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65 Top Websites to Announce Your Book for FREE

01 Aug

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For your book to sell, you need to create the demand. You need an audience, a platform – which you will get when your book is showing up on many websites and forums, visible to readers. Make it a habit to submit your book to at least 2-3 websites a day.  Don’t forget to post links to them on Google+, Twitter, FB, Tumblr, StumpleUpon, LinkedIn, Chime.in, Pinterest … whatever social media you are signed up.  In one month you will have your book on all of these listed sites and you will see a difference in sales:
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1. Goodreads
Use your free membership to promote yourself and your books. Reviews are essential and reviews on Goodreads site help your book to really stand out to millions of visitors.

2. Wattpad
Wattpad has experienced explosive growth since its inception and has become the world’s most popular destination to publish and read e-books. Wattpad delivers billions of pages from its library of works created and published by the Wattpad community.

3. On BookTalk
You’ll find an online reading group and book discussion forum that can help you discover new books. If you’re an author or publisher looking to promote your books, you are welcome to use BookTalk.org as a tool to reach a vast audience of book lovers. They have a Google Page Rank of 5, over 14,000 members and close to 700,000 site views per month. Book discussion forums are free and open to anyone including authors and publishers. Create a free account and write about your books in either the Fiction Book Forum or Non-Fiction Book Forum. Mail a few copies of your print book and it will be advertised. They will advertise your book on the Home page for 15 to 30 days and on the Featured Book Suggestions page permanently.”

4. And then, there is another Booktalk
Booktalk.com is an online booklovers’ community composed of many of today’s bestselling and popular authors. Personalized author home pages contain excerpts from bestselling novels as well as information about upcoming releases, author notes and personal hobbies and interests as well as publisher, literary agent and book industry information. Writing related articles by Booktalk authors and others in the writing community and upcoming literary events are also included.

5. KindleBoards
Authors are always welcome to post about their books in the Book Bazaar.

6. Library Thing
Social networking site and forum for book lovers. Free profile where each book contains tags, reviews and links to conversations about the book.

7. Shelfari
Enables you to build a virtual book shelf, that include book reviews from Amazon and to interact with your Shelfari community.

8. Authonomy
Features weekly top rated books, top talent spotters. You can join the forum, upload books and post reviews.

9. WritersNet
List yourself at this writers and authors directory, sorted by genre or location. Various resources for writers, agents and publishers.

10. Bibliophil
Forum about books. Offers: profile with books appearing in signature, list of favorite and wished books.

11. Booksie
Share Your Poems, Short Stories, Novels, and more with the world. Sign up, it’s free.

12. BookBrowse
Selected book listing, authors interviews, link to authors’ website; Reviewed by humans, not all books accepted, check submission guidelines.

13. Nothing Binding
Upload and manage your book cover image & book promotion materials. Showcase your work for free: writings, books, articles, short stories, essays, poems and more.

14. Book Buzzr
Has a 30 days free trial listing and a paid listing with monthly payment of under $5.

15. Filed By
Kind of “Twitter” for authors , platform for books, have your own author site, post short blogs.

16. Bookhitch
Free Listing : a 60 words description and 5 keywords per book. Premium listing : $19.95/year – 120 words description and space for book reviews.

17. Jacket Flap
For children books only. Directory of children books, publishers and professionals related to children book publishing. You can create your own profile to add your book and blog for free.

18. Scribd
Find out what others are reading on Scribd. This service is somewhat comparable with Wattpad. Authors upload their PDF, Word, and PowerPoint docs to share them with the world’s largest community of readers.

19. WhoWroteWhat
Authors can advertise free for thirty days. Submit a portrait photo (jpg), up to fifty words inviting readers to your website and your URL where your book(s) are for sale. After thirty days it is as low as 27 cents a day.

20. BlackCaviar Book Club
A FREE promotional platform and connection hotspot for authors of most genres to get added book exposure. Our “Authors Billboard” gives you the tools to engage with avid book readers in our “Readers Lounge.”  Upload pictures, book and author trailers, place book blurbs, summaries and reply to comments and reviews..

