I was recently approached by Ken Myers, who thought he might have some interesting information to share with readers of this blog and has put together a helpful list of free sites that will help to promote your book. As always, let me know what you think.
The power of the Internet has provide a variety of interaction that humankind has never seen prior. Companies sell goods to consumers living in other countries en mass. Businesses can conduct in-person office meetings with staff located in another state with IP video and audio equipment. And potential authors have found a new way to put their name out there as a writer. In fact, the Internet has spawned more authors than there has ever been before. If you are looking for a free method to promote your own eBook, these five locations could help you gain some exposure.
1. Addicted to eBooks - There are a few stipulations centered around using Addicted to eBooks that may seem unjust until you realize these are precautionary measures to prove you are indeed an author of the book. For example, one of the requirements of this website is that your book has had at least five reviews posted on the US Amazon website. It might seem unfair to new writers, but it is a way to ensure that visitors looking for eBooks on AddictedtoeBooks.com have a selection of quality content.
2. Digital Book Today - If you have 18 or more reviews and a 4 star rating or better on Amazon, you can promote your eBook using Digital Book Today’s Top 100 free seven-day submission. The reasoning behind such steep requirements is due to the fact that so many people are trying to promote their books for free. Although this is a great concept, the company does need to make money in order to stay active. This promotion is reserved for authors that have already made a positive presence in the community. However, it could be a great way to promote a book to entice additional readers above what had been previously available.
3. WonderBookLand.com - The use of banner exchange programs isn’t a new concept. However, those at WonderBookLand.com utilize an ingenious way for writers to promote their books. By adding a banner to your own website, you earn credits for each impression. These credits are then put towards your own credit pool to be used by your own banner that shows on other websites promoting your book. You don’t spend a single dime and you could possibly get quite a few views from it.
4. AskDavid.com - When it comes to promoting your eBook, few sites can compare to what is available at AskDavid.com. Not only will your eBook be promoted for free, but the site will link to any of your social links and websites concerning your book. AskDavid.com has a current Alexa rating of 75,388 which means it sees a fair amount of visitors. On top of the free promotional tools, AskDavid.com also has paid services for increased exposure.
5. Free-ebooks.net - Currently, registration for promoting your eBook on Free-ebooks.net is free. The page says it is for a limited time only, but there have been companies that would post this message for several months up to a year in order to encourage users. At any rate, free-ebooks.net has a large following and experiences a high rate of traffic. You are provided tools for promoting your book, Adsense revenue possibilities, feedback and comments from readers, and more. The sign up is free and could be well worth the exposure even if it’s for a limited time.
You don’t need to spend an exhaustive amount of money to promote your eBook if you know where to go. There are many methods that could help your works get noticed by the general public, and the above companies are just a few methods on what you can accomplish on the Internet. All you need to do is invest a little bit of time to research these and other great locations to mention your eBook and the public will come.
Ken Myers is the founder of http://www.longhornleads.com/ and has learned over the years the importance of focusing on what the customer is looking for and literally serving it to them. He doesn’t try to create a need, instead he tries to satisfy the existing demand for information on products and services.