Marketing Reviews

Marketing List Part 1 – Free Distribution

I decided to start posting about some of the free or low-cost marketing opportunities that I am familiar with. This is Marketing List Part 1, where I expect to have around 25 posts on the series by the time I am done. Each post will have 5-10 sites. I am actually going to each site and verifying things, so as of the posting date of each marketing listing, the sites were active.


SAMPLE:

Site/Group Name: Read More Books (the name of the website or group)
URL: Active link to add your book
Cost: (Free or a cost range)
Paid Option: If free, do they have a guaranteed paid option?
Min. Reviews: Number of reviews before your book will be considered.
Min. Rating: Minimum rating before your book will be considered.
Site/Group Reg: Do you need to register to add your book?
Notes: Important notes about the site or group, such as only accepts books without vowels or written by emus.
Review: My general take on the site. May include observations, warnings about pop-ups or sudden music or video playing, creepy young lady crawling out of a well and emerging from your computer screen, etc.


Site/Group Name: Addicted to eBooks
URL: http://addictedtoebooks.com/submission
Cost: Free
Paid Option: Yes
Min. Reviews: 5
Min. Rating: None
Site/Group Reg: Yes
Notes: Read the requirements at http://addictedtoebooks.com/content/free-advertising
Review: Accepts eBooks only. Accepts free eBooks on up to $5.99 ($9.99 for Omnibus Collections). Strict rules, follow the guidelines. Has an associated Facebook page (listed below). Simple website design, easy to navigate. Large queue, not recommended for sales due to not knowing when your book will get featured.


Site/Group Name: Addicted to eBooks (Facebook)
URL: https://www.facebook.com/Addicted-to-eBookscom-277297772316389/
Cost: Free
Paid Option: No
Min. Reviews: No
Min. Rating: No
Site/Group Reg: Like/Follow
Notes: Still has over 12K followers, but is not used much recently.
Review: While the last post was in November 2015, you should be able to kickstart it by adding your book. With 12K followers, you may get on a few timelines and it only takes a minute to post.


Site/Group Name: Author Marketing Club
URL: http://authormarketingclub.com/members/announce-your-free-book
Cost: Free
Paid Option: Yes
Min. Reviews: No
Min. Rating: No
Site/Group Reg: Yes, free to join.
Notes: Has many additional resources for members. Offers expanded paid membership options.
Review: Operating since 2012. Has premium membership options, offers pre-made book covers, and has training available in their “academy”.


Site/Group Name: Bargain Booksy
URL: http://bargainbooksy.com/for-authors
Cost: Free
Paid Option: Yes
Min. Reviews: Not indicated.
Min. Rating: Not indicated.
Site/Group Reg: No
Notes: Does NOT accept free eBook listings. See Free Booksy (below) to list a free eBook.
Review: Simple, easy to navigate site. The free book listing option is moderated, posts few listings for free due to high demand. Claims 185,000+ book readers who receive their posts/emails. Does have an option for guaranteed paid listings for $25 – $125 (Romance), depending on the genre list size. In this case, Romance has almost 300K readers signed up. Used by major publishers, including Harlequin, Harper Collins, and Penguin Random House. Form allows you to list start and end dates for sales.


Site/Group Name: Free Booksy
URL: http://freebooksy.com/editorial-submissions
Cost: Free
Paid Option: Yes
Min. Reviews: Not indicated.
Min. Rating: Not indicated.
Site/Group Reg: No
Notes: Associated with Bargain Booksy. Only accepts free eBooks.
Review: Similar to Bargain Booksy. Offers guaranteed placement for a fee. Rates vary from $40 to $200, depending on the genre list size. Mystery has 170K readers signed up. Form allows you to list start and end dates for promotions.

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