21. Bookreportradio
A lively mix of author interviews, audio book previews and chats with those influential in the literary world, The Book Report has become appointment listening for bibliophiles and book clubs alike.

22. Tim Greaton Forum
Tim Greaton is presenting the most talented authors & artists, living and working in our world today.

23. Figment
Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other people who love to read, and discover new stories and authors. (In a nutshell.) Figment was co-founded by Dana Goodyear, a staff writer at The New Yorker, and Jacob Lewis, the former Managing Editor at The New Yorker and Condé Nast Portfolio.
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24. Bowker
You may know Bowker from ordering your ISBN numbers, but they are also the provider for Books In Print and Global Books In Print that contain listings of bibliographical information for international titles available in the USA or internationally.  In addition, Bowker sells its products worldwide to retailers and libraries, so your titles are exposed to many facets of the book industry through a single web application including inventory status checks, library catalogue information, and sales data reporting. Your data is circulated to all of these customers free of charge. To market you book successfully worldwide you need to have it listed worldwide!

25. WorldLiteraryCafe
 Where Readers and Writers unite! On-going exposure is a must if you want to increase book sales. On a tight budget? No worries! Check out their free promotions.

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More FREE (e)-book listings:

http://www.kindlemojo.com

http://flurriesofwords.blogspot.ca/

http://blog.booksontheknob.org/

http://authormarketingclub.com/members/submit-your-book/

http://addictedtoebooks.com/submission

http://thekindledailydeal.com/contact.cfm

http://www.freebooksy.com/about/

http://thefrugalereader.wufoo.com/forms/frugal-freebie-submissions/

http://digitalbooktoday.com/join-our-team/

http://www.bookandreader.com/forums/

http://www.canadianbookclubs.com/forums

http://www.ebookforum.info

http://www.friends4brandt.com

http://www.bookgrouponline.com/forum

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums

http://forums.onlinebookclub.org

http://www.bookandreader.com

http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/forum

http://www.reading-forum.co.uk/forum

http://www.online-literature.com/forums

http://www.writing.com

http://forums.onlinebookclub.org

http://spssmessageboard.com

http://kindlebookblast.com/about-kindle-book-blast/

http://www.indieauthornews.com/p/promote-my-book.html

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Send the cover image and short book description:

http://www.thebookdesigner.com
for a monthly competition of the best cover design submit the book title image and a description of your work

http://www.Pinterest.com

http://www.Flickr.com

http://www.etsy.com

Google+
It is the most obvious… I should have put it as number one… Sign up with Google+ social media site. Once your books website and the cover image are submitted to Google+, it will soar in Google’s search engine. Join circles and build your own ones (keywords: reading, book lover, writing, novel, fiction etc.)
Post an image of your book cover every day, along with various keyword-rich titles and descriptions.

Book Reviewers & Blogs

Book Reviewers, such as Laurie Nolde, almost always post an image and description of your book on their site. Try to find as many reviewers and bloggers as possible to show an image/review of your book, once they have read it.  Be patient, as some are booked out for months.

http://lauriethoughts-reviews.blogspot.com or http://lauries-interviews.blogspot.com

Last but not least:  Take advantage of Amazon’s generous author website offer and fill it with lots of content such as an extensive description of your book, your author bio, blurbs and reviews, videos, book trailer etc. The same can be posted at all of your online retailers: Barnes & Noble, Kobo and in Canada Chapters Indigo.

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25 responses to “65 Top Websites to Announce Your Book for FREE

  1. ebooksinternational

    August 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Reblogged this on EbookAutorenPublizieren.

     
  2. Patricia Awapara

    August 2, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Wow, this is very generous of you to share this information. Great post. I will be checking them all!

     
    • ebooksinternational

      August 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Patricia, thanks for your friendly comment.
      If you enjoyed this blog post, please feel free to check out all previous posts (there are more than 500 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.

