The other day I asked some friends of mine on Facebook about the advantages of still writing for online magazines--specifically speculative fiction magazines. My question was less prompted by a search for bragging rights than it was about searching for ways to find more eyeballs on my work. My query resulted in two confirmations: 1) … Continue reading Writing Markets for Speculative Fiction Writers
For those of you who are wondering about sites to advertise your books, author James Calbraith compiled a list of 90 sites you can use. Some are paid, some are unpaid. A lot of them are useful when you’re having a giveaway as they only promote free books. If you have a new book coming out and you want to get new eyeballs on your name and work, use one of your previous books as a temporary (or permanent) loss-leader. A lot of these sites will come in handy for this.
So, if you have wondered about promoting your book, this list should be able to guide you. As far as I am aware, it is the most comprehensive list out there. I could be wrong, of course, but if I am, someone can correct me.
At the very least it’ll provide you with options. It’s good to have options.
As far as I’m aware, this is the most comprehensive list of book promo sites anywhere on the internet. The list was compiled from various online sources, most notably – Rachelle’s Window (go there and thank her! 🙂 she also lists Alexa rankings for the sites) and my own research. As of posting this on August 10th 2014, all the links below are working. Note that I can’t guarantee that the sites themselves are still working, that the forms lead anywhere, or that you will actually get anything for your money.
Majority of these sites advertise books when they’re free, as part of KDP Select or Smashword promo. If you want to promote a paid book, you usually need to pay extra.
If you think I’m missing something, let me know in the comments.
As always, you can express your gratitude by purchasing one of my books 🙂
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Early last week I received a tweet from Jessica West summoning me to a Blog Hop aptly titled, “I’ve Been Summoned”, which, as a consequence of being so tagged, resulted in today’s post. The summons entails me answering a few questions and then tagging the next hapless victim or two. I thought perhaps I could … Continue reading I’ve Been Summoned
I'm generally a pantser. My words tend to zigzag behind my thoughts as they try to keep up. When I reach a plot point or scene where I'm unsure of the direction I stop and take a short walk, or I go through my research again. Sometimes a walk is enough to dislodge what is stuck, … Continue reading Michael Crichton’s Method for Plotting Out a Story
I missed this one last year. It won't happen this year. Quite a few well-known authors will be attending the conference. Prepare yourself for discussions about the craft itself as well as the business of writing. The latter is becoming super important. I'm especially looking forward to hearing more about writing serials and writing fast (I … Continue reading IndieReCon – Free Online Conference Starts Next Week
As you probably know, I follow Dean Wesley Smith's blog regularly. A few months ago I blogged about how he completed a 70,000 word novel in only ten days. Dean is a veteran writing machine and regularly provides useful advice for us newbie writers. I don't necessarily adhere to all his instructions, but I do … Continue reading The New World of Publishing: Having Fun