only on the day of your promotion, so check out their policies first. The author Marketing Club does have some paid sites listed that will submit your book to up to 45 free book sites for you for a small fee. If you are to busy to register with the individual sites yourself, then this might be a time saving option.
My promotion for Finding Gina begins on the 20th of this month, so I will let you know how this goes. I will also tweet about the promotion from my own Twitter page @Lizzie_Chantree and my Facebook page Lizzie Chantree
Another idea I had was for having merchandise printed for competitions, but I will let you know more about this on a different blog when I have some samples to show you.
If you have any great free book promotional ideas to share, please let me know:)
My free book promo sheet for each book includes:
This may seem time consuming, but saves time when listing your book on hundreds of sites.
One sentence description.
Three sentence description.
Amazon or other store book ASIN number.
Social media links.
Author page links.