I've recently published 2 books; one a paranormal thriller, and the other is a coming of age drama...I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on how i could find potential readers. both books have sample chapters and both will be free starting tomorrow and lasting through until Friday. can anyone help me out with any suggestions?
I would suggest posting on group boards here looking for reviewers. This will give you a more focused group of people that may like the genres you have written.
Also, contact bloggers. Seek out blogs that you think your book would be a good fit with and email them. They won't all say yes, but some will.
Are you on goodreads? That is another good place to find groups to post in.
thanks for the advice
Contact book bloggers! They're usually more than happy to post a review on their blog and Amazon if they accept your book. Here's some advice to find the right ones. Make sure to read review policies before contacting anyone!
thank you for your response...i'll try that.
Get on Twitter and announce the freebies - often...
Announce on free e-book websites.
Try Goodreads - there's a "read to review" (R2R) in the paranormal book club that you can join.
If you haven't already, download Mark Coker's free e-book marketing guide from Smashwords - he's got a lot of good tips there.
Hope this helps and best of luck!
Thanks for the advice sara...i'm going to look into that
Do you have any bloggers you really admire? Ask them to review it, bloggers are always open to new books, every once in a while due to time constraints etc. they may not accept one, but mainly they will, just find their review policy and shoot 'em an email. :)
I would also try the free download for a day, if you're signed on to Kindle Lending.
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How far apart were these two? If very close was that a good idea, and how did you get them published so close?
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Beware of giving away your work for free. I have done some of those Amazon promotions and they don't actually increase sales. There are tons of people who are only interested in free books, but don't actually spend money. Try promoting your books on Facebook and Twitter. I have a couple of ads on FB. They are not very expensive and they did increase sales. Hope this helps.
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