      Follow on Twitter: @111publishing

      And don’t forget to spread the word on other social networking sites of your choice for other writers who might also enjoy this blog and find it useful.
      Thanks, Doris

       
    • Victoria Collins (@AuthorVCollins)

      March 4, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      Agreed! THANK YOU. On my “to do” list now my ebook is on Kindle is “how do I get reviews?” – I am sooo onto these sites.

       
  3. thatdudeeddie

    August 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Good to know, as I am writing an eBook. This post will be Stumbled and bookmarked.🙂

     
    • ebooksinternational

      August 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      THANKS A LOT!
      If you enjoyed this blog post, please feel free to check out all previous posts (there are more than 500 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it.
      There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.

      Follow on Twitter: @111publishing

      And don’t forget to spread the word on other social networking sites of your choice for other writers who might also enjoy this blog and find it useful.
      Thanks, Doris

       
      • thatdudeeddie

        August 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm

        I’m already following your blog since its a good reference for writers such as myself. A lot of gold nuggets here it would be a crime not to share. Also if you would be kind enough to check out my blog if you get a chance. http://thatdudeeddie.wordpress.com Thanks.🙂

         
  4. EditorEtc™ LLC

    August 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Reblogged this on EditorEtc and commented:
    Big heart for sharing all of this with her peers. Big kudos & thanks!

     
    • ebooksinternational

      August 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      Hello Bev,
      thanks for re-blogging.
      If you enjoyed this blog post, please feel free to check out all previous posts (there are more than 500 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not

      sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it.
      There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.

      Follow on Twitter: @111publishing

      And don’t forget to spread the word on other social networking sites of your choice for other writers who might also enjoy this blog and find it useful.
      Thanks, Doris

       
  5. David P Perlmutter

    August 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    This is great and thank you for sharing….

     
    • ebooksinternational

      August 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Hi David, If you enjoyed this blog post, please feel free to check out all previous posts (there are more than 500 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not

      sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it.
      There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.

      Follow on Twitter: @111publishing

      And don’t forget to spread the word on other social networking sites of your choice for other writers who might also enjoy this blog and find it useful.

      Thanks, Doris

       
  6. The Hook

    September 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Fantastic list! Thank you for sharing!
    I’m giving my book away on my Kindle page in September and this list will prove invaluable…

     
  7. be wonderful!

    October 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Reblogged this on bewonderfulnow.

     
  8. Patricia Paris

    October 7, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Had no idea about some of these. Thank you so much for sharing! This is a great list.

     
  9. David P Perlmutter (@davepperlmutter)

    October 11, 2012 at 11:25 am

    This is a great list of which I have taken advantage of, firstly my facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/wrongplacewrongtimebook has the #READ MY BOOK” App, and glancing throu the website, I have placed my book on them. Some sites already have my have like, http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/ebooks/search/?keywords=wrong%20place%20wrong%20time&pageSize=12

    Thanks for the list!

     
  10. MJ Donnery

    October 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Fab list…thank you!🙂

     
  11. Millie Burns (@BurnsMillie)

    December 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks so much for this…gonna have to get busy and do more promoting : )

     
  12. Patrick Jones

    January 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Reblogged this on The Linden Chronicles and commented:
    This is an excellent resource from Savvy Writers & ebooks Online for promoting your book on 65 different websites for free!

     
  13. Patrick Jones

    January 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    An excellent resource for the author! Thanks so much for sharing.

     
  14. Kathy Brandt

    February 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing this.

     
  15. Kristen

    March 4, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    You can add Zwoodle Books to the list.

    Submit for free at http://zwoodlebooks.com/authors-and-publishers. We do require authors to sign the True Review Pledge (http://truereviewpledge.com), which is also free, and we offer free reviews as well (although we’re a little backed up at the moment.)

    I might have some more resources for you. I’ll take a look when I have time to compare lists.

     
  16. Amy Michelle Mosier

    August 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I didn’t see a mention of Author’s Den. That’s free.

     
  17. Soledad Steele

    September 5, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Another website to promote your book, http://www.bookwormempire.com

    My book is this week’s feature book and I’ve had more sales on Amazon.

     

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