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Free Book Reviews Promotion Tips
Just some basic things we have noticed that you should do to make promotion flow seemlessly for yourself and your book(s).
BestsellerBound is a community of indie authors supporting each other in our writing and publishing journey. Darcia Helle, Maria Savva, and Stacy Juba started the group in 2010 as a way of connecting indie authors with readers. Our group now has some of the most talented indie authors in the publishing world, and we’ve established a prominent presense in the cyber world.
The Author's Red Room
Your one stop site for all things authors need. Custom designs, publishing help, advice and more, if we can't do it, we'll tell you who can.
Kindlegraph allows authors to register and link their Amazon book information. Readers register and link their specific Kindle device. Then, readers can search for their favorite digital book or author and request the author’s signature. The process allows the author to electronically personalize and sign a document featuring their book cover just as if they were autographing a book. The document is then sent securely to the reader’s Kindle.
Books and Novels to Read
This website is dedicated to self published books by new and emerging authors just like myself. There used to be a stigma attached to self publishing, as though a self published book was in some way inferior to the real thing. That is no longer the case, even established authors are beginning to go down this route as they can achieve total control over the finished article without the interference of literary agents, editors and publishers. There are thousands of wonderful self published books, with new and original stories to be had, the books that the public would never get to see if it were left up to the ‘Publishing Industry.’
Over 7,000 authors have used BookBuzzr technologies to engage with Facebook fans, create buzz on Twitter and generate interest through contests and giveaways. How will you use BookBuzzr?
JJ Botta's Bookstore
Just a site that will list your book for free (well it costs a link from your website).
Book Country is a supportive community of fiction writers and readers who offer constructive feedback to help you improve your craft.
Indie Book List
Dedicated to promoting Indie (and not so Indie) authors and their work, one excerpt at a time.
Use eTLC to discover the work of independent (Indie) authors. The majority of writing on this cloud is available in a digitalized format, which provides Indies a viable medium to distribute their work. Our focus is self-published material since we believe it remains closer to the "vision" of the writer than work reshaped by publishers with "elusive" marketing goals.
Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your contribution. Whether you fix a typo, add a book, or write a widget--it's all welcome. We have a small team of fantastic programmers who have accomplished a lot, but we can't do it alone!
Are you a newly published author having a difficult time getting your name out there? Are you unsure of how to promote yourself but don’t have the thousands required by big publicity firms? Would you rather be represented by your fellow writer than some big corporation? Novel Publicity is here to help. We offer ala carte author promotion, which means you can pick and choose the services that you want based on your needs and your financial constraints.
Author E.M.S. was born out of a genuine desire to answer the thousands of questions asked by authors every day. Having launched my own debut book less than a year ago, I asked myself–and others–those same questions. It took me two solid months to traverse the jungle that is Facebook, Twitter and blogging. I set up author accounts at Amazon, Goodreads and Shelfari. I was lucky to work with a publisher that offers webinars on social networking and basic online marketing. I learned a lot.
Find A Good Book To Read
A book is a vacation, an adventure, or a path to enlightenment. Books are best friends. Find a Good Book to Read is a website for readers and authors alike. Hosted by author, Wodke Hawkinson, this site contains book lists of titles submitted by their authors or publicists. This gives readers a chance to learn about books they otherwise might not find, and authors a chance to get the word out about their publications.
A good resource for author's to learn about SEO and how it can help them.
Author & Book Promotions
Author & Book Promotions promotes literary works by best-selling and new authors, giving them greater online book publicity. A&BP have worked with authors across the globe such as Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States. Be sure to check the list of books currently being featured.
This library is devoted to indie and small-press authors. It is also a store for people to buy fresh, original books. Home site: http://bit.ly/GMqQRe
VMOptions is a premium human edited web directory with a variety of listings
spread across many general categories.
Welcome to Add URL.nu, this is the place to get a lot of backlinks. The site lists directories on the internet in which you get a valid link for the search engines.
List of Instant Approval
Like it says this is a list of directories that generate a link instantly. Be careful!
List by Alex Ranking
Resources and facilities for submissions to directories.
Web Directory Mecca
If you are looking for the top Web Directories to add your site this is one of the better lists to start with.
Here you will find blog directories, and blog search engines. These are sites where you can find other blogs, and often you can list your own blogs there too.
RSS Feed Directory
This list has been personally sorted out from the hundreds of RSS directories on the web that have stopped working or accepting submissions in order to find those that are still accessible to the public. Update for freshness…
Book Reviewer Lists
Step by Step Self Publishing
This list is updated often, so check back every week or so. Help us keep this list updated by reporting dead blogs or reviewers that are no longer accepting submissions. ANY SITE WITH POP UP ADS AND/OR MALWARE OR OTHER BUGGY CRAP WILL BE REMOVED!!
Book Reviewers on the Web
This growing collection of links to online book reviews is being compiled to demonstrate the considerable extent of the informed discussion of books on the Web. These sites will fascinate avid readers who appreciate being made aware of books that might have escaped their notice.
Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.
Indie Book Reviewer
Are you an independent author looking to publicize your book? Indie Book Reviewer is the site for you. Organized by genre, this directory lists book bloggers interested in independently published works. Happy browsing!
We provide authors with a FREE review of their published or unpublished book, manuscript, eBook, audio book, comic book or poetry book. We also provide an inexpensive 2 week Express Review.
Our Review Exchange and Book Donation programs are free review options that identify authors who wish to create reciprocal reviews with other authors, and authors who are willing to provide free copies of their books to schools, libraries, and other non-profit organizations.
Our Annual International Book Award Contest provides 4 levels of awards in each of our 70+ categories to assist authors in obtaining more recognition and exposure.
We also provide professional services like Proofreading, Video Book Trailers, eBook Conversions, Book Promotion & Publicity, and an E-Query Service.
Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.
Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends, experts,
favorite celebrities, and breaking news.
Over 120 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities.
The best news, videos and pictures on the web as voted on by the Digg
community. Breaking news on Technology, Politics, Entertainment, and more!
Technorati was founded to help bloggers succeed by collecting, highlighting, and distributing the global online conversation. Founded as the first blog search engine, Technorati has expanded to a full service media company providing services to the blogs and social media sites and connecting them with advertisers who want to join the conversation, and whose online properties introduce blog content to millions of consumers.
Based in Seattle, Shelfari introduces readers to our global community of book lovers and encourages them to share their literary inclinations and passions with peers, friends, and total strangers (for now). Shelfari is a gathering place for authors, aspiring authors, publishers, and readers, and has many tools and features to help these groups connect with each other in a fun and engaging way. Our mission is to enhance the experience of reading by connecting readers in meaningful conversations about the published word.
Goodreads is the largest social network for readers in the world. We have more than 5,400,000 members who have added more than 170,000,000 books to their shelves. A place for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads members recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, form book clubs and much more. Goodreads was launched in December 2006.
Indie Beware is designed specifically to put out alerts for writers much in the same manner as Writer Beware. But while Writer Beware focuses primarily on traditionally-targeted scams, Indie Beware will focus on those scams and questionable activities targeted to self-published writers. In addition, Indie Beware will be doing frequent posts that are geared toward educating indie writers in the traditionally published market, including need-to-know information on how to get an agent, how to handle a publisher contacting you, what do do if you’re offered a contract, and what to look out for in said contracts. We’ll also be covering general publishing industry news, including the news that directly affects self-publishers.
eFiction started as a small group of writers and fiction-enthusiasts getting together online to share stories. It has exploded into a global fiction phenomenon. eBooks are taking over the world and eFiction is leading the charge. The best authors on the internet collaborate to produce eFiction for your reading pleasure.
“eBooks International” is a global eBook and self publishing company that is focused on empowering authors to write, promote, publish, sell and profit from their eBooks. “eBooks International” provide authors with all the required tools to publish their eBooks with complete control over their editorial content, copyright and distribution.
Alchemy of Scrawl
My take on the independent writing scene with book reviews, news, and resources.
Felicia A. Sullivan
Not only is it NOT a sign of weakness for an author to enlist the services of a good editor, it is very likely the thing that will determine the success - or failure - of your book.
Sleeping Cat Books
We offer many services, from copy editing or proofreading the manuscript to print interior formatting and ebook formatting. We can even help with your print or ebook cover needs. Please let us know how we can help you!
The Book Designer
To help publishers and authors who decide to publish their own books get to market with a great looking, properly constructed book, on time and on budget.
The Writer's Workshop
Expert editorial advice and help with publication. Run by writers for writers.
Where Imagination Works
Legacy publishers have a team of people backing every author they handle, everything from editors, agents, publicists you name it. It’s time you had a team of experts behind you as well. That’s were we come in, we have a panel of experts in the field of self-publishing who contribute there insider tips and opinions on a daily, if not hourly basis. We will bring you everything from editors, PR , analysts, artist, designer, you name it.
Writers Group Forum for Editing and Critiquing
A place for writers to form critique and/or editing groups.
Any Subject Books
Now for the introductions. We are Clive and Damaris West, a husband and wife writer team who’ve already had years of experience of running a busy agency together. With Damaris’ background in languages, literature and poetry and Clive’s in the commercial world, marketing and management, between them we already cover a wide range of genres. Add in our years of running an employment agency and you can see we have the requisite background to make a go of Any Subject Kindle Books.
ebook Indie Covers
I offer stylish and affordable ebook covers, especially to Indie authors. I have a selection of pre-made covers on my site, and I also do custom-made covers, for both ebook and paperback format, according to the latest size specifications.
Flip City Books
Welcome to Flip City Books! All premades are done with standard license stock photos. You will be the only owner of the cover. Once you buy it, I take it down and won't sell it to anyone else, or use the stock again.
The Eternal Mad God
My book covers stand out amoung the others on Amazon, Smashwords, B&N Nook, iTunes & Kobo. Depending on the complexity of the cover I charge $50 - $500 US for a basic ebook cover. This is for P.O.D (print on demand) or ebook cover. I work closely with indie-authors to get what they want in either P.O.D., ebook or both.
Pixel of Ink
Pixel of Ink features daily publishing of Free & Bargain eBooks.