More promotion, reviewer, and tweet sites

 

Cats BookstoreWhen I’m writing I put aside lots of information to use for marketing when I’m done. This blog is the result of checking out book promotion and other sites from new twitter follwers/following. For a list of sites I visited previously see Top Promotion Sites – Sell, Book, and Kindle on Multi-musings. I like to share, but if you appreciate my efforts here, I’d love it if you’d read and review Something Fishy in Manhattan – it’s free in Kindle books on Amazon, August 2 and 3. Just sayin’.

I visited each site, but don’t  endorse any of them and am not responsible if your favorite tweet service isn’t included. I just want to make it easier for authors to find the type of site they need.

 Sites that promote your book to subscribed readers

  • digital book today     –     need 18 reviews to list for $15
  • Noveltunity                 –     go to ‘contact’ upload 3 chapters only. synopsis, cover and video link
  • BookGoodies              –     submit free Kindle days $15 for 2 day highlight (One of my favorites)
  • Cheap books daily    –     $4.99 or less books with 5 reviews listed free
  • dailyfreebooks.com  –     they send a daily email (too much for me) to promote books
  • PeopleReads.com     –     need 10 reviews
  • eBooksGOT                –     eBooksGrowOnTrees – $20 to advertise ( need 3 days before promotion)
  • The Indie Spotlight  –     Banner $30 or $15 for 1 mo. block ad $20 or $10/mo – link to book or website
  • Kindle Promoter       –     Beware – you can enter your URL immediately but site goes to $167 – $497 pkg
  • 99cent books             –      actually is Cheap eBooks site; easy to add books but must be approved then
  • Book Buzz                  –      $99 promo; $199 in depth promo; $299 adds extra media coverage
  • Freebooksy                –      $50 featured post to 129k Fb, 8k twitter followers; add $100 for daily email
  • Libiro                          –      Indie only Bookstore; pays 75% royalty on the price you can choose
  • Goodkindles              –      Bronze pkg – $7.95; Silver – $13.95; Gold – $19.95
  • 4FreeBooks                –      actual site is contentMo.com    $19-$30
  • Book Viral                  –      promotion for approved book (they say 10%) is British $58.99 pounds
  • Sweet Mystery Books-    $10 feature or $20 for multiple books
  • Beach Bound Books  –     Social media pkgs 1 -90 days (Various $) or book ad only $5/15 days and up
  • Authordb                      –    added last but it’s a keeper I think. Approval at each step is fast

Sites that tweet and retweet your book details

         @Book Plugs                 @eBook Price Drops                @Book Tweeters                       @Ebooks Daily

@freebookdude              @Free_UK-eBooks                 @voice of indie                           @words.spnagaloo

@Free2kindle                 @BookYourNextRead  – this one will retweet if you include #BYNR in your post

You can enter your book blurb in the “tweet” box on the Twitter profile page for each of these. Some will suggest hashtags for greater reach.

Sites that review books

  1. Theindieview.com/indie-reviewers   is the most comprehensive – listing tons of reveiwers, their preferred genre, and review policy.
  2. Many bloggers offer reviews. Here are a few:     @everyfreechance (Chrissy)        @Shelireads   Red City Review            Geri’s Book Reviews              Angie Edwards, blogger              Getting your Read On      Book Review Diva (Romance & Paranormal)     Bookreviewbuzz.com  (at least 1 guaranteed review)

Other sites

         Speaking volumes – traditional publisher with help for banner ads, trailers, and audiobooks

         BooksGoScial         – author Laurence O’Bryan helps other writers with marketing

          Worldwind & TSR – tours for authors and bloggers – promote through The Serious Reader –    $90 mini tour (10 stops in 4 days) but also only $15 for monthly ad with TSR

         Candace’s Book Blog –  Book a tour for $225; also review packages for less

         Penniless Authors –  Resource for authors with How-to books for sale

         WinningWriters.com – contests and poetry

          Henery Press          – publishers of mysteries among other things

          AuthorRise              – tools for authors to track sales, market, and gauge social media

          IndieAuthorAlliance – support for authors

          DIY Author             – If sales are good and you can splurge, they offer a Media Kit for $897

         Indie-visible            – claim literary “justice for all” but I’m not sure how

That’s all I have

I hope you can use it

Jeanie Clemmens

I suppose it would be nagging if I reminded you that Something Fishy in Manhattan, a Lieutenant James Mystery, is free on Amazon August 2 and 3? I don’t mean to pester, but I think you’ll like it.

What Time in the World Are You?

world-time     Multi Musings by Jeanie Clemmens

40.4417  Latitude 80.000  Longitude

16:27 hours – 4:27 p.m. EST

Social Media success and SEO may be influenced by Time Zone considerations.

 

I’ll be as brief as possible because it’s Friday – OR IS IT?  For my son in Japan it’s Saturday and almost five in the morning instead of afternoon. I’m sure most people know enough about time differences to avoid making an important call to someone in the middle of their REM sleep. ( Except my spouse who will never live down calling my brother in LA at 4:00 a.m. – 7 a.m. EST) But what about posting on Twitter, Facebook, LInkedin, Instagram, or other social sites. It may be “tea” time here now, but it’s “tee” time in Britain; almost summer in the US but winter in South America.

Why does it matter for social media?

If you’re trying to reach an audience to sell your book or service, posting it on Twitter only when you’re awake will result in half the world (or more) missing the post. And if you have a lot of people you follow, you can easily miss their tweets as well. I have Facebook friends in Australia, other UK countries, Japan, Alaska, Bali, and other places. Do you ever wonder why the posts from foreign friends are always at the bottom when you scroll down? Or why none of your faraway connections on Linkedin comment back when you post a link or tell an amusing story? For me, it could be that they want me to go away, but sometimes I think it’s because we are not synchronized either in mood or time. How much does a person’s attitude change from when they just get up to cocktail hour (also known as attitude adjustment)? If someone posts angrily and you don’t understand why, couldn’t it be because they’re up in the wee hours writing and cranky while you are humming along in the prime of day?

So what? (There’s a group of quilters in my community that use Sew What? and I don’t want to infringe) Make that so what can you do?

Post your blog, book link, or service more often and at unusual times. If you don’t want to wake up to do that, there are many tweeting services that will do it for you.

Change the phrasing of your PITCHES to accomodate the other hemisphere. I eliminated Australians and South Americans when I tweeted my book as a “great book to read by the pool” – Maybe it distracted them from the snow, right?”

Always be aware of the day of the week and time of day when calling an agent or publisher. Obvious, I think, but you never know.

Don’t take offense if it takes a long time for a return comment or post (well, a month would be too long). Not everyone monitors their email all night and I won’t admit it even if I have done it once.

Finally, use your location occasionally as a keyword for Search Engine Optimization. Caution: Use a general geographic location UK, US, Nihon, India, New York, or Tokyo not your address or phone. People base their buying decision on many things including the demographics of the seller. For those in Pittsburgh and Ohio, my book JIGSAW is an intrigue about women who walk from Dayton to my city (at the above co-ordinates).

DSCN0250_246It’s attitude adjustment time in my time Happy group of finger smileys with social chat sign and speech bzone and I’ll just say I hope you have/ had/ are having a great weekend. Jeanie

I was going to say, comment if you’re awake when reading this – I know, right?  I bet some people sleepread somewhere, though.

 

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