Starting today, every week in October, one of my horror novels will be on sale for 99p/c. It’s the first time I have tried a Kindle Countdown promotion, and aside from sharing links on social media, this is the first time I have tried promoting my work in quite a while. But, I knew I couldn’t just leave this to Amazon. So, I have been trawling the Internet for Kindly book promotion sites, and then every night this week I have been uploading them. A lot of the sites seem very similar in structure, even down to author interviews having exactly the same questions and requirements–so, I hope they aren’t just multiple reskins of the same site. I also hope they aren’t closed markets with Indie authors promoting to one another. I will be keeping a close eye on my sales to see whether the countdown promotion and the uploading to the promotion sites do anything. I plan to do more uploading every week through October.
These are the sites that I used where I could. [SOURCE]
$0.99 Thrifty Thursdays:
Each Thursday, they put up a post calling for anyone who has a book priced at 99¢ every Thursday. They will not post erotica, religious, or political books: http://www.indiesunlimited.com/category/indies-unlimited/thrifty-thursday/
Digital Book Today:
If you have a full length fiction novel with at least 25 reviews and an average rating of 4.2 stars, you can submit your book to be featured on this site for free. They do have a limited number of spaces you you need to submit early: http://digitalbooktoday.com/register-weekly-featured-great-read
Pixel of Ink $0.99 Bargain Book:
Daily Cheap Reads:
If you have a 99 cent eBook that is not in the exclusive KLL and you would like them to consider posting it, they require a minimum of five reviews. http://dailycheapreads.com/your-two-cents-worth/
They currently offer a free and paid option: http://readingdeals.com/submit-ebook
Submit here: http://www.ebooklister.net/submit.php
Choosy Book Worm:
You can submit your book here: https://choosybookworm.com/free-ebook-promotion/
Submit here: http://awesomegang.com/submit-your-book/
Free 99 Books:
Submit here: http://www.free99books.com/author/add
And the Awesome Gang (above) sent me the following links in an email:
Book Goodies.com – Free online book promotions with a large audience waiting to find good books. Use coupon code Awesome25 to save 25% off a featured listing.
Pretty-Hot.com – Home to the hottest books on the planet. Use coupon code Awesome to get $10 off a featured ad.
Book Reader Magazine – Submit an interview and get more free exposure. You can now submit your book and use coupon code kboards at checkout to save $10.
Discount Book Man – If your book is under $2.99 list it here. Coupon code for featured book is kboards to save $5.
My Book Place – Your place to find great books online! Submit your book and use coupon code Awesome25 to receive 25% off a featured listing.
Read Write Club – Great site with featured submissions and author interviews.
‘The Darkwood Mysteries’
I recently finished writing the 20th of ‘The Darkwood Mysteries’ and the last I need to write for the next run. Now, I will be going back to the earliest ones of the second run and editing those. I’m hoping the distance I have from those first drafts will make editing them easier. Then I will be ready for second and third edits.
Beta Readers & Proof Readers
Any of you lovely people want a first read and to proof read some or all of ‘The Darkwood Mysteries’? I can’t offer much in return, but I would place dedications to you in the front and thank yous in the back of each tale and any omnibus editions they might appear in. You might also get a character named after you.