Places to Promote Your eBook for Free (Or Low Cost)
Here are several hundred ebook listing sites, Kindle freebie sites, book review sites, author listing sites, a few ebook retail sites, and Facebook ebook groups. Note: Many of these sites also feature printed books, so check them out even if you don’t have an ebook yet.
Some of these sites offer free listings. Others charge a minimal fee for listing. Good hunting!
http://pippajay.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_14.html — Features a list of book reviewers.
http://www.planetebooks.net — Features paid listings of free ebook giveaways.
http://www.pretty-hot.com/submit-your-book — Erotica only.
http://www.promocave.com — Promocave.com has more than 150,000 authors and up to 3 Million Social Interactions per day with book readers. You can use Promocave.com to find readers and build your author platform. Submit your book, videos, articles, blog posts and other content and our social engine will promote it FREE to up to 3 million potential readers per day. You have access to podcasts, webinars and videos on writing and book promotion.
http://www.published.com/how-published-works.aspx — Since 1997, the Published.com Book Directory has been helping book lovers discover the best books. We’ve also made book promotion free and easy for all authors and publishers, big and small. Now, we’re kicking book promotion up at least three notches.
http://www.quotesrain.com/pricing — They need a little editing on this statement: After obtaining your author details, we will create professional author web page, which show case your author life history, bio, books, quotes, book teasers, promotional video,contact form and your social links. This page works as your persoanl website which will globally available for your fans. How many grammatical and spelling errors do you find in the italicized statement above?
http://www.readersfavorite.com/book-reviews.htm — Readers’ Favorite provides free book reviews for authors and hosts a respected annual book award contest.
http://www.readfree.ly — Our mission is to find the very best books and bring them to you when they’re at their cheapest – or even FREE!
http://www.trcb.com — The Red Carpet Broadcast allows writers and authors to get exposure traffic back to their website plus 50% revenue share in exchange for the submission of their original articles. Every article is reviewed for quality control by TRCB professional editors. Alexa: 426,374
http://www.redfeatherromance.com/for-authors — Red Feather Romance delivers recommendations on the hottest erotica and romance reads — books that people may be less comfortable asking a friend or librarian about.
http://www.ripleypatton.com/ripleys-booklist/booklist-author-info-and-submissions — Ripley’s Booklist Young Adult Books
http://www.sleepybookworm.com — Free ebook listings, author book review exchange, etc.
http://www.smashwords.com — You can self-publish your ebook for free via SmashWords. Of their 341,000 books published thus far, over 50,000 are offered free.
Smashwords is the world’s largest, and the original, ebook distributor for indie authors. Smashwords was created by an author (Mark Coker) to make it fast, free and easy for any writer, anywhere in the world, to publish an ebook (Click here to read the profile on Smashwords in Forbes Magazine). Our mission is to empower you with professional publishing and distribution tools.
Don’t hassle with direct uploads to retailers. We’ll handle it for you. We help you spend more time writing and less time wasted on everything else. We also help you reach multiple sales outlets that are only accessible via Smashwords.
Within minutes of uploading your book to Smashwords, it’s featured for sale on the home page at the Smashwords store. But the most exciting action is with our retail distribution network, which is where our authors earn over 90% of their sales. Upload your book once to Smashwords and reach multiple global retailers.
From your Smashwords Dashboard, you control all aspects of your publishing. Track daily sales performance across our largest retailers. If you want to run a promotion, simply click to your Smashwords Dashboard and change the price. Smashwords will transmit the change to all the retailers. If you decide to update your cover image, book description or anything else, you do it once at your Dashboard and then Smashwords updates all the retailers.
This centralized publishing and metadata management is a huge time saver for writers. The time-savings and simplicity of working with Smashwords are the primary reasons thousands of professional indie authors choose to consolidate their distribution with Smashwords.
Download Mark Coker’s Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success, a free ebook that reveals the 29 best practices of the most commercially successful Smashwords authors. —https://www.smashwords.com/books/download/145431/1/latest/0/0/the-secrets-to-ebook-publishing-success.pdf
Create a Smashwords Interview, a Q&A-style interview of you, the author! —https://www.smashwords.com/manageinterview/view
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How it works: Send us your book that you want us to consider for a paid placement. If we like your book, we’ll feature it here. If we don’t, there’s no obligation to pay any fee, and we can try again with another book. No book is too big or small to be considered for The Staff Recommends.
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http://www.storycartel.com/registration — The books you see on Story Cartel are all offered free by generous authors in exchange for your honest review. For book lovers, Story Cartel is a resource to discover great books and fresh authors; for authors, it’s a platform to build deeper relationships with readers. As long as it meets our guidelines, any author can launch their book on Story Cartel.
http://www.theusreview.com/USRsubmit.html — Paid book reviews, from $69 to $249.
http://www.wantonreads.com/tell-us-about-your-book (erotica only)
http://www.wattpad.com — A top-ranked high-traffic website for reading, writing, and sharing stories.
http://www.worthyofpublishing.com — You can upload a book blurb or chapters from your book. Readers comment on what writers upload. If you were to get high ratings or great comments, some publishers might take notice and offer you a book contract.
http://www.writers-network.com — Share short stories, poems, and other short works with fellow writers. Other members will review your work or comment on it.
Writers Network is a FREE creative writing community created in 2004 to provide a place for writers and poets to share their writing, get constructive feedback and interact with other writers who share their same passion. If you’re an author looking for a place to share your poems and short-stories as well as read writing from a diverse group of writers, you have come to the right place.
http://www.writing.com — An online resource community for writers that allows you to create a writer profile, share your work, engage in writing contests, and more. Over 1 million member writers.
Facebook Pages and Groups Featuring Ebook Freebies
http://www.facebook.com/groups/1485322851757071 — Free Short Reads
http://www.facebook.com/groups/KindleFreeBooks (ask for reviews, no promos)
http://www.facebook.com/groups/602196313230557 — Kindle Unlimited